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Frustration wanes amid another March run for Michigan State, Tom Izzo

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It's times like this when all the frustration seems worth it to Tom Izzo. The ups and downs of a long season having finally given way to another exhilarating run in the NCAA Tournament. "I wouldn't trade anybody as far as the way ...

Tommy Chong, Lansing mayor expected at pro-marijuana rally

Cook Nuclear Plant in southwestern Michigan. The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph and WLKM-F...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University researchers are studying high-energy gamma and cosmic rays coming from extreme forces in the universe at an ...

Live Update: Saginaw Arthur Hill vs. Lansing Everett Class A semifinal (live chat)

Like our Michigan High School Sports Facebook page EAST LANSING, MI — Both Arthur Hill and Lansing Everett have Mr. Basketball finalists who came up just short in the voting, but came through in the quarterfinals. Everett boasts forward Trevor Manuel ...

Michigan State University: 'Don't get burned' in celebrations

Michigan State University is warning students not to take ...
N.Y., but large crowds are expected to gather to watch the game in and around the East Lansing campus. The city and campus have a tortured history of "riots" after university sporting events.

East Lansing Man Arrested Following Protest At Capitol

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – A 20-year-old East Lansing man has been arrested and is expected to be charged with resisting and obstructing a police investigation. Lansing Police Officer Robert Merritt told 6 News the man obstructed an interview by Lansing ...

5 hot concerts in Lansing this weekend

Perhaps cowboy boots are in order? How to go: Bear Creek Brothers, Shelby Ann-Marie, Brian Lorente and the Usual Suspects, 7 p.m. Friday, The Loft, 414 East Michigan Ave., Lansing, 913-0103, tickets $10 in advance via www.FusionShows.com, $12 at the door.

East Grand Rapids graduate found dead inside MSU apartment

EAST LANSING, MI -- A Grand Rapids native attending Michigan State University was found dead earlier this week inside her East Lansing apartment Kelly Smith, 28, was found unresponsive by family members inside her apartment within the 200 block of Arbor ...

Ex-Michigan OL says concussions played a part in his retirement

Oct 25, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive lineman Jack Miller (60) points to defensive … Former Michigan offensive lineman Jack Miller made the decision earlier this month not to return to the team for his final season in 2015.

Lansing Jaycees to Hold Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Capitol Lawn

The Annual Lansing Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt on the Capitol lawn will take place Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon on the Michigan State Capitol east lawn, located at 100 North Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933. This year’s event will have two hunt areas ...

Road issues take center stage in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Road issues in Michigan will take center stage in East Lansing Tuesday. The 2015 Michigan Traffic Safety Summit will feature sessions on current issues, including distracted driving by technology and new approaches in ...

MSU Student Found Dead In Apartment

EAST LANSING (WWJ) – Foul play is not suspected in the death of Michigan State University student. East Lansing police were called to an off-campus apartment building, in the 200 block of Arbor Glen …

East Lansing Police Investigate MSU Student Death

(WLNS) – An investigation continues today into the death of a Michigan State University student last night. East Lansing Police tell 6 News that officers responded to a call at the 200 block of Arbor…

East Lansing Holds Traffic Safety Summit

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – It is all about road safety this week at the annual Traffic Safety Summit in East Lansing. The three day event includes workshops and presentations on current traffic safety…

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 …

TMSNX-East Lansing Live Blog: MSU vs. Georgia

Follow The Majors East Lansing’s coverage of the Michigan State and Georgia game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament here or on our Facebook or Twitter. Today’s Live Blogger: TMSNX East Lansing…

Black Triangle Sighting in East Lansing, Michigan on March 18th 2015 - Witnessed 15-20 triangular crafts traveling across the sky with red, green, and white blinking lights. Also saw two larger disc-shaped craft and a mysterious "star" that later disappear

My boyfriend and I were sitting in my apartment watching TV at about 11pm. The apartment is on the third floor of a building with a large sliding-glass window leading to a balcony. My boyfriend notice…

East Lansing Crash Sends Three To Hospital, One In Critical Condition

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – One person is in critical condition and three others are recovering in the hospital this morning following a two car crash in East Lansing. It happened around 11:30 p.m. Tue…

Saint Patrick’s Day, Free Overnight Parking In East Lansing

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – City officials in East Lansing are gearing up for Saint Patrick’s Day and want to make sure you stay safe. They have designated several areas where people can park their veh…

Michigan State earns 7 seed in East Region

Selection Sunday is here and we as Spartan fans weren’t terribly concerned if the Spartans would make another trip to the Big Dance. We were more concerned on what seed they would earn and what big st…

BWL Plans Outage For Around 2 A.M. In East Lansing

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – If you live in East Lansing, listen up. You could have a power outage overnight. The Lansing Board of Water and Light is planning an outage in the 500-600 blocks of Grand R…


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in EAST LANSING MICHIGAN

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



Tips to Prevent Data Theft in EAST LANSING MICHIGAN

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.


Domestic violence in EAST LANSING MICHIGAN

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.




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