Governor Rick Snyder has called for some big changes for Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan. He says Blue Cross should become a not-for-profit company that pays taxes and competes with other insurance companies.
East Lansing native Tim Busfield is starring in “Vigil” by Morris Panych, with local acting legend Carmen Decker, at Lansing Community College’s Black Box Theatre. The first of eight performances of "Vigil" is Friday. Busfield recently talked with WKAR’s Scott Pohl.
A news organization has found wide variations in the rates of drunken driving arrests among Michigan police agencies, with the hometowns of Michigan State University and the University of Michigan showing one of the sharpest contrasts.
Data often show a clear connection linking employment back to education. In Lansing, the executives of a new public school academy are going a step further by focusing its curriculum on entrepreneurialism and leadership.
On Veteran's Day 2011, WKAR brought you a story about Brad Eifert, a former Army soldier suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Two years ago, Eifert drew police into a standoff near his Okemos home after he fired his pistol several times. Instead of prison, a judge ordered therapy for Eifert. After receiving treatment in Rochester, N.Y., Eifert appeared to be making good progress.
But on Sept. 4, Brad Eifert was found dead in a Lansing Township motel. He was 37.
The following story was originally aired on Veteran's Day, 2011.
When the Grand Ledge Comets take the field against Lansing Sexton tonight, the players will be wearing special uniforms. The team has been studying the lives of some 60 Michigan soldiers killed in combat. Each member’s football jersey will bear a soldier’s name in tribute. At the end of the game, those nameplates will be given to each of the veterans’ families.
WKAR’s Kevin Lavery sat down with Matt Bird, Grand Ledge High School head football coach, and special education teacher Beth Boyd. Now in its third year, the school’s “Fallen Heroes” project began as a sort of civics lesson. But Coach Bird says the event has grown to mean something greater, both for the students and the community.
A $105 million development project in East Lansing known as City Center II has fallen apart after close to a decade of work. Now, officials are trying to decide what to do with the prime real estate at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road.
The city will hold public forums tonight and Friday to gather ideas from residents about the next course of action.
Tens of thousands of Michigan State University students are a few days into the new academic year.
At the university's engineering school, administrators contend with one of MSU's highest transfer and dropout rates. But they're hoping a program that combines class work with non-curricular activities will help more students stick with the major.
Teachers unions are already in court trying to block legislation to be signed into law tomorrow (Tue.) by Governor Rick Snyder. It w ill change how public school employees save for retirement and pay for health coverage after they’re done working.
The lawsuit was filed Friday. Teachers unions say the new plan breaks contracts, and they want a judge in Lansing to hold up the new law while their legal challenge plays out.