City of Lansing

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WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

The city of Lansing hopes to save more than a million dollars by participating in the Unemployment Insurance Agency Work Share program. The move addresses the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 500 city employees will work Monday through Thursday. From June 1st through July 25th, they’ll be paid by Work Share one day a week.

Lansing skyline
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An audit commissioned by the city of Lansing finds one of its department directors mismanaged city funds to benefit several groups with which she has close ties. 

 


Chris Swope with primary election ballots
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

Michigan’s presidential primary is on March 10th, but elections officials are gearing up for early voting.


Troy Distelrath speaks at the Lansing climate strike on Dec. 6th, 2019.
Alec Gerstenberger

Friday hundreds of people were at the capitol to make their voices heard before the democratic primaries begin.

 


Lansing Lugnuts

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Cooley Law School Stadium. The Holiday Lights Stadium Style event opened to the public on Saturday. WKAR student reporter Alina Zhuravel explains how participants can get into the holiday spirit while also embracing the season of giving. 

 


John Shaski photo
Courtesy photo

Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport will soon begin looking for a new president and CEO following the resignation of Wayne Sieloff.


Saturday marked downtown Lansing’s first ever Halloween themed, Killer Car show. 

 

Nearly three dozen cars parked in on the Michigan Avenue lot at Lansing Center masqueraded the “Scooby-Doo” Mystery Machine and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” train. 

 

Lansing's first cat cafe opened Saturday. The cafe serves coffee and allows customers to have an opportunity to play with cats while enjoying their beverages.
Alina Zhuravel, WKAR

Lansing’s first cat café opened on Saturday. The new business is aimed at being a functional café, while also showcasing adoptable cats.


Seventeen monarch butterflies are on their way to Mexico for the winter. These creatures were raised right here in Lansing.

Eleven new murals now fill previously blank building walls thanks to Below the Stacks: a 7 day mural festival where artists from around the U.S. came together to paint the city. 

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