Lansing

two campaign signs
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

For the first time in 12 years, the city of Lansing will soon have a new chief executive.  Voters go to the polls Tuesday to choose a new mayor. 

 

Andy Schor is a former Ingham County commissioner who currently represents Lansing in Michigan’s 68th House district.  Judi Brown Clarke is a former Olympic medalist who now serves at-large on the Lansing City Council.

 


Karel Vega / WKAR Public Media

On this week's Current State - Election 2017. Lansing voters will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, November 7. A conversation with Civil Rights Leader Congressman John Lewis. In East Lansing, voters will consider Income Tax, Property Tax Cut and vote on city council members. On Nov.7, the city of Lansing will ask voters to approve the sale of the 1903 Cooley Haze House. And the race for mayor in Jackson heats up.


Various signs of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing.
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

A Referendum Petition aiming to stop Lansing’s Medical Marijuana Ordinance has been determined invalid. WKAR’s Karel Vega reports.

house and sign
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Lansing voters go to the polls on November 7.  They’ll select a new mayor and four members of the city council.  Residents will also be asked to decide on the fate of an old house that’s seen a lot of Lansing history.

 


Bonney Bowman and pets photo
Courtesy photo / Bonney Bowman

It isn’t unusual to see new faces on local television, but the incoming morning news anchor on WLNS-TV is getting some attention before she even arrives in Lansing.


Timothy Muffitt photo
Courtesy: Timothy Muffitt / Lansing Symphony Orchestra

Michigan classical fans may have noticed that the Lansing Symphony’s season is off to a late start. That’s because this past summer’s new roof project at the Wharton Center meant pushing back a few weeks. But WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with Maestro Timothy Muffitt about how the LSO used the October start to its advantage.


R.E. Olds Museum photo
Courtesy photo / R.E. Olds Museum

The city of Lansing has agreed to sell the building housing the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum to the museum’s operators.

Various signs of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing.
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

Medical marijuana users who buy from dispensaries will need to find a new source by December 15th. Cheyna Roth reports.

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Skyler Ashley / WKAR Public Media

All week on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" we are hearing the viewpoints of different issues from Lansing mayoral candidates Judi Brown Clarke and Andy Schor. Their interviews were taped separately and about a week apart. On Friday, both told us what makes Lansing special to them and their families.


All week on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" we are hearing the viewpoints of different issues from Lansing mayoral candidates Judi Brown Clarke and Andy Schor. Their interviews were taped separately and about a week apart. Tuesday's topic is city council divisiveness. 


Jamie Paisley

On Saturday August 26th, the streets of REO Town in Lansing were shut down for the 7th Annual Art Attack competition. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with the artists contending to take 1st prize.


This week on Current State, a talk with one of the candidates running for mayor of Lansing. Also, meet the former educator in Grand Ledge public schools inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame! We'll take a stroll along a Michigan Labor Day holiday tradition. 


Lansing
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An audit says a Michigan agency used more than $330,000 in federal anti-blight and mortgage relief funds to provide free parking for contract employees in downtown Lansing.

The Whitsett Group

On Thursday, Lansing will tear down an old auditorium to make way for affordable apartment units. 


three police officers
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Law enforcement officers in mid-Michigan are expanding their efforts to help care for victims of opioid addiction.


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