Aug. 1 2012
Republicans have a 50/50 shot at claiming the long-sought south Lansing, rural Ingham County seat in the 67th. The numbers are stacked against them in the 69th, but they have a moderate candidate there....
Aug. 1 2012
But all four Republicans on the Aug. 7 ballot have made such head-scratching decisions, it seems this campaign has been more an exercise in how far the human nose can stretch into the Tea Party’s...
Raising taxes and fiscal conservatives in little old Delhi Township
Aug. 1 2012
Goodrich says his opponent is accusing him of pushing a fictional "rain tax" that Goodrich says isn’t being planned. The alleged tax would charge residents based on the size of the hard surface areas...
Aug. 1 2012
Hetrick, 38, of Brighton, is a Lansing Grand River assembly plant employee who had worked at the Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tenn. A Michigander since 2000, Hetrick says he was moved to run because of...
A look at ballot proposals from across the county
Aug. 1 2012
They don't have the amount of public attention as a public safety millage approved in November, but city of Lansing voters face a half-dozen ballot questions on Tuesday, including selling off parkland...
Who will fill Judge Jordon's seat in East Lansing?
Aug. 1 2012
Clement, 35, is a 2002 graduate of the Michigan State University Law School. He is a former Eaton County assistant prosecuting attorney and went into private practice six years ago. He is an adjunct professor...
July 25 2012
Surprise! Amongst the garden foliage, a little free library has taken root in the front yard of an East Lansing home just north of Michigan Avenue. Stationed like a small literary sentry, this library...
The "current culture" of CATA drives international traffic expert from board position
July 25 2012
With a Ph.D in transportation from Michigan State University and nearly 50 years of experience in the field, Thomas Maleck is resigning from the local public transportation authority's board in disgust
Experts say the possibilities are endless for redesigning the exterior of a pole barn
July 25 2012
A public hearing before the City Council was initially scheduled for Monday night, but was canceled after Niowave pulled its request. The Council’s Development and Planning Committee will discuss...
On Aug. 7, Ingham County Democrats must choose between Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann, who has built an impressive environmental record, and Mark Grebner, who says the incumbent runs his office unethically and wastefully
July 25 2012
What do you get when you give a pair of unorthodox politicians an hour each on public access television to bash each other? A lengthy fact-checking mission, for one
Automated phone calls hit on name-calling claims; Jody Washington calls them a "public nuisance" and wants them to stop
July 18 2012
Recently, when asked to identify the gossiper, Washington said she could not reveal who had supposedly leaked the mayor’s comments to her
July 18 2012
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Good economy, bad economy: vacant buildings happen. Blight isn’t vacancy, but it begins with poorly kept properties that are all too often the result...
Now the Lansing City Council will consider tying tax incentives for Niowave to exterior improvements at its pole barn
July 18 2012
"The idea of tie-bars, I think, makes a lot of sense," Jeffries said following Monday night's Council meeting. Six residents spoke during the meeting against Niowave's new $10 million expansion that has...
Urban chicken coop tour draws enthusiasts and the curious
July 18 2012
Eager bicyclists filled the Foster Community Center parking lot Saturday afternoon for the aptly titled "Tour de Coup": This caravan was on a tour of urban chicken coops throughout Lansing
July 18 2012
Early mornings, nights, weekends, I wrote candidate profiles and analyzed all 110 state House races taking place in the August primary and November general election. Not all 110 seats have competitive...
Big talk boils down to a handful of options for the Red Cedar project
July 18 2012
Last week, Lansing received five proposals to develop 12.5 acres of the former Red Cedar Golf Course on the city’s eastern fringe. With sky-high hopes for regional transformation riding on the project,...
July 18 2012
There's no financing and no developer, but there is a lot of passion. Litwiller has been thinking about the idea for two years. She proposed it to the Lansing City Council earlier this summer, but got...
When Niowave moved in, the company agreed to conform to the look and feel of the neighborhood. Why don't the same standards apply now? Or do they?
July 11 2012
When Niowave Inc. sought to open its headquarters in the old Walnut Street School just west of Old Town, the Lansing City Council granted a special land use permit in 2006 to do so with the understanding...
July 11 2012
Sure, Sears may be the most well known of the American mail-order home companies, but Michigan is home to what was the first and largest: Aladdin Co. of Bay City. Like Kleenex, the Sears brand is the common...
The Black Child and Family Institute moves out of the old Genesee School; the Lansing School District hasn't yet decided what to do with the building
July 11 2012
The movers sifted the traces of hundreds of childhood and adult education classes, recreational and cultural programs, town hall meetings and summer camps. There were ribbons from holiday food baskets,...

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