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...
Dec. 14 2011
The lobby of the Waterford Estates looks almost inviting, as if waiting for the next round of guests to come inside and check into their rooms. Never mind the ivy slowly inching it s way up the outside...
Dec. 14 2011
Mobile Food Pantry The City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department is teaming up with the Mid-Michigan Food Bank to offer a mobile food pantry to needy residents and families. The...
Lansing, meet your next fire chief, Randy Talifarro, whom the city will share with East Lansing, where he is already in charge. An experiment in regionalism.
Dec. 14 2011
For the man who is about to take the unprecedented job of leading both the Lansing and East Lansing Fire departments in what could be described as an experiment in regionalism one question looms: Do...
Shannon Wiggins pleads no contest to neglect and incompetence charges, keeps her license with fine and probation
Dec. 14 2011
A Lansing doctor has received a $5,000 fine and two years probation but will keep her osteopathic medicine license following a complaint by the state Attorney General s Office that she overprescribed...
Dec. 14 2011
An ambitious, years-long study of a heavily traveled stretch between Williamston Rob South and Downtown Lansing will get underway soon.The Mid-Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability will take a detailed...
Occupy Lansing calls it a season and plans to clear Reutter Park, vowing to be back in the spring. Mayor’s Office coordinates with protesters in last week.
Dec. 7 2011
The decision was made Monday night at the downtown Capital Area District Library across the street from Reutter Park during the group s General Assembly meeting. The decision goes beyond a deal reached...
Dec. 7 2011
Michigan may be considered Midwest but its New England heritage is evident in its architecture. There are amazing examples of residential and commercial architecture influenced by the east coast aesthetic,...
LCC Board of Trustees decision on college’s pool looms; President Knight recommends “a substantial expenditure” to upgrade it or close it
Dec. 7 2011
The job of president for any college is to think about the long-term issues and long-term needs of the college, Knight said last week in an interview. And so I continue not to think well of a patchwork...
Ingham County Land Bank gives 530 Pacific Ave. a second chance
Nov. 30 2011
Sure enough, the leaky, abandoned house on Lansing s south side is slated for a $50,000 renovation in the next three to four months. The Land Bank bought the two-story 1925 house across from the old John...
Nov. 30 2011
Property: 1635 Vermont Ave., Lansing Owner: Lois Goddard Taxpayer: Lois Goddard Assessed: $27,600 Owner says: Unable to be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: Every once...
Nov. 30 2011
She is rubbing people the wrong way with her micromanaging of personnel decisions as she tries to get more minority representation into the workforce, but Rodgers isn’t running a one-woman crusade....
For LGBT advocates, a series of unfortunate legislation
Nov. 30 2011
When Jones, a Republican state senator from Grand Ledge, gives his side of the antibullying saga that took place at the Capitol four weeks ago, he blames Democrats namely Whitmer , the Democrats Senate...

Subscribe to Our Newsletter