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Schor family on stage
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Lansing elected a new mayor in 2017, and Andy Schor will take the oath of office today.


Photos of Virg Bernero, Debbie Mikula, Tony Baltimore, Tim Daman and David Hollister.
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On Monday, Lansing will get its first new mayor in a dozen years when Andy Schor takes the oath of office. Virg Bernero’s 12 years in office will come to an end at 11:30 a.m. on New Years Day. Politicians have their supporters and they have their detractors, and Virg Bernero might have as wide a range of descriptions as anyone in Lansing history. While some admire his drive, others criticize his sometimes brusque demeanor. In anticipation of his departure from office, WKAR sought out a cross-section of the Lansing community to look back at Virg Bernero’s time as mayor.


Virg Bernero photo from CBS News
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Next Monday will be Virg Bernero’s last day as Mayor of Lansing. Today and tomorrow, WKAR will consider his legacy as he moves into private life. We begin today with a look at the way many will remember Virg Bernero: as America’s Angriest Mayor.


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Lansing mayor Virg Bernero talked with Morning Edition host Brooke Allen about what's left for him to do before leaving on January 1, 2018. 


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Lansing mayor-elect and State Rep. Andy Schor talked with Brooke Allen on WKAR's "Morning Edition" on November 8, 2017. 


Outgoing Lansing Mayor Bernero "Not Surprised" By Election

Nov 8, 2017
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Lansing mayor Virg Bernero said he is not surprised that State Rep. Andy Schor was elected as the next mayor on Tuesday night.


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Lansing mayor Virg Bernero called it "a moral crime" for President Donald Trump to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — also called DACA, which could lead to thousands of people being deported from the U.S. 


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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.


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The Walnut Park Apartments project is an affordable housing apartment complex that will be built on the campus of the former Michigan School for the Blind. 


Lights 'Under The Bridge' Officially Up

Jun 28, 2017
Girl under light
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

There was a lot of anticipation Tuesday night as the community gathered to watch the official lighting of the lights 'under the bridge' - the corridor of Michigan Avenue beneath the U.S. 127 overpass on the Lansing/East Lansing border.

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Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will be on WKAR's "Morning Edition" on June 13 between 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Host Brooke Allen will ask the mayor about his views on Medical Marijuana as part of WKAR's special reports on Marijuana in Michigan.

She will also ask questions about the LEPFA taking over of management of Groesbeck golf course.

City of Lansing Approves $128 Million Budget

May 16, 2017
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The Lansing City Council approved Mayor Virg Bernero's 2018 budget. 


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Lansing will soon have more help fighting violent crime by joining a statewide program that's helped Detroit and Flint. 


Third Mayoral Candidate Will Run Despite Charge

Apr 6, 2017
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A third person is expected to announce his intentions to run for mayor of Lansing on Thursday morning. Harold Leeman, Jr. also faces a court date in late April.

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Courtesy photo / Mayor Virg Bernero

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and his cohort in Pittsburgh are in the steel city convening a new Manufacturing Task Force designed to spur job growth in advanced manufacturing. We ask the Mayor what’s involved and if he thinks Donald Trump wants to make manufacturing great again.


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