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Governor Gretchen Whitmer plans to get her second Pfizer COVID-19 Thursday at a vaccine clinic in Grand Rapids.

This is as some counties in west Michigan are emerging as COVID hotspots.

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Social districts could soon be a new scene for outdoor gatherings in Lansing.

The Lansing City Council on Monday adopted a resolution to create dedicated spaces in three Lansing districts where people could drink alcohol.


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We invite the voice of the Lansing Lugnuts, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, to discuss the return of the Lansing Lugnuts, his growth as a broadcaster, and the challenges and joys of fatherhood! You'll love this in-depth look at this Mid-Michigan staple behind the mic. 


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The city of East Lansing is waiving restaurant and entertainment fees as a way of helping businesses stay open.


Michigan House Votes To Move August Primary To June

Apr 28, 2021
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Michigan’s August primary date would be moved six weeks earlier, to June, and the state would be required to more quickly check if ballot drives have submitted enough qualifying signatures for the general election under bills approved Tuesday in the House.

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There was action Tuesday in Lansing toward setting stricter ethical standards for legislators and support appears to be bipartisan.

Ingham County’s top health official supports new CDC guidelines that give fully vaccinated people more leeway to safely attend outdoor activities without a mask.


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A mid-Michigan sheriff’s office is asking the public to sponsor jail inmates so they don’t return.

The Ingham County Jail has a program that provides information about entrepreneurship, critical thinking, healthy relationships and other topics, all covered in a 350-page workbook written by people who were locked up in the past.

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A Michigan mail carrier has been charged with assault and battery and lying to police following a fight with two other women that was recorded on cellphone video outside a Flint apartment complex.

Charges were filed Tuesday against Trista Paige Newton, 29, by the Genesee County prosecutor’s office.

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Health care providers in Michigan have been given the go-ahead to administer the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. That’s as Michigan faces some of the worst coronavirus hotspots in the country.

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