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"With the challenges of COVID, and everything else right now, we're getting creative," said Cathleen Edgerly with Downto...
07/09/2020
'Do the Right Thing' to screen at pop-up drive-in in downtown Lansing

"With the challenges of COVID, and everything else right now, we're getting creative," said Cathleen Edgerly with Downtown Lansing Inc.

Downtown Lansing Inc. will launch a new, drive-in movie event, allowing at least some in Greater Lansing to see a movie on the big screen this season.

Robert Widigan will step down his role as village administrator in Shelby, a 2000-person community in Oceana County alon...
07/09/2020
Lansing appoints new finance director to fill vacancy

Robert Widigan will step down his role as village administrator in Shelby, a 2000-person community in Oceana County along Lake Michigan.

The incoming finance director will step down from a role as village administrator in Shelby Michigan.

Governor Whitmer said the state and local officials have the power to bring misdemeanor charges and fines, but she would...
07/09/2020
Whitmer stresses wearing masks: What steps Michigan could take next

Governor Whitmer said the state and local officials have the power to bring misdemeanor charges and fines, but she would prefer voluntary compliance.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced no new mask requirements or enforcement measures Thursday, but said announcements could be made soon.

More than 40% of cases brought to the Ingham County prosecutor’s office for review have a Black suspect while only 12% o...
07/09/2020
Race-based data is essential for prosecutors. So why are many just starting to collect it?

More than 40% of cases brought to the Ingham County prosecutor’s office for review have a Black suspect while only 12% of the county is Black.

That's some of the only data the prosecutor's' office has. For subscribers:

More than 40% of cases brought to the Ingham County prosecutor’s office for review have a Black suspect while only 12% of the county is Black.

Photo gallery: Today would be the opening day of the 21st annual Common Ground Music Festival, but like many events, it’...
07/09/2020
20 years of Common Ground in photos

Photo gallery: Today would be the opening day of the 21st annual Common Ground Music Festival, but like many events, it’s cancelled due to COVID-19. Here’s a peek back at 20 years of Common Ground. We’ve always had a blast being there. Tag yourself or friends you see and share this blast from the past.

Thursday would've been the opening day of the 21st Annual Common Ground Music Festival. Like most summertime events, it's cancelled due to COVID-19

Find out which businesses received a loan to help keep their employees during the coronavirus crisis. https://bit.ly/2VZ...
07/08/2020

Find out which businesses received a loan to help keep their employees during the coronavirus crisis. https://bit.ly/2VZ1i1Z

Community members are joining together to raise funds to fix the mural of George Floyd, a Black man killed by a white po...
07/08/2020
Fundraiser underway to fix vandalized George Floyd mural on Lansing River Trail

Community members are joining together to raise funds to fix the mural of George Floyd, a Black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, after it was defaced.

After a mural of George Floyd painted along the Lansing River Trail was vandalized, the community is joining together to raise funds to fix it.

Opinion: "Whether dying at the hands of racist white people, or due to systems constructed and upheld by white supremacy...
07/08/2020
Wilson: White people, it’s time to listen and act, especially health care workers

Opinion: "Whether dying at the hands of racist white people, or due to systems constructed and upheld by white supremacy and patriarchy, Black death is something America has normalized."

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how our health and economic systems disproportionately impact African Americans, continuing to oppress us.

Black and indigenous people and other growers of color were historically denied access to land. LGBTQ people too faced b...
07/07/2020
Lansing group is working to secure land for farmers from marginalized groups

Black and indigenous people and other growers of color were historically denied access to land. LGBTQ people too faced barriers in rural areas. This Lansing organization is working to change that.

Capital United Land Trust's mission is to ensure marginalized groups — including people of color and LGBTQ people — have farmland they control forever

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A message about racism in Branch County.. https://www.facebook.com/1247011791981703/posts/3724951154187742/
A tragic story about a dogs will to survive and the injustice https://www.facebook.com/1247011791981703/posts/3710246635658194/
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NOT GOING ANYWHERE STOP DRIVING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
People who are driving a tan Buick and a black GMC suv just driving around Bingham street that's called stocking and harrassment freedom of speech been here for 4 years and no one has come up to me about anything
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My experience reading the LSJ today.
Will Lansing do their normal firework show this year?