Maria Louisa “Marylou” Mason, woman who ran Michigan’s Hispanic/Latino Commission for nearly 30 years is accused of stealing public money earmarked for a proposed statue of civil rights and farm labor leader Cesar Chavez.
The Lansing branch of Volunteers of America Michigan is one of the largest homeless services providers in the state. Now, its director is getting a promotion. On July 1, Patrick Patterson will become the next president and CEO of Volunteers of America Michigan.
The city of Lansing is a destination for many refugees looking to start their lives in the United States. The Refugee Development Center in Lansing estimates that anywhere between 400 and 700 refugees are resettled in Lansing every year. That’s on top of the over 10,000 refugees who already call Mid-Michigan their home.
Refuge Lansing interview with Jeremy Herliczek and Rod Sanford
Lansing’s population has grown for a fourth straight year. According to a release from Mayor Virg Bernero’s office, Lansing’s population went up by 1,111 in the year leading up to last July, to 116,020.
A state panel recommended salary hikes Friday for Michigan's governor and other statewide officials, urging legislators to restore the pay and expense allowances they sliced by 10 percent seven years ago.
UPDATE: With powerful winds knockingdown trees and power lines on Wednesday, Michigan utilities are working to restore service. A month ago, Kevin Lavery reported on tree trimming efforts aimed at reducing the impact of storms.
The Hall of Fame will host its next induction ceremony in a brand new location. In April, the organization will move out of the historic Cooley-Haze House in Lansing and into a space in the Meridian Mall in Okemos.
Only 6 states in the U.S. do not have a Poet Laureate, and Michigan is one of them. After attempting to make that happen a few years ago, a group of mid-Michigan organizations have shifted to a smaller scale.
Members of the Lansing Poetry Club, Lansing Economic Area Partnership, & RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University on why the Capital Region needs a Poet Laureate.