Ingham County

The Ingham County Fair is well underway, and there’s more to this fair than rides and elephant ears. 

The Michigan Supreme Court
File Photo / WKAR

The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the practice of charging people for the costs of running local courts, a law that brings in tens of millions of dollars each year across the state and helps prop up ailing city budgets.

The Fourth of July is just days away. Dozens of firework shows and parades will be hosted across the area. 

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A Lansing couple trying to keep custody of two children can argue that legitimate religious beliefs prevent them from seeking medical care for their children.

pills in hand

Ingham County is one of 15 jurisdictions in the country chosen for an initiative to expand opioid treatment in jails.

An absentee ballot dropbox at the south Washington voting location in Lansing.
Abigail Censky, WKAR

School millages are on ballots Tuesday in Mid Michigan, but voters will also serve another purpose besides casting their votes.

For many local municipalities Tuesday’s elections are a chance for clerks and election workers to practice in advance of the 2020 presidential election.

mother and son
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Every parent wants their child to learn how to read.  It’s a skill that takes patience, practice and a lot of time.  But when time slips from a parent’s grasp, the daily reading session can easily slip their mind.


Now, educators in Ingham County have developed a new way to help local families keep track of their kids’ literacy skills day by day.


Mason, Russell Whipple
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Drive south on US 127 from Lansing to Jackson, and you will drive through Mason. The city of 8500 is named after Michigan’s first governor Stevens T. Mason. Mayor Russell Whipple talked about his native city, starting with businesses and how the legislature can help Mason.

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Upcoming walks to aid Capital Area Community Services are helping raise awareness and funds for people who may need help keeping their homes warm in the cold, Michigan winter.

Porsche Cayenne
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Was a $100,000 Porsche a lemon? The Michigan appeals court says a Kent County woman will get a second chance to make her case with a jury.