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One Dead in East Lansing Shooting
A shooting occurred overnight in East Lansing and two suspects are currently at large. The Lansing State Journal reports that a 911 call was placed at 11:55pm on February 5, alerting the police to the shooting in the Grove Street parking ramp...
MSU begins smoking ban process
Michigan State University provost June Pierce Youatt announced on Wednesday that the university will begin steps to ban tobacco on campus. Kyle Feldscher of Mlive.com reports that a new task force will be created to devise and enact the measures necessary to move the Spartan campus towards the tobac…
The battle heats up over Michigan’s road funding proposal
The Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals is a new group opposed to the increase in sales tax put forth by the Michigan Legislature. Paul Egan of Michigan.com, published in the Lansing State Journal reports that the coalition registered Thursday with the Secretary of State...
Mayor Bernero proposes new changes to BWL
A week before his State of the City address, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero proposed controversial changes to the Board of Water and Light, which is still undergoing structural revision following the botched handling of last power outages in December 2012...
Chinese delegation visits Michigan
In a press release today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced a partnership between the State of Michigan and China’s Jiangsu Province. The announcement comes during a visiting delegation from Jiangsu to Lansing in which the parties agreed t…
Union membership drops 11 percent
After the first full year of accounting since the Right to Work law was passed in Michigan, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found an 11 percent decrease in union membership for the state from 2013 to 2014. Jonathan Oosting of MLive reports that in 2014, 14...
ACT Protests Michigan Department of Education Decision
Protesting the Michigan Department of Education and DTMB’s Joint Evaluation Committee’s plan to transition to the College Board’s SAT college entrance assessment, the ACT formally requested an appeal hearing. Kyle Feldscher of Mlive reports that the AC…

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