After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]

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8th Annual Festival of Trees

Recurring through Jan. 1 of 2020, The Festival of Trees opens the historical Turner-Dodge House to the public to celebrate the holidays in style. "Holiday trees by various businesses, organizations and individuals adorn all 3 [...]

By |2019-11-27T15:49:41-05:00November 27th, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Gov. Whitmer Makes Appointments to Michigan Women’s Commission, Announces New Executive Director

LANSING – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Women’s Commission and the selection of Cheryl Bergman to serve as the Commission’s Executive Director. Ms. Bergman serves as an advisory board member and chair of the external relations subcommittee for the Potter Park Zoo in Ingham County. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

By |2019-10-02T15:24:20-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

LGBTQ Substance Abuse Peer Support Group at Lansing’s Salus Center

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Salus Center's Substance Abuse Peer Support Group will meet for the second time this month to talk about substance abuse. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month and invites everyone who feels that they may need help tackling their or a friend or family member's substance abuse problems.

By |2019-10-02T15:23:08-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Michigan’s Food Safety Efforts Continue During Federal Shutdown

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.

By |2019-01-23T15:55:16-05:00January 23rd, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Salus Center UCC Worship Nov. 6

The United Church of Christ and the Lansing-based Salus Center have joined together to provide an LGBTQ-friendly, multi-faith worship event every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. "If you've never participated before, this is [...]

By |2018-10-31T15:00:52-04:00October 31st, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

9th Annual Lansing Zombie Walk

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.

By |2018-10-03T14:12:36-04:00October 3rd, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Providers Must Enroll in Michigan Medicaid Program

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.

By |2018-09-05T11:49:00-04:00September 5th, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Over the Ledge Theatre Shows ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ Through Sept. 16

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.

By |2018-09-05T11:48:28-04:00September 5th, 2018|Entertainment, Lansing, Neighborhoods, Theater|

Uptick in Canine Influenza Cases

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.

By |2018-08-08T14:42:48-04:00August 8th, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan Endorse Dana Nessel for Michigan Attorney General

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.

By |2018-05-16T13:34:16-04:00May 16th, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Over 300 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2017

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.

By |2018-05-16T13:33:05-04:00May 16th, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Sex in the Dark MSU LGBT Resource Center

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.

By |2018-02-21T16:42:19-05:00February 21st, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|