Alec Gerstenberger

News Intern

Alec Gerstenberger gathers news photographs and helps add online content to wkar.org.

The Michigan State University student began his internship with the WKAR News Team in Summer of 2019.

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Doctor's Office
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As a part of National HIV Testing Day, there will be a free, confidential HIV testing event located at 2316 S Cedar St at the Forest Community Health Center in Lansing on Thursday 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

sparty at maxs race
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This Saturday, a race benefitting ill children and their families will take place at the Rock at MSU. The race benefits The Davies Project, which employs volunteer drivers to take children with serious health conditions and their families to medical appointments.

WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
illustration / WKAR-MSU

The City of Lansing has finished the first phase of the review and appeal process for medical marijuana provisioning centers approving 20 for operation and denying 65 others. 

 

Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope said it was a long and painstaking process. 

 

“We learned a lot so we’re hoping to do it better with phase two with the next five licenses,” said Swope. 

 

While deciding which applications to approve and which to deny, Swope said he focused on the economic costs and benefits to the city.