Resolution to name an interim Lansing city attorney pulled from agenda
Feb. 29 2016
MONDAY, Feb. 29 — The Janene McIntyre situation took a new turn today. The city attorney who took an indefinite leave of absence earlier this month was back in her office today, City Council Presid
Feb. 26 2016
FRIDAY, Feb. 26 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Report raises concerns about well-being of fo
Senators propose letting dogs dine on restaurant patios
Feb. 26 2016
LANSING — Canines may be allowed as dinner guests in outdoor restaurant dining areas if a new bill passes.Sens. Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage, Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, and Wayne Schmidt,...
Presidential candidate to campaign here before Michigan primary
Feb. 26 2016
FRIDAY, Feb. 26 — Hillary Clinton plans to campaign in Lansing before Michigan’s March 8 Democratic presidential primary, Joel Ferguson, one of the visit’s organizers, said today
Feb. 24 2016
Built in 1881, this landmark building is easily identified by the prominent tower that faces MSU’s ‘Sacred Space.’ During the tenure of President Theophilus Abbot, landscape gardener...
County pushes pause button on long-running IT issues
Feb. 24 2016
The Ingham County firewall security system has stopped over one million attempts to deliver spam, viruses and malware to county systems in just the last week, says Tim Dolehanty the county controller....
Business acumen isn't answer for political problems
Feb. 24 2016
To understand the appeal of Donald Trump, why some believe he is viable presidential material, I called my brother Terry
Lindemann would transform Ranney Park as part of cleaning up the Red Cedar River
Feb. 24 2016
His drain plan, he said, could likely handle up to 2 inches of rain in 24 hours before pollutants would spill into the river. He’s asking the Council for easements to Ranney Park and parts of the...
BWL substation plan tests Lansing’s preservation ethic
Feb. 24 2016
The 98-year-old Scott House is a largely mothballed city asset of the city, sitting above the Grand River just north of Reo Town. Nestled beside the aluminum-paneled 4,600-square-foot house is a sunken...
County investigating outbreak of undetermined stomach illness
Feb. 23 2016
TUESDAY. Feb. 23 — The Ingham County Health Department has opened an investigation at MSU’s Kellogg Center after reports of at least 30 cases of vomiting and diarrhea
Feb. 20 2016
Lansing City Attorney Janene McIntyre is on leave from her responsibilities at the city of Lansing. The Mayor’s office announced the leave in a press release Friday
Ingham County’s Forest Community Health Center opens on Lansing’s south side
Feb. 19 2016
FRIDAY, Feb. 19 — About 200 people crammed into Ingham County’s newest public health facility this morning. They weren’t sick, but they came out feeling better anyway. The occasion was...
Feb. 19 2016
A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories
No Zika virus in Michigan, experts say — yet
Feb. 19 2016
LANSING – The Zika virus will likely reach Michigan, but it won’t be the mosquitoes that bring it, health officials say.The mosquitoes that carry the virus, Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus,...
Grand Rapids firm plans $4 million extend-stay hotel by I496
Feb. 18 2016
THURSDAY, Feb. 18 —The old Deluxe Inn site along I496 just south of downtown Lansing, long an eyesore before it was torn down in 2010, has been optioned to a Grand Rapids company that would bu
Full-time state job means $45K pay cut for Wells
Feb. 17 2016
The good news for Dr. Eden Wells is she's now a state employee. The bad news for Wells is … she's a state employee
City Council investigates programs on paint exposure to children
Feb. 17 2016
Since 2008, at least 200 Ingham County children a year have been diagnosed with blood lead levels above the medically accepted levels of 5 mg/DL of blood. Ninety percent of the lead poisoning cases in...
Bernie the Jew — Who knew? Who cares?
Feb. 17 2016
But for a reason that has barely surfaced so far, a Sanders nomination and victory would be YUGER. While we’ve long had Jews in Congress and on the Supreme Court, Sanders would be the first major-party...
Snow-free yards and fields
Feb. 17 2016
This subject will draw numerous detractors, as it pertains more to regionalism rather than so-called bad architecture. And very few people eagerly anticipate the prospect of clearing sidewalks with a snow...
Residents, management struggle with critters at ‘Tower of Terror'
Feb. 17 2016
Late last year, the resident who had noticed red, itchy dots on his skin woke up one night to discover tiny bugs attached to his skin, feasting on his blood

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