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Maxim Jenkins / WKAR-MSU

A legislative committee is moving ahead with measures to enact stricter ethics standards for Michigan lawmakers and the people who work for them, including restraints on the ability to move directly from the Legislature to lobbying former colleagues.

Michigan State Football Focuses On Nutrition, Thanks To New Performance Dietitian

May 11, 2021
MSU Athletics

Amber Rinestine performs many roles for the Spartans, from watching what they eat and drink, to serving as the team “Mom.”

WATCH: The Secret Life Of Sparty, Michigan State’s Beloved Mascot

May 11, 2021
Sparty
Drew Davis

Sparty, one of the most recognizable character mascots in college sports, is played by a series of Michigan State students. They keep their role secret, until they graduate. MSU graduate Drew Davis shares his story playing Sparty.

On Eve Of Line 5 Shutdown Deadline, Enbridge Vows To Defy Michigan Order

May 11, 2021
Courtesy: Whitney Gravelle

Enbridge Energy technically has one more day to shut down the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, but even the pipeline’s most vocal opponents acknowledge slim odds that the oil actually stops flowing right away.

Michigan House of Representatives
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A state House committee is expected to vote Tuesday on bills that would set tougher ethics standards for lawmakers.

The package has bipartisan support and it’s expected the bills will be sent to the House floor.

Michigan Hits 55% Vaccine Rate, Will End Remote Work Rule

May 10, 2021
Maxime via Unsplash

Michigan on Monday surpassed a 55% COVID-19 vaccination rate, reaching a milestone that will lead to the automatic easing of in-person work restrictions in two weeks.

Employers currently must prohibit onsite work if employees’ jobs can feasibly be done remotely. The state anticipates lifting the rule on May 24, said COVID-19 workplace safety director Sean Egan.

Lansing Common FC Prepares For Inaugural Soccer Season

May 10, 2021
Lansing Common
Lansing Common

The community-owned soccer amateur club wants to bring soccer back to the Mid-Michigan area.

Okemos Middle Schooler Trevor Smith Showing Potential As Big-Time Basketball Star

May 10, 2021
Trevor Smith
Erin Smith

Smith, who stands 6-foot-8 at age 13, is turning heads with his height and play.

digital avatar of a woman in a wheelchair looking at a campus building
MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Recognizing someone else’s experience, whether it’s due to race, gender or ability, can be one step in building awareness around our unconscious biases.

A new virtual reality application from Michigan State University literally puts you into the perspective of someone who might be different from you.


Sparrow Hospital
WKAR File Photo

A Lansing resident has filed a complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights following an alleged racist incident between a Sparrow Hospital employee and her son.


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