Dec. 9 2016
LANSING — Three bills to increase voter photo identification requirements passed narrowly through the House and are on their way to the Senate.Under this package, voters without an ID at the time...
Dec. 9 2016
FRIDAY, Dec. 9 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Michigan lags in solitary confinement reform: State
Dec. 7 2016
The first rule in selecting and decorating a public holiday tree is simple: Don’t screw it up. This seems like a low bar to clear — and it is — but you can’t take it for granted....
Amid anxiety over Trump’s clean energy direction, Michigan lawmakers offer surprising relief
Dec. 7 2016
Believe it or not, the Republican-dominated Legislature is giving hope to clean-energy advocates who are anxious about the direction our climate-denying president-elect could take the country on energy...
County door cracks open again on infrastructure bonds
Dec. 7 2016
A controversial proposal for Ingham County to issue millions of dollars in bonds to fund the public infrastructure for the $380 million Red Cedar Renaissance project may get new life
MSU clears Bernero of accepting Rose Bowl tickets from Ferguson
Dec. 7 2016
Michigan State University says that Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero paid for game tickets for himself and his wife to the 2014 Rose Bowl, contradicting a claim in a federal racketeering lawsuit against...
Signals mixed on health insurance in the coming Trump era
Nov. 30 2016
Since Donald Trump’s election, patients have been asking me about the fate of the Affordable Care Act. The announcement Tuesday that the president-elect has selected an ardent foe of Obamacare to...
Nov. 30 2016
The structure below was our eyesore back in October 2014. At that time, it was noted that there was significant wood rot and that a restoration of the signage on one face of the structure had been poorly...
Lansing should nurture, not discourage, billion-dollar marijuana industry
Nov. 30 2016
There's a great adage in baseball: Better to trade a year too early than a year too late
Mayoral campaign already framed by shadowy groups and hidden agendas
Nov. 30 2016
A proxy war of secretive “citizen” groups has begun shaping a nascent 2017 Lansing mayoral race
Nov. 25 2016
A drug used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose could be on hand in Michigan schools free of charge
Nov. 25 2016
A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories
City wants mandatory home inspections for high energy users
Nov. 23 2016
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s proposal aimed at regulating homegrown marijuana raises legal concerns and may even be unconstitutional, critics say
Nov. 23 2016
Recent architectural theory provides direction toward shaping a structure by accounting for a series of building contexts. One factor, Context of Purpose, considers whether a building’s appearance...
Preservationists make gains despite loss to Bernero, BWL
Nov. 23 2016
Lansing preservationists took a licking over the BWL power station, but they are still ticking — maybe even louder
Nov. 18 2016
A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories
Nov. 18 2016
A package of bills passed by the Legislature allows researchers to test drive autonomous vehicles on public roads, broadening research centers’ ability to perfect the vehicles. The bills now go to...
Nov. 16 2016
Apart from this short section of the street, this block is home to numerous tidy buildings within a successful commercial district. While this building exhibits some maintenance concerns, the state of...
Trump win unsettles those outside region's mainstream
Nov. 16 2016
As the map on the television screens in his apartment changed colors Tuesday night, Ben Schroff and his friends saw the hope of a Hillary Clinton presidency slip away and the terror of a Donald Trump...
Nov. 16 2016
Todd Heywood’s story about local fallout from the presidential election and my column today demand some amplification

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