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...
Nov. 23 2011
But in a written opinion issued Thursday, Visiting Circuit Judge Richard D. Ball said, The record in this case shows the description of plaintiff on the front cover of the publication, when read with...
Nov. 23 2011
Whether you travel a short distance for a staycation or a long distance, eco-friendly lodging is one of the best ways to carbon offset travel. The Cozy Koi Bed and Breakfast at 720 Seymour St. is the only...
Wrecking ball fells Westside landmark, creating fulfillment for some, loss for others
Nov. 23 2011
That s what Cynthia Pahlkotter thought she was doing. But she s begun to question church authorities. There s the feeling she gets when driving on Saginaw Street past the demolition site: Sad. It s a...
Lansing announces its non-motorized transportation plan
Nov. 23 2011
A familiar cast of bicycling advocates, Public Service Department representatives, 4th Ward City Councilwoman Jessica Yorko and about 15 Lansing-area residents attended the announcement
Nov. 23 2011
My Sista s, a boutique featuring everything from shoes and handbags to clothing and jewelry, opens Friday at 113 S. Washington Square and hopes to revive retail in the downtown area, said owner Tina Robinson....
Nov. 23 2011
Only six months ago, the names of possible replacements for termlimited state Rep. Joan Bauer, D-Lansing, next year in the Lansing-based 68th House District looked like a grocery list
Occupy Lansing members say Occupy New York’s eviction has no effect on them
Nov. 17 2011
Thursday, Nov. 17 — Occupy Lansing members are planning to continue their protest in Reutter Park despite the recent evictions of other Occupy movements, a movement participant says
Where the chips fell and what’s to come with a new member on City Council
Nov. 16 2011
City Clerk Chris Swope s analysis of the election showed that more females voted than males (55 percent to 45 percent) and those aged 60 years and older had the highest turnout of any age group
Rachel Lewis breaks out of the pack to claim a seat on the Lansing Board of Education
Nov. 16 2011
Rachel Lewis, 23, the youngest in a field of nine Board of Education candidates, clinched the third open seat in last Tuesday s election with 12 percent (4,291) of the vote. Incumbent Nicole Armbruster...
Nov. 16 2011
Property: 1431 Knollwood Ave., Lansing Owner: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Taxpayer: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Assessed: $21,000 Owner says: As trustee, Deutsche Bank is not responsible for...
Why downplaying the fact that three candidates in last week’s election are gay is a good thing
Nov. 16 2011
Amid the public discourse and allegations about photo darkening, supporting drug dealers in neighborhoods and questionable consulting contracts in last week s City Council election, one issue that rarely...
Michigan lawmakers take heat for religious ‘blueprint for bullying,’ go back to drawing board
Nov. 10 2011
After years of urging Michigan s legislature to pass a comprehensive law cracking down on bullying in the state s schools, Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer reconciled herself to the idea that...
Nov. 9 2011
Coffee, toilet paper, what could possibly follow? The intent of these pieces is to shed light on how the choices we make in the marketplace affirm our values
Nov. 9 2011
Three out of four Chamber candidates lost. Its biggest target, Derrick Quinney, won reelection despite a wave of fliers sent by a chamber political front group and anonymous robocalls that most observers...
Nov. 9 2011
Quinney, an AFL-CIO official, won his second term despite crap from the chamber that questioned whether he was a political ladder climber and a shill for medical marijuana interests, among other things....
Nov. 9 2011
At 10:30 p.m., the mayor walked into the Green Door Blues Bar on Lansing s east side where Washington was celebrating a victory over Lynne Martinez to congratulate her. It was not against Jody but more...
NEO Center provides resources to help entrepreneurs get ahead
Nov. 9 2011
Wednesday, Nov. 9 — Starting a business can be a daunting task, but the Center for New Enterprise Opportunity can help ease the process
2011 Election
Nov. 2 2011
We’re part way there in Lansing. We’re not a crime-ridden dump like Saginaw or Flint, but we don’t quite have the buzzing, go-to downtown like Indianapolis or Madison either. The Stadium...
The underbelly of local politics
Nov. 2 2011
Over the past two weeks in the At-Large race, a campaign consultant for At-Large incumbent Derrick Quinney, a labor-backed, labor-employed candidate (he s an executive with the state AFL-CIO), accused...

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