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Hey Joe: Sherman marches through dirty MSU laundry

Michigan State's Garrick Sherman pulls down a rebound during the second half on Dec. 4, 2010, in East Lansing. Michigan State won, 74-39. (Photo: Al Goldis AP) Most of Garrick Sherman's glorious Twitter eruption Wednesday evening – or Thursday morning in ...

East Lansing marijuana decriminalization a step backward for pot smokers

Until such a time comes that Michigan decides, as a state, to decriminalize marijuana, city officials are concerned the passage of this proposal in East Lansing could provide a false sense of security. “They need to know that the risk of using marijuana ...

What's really behind today's brand blitz

EAST LANSING, Michigan—What is the meaning of life? What does the future really hold for mankind? And should you brand your hotel or not? There's no better place than a university setting to tackle deep, philosophical questions such as these, and that's ...

Michigan State's 2015 bronze-accented alternate uniform ranked No. 2 in college football by NFL.com

EAST LANSING — Michigan State has yet to wear its new Nike alternate uniforms in a game, but already the new designs and colors have made a splash. NFL.com writer Bryan Fischer ranked the Spartans' new alternates No. 2 in 2015 — one spot behind Oregon ...

Triad Real Estate Partners Accounces Sale of The Hunters Ridge Apartments in East Lansing, MI

CHICAGO, May. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Triad Real Estate Partners is pleased to announce the recent sale of The Hunters Ridge Apartments, a 170 unit multi-family property located in East Lansing, MI. Founded in 2010 by three partners with a combined ...

Local food councils take root in Michigan

This statewide network, hosted by MSU CRFS will be holding its first meeting on Wednesday, May 27 at the Surplus Store/Recycling Center at Michigan State University from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The address is 468 Green Way, East Lansing, MI. Members of ...

Michigan State Track & Field Sending 37 Entries To NCAA East Preliminary Round

EAST LANSING, Michigan - Michigan State men's and women's track & field programs will be well represented at the 2015 NCAA East Preliminary Round next week at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. The Spartans begin action on Thursday, May 28.

Michigan State's Drake Martinez wins Big Ten appeal

And he may have a spot as a designated pass rusher given the comments of Michigan State co-defensive coordinator Mike Tressel. View gallery EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 20: Michigan State Spartans mascott "SPARTY" entertains the … "I mean he has a killer ...

Scrap Yards in Lansing, MI Now Searchable for Used Components at Parts Company Website

a searchable database at http://www.carpartslocato r.com/scrap-yards-in-lans ing-mi. The yards that are setup to provide the parts for sale are located in Lansing and East Lansing, Michigan. This broad scope of providers is expected to fill voids in the ...

East Lansing, Michigan Voters Approve Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1

EAST LANSING, MI — East Lansing is the latest Michigan city to approve a ballot measure to eliminate marijuana possession penalties, effectively legalizing marijuana possession for adults. Voters approved Proposal 1 by a 65% margin on Tuesday, making ...

Orange barrel alert in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – If you’re going to be driving on Grand River Avenue through East Lansing during the next few days you’ll want to know about some road work. Beginning today sewer repairs a…

Wordless Wednesday: Blooms in West Circle

East Lansing road closures

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – If your daily commute takes you through Ingham County, you may see some orange barrels and road closures today. In East Lansing, Bogue Street between East Grand River Avenue…

MSU students move out and East Lansing thrift stores fill up

“Literally just a quick overturning from– literally got out of my gown and started moving out right away.” New grads are moving out and moving on—- and for many that means out with the old and in wit…

Carpenter East Lansing (MI) – East Lansing Carpenters

Carpenter East Lansing (MI) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in East Lansing (MI). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in East Lansing, Michigan work with, builds and fixes items and …

East Lansing Voters Pass Marijuana Legalization Proposal

I have always been a fan of local marijuana reform efforts in Michigan. Several Michigan cities and municipalities have voted to decriminalize or even legalize marijuana. Those local victories have bu…

East Lansing Still “Hazy” After Marijuana Vote

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – There is still some haze after the marijuana amendment passed Tuesday in East Lansing, Michigan. Allowing any person who is 21 years of age or older to be in possession of o…

East Lansing Approves Marijuana Measure

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – A push to decriminalize marijuana has taken a step forward in East Lansing. Voters Tuesday approved a charter amendment to make the use, possession and transfer of up to one…

East Lansing Gets Opportunity To Vote On Marijuana

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Voters got the opportunity to vote on marijuana and property sale proposals Tuesday in East Lansing. The results are still coming in, if you take a look on the bottom of the…

Yard Collection Day Kicks Off In East Lansing

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The city of East Lansing is offering the first of their no fee yard waste collection days today. Waste includes: leaves, plant materials, grass clippings and tree limbs. Th…


Victms of discrimination in EAST LANSING MICHIGAN

The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission´s interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.

The EEOC has held that discrimination against an inpidual because that person is transgender (also known as gender identity discrimination) is discrimination because of sex and therefore is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120120821%20Macy%20v%20DOJ%20ATF.txt. The Commission has also found that claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual inpiduals alleging sex-stereotyping state a sex discrimination claim under Title VII. See Veretto v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120110873 (July 1, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120110873.txt; Castello v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Request No. 0520110649 (Dec. 20, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0520110649.txt.

While discrimination based on an inpidual´s status as a parent (prohibited under Executive Order 13152) is not a covered basis under the laws enforced by the EEOC, there are circumstances where discrimination against caregivers may give rise to sex discrimination under Title VII or disability discrimination under the ADA. See Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities, www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/caregiving.html.

Federal government employees may file claims of discrimination under the Part 1614 EEO process on any of the bases covered under the laws EEOC enforces, and/or may also utilize additional complaint procedures described below.

Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" http://www.opm.gov/ovrsight/proidx.asp) based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), www.osc.gov, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), www.mspb.gov, enforce the prohibitions against federal employment discrimination codified in the CSRA. For more information, see OPM´s Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment at www.opm.gov/er/address2/guide01.htm, OPM´s Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Inpiduals in the Federal Workplace at www.opm.gov/persity/Transgender/Guidance.asp, and OSC´s Prohibited Personnel Practices and How to File a Complaint at http://www.osc.gov/ppp.htm.

Executive Orders

Additionally, federal agencies retain procedures for making complaints of discrimination on any bases prohibited by Executive Orders reviewed below. For example, some lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees may file complaints under both the agency´s Executive Order complaint process (for sexual orientation discrimination) and 1614 process (for sex discrimination), as these are separate processes.

Executive Order 11478, section 1 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) provides:

It is the policy of the government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in federal employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the federal government, to the extent permitted by law.

Executive Order 13152 states that "status as a parent" refers to the status of an inpidual who, with respect to an inpidual who is under the age of 18 or who is 18 or older but is incapable of self-care because of a physical or mental disability, is: a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a foster parent, a stepparent, a custodian of a legal ward, in loco parentis over such inpidual, or actively seeking legal custody or adoption of such an inpidual. The Executive Order authorized OPM to develop guidance on the provisions of the Order.



The Guardian and a warning to EAST LANSING MICHIGAN: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]

The importance of local education funding in EAST LANSING MICHIGAN

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



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