Rich Adams

Rich Adams was a print and broadcast journalist for more than four decades. Now a freelance writer, Adams is an avid fan of his beloved Chicago Cubs and also enjoys spending time in the kitchen reconnecting with cooking and baking.

Articles by Rich Adams


Full-Speed Ahead at Red Cedar Project

The structures going up across from Frandor Mall aren’t simply new housing and retail spaces. The construction is perceived as a way to strengthen the Lansin…

Winter Sports Shift This Season

Skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling have always been popular sports in Michigan. This winter, changes caused by COVID-19 could compress the sports into slo…

Agribusiness Rolls with the Pandemic Punches

We consider many segments of our workforce as being essential during the pandemic — health care employees, essential retail workers, state employees, and tho…

Restaurants Pivot to Survive Pandemic’s Economic Effects

When COVID-19 prompted a ban on dine-in service for Michigan restaurants in March, restaurateurs found themselves facing a crisis Since then, 2,000 restau…

Wayfair Service Center Falls Victim to COVID-19

A planned Wayfair call center in Meridian Township is the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic. The internet retail company and e-commerce giant had …

New Coronavirus Symptom is Worker Shortage

In February, Michigan’s unemployment rate was 3.6%. By April, when the pandemic forced shutdowns, it had exploded to 24%. Now that businesses are back in …

Small Businesses Launch, Expand During the Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic erupted, nonessential businesses were forced to close. But one local business opened its doors, and another expanded during the pa…

Pandemic Not Expected to Impact Deer Season

While COVID-19 is affecting life in Michigan, experts don’t see the pandemic having an impact on deer season. Chad Stewart, a deer, elk and moose manageme…

LCC’s Robinson Returns to His Roots

When Steve Robinson arrived as the new president of Lansing Community College, he was returning to the place where he realized community colleges would be hi…

MSU Focuses on Understanding Effects of PFAs

There is a PFAS crisis in Michigan. Concentrations of PFAS — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — exist throughout Michigan, polluting groundwater to dan…

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