Andy Schor

Updated: Lansing mayor, city employees get COVID-19 vaccine early

BY: - January 26, 2021

Headline updated, 6:11 p.m., 1/26/21 About 50,000 Ingham County residents remain in a holding pattern for access to a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine. But Lansing Mayor Andy Schor is not one of them.  Schor, 45, was vaccinated about two weeks ago as part of what officials at Sparrow Health Systems said was an invitation-only […]

Few show up for right-wing demonstration at Michigan Capitol amid strong police presence

BY: - January 17, 2021

The small group of protesters, including armed members of the far-right, anti-government “boogaloo bois,” who gathered outside the Michigan Capitol in downtown Lansing Sunday afternoon were far outnumbered by police and members of the National Guard — relieving elected officials and law enforcement who had braced for chaos and violence in the wake of the […]

Breaking: Whitmer activates Michigan National Guard in advance of Sunday protest

BY: - January 15, 2021

A spokeswoman for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer confirmed Friday morning the Michigan National Guard has been activated in advance of expected right-wing protests in downtown Lansing this weekend. Tiffany Brown, the governor’s communications director, confirmed the Guard’s activation in a text message, and referred questions about the number of troops called up and other operational details […]

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Lansing braces for wave of ‘armed, violent’ protests before Biden’s inauguration

BY: - January 13, 2021

With images of a screaming, furious mob over running a weak defense of the U.S. Capitol a week ago, Michigan state and local officials are bracing for a possible armed, violent demonstration on Sunday at the state Capitol in Lansing.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has received intel that armed protests are being planned […]

1st BLM-organized rally brings thousands to Lansing in peaceful celebration of Black lives

BY: - June 30, 2020

At the largest rally yet in defense of Black lives in Lansing, thousands of attendees gathered on a hot Monday afternoon for four and a half hours of live music, talks about racial injustice and calls to action on the Capitol lawn. More than 2,000 people showed up for the event, the first of its […]

NAACP protest in Lansing draws more than 1K

BY: - June 10, 2020

Sweltering, nearly 90-degree weather did not deter a crowd of more than 1,000 protesters who took part in a peaceful march down Michigan Avenue Wednesday afternoon to the state Capitol as a show of solidarity against police brutality and systemic racism. The “We Are Done Dying March” was hosted by the NAACP Youth and College […]

Ingham Health Dept. declares racism public health crisis, BLM activist calls for Schor to resign

BY: - June 4, 2020

In a virtual call to action Wednesday night hosted by Black Lives Matter Lansing, which has so far been viewed by 30,000 people, Ingham County Health Department leadership agreed to declare racism a public health crisis and encouraged the County Commission to adopt a formal resolution. Lansing Mayor Andy Schor also was twice asked for […]

Updated: Police remove woman after allegedly threatening to kill Lansing protesters, her car was destroyed

BY: - June 1, 2020

Updated, 9:42 a.m., 6/1/20 A car ended up burnt to a crisp. Downtown Lansing was filled with broken glass and screaming. The police brutality protest went sour Sunday evening after being mostly peaceful earlier in the day. There was a literal night-and-day difference, with the protest that took place late morning and early afternoon calling […]

It’s May 1 and thousands can’t pay their rent. Here’s what some Michiganders are doing.

BY: - May 1, 2020

Madeline Smith, a 23-year-old Michigan State University student set to graduate this month, can’t pay her rent for May. She didn’t pay her April rent, either. And she doesn’t plan to pay for June. Smith lost her two on-campus jobs in March when the university shut down due to COVID-19. Suddenly, she was unable to […]

Resolution backing minor league teams is a hit with House panel

BY: - February 21, 2020

America’s pastime could be getting a haircut with Major League Baseball (MLB) proposing to cut 42 teams from the minor leagues.  While Michigan’s three minor league teams are safe, there’s enough concern for the future of the game that lawmakers have a House resolution calling on the MLB to avoid cuts. House Resolution 216 sponsor […]

Tax break for former Michigan Senate building brings deal ‘full circle’

BY: - September 26, 2019

A brownfield tax credit granted this week for the redevelopment of a former state office building seemingly caps a strange multi-year saga spurred on, in part, by lawmakers reportedly wanting a better view.  The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) board on Tuesday granted a $2.8 million brownfield tax credit to an entity affiliated with Boji Group, […]

Michigan leaders remember 9/11

BY: - September 11, 2019

On the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Michigan officials remembered the almost 3,000 people who were killed in New York and Washington, D.C. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered state and federal flags lowered. “We will never forget the thousands of Americans who lost their lives, including the first responders who put their lives on […]