LANSING – Since Dec. 22, the federal government has been partially shut down, affecting some services and duties of federal agencies, including the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During this time, food inspectors from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as well as food sanitarians from Michigan’s 45 local health departments continue to conduct food safety inspections to protect public health and the safety of the state’s food supply.
LANSING – January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is urging testing and vaccination to help prevent this disease that will affect approximately 370 Michigan women this [...]
OKEMOS — Several local organizations and health care providers have recently come together to encourage people to think beyond medications, especially potentially habit-forming opioids, when it comes to pain management. This comes in light of [...]
LANSING, Mich. – More than 320 children who are in foster care in Michigan need permanent homes as the state marks November as Adoption Month, as proclaimed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The Michigan Department of [...]
Nontombi Naomi Tutu's life has been spent as a South African activist for human rights, as well as a consultant and educator against oppression. She is the daughter of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner [...]
It's known by many in Lansing that Potter Park Zoo annually decorates its zoo grounds with a collection of holiday lights. Recurring every week starting Nov. 33 through Dec. 30, every Thursday through Sunday, visitors [...]
Gore and ghouls will abound on Saturday, Oct. 13 as an undead horde of zombies will traverse the path from the Lansing Center to the Michigan State Capitol. The event is presented by Capital Area District Libraries and all ages of undead participants are encouraged and invited to make the free trip while dressed in their spookiest zombie style.
Michigan’s innovative “Give your child the dadvantage” campaign that urges families to establish paternity at birth won a national award last month.
Health care providers that serve Medicaid beneficiaries are facing an upcoming enrollment deadline that is necessary for them to continue to receive payments from Medicaid. While the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has revised the timeline to give providers more time to enroll, the department is urging providers to complete the screening and enrollment process as soon as possible.
Over the Ledge Theatre is now featuring the play 'Dancing at Lughnasa' through Sept. 16. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for best play, it was praised by the New York Times as being a "ravishing memory play" that "carries its characters and audience aloft." The story is said to be loosely based on the life of its writer, Brian Friel, and begins in Ireland's County Donegal in 1936.
Based on the 2003 hit film of the same name, "School of Rock — The Musical" will make its way to the Wharton Center for Performing Arts' stage this September. Guests interested in the rock comedy can now purchase tickets which start at $35.
Tickets are now on sale for MDC’s third-annual home tour called Smart Solutions. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will allow participants to guide themselves through a variety of homes around Southeast Michigan.
LANSING — Since July 13 of this year, there have been 49 confirmed cases of canine influenza reported. The cases have occurred in Huron, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Ottawa and Wayne counties. In all of 2017, there were nine reported cases of canine influenza.
Erica Spitzfaden Among Eight to Be Honored as Friends and Allies of the LGBT Community The third annual City Pulse LGBT Inclusion Awards will take place Thursday, June 14, at Spiral nightclub in Lansing. As [...]
EAST LANSING – To many in the Greater Lansing community, Michigan State University's Fairchild Theatre is an acoustic gem that's discovered and then loved because of its performances. Now, those fans can rejoice that the [...]
Lansing, Mich. — Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (PPAM) today announced its endorsement of Dana Nessel for Michigan Attorney General. Nessel, a noted civil rights attorney and former Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor, has worked "tirelessly to protect "the people who need it most over her 25-year legal career," said PPAM.
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging Michigan residents to protect themselves from ticks as the warm weather approaches. Tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme disease, are expanding across the state.
LANSING, Mich. – 2017 marked the 10th anniversary of the Michigan Minority Health Law, Public Act 653. In recognition, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has released the 2017 Health Equity Report, [...]
LANSING, Mich. – Volunteers and campaign leadership urged the Board of State Canvassers to certify the Voters Not Politicians proposal for the November ballot at a meeting in the State Capitol on Thursday, May 10, [...]
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have teamed up for a provider helpline to assist healthcare providers with questions about hepatitis A. The [...]
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced on April 12 that local organizations across the state will be able to apply for $3.75 million in federal grants to provide [...]
If one looks back to their high school sex ed class, they probably can imagine an uncomfortable teacher demonstrating the application of a condom and condemning sexual activity as a near-criminal act. Although these courses did mention the potential danger in contracting STDs, HIV and AIDs, they likely promoted an abstinence-only outlook.
Usually, publicly taking the plunge into a new hobby can be daunting. Whatever the activity, if one is joining a group of already experienced people, the barrier to entry can feel huge.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — A night of jazz comes full circle onto the Pasant Theatre stage when the renowned Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe come to the Wharton Center on Saturday, Feb. 24.
Perhaps mixing chocolate with exercise isn't an idea that many would consider, but in Lansing it has certainly stuck, as Lansing's Old Town debuts its fifth Annual Chocolate Walk. "Throughout this event, community members have [...]
The week of Jan. 28 will be a busy one for Adam Schoenberg. After attending the 60th Grammy Awards in Madison Square Garden for his nominated work "Picture Studies," he'll be flying to East Lansing [...]
Paige Kowaleski (left) with her girlfriend Danielle Chauvin (right) in Lansing When asked by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, "What do you love about Lansing?" Paige Kowaleski said, "I love that I have a [...]
Elvira Kurt is one of Canada's most accomplished comedians, individually as a stand-up and also as an improviser with The Second City, enjoying many years of comedic success in both Canada and the U.S. One [...]
The Lansing Art Gallery's Education Center has been around for 30 years, which offers on-site instruction with qualified, teaching artists in a dedicated educational space, holding up to fifteen students per session. The center, according [...]
You take your seat just as the lights go down. The curtain rises, and all at once you are transported to a miraculous foreign land: The battlements of Elsinore castle. A beach in Illyria. A [...]
Photo courtesy of Matt Mencarini, Lansing State Journal About 100 people gathered in south Lansing Saturday morning, some to march against Sharia and others to oppose the march, according to a Lansing State Journal [...]
Sound Armor by Simcha Smith. Photo courtesy of MSU ATD Fashion Design Program The Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Art, Art History and Design presents their annual [...]
Judi Brown Clarke said she will run to become Lansing's first African American and female mayor. The announcement by Brown Clarke, a first-term Councilwoman, was made during a press conference at the Michigan Women's Historical [...]
About 700 Michigan State University employees have signed a statement indicating they will not collaborate with federal agencies that try to discern the immigration status of university students, according to a Lansing State Journal report. [...]