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A Black Lansing activist is calling for the resignation of a city council member following a series of harassing text messages.


City of Lansing, Michigan / Youtube

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor highlighted his efforts at addressing diversity and accountability during Wednesday's 2021 Virtual State of the City Address.

Mayor Schor touted his efforts in working with Lansing’s police chief to reform policies for traffic stops and putting an end to “no knock” searches.


Abigail Censky / WKAR-MSU

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor, now in the final year of his term, is set to deliver the 2021 State of The City on February 3. Schor has already stated his main priorities this year will include handling the coronavirus pandemic, continuing racial justice and equity work, and dealing with the city’s budget.

2020 proved to be a chaotic year rife with controversies for Schor, who has not announced if he plans to run again.

Angela Waters Austin address a crowd during a protest
Zach Whaley

Many government and business leaders pledged to increase diversity and accountability following the police killing of George Floyd. WKAR's Sophia Saliby spoke with Angela Waters Austin about her work to promote racial equity and what she believes still needs to change in the city of Lansing.

Mayor Andy Schor Delivers His 2020 State Of The City Address
Andy Schor Twitter

2020 was a challenging year for many city leaders including Lansing Mayor Andy Schor.

The coronavirus pandemic, a storming of the state Capitol and a summer of protests against racial inequity and police brutality.

In the first month of the new year, WKAR’s Sophia Saliby spoke with Schor to reflect and look forward.


Two of the zoo's spider monkeys
Potter Park Zoo

We’ve all noticed changes in our lives since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

That’s even true for the animals at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing which saw a spring and summer without the typical crowds of people.

Now that it’s the winter, when typically, most of us would be gathering together, Potter Park’s zookeepers are making sure the animals aren’t left without some holiday cheer.


Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope watchers new pollworkers training
Bob Hoffman /City of Lansing Clerk's Office

There’s now less than a week until the Presidential Election, and officials are bracing for record turnout.

The city of Lansing is training hundreds of new election workers to help those voters cast their ballots on November 3rd.


East Lansing voters photo
WKAR File Photo

The November election is now less than a month away, and officials are preparing to make sure every vote is counted whether it comes by mail or in person. There to help them will be poll workers, regular Michiganders, who will greet voters, issue them ballots and count mail-in votes on Election Day.

Map Of Michigan Congressional Districts
U.S. Department of the Interior

As time runs out for Michiganders to fill out their census, that data will soon be used to redraw district lines for political offices in the state.

Voters amended the state constitution in 2018 to make citizens rather than legislators responsible for drawing congressional district lines.


Adrian Peterson
Flickr / Creative Commons

It was such an odd Labor Day weekend without the start of college football taking place. Al combs through the ripple-effect of no MSU football due to COVID-19 and its financial impact on businesses in the Lansing area. Also, Adrian Peterson to the Lions? How? Why?


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