Elena Durnbaugh, Lansing StateJournal

Elena Durnbaugh

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Past articles by Elena:

Farmers Market at the Capitol returns for the first full summer of events since 2020

The farmers market is back with fresh produce, flowers and food. → Read More

Neogen Corporation moving ahead with plans for $70M expansion in Lansing

The planned expansion would construct a three-story manufacturing building on East Shiawassee Street near the other Neogen facilities. → Read More

Schor administration sued by Department of Justice for religious discrimination

The Department of Justice is seeking backpay with interest as well as compensatory damages for a former Lansing detention officer fired in 2018. → Read More

Portion of Lansing River Trail closed for bridge repairs

The Lansing River Trail will be closed between Kruger's Landing and Crego Park for the next two weeks. → Read More

GM Lansing Delta Township Assembly to close for a week

The Lansing Grand River GM plant is not being affected by the shutdown, a company spokesperson said. → Read More

Road construction in Greater Lansing testing the patience of drivers

Drivers don't have to go far to find orange barrels and road closures in the Greater Lansing area. → Read More

Lansing mayor pitches $175M tax proposal for new public safety buildings

If supported by the Lansing City Council, the $175 million proposal from Mayor Andy Schor would go before voters in the November election. → Read More

29-year-old man dies in early Saturday morning crash at S. Washington Ave. and Northrup St.

One man is dead and another is injured after a car crash early Saturday morning. → Read More

Allen Place $11M renovation puts focus on food, health and housing

Allen Place is the expansion of the Allen Neighborhood Center on Lansing's eastside to include apartments, a food co-op and a new health clinic. → Read More

Rundown homes, out-of-state buyer drive concerns about pending housing commission sale

Housing activists and city officials question the optics of the sale due to the condition of the homes and the Florida-based buyer. → Read More

LFD needs to improve its internal culture, changes to Lansing's HR department could help

The LFD's cultural problems are exacerbated by the city's HR Department, which is responsible for hiring, firing and investigating bias and harassment complaints. → Read More

Michigan Avenue businesses in Lansing to receive $450,000 facelift this summer

The work is part of a corridor improvement project that the city hopes to replicate throughout the city. → Read More

Free 2-hour parking set to start in downtown for the summer

Beginning June 3, people will be able to park in downtown and Old Town for free on Fridays, but the city will enforce time limits in parking zones. → Read More

One person dead, another injured in multi-vehicle crash on eastbound I-496

The crash is still under investigation, and police have not yet released the name of the person who died. → Read More

When is Lansing's two-way street conversion? Depends on a missing signal pole, BWL project

A traffic signal pole and a BWL repair project are delaying the switch to two-way streets in downtown Lansing → Read More

East Lansing to hold special meeting about shooting at Lake Lansing Meijer

During the meeting, East Lansing Police Chief Kim Johnson will deliver a briefing on the incident followed by a time for public comment. → Read More

Lansing parks got fourth-largest slice of COVID relief funding. How they're spending it.

Lansing will receive nearly $49 million to spend on projects that meet federal eligibility. Of those dollars, $3.2 million will go to Parks and Rec. → Read More

Lansing summer camps see perfect storm of high demand, low staffing

As fewer parents work from home, demand for summer camps is colliding head-on with staffing shortages, limiting the number of spaces available. → Read More

Are members returning to Lansing gyms? Yes, but for a new host of reasons.

Gyms were among the businesses hardest-hit by the pandemic, due in part to members who invested in at-home equipment or learned to exercise in isolation. → Read More

Impression 5 Science Center is 50 — and wants to hear your stories from the museum

The science center is soliciting memories from the past five decades as it works to regain foot traffic lost during the pandemic. → Read More