Jan. 15 2012
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Blight isn’t just an urban thing. The fact is, blight occurs at all levels of the built environment, but we are only used to seeing blight at the...
Jan. 11 2012
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Blight isn’t just an urban thing. The fact is, blight occurs at all levels of the built environment, but we are only used to seeing blight at the...
On its 25th anniversary, questions about funding the Lansing Center. Mayor Bernero says the city's $800,000 subsidy is 'unsustainable.'
Jan. 11 2012
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will help lead the invitation-only celebration Thursday night marking the 25th anniversary of the Lansing Center — while also contemplating a way of regionalizing the facility...
A Lansing actor, his longtime partner and six others take arms against the Michigan law barring same-sex benefits
Jan. 11 2012
Sunday evening at 6, Gerardo Ascheri hustled a lingering piano student out of the living room of his Lansing home to answer a reporter’s knock at the front door. Ascheri’s partner of 18 years,...
Jan. 11 2012
At about hour three of the Lansing City Council’s banging-head-against-the-wall deliberations over its 2012 president, community observer Mary Reynolds assumed the seat at the head of the table where...
Electing Council leadership and anticipating another difficult budget process. Also, Bernero plans to run for re-election in 2013.
Jan. 4 2012
A new year for the Lansing City Council brings uncertainty over who will lead the legislative body, another set of budget challenges and a pledge from the mayor that he’s “optimistic”...
Jan. 4 2012
If you’re like most of us, you’ll be using this special time of the year to reflect and renew. Start the New Year with a resolution to grow your appreciation for mid-Michigan architecture....
Jan. 4 2012
Thank God, 2011 is over. That's the mindset of Michigan's unions and progressives, anyway. Act Two is coming here in 2012 with the state's Republican-led government attacking many of the same issues,...
The top 10 property tax delinquents in Ingham County
Dec. 28 2011
The annual list of property tax delinquents in Ingham County keeps growing, but at a much less alarming rate than recent years. And the Ingham County treasurer is hesitantly hopeful that the amount of...
Dec. 28 2011
Property: 3000 E. Saginaw St., Lansing Owner: KZ Investments LLC Taxpayer: KZ Investments LLC Assessed: $118,300 Owner says: Unable to be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn...
Dec. 28 2011
Who doesn't love a discount? Still, I don't want to balance my retail savings on the shoulders of underpaid help. That's one reason I avoid Walmart and Sam's Club
Dec. 28 2011
1. Organized labor - Gov. Rick Snyder's "reinvention" of Michigan equaled a "shared sacrifice" for just about everybody except business - who saw lower taxes, fewer regulations and long-sought policy changes...
Remembering 10 Lansing-area people who died in 2011
Dec. 28 2011
To write this story about 10 people who died in greater Lansing this year, I looked at every daily obituary for 2011. Why? Shawn Riley, father of Aaron Riley, the 21-year-old MSU student who drowned in...
Several medical marijuana dispensaries are still operating in Lansing
Dec. 21 2011
Further, Schuette has often said in the media that voters never intended for medical marijuana dispensaries when a 2008 ballot initiative passed allowing the use of cannabis for medical reasons. And Schuette...
Dec. 21 2011
Holiday windows are a classic seasonal tradition. Started in the 1800s by department stores like R.H. Macyeuro;s and Marshall Fieldeuro;s, elaborate holiday motifs have graced retail stores from mid-November...
Disillusioned by politics and no amends with Virg Bernero: An exit interview with 1st Ward Councilman Eric Hewitt
Dec. 21 2011
For nearly an hour and a half Saturday afternoon, outgoing 1st Ward representative Eric Hewitt recounted the past four years on City Council, from an expletiveand name-calling-filled history with Mayor...
Dec. 21 2011
However, sources around town tell me Grebner doesn´t believe Lindemann is operating the Drain Commissioner´s Office as frugally as he could. I couldn´t get anyone to elaborate on what...
Dec. 14 2011
Occupy has successfully raised the specter of homelessness Exhibit A of corporations putting profits over people. The subject is particularly relevant since our Supreme Court ruled that a corporate computer...
Dec. 14 2011
Gov. Rick Snyder’s press secretary said last week that if a bill banning cities and public schools from offering domestic partner benefits such as health care cleared the Legislature, he’d...
East side warehouse will become Food Resource Center
Dec. 14 2011
It s sad to stand on bare asphalt where giant rutabagas once roamed, but this could be the last winter Lansing s east side will fend for fresh food without the Allen Street Farmers Market, on seasonal...

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