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Front of Lansing City Hall building
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Lansing City Pulse publisher Berl Schwartz talked with WKAR's Kevin Lavery a day before the August 8, 2017 Lansing Mayoral Primary. He talked about the expected turnout for the mayoral and city council candidate races. 

Skyler Ashley / WKAR Public Media

With Lansing's Mayoral primary on Tuesday, August 8, WKAR's Katie Cook reached out to all the candidates to discuss their priorities. Judi Brown Clarke, Michael Joseph Gillenkirk, Harold Leeman, Jr. and Andy Schor also responded. Daniel Trevino could not be reached for comment by deadine. 


Brian T. Jackson photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The fourth ward city council seat in Lansing will have a new face next year. Incumbent Jessica Yorko decided not to run for re-election. Yorko has endorsed Brian T. Jackson’s campaign for the post.


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

Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope said a drive to place a new medical marijuana business ordinance on the ballot will not go forward due to problems with the petition form and proposed ordinance language.

Julee Rodocker photo
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

A former Lansing Board of Water and Light commissioner who still works in the utility industry hopes to become Lansing’s next city council member representing Ward 2. WKAR’s conversations with candidates continue with Julee Rodocker, who expresses pride in her lifetime ties to the second ward.


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An investigation into dogfighting in mid-Michigan spans two counties and has led to at least 10 dogs being seized from a Lansing home. 

WKAR-MSU

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is leaving this weekend on a nine-day investment mission to China. 

City of Lansing

Lansing mayor Virg Bernero expressed disappointment that the U.S. Department of Interior denied an application to an Indian tribe seeking to build a $125 million casino in downtown Lansing. 


Rosalinda Hernandez photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

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.

Kathie Dunbar photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

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.

John James
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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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