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UPDATED at 11:10 p.m.: Here are the results for the primary election in Lansing, Jackson, Flint, Meridian Township and other communities.

The primary for Lansing City Council candidates is Tuesday. Voters will be tasked with narrowing the field of candidates on the ballot before the general election in November.
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Tuesday is the primary election for the Lansing City Council. Eight challengers will face four incumbents for four seats. Lansing State Journal reporter Sarah Lehr covers the council and she joined WKAR’s politics reporter Abigail Censky to preview the election. 


Gotcha

Electric scooters will return to East Lansing when Michigan State University students begin the fall semester. However, Lime or Bird won't provide the scooters. A different company, Gotcha, will make its debut.

 

 


Sky over Greater Lansing Area
Ray Garcia / WKAR-MSU

With temperatures rising above 95 degrees this week, cooling centers will be open in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Jackson counties. 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, presidential candidate
Abigail Censky / WKAR-MSU

New York Senator and Democratic 2020 hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand returned to Michigan Friday. She talked to activists in Bloomfield Hills, toured Flint with Mayor Karen Weaver, and ended the day with supporters in Lansing. WKAR’s Abigail Censky was with the Senator all day Friday and joined WKAR’s Morning Edition Host Mary Ellen Pitney to talk about Senator Gillibrand’s “Broken Promises” bus tour.


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

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Education advocates, from teachers to lunch staff, filled the state Capitol lawn Tuesday. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth explains why.


people eating lunch
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The city of Lansing has kicked off its annual Juneteenth celebration.

 


Rep. Elissa Slotkin answers audience questions on stage at her second town hall at Sexton High School in Lansing with State Representative Sarah Anthony.
Alec Gerstenberger, WKAR

U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin held her second town hall in Lansing Thursday where she addressed growing will in the House of Representatives to move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.


Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

On Monday’s Current Sports, host Al Martin paid tribute to the late Earle Robinson, who passed away at the age of 71 on Saturday. Robinson was a longtime on-air personality with WKAR, who was best known for his work as the host of ‘Sportstalk’ radio. Martin dedicated the hour to Robinson, allowing colleagues, friends, and listeners to pay tribute to the revered broadcaster.

Eva Salinas
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

On Sunday the 'Lansing Lugnuts' became the 'Lansing Locos' in honor of Copa de la Diversión, which is a program aimed at connecting professional teams with their diverse communities. The change was fit with a new logo and jersey swap for the team; but it wasn't the only celebration taking place. Eva Salinas celebrated her 100th birthday, becoming one of the oldest living people in Lansing's Hispanic community.

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.

Red Cedar River behind Jenison Field House photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The Lansing city council has approved the $250 million Red Cedar Development project along Michigan Avenue on a 7-to-1 vote. 

portrait: Judy Kehler
LWP

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has named Judy Kehler as the city’s Treasurer and Income Tax Administrator. Kehler currently is WKAR’s Director of Corporate Partnerships.

Al Salas, Cesar Chavez, Robert Kennedy
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

American labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez would have turned 92-years-old on Sunday. Lansing residents are honoring the activist who once brought protests to Michigan.


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