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News Spotlight: Suspect Arrested in Fire That Killed Three People

 The Lansing Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a house fire located at 1450 Elizabeth Street at 11:45PM on September 3, 2020.

Photo of Abbieana Reneka-Cameilla Williams 
Read More Thursday, September 17, 2020
COVID-19 surge prompts self-quarantine recommendation for all local MSU students

 EAST LANSING, MI -- At least 342 people affiliated with Michigan State University have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) since August 24. The health department strongly recommends all local MSU students self-quarantine immediately to contain the outbreak. 

Read More Saturday, September 12, 2020
News Spotlight: Do Not Use Vlanc+Piür Brand Hand Sanitizers

 LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) issued a Stop-Use and Stop-Removal Order for Vlanc+Piür brand hand sanitizer after finding the products do not protect the public and do not comply with the standards in the Michigan Weights and Measures Act, 1964 Public Act 283.

Read More Friday, September 11, 2020
Couple Fights COVID-19 Together























Ron and Bethany Holloway, former Lansing residents, now living in Minneapolis, MN, fight the novel Coronavirus together.  

They have been married for 24 years.
Photo courtesy of the Holloway Family
Read More Sunday, September 6, 2020
Self Care : Mental Matters

 By Kris Walker

       Self-care is a trending topic, often promoted as the way to relieve stress and live your best life. Many people believing this continued state of calmness is found at the bottom of bubble baths, on girls trips, in man caves, or by acquiring luxury items. Other people  are convinced the correct path is physical exercise. 
Read More Sunday, September 6, 2020
The Clash of COVID-19 Pandemic Student Learning


By Dr. Judith Berry

Over six months have passed since students, educators, families, and businesses were caught unprepared as COVID-19 ravished our lives.  Instructional leadership shifted from teachers to family members without warning.  Our home base became the classroom, and siblings at different grade levels had to contend with utilizing digital modalities at the same time to work with their instructors. 

Read More Sunday, September 6, 2020
Wealthy Mindset: Let’s Face Reality



By Jason Ray

Wealth can change your life. 
The definition of wealth varies for many. Freedom, time, and money are important variables that make up the definition of wealth. Attaining these 3 variables is not easy and is never complete, but having the right mindset is important to progress towards each. Specifically, a wealthy mindset is critical for this progress and it involves four pillars: framing, brainstorming, taking action, and evaluation. This essay will explore these four pillars in an effort to provide you with a wealthy mindset framework. 
Read More Sunday, September 6, 2020
Lighting Up Lansing - One Smile at a Time

                                                                 This is a happy family: Jeremy 

Deanda, Santo Deanda and Selina Terry took this photo at Binder Park Zoo.  Jeremy recently popped the question and she said, “YES!”  The couple plan to marry in 2021.

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Read More Sunday, September 6, 2020
Excuse me, Are you Listening? We will be talking about 2020 for a long time!

 Dear Readers,

It seems as though 2020 has lasted for two years already.  Is that even possible in late August or early September?  With the amount of sleepless nights and no end to the novel Coronavirus, we still remain more stressed than ever.  Who would have ever thought that the idea of wearing a mask would cause so much controversy? 
Read More Sunday, September 6, 2020

 By Jay Bobbin

Tribune Content Agency
Ratings for each film begin with a ``star’’ rating — one star meaning ``poor,’’ four meaning ``excellent’’ — followed by the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and then by a family-viewing guide, the key for which appears below. 
``THE OUTSIDER: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON’’: It might seem impossible for someone to be in two places at the same time — including a murder scene — unless Stephen King is involved.
Read More Sunday, September 6, 2020
America’s Test Kitchen Recipe: Thai Beef Salad


 This bright, balanced Thai grilled-beef salad will be your new favorite summer salad. 

By America’s Test Kitchen, Tribune Content Agency
America’s Test Kitchen
Read More Sunday, September 6, 2020


Taking deep breaths help you relax. 

Photo by Oluremi Adebayo

By Jennifer Benson 

How do we self care these days when 2020 has changed our lives? Let me count the ways.... 
Read More Sunday, September 6, 2020
The Plant Professionals: I am bringing my plants in from outside. Is there anything I should be doing?

 By Kathy Valentine

As   summer fades and fall approaches, many an indoor plant collector begins thinking about the process of acclimating plants back into the lower light of indoors. All those lovely bright green specimens that have been out on the deck or under the pergola must come indoors before the temperatures swoop down into the frost zone. A little preparation will make the transition successful. 
Read More Sunday, September 6, 2020
Jill on Money: Halftime for pandemic recovery

 By Jill Schlesinger

Tribune Content Agency
COVID-19 started as a health pandemic and then became a financial pandemic — now the two are intertwined. Let’s start with the big picture on where things stand and then we can get to your action plan for the second half of the year.
Read More Sunday, September 6, 2020
Interpersonal Edge: Dealing with change burn out

 By Dr. Daneen Skube

Tribune Content Agency
Q: I’m dragging myself through my home work day lately, fantasizing about beach vacations, and generally exhausted. I’ve been tired before but this is different. I’m burnt out worrying about COVID-19, the protests, finances, government, and the economy. Why am I so tired, am I just a change wimp, and how can I handle my burn out better?


Read More Sunday, September 6, 2020
Action Needed for Social Security Beneficiaries with Dependents and Who Do Not File Tax Returns to Receive $500 Per Child Payment

 “Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who don’t file tax returns will start receiving their automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department soon.  People receiving benefits who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes, and have qualifying children under age 17, however, should not wait for their automatic $1,200 individual payment. 

Read More Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Science and Christianity - Explore the connection!

 International speaker, Mary Alice Rose

Read More Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Poets Roundtable Offers Day of Free Workshops


On Saturday, January 18, 2020, local writers are invited to attend “The Poets Roundtable” — a day of free writing workshops, plus an Open Mic and Authors' Alley in which local authors display recent publications. The “Roundtable,” a production of the Lansing Poetry Club, will run from 10:30 AM to 5 PM at the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Read More Saturday, January 4, 2020
County treasurers work to avoid foreclosure


By Bob Robinson

Eaton County, MI Treasurer  

Helping families and property owners avoid tax foreclosure is a primary objective for me as Eaton County Treasurer, and for treasurers across the state. 

Read More Monday, December 23, 2019
Rigo Flores looks to further his LEGACY with “Festival of Fights” at The Fledge on December 13

 Lansing resident Rigo Flores is not going to entertain you by attempting to lift and body slam a 280lb person. The crafty entrepreneur and promoter will, however, organize a family friendly event where professionals will carry out such awe-inspiring feats instead.

Read More Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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