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Rosalinda Hernandez, a pastor at I Am Ministries in Lansing, is running for one of two at-large seats on the Lansing city council this year. Along with her ministry, Hernandez is a chaplain with the Lansing Police Department.


Filing For East Lansing City Council Race Closes

Jul 25, 2017
East Lansing City Hall
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Today was the filing deadline for this year’s city council race in East Lansing.

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Kathie Dunbar is running for re-election to the at-large seat she has held on the Lansing city council since late 2005. She says she wants another term because “there’s never enough time to finish what’s going on.”

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A new policy at the Michigan Department of Corrections is allowing more transgender inmates to receive transition-related treatments.

Mark Bernstein
Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Attorney and University of Michigan regent Mark Bernstein won't run for governor in 2018 and is endorsing Gretchen Whitmer.

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A Republican business executive who flew helicopters in the Iraq War may run for U.S. Senate in Michigan.

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Michigan's two U.S. Senators quickly reacted to news that the latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare has ended for now. 


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An 18-year plumber in Lansing hopes that union support will help him win the second ward city council seat this year. Jeremy Garza is a safety director with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union who serves on Lansing’s Plumbing Board.


“We Got It Done.” Governor Signs Budget

Jul 14, 2017
WKAR-MSU

Michigan has a budget. The governor signed the 2018 spending plan Friday in Grand Rapids.

KidRockforSenate.com

Kid Rock for U.S. Senate? The musician from suburban Detroit is teasing his potential 2018 candidacy, though it is news to Michigan Republicans. 

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A former national intelligence official hopes to unseat Republican Mike Bishop.

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Health care providers and patient advocates in Michigan are watching to see what’s in a re-vamped Republican health care overhaul.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Social worker Amanda Bernés is running for the 4th ward seat on the Lansing city council up for grabs this year. Incumbent Jessica Yorko decided not to run for re-election.


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Four candidates vying to become the next mayor of Lansing fielded questions on city issues at a public forum Thursday night.

 


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