Ingham County

voter ballot
File photo / WKAR-MSU

Ingham County officials are visiting jail inmates to help them register to vote on November 3. 

 


Black Lives Matter protestors
Abigail Censky, WKAR

A new policy in Ingham County will affect how prosecutors examine and charge people with resisting arrest.

COVID-19 Testing Sign
Ingham County Health Department/ Facebook

When the state began to reopen at the beginning of June, cases of COVID-19 began to creep back up with outbreaks linked to businesses and large gatherings.

One of those outbreaks is tied to popular East Lansing bar, Harper’s Restaurant and Brewpub. As of Tuesday, the Ingham County Health Department has found over 170 total cases connected to the bar. 32 of them are secondary, meaning people who didn’t go to Harper’s themselves but got sick from someone who did.


The prevalence rate, or rate of COVID-19 modeled per 100,000 people, is three times higher for Black people and roughly four times higher for Asian people than White people in Lansing’s 48911 zipcode.
Courtesy of the Ingham County Health Department

As Michigan moves into its third month of the coronavirus pandemic, the curve in Ingham County is flattening. Now that testing is more widespread, officials are getting additional data that helps them understand the epidemic in their own communities, and plan for the next stages.

Health officials in Ingham County are casting a wider net of testing, and now they’re getting back data that shows COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting Black and Asian people in the 48911 zip-code on the southside of Lansing.

Jim Boucher in ICU photo
Courtesy photo

The COVID-19 pandemic hit home for Ingham County Commissioner Carol Koenig in recent weeks. Her partner came home from the hospital this week after a battle that landed him in intensive care. WKAR's Scott Pohl reports.


A "Vote Here" sign
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Ingham County voters approved nearly every millage proposal on Tuesday’s ballot. 

 


mental health building
Courtesy / Clinton Eaton Ingham Community Mental Health

On Tuesday, Ingham County residents will decide whether to re-authorize funding for a health care program for low-income residents.  

 


Ingham County Jail photo
Courtesy / Ingham County Jail

The Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office is expanding its Sexual Assault Kit Initiative to Jackson County.


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.


Gavel
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Employees in the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office must now respect the preferred name and gender of a victim or a witness as part of a new policy from Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon.

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