Lansing

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WKAR's Kevin Lavery talks with Lansing Mayor Andy Schor about his first two weeks in office and some upcoming issues.

Current State for January 13-14, 2018

Jan 13, 2018

On this edition of Current State: A round-up of this week in Michigan politics; A trip to Potter Park Zoo; A new exhibit opening at the Broad Art Museum highlights the works of Andy Warhol; Discussing self-identity and discrimination with Latinx Michigan State University students, and more.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The Lansing Board of Education now has two vacancies to fill this year. Board member Shirley Rodgers passed away last week, and at Thursday night's board meeting, Peter Spadafore submitted his resignation. In November, Spadafore was elected to the Lansing city council.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

A new Michigan is aimed at encouraging the development of grocery stores in underserved urban areas.

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Courtesy / Lansing Board of Water and Light

The Lansing Board of Water and Light is announcing its biggest-ever project.  The utility will build a new natural gas plant in Delta Township. 

 


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Democrat Andy Schor bid farewell to the state House of Representatives yesterday, as he prepares to serve as mayor of Lansing.


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Subzero temperatures are expected in Mid-Michigan over the next 24 hours, so the region’s largest homeless shelter is preparing to house more people than usual. 

 


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A Lansing area organization is holding an event this week to attract more workers to Michigan’s capital city. On Wednesday evening, Capital Comeback will take place in Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium. WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Chris Sell, founder and Executive Director of Lansing 5:01, the event’s organizers about what attendees can expect.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

Lansing Mayor-elect Andy Schor is announcing his transition team. 

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Police say a shooting that wounded a 15-year-old girl outside a Lansing school last week was accidental.

Brown Clarke Looking At "Next Steps" Post-Mayoral Race

Nov 7, 2017
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Despite losing her mayoral bid, at-large Lansing City Council member Judi Brown Clarke called the campaign a positive experience. 


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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

For the first time in 12 years, the city of Lansing will soon have a new chief executive.  Voters go to the polls Tuesday to choose a new mayor. 

 

Andy Schor is a former Ingham County commissioner who currently represents Lansing in Michigan’s 68th House district.  Judi Brown Clarke is a former Olympic medalist who now serves at-large on the Lansing City Council.

 


Karel Vega / WKAR Public Media

On this week's Current State - Election 2017. Lansing voters will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, November 7. A conversation with Civil Rights Leader Congressman John Lewis. In East Lansing, voters will consider Income Tax, Property Tax Cut and vote on city council members. On Nov.7, the city of Lansing will ask voters to approve the sale of the 1903 Cooley Haze House. And the race for mayor in Jackson heats up.


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

A Referendum Petition aiming to stop Lansing’s Medical Marijuana Ordinance has been determined invalid. WKAR’s Karel Vega reports.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Lansing voters go to the polls on November 7.  They’ll select a new mayor and four members of the city council.  Residents will also be asked to decide on the fate of an old house that’s seen a lot of Lansing history.

 


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