Lansing

Jamie Paisley

If you walk along Lansing River Trail over the next few months, you may see a few new objects along the way which catch your eye and maybe your ear. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley has more about Lansing’s new ARTpath.


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Michigan would close a prison to save $19 million in the next fiscal year under a budget agreement struck by lawmakers.

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Police say two girls and a young man were injured when someone fired shots into a crowd amid a large fight at an apartment complex in mid-Michigan.

Police Lights
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New analysis shows Lansing, Grand Rapids and several of Metro Detroit’s Downriver communities are experiencing higher rates of opioid overdoses. 

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Anonymity could help make sure abandoned babies are left in safe places. That’s the idea behind new legislation in Lansing.


Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has submitted his first budget proposal in office to the city council. New to the office, Schor describes the spending plan as “largely a continuation budget from previous years.”

R.E. Olds Museum Executive Director Bill Adcock signs papers to complete building purchase photo
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The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum has completed the purchase of its building and property from the city of Lansing for $2.

Andy Schor photo
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Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has decided to slow down the process of redeveloping City Hall, saying "this is a fifty year decision."


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The remains of a U.S. soldier from Michigan who died while in captivity during the Korean War have been identified and are being returned to the state for burial.

Andy Schor in studio
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Lansing Mayor Andy Schor is beginning the process of tackling the capitol city’s rising employee legacy costs.  He met with civic leaders Tuesday to discuss ways to address Lansing’s escalating pension and retiree health care costs.

 

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Today, Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster in Lansing, Grand Rapids and 17 Michigan counties. It follows the heavy rainfall and snowmelt that caused widespread flooding in late February.

flooded street
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Emergency management officials in Lansing are hosting the first of three public meetings tonight to provide follow-up information for residents affected by the floods.  The meeting will be at the Allen Neighborhood Center at 1611 E. Kalamazoo starting at 7 p.m.

 


rendering of project
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A long-anticipated economic development project will be formally introduced at tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting.

 


Road Closures Due to Flooding

Feb 23, 2018
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As of noon today, here are the roads that are currently closed:

water and dam
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The city of Lansing is assessing the damage wrought by this week’s flooding.  Officials are working with the state and federal government to bring resources to the community.

 


 

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