Updates keep coming in on Right to Work protests at the Capitol
March 13 2013
Tuesday, Dec. 11 — Thousands were gathered inside the Lansing Center by 8 a.m. this morning to organize for a march to the Capitol by 9 to protest pending Right to Work legislation
‘He fails the test of leadership’
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 12 — Gov. Rick Snyder “fails the test of leadership” by not standing up to members of his own party over right to work, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said today
Americans for Prosperity wants answers from Mayor Bernero, the county and Michigan State Police
March 13 2013
Thursday, Dec. 13 — Two days after their tent was torn down allegedly by Right to Work protesters, advocates of the legislation want an investigation of the violence and what they say was a lack...
The legacy of declining student enrollment in the Lansing School District continues
March 13 2013
Friday, Dec. 14 — For 35 of the past 42 years, the Lansing School District saw a decline in student enrollment. The latest student count data, discussed at length at a board meeting Thursday night,...
Lansing gets good news on its bond rating, economic outlook
March 13 2013
Monday, Dec. 17 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero announced some welcome economic news today: the city’s economic outlook has gone from “negative” to “stable,” according...
At final meeting of the year, Council approves a parking lot
March 13 2013
Monday, Dec. 17 — At its meeting tonight, the Lansing City Council gave the Michigan Retailers Association approval to build a surface parking lot on a small vacant parcel of land near downtown
General Motors Co. is reportedly bringing production of Camaro to Lansing
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 19 — General Motors Co. reportedly plans to move production of its Chevrolet Camaro sports car from Canada to the company’s Grand River assembly plant in Lansing
Opponents to proposed Cristo Rey consolidation say they're still being left in the dark
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 19 — A group of five community members opposed to a proposal to consolidate Cristo Rey Community Center and St. Vincent Catholic Charities met with the Cristo Rey board this morning...
Utility warns customers of phony workers approaching residents
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 19 — The Lansing Board of Water and Light is warning customers of a person posing as a BWL employee who tried to gain entry into a customer’s home on Lansing’s Eastside...
Ruling will hopefully lead to change in law, attorney says
March 13 2013
Friday, Dec. 21 — A ruling by 55th District Judge Thomas Boyd may signal a win for medical marijuana patients down the road who want to continue to drive while safely using their medication, says...
MSU researcher says violent shooters thrive on widespread media coverage — and the media is partly to blame for not treating all violence equally
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 26 — School shootings are as old as the United States of America, but the way we look at them has changed in the past few decades, which is like fuel for the perpetrators, says a...
A look at the issues to come in 2013: employee contracts and funding support
March 13 2013
Thursday, Dec. 27 — There’s plenty of uncertainty heading into 2013 for the Lansing School District, including renegotiating contracts for nearly all district employees and uncertain budget...
Local medical marijuana dispensary owner charged with two felonies after traffic incident
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 2 — A 40-year-old Lansing man prominent in the medical marijuana community was arraigned today in 54A District Court on two felony counts after a traffic incident involving alcohol
Rumors around City Hall suggest Councilwoman Carol Wood has the votes to be this year’s president
March 13 2013
Thursday, Jan. 3 — Carol Wood may be elected Lansing City Council president today. Third Ward Councilwoman and former Council President A’Lynne Robinson would be vice president as part of the...
In swift vote, Carol Wood is nominated president and A’Lynne Robinson vice president of City Council for 2013
March 13 2013
Thursday, Jan. 3 — For Brian Jeffries, Kathie Dunbar’s 2012 performance didn’t improve as he hoped it would. After the two Lansing City Council members reached an agreement last year...
Transportation is a big challenge for the growing local food market
March 13 2013
Friday, Jan. 4 — The popularity and demand for locally grown food is increasing — however, this growing interest doesn’t come without challenges, according to two Lansing-area experts
Historic train depot in REO Town chosen as site of this year's State of the City address
March 13 2013
Monday, Jan. 7 — A historic train depot in REO Town will be the site of this year’s annual State of the City speech delivered by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero
Council committee moves on replacing city attorney
March 13 2013
Monday, Jan. 7 — The Lansing City Council voted tonight to move forward with a replacement for outgoing City Attorney Brig Smith
Grant allows city to help economically struggling residents
March 13 2013
Tuesday, Jan. 8 — With the help of a hefty $1.5 million grant, Lansing will be able to help thousands of low-income residents get one-on-one financial counseling to tackle their economic woes and...
Michigan promotes right to work as ‘once-in-a-lifetime transformation’ in Pure Michigan campaign
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 9 — If at first you succeed, rub your opponents' faces in the bitter stench of your underhanded victory. That’s one interpretation of the state’s new marketing strategy...