Feb. 5 2016
A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service
Link undervalues Michigan's credit unions' local cooperative mission
Feb. 3 2016
In his most recent column, Link again criticized Michigan credit unions for failing to meet standards for sustainable purity — a standard that no credit union or bank is obliged to meet
Lansing's Refugee Development Center absorbs big surge of volunteers
Feb. 3 2016
Andrew Ford, a pastor at Grand Ledge Baptist Church, resolved to venture "outside his comfort zone" in 2016. He wasn't alone. Thursday, Ford joined a mob of volunteers who reported for duty with Lansing's...
Feb. 3 2016
Tim Bogar of Lansing was the first person to correctly identify the mosaic surrounding the entrance to the Lansing Art Gallery on Washington Square as the December Eye for Design
Dusty's Cellar/Daddy's Little Grill/Fresh & Furious/Better Health
Feb. 3 2016
Not too long ago, food trucks were simply regarded as mobile chow stations. They were relegated to the parking lots of factories and strip malls or crammed between the elephant ear cart and fresh-squeezed...
Greater Lansing reshaped by large and small projects
Feb. 3 2016
In the decade since Mayor Virg Bernero took office, the Lansing skyline has slowly evolved as new developments change the contours of the city.
Jan. 29 2016
A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Lawmakers seek to ease restrictions on historic districts: Some state l
Jan. 29 2016
FRIDAY, Jan. 29 — Michigan Information and Research Services, Inc (MIRS) is reporting that a controversial ballot initiative to amend the state constitution will end. MIRS reports that Dana Nessel...
Former Lansing official key player in Flint crisis
Jan. 27 2016
With angry residents toting bottles and jugs full of muddy-colored liquid, Flint’s City Council approved a resolution in March 2015 calling on the city’s emergency manager to “do all...
Jan. 27 2016
Admittedly, the designation of ‘”Eyesore” isn’t entirely appropriate for this property at the corner of Kalamazoo and Shepard streets. Beyond the boarded-up windows and minor graffiti,...
Snyder’s top flaks sing different tune about FOIA now
Jan. 27 2016
At last week’s State of the State speech, Gov. Rick Snyder promised to release his official emails related to the Flint water crisis from 2014 and 2015 — which covers a period after the decision...
Former mayoral chief of staff, Flint emergency manager quits Financial Health Team
Jan. 25 2016
MONDAY. Jan. 24 — A key voice in the city of Lansing’s Financial Health Team has resigned his volunteer position with the group over concerns about his role in the Flint water crisis. AmbroseJerry
Rail passengers will use new facility starting Monday
Jan. 22 2016
FRIDAY, Jan. 22 — Amtrak will begin using the new transportation center in East Lansing Monday “at long last,” CATA announced today. The Capital Area Multimodal Gat
Former School for the Blind has new developers, new plan
Jan. 20 2016
Courtesy the Mayor's office WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20 — The former School for the Blind has a new team of developers with a new plan to create 60 housing units for senior citizens and another 72 unit
Getting credit unions to move practices in a greener direction
Jan. 20 2016
Might not our local credit unions or banking institutions adopt some of the admirable practices demonstrated by Vancity or the other sustainable credit unions and banks? Given their enviable success across...
Jan. 20 2016
A defining trait of Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is his willingness to share an opinion on, well, just about anything The same with city voters, when asked to say what they think of the mayor. They are...
Jan. 20 2016
Whether you see marijuana as a healing herb or a scourge on society, local dispensaries peddling the plant aren’t likely to be leaving any time soon
LGBT and ally groups fight to amend civil rights law
Jan. 20 2016
Nathan Triplett, the former mayor of East Lansing, has taken on a new role: political director of the statewide gay rights organization Equality Michigan
Lansing leaders involved in crisis
Jan. 20 2016
When Gov. Rick Snyder was in Flint last week, a familiar Lansing face was by his side: David Maxwell, the head of the city of Lansing’s Office of Faith Based Initiatives. Maxwell is a Flint native
Jan. 20 2016
This building might have been constructed in a different place in 1892, were it not for the objections of Michigan Agricultural College President Oscar Clute. When the original Botany building burned in...

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