4720 Ballard Road, Lansing
Feb. 21 2011
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Roof damage is an inevitable outcome of a house fire. This house on Ballard has suffered an extensive fire that significantly damaged the roof. It is an...
Open gun carriers feel the need to protect themselves at the downtown Capital Area District Library, which the library director calls
Feb. 17 2011
I recognized Tyler — who did not want to give his last name for his “personal safety” — from a Lansing City Council meeting one week before. He joined a group of about five others...
LCC professor brings informal science gatherings to the Lansing area
Feb. 17 2011
Azima learned about the idea of a science café in 2007 from a board meeting of the National Science Teachers Association in Toronto. But the idea isn’t new. The British started the program...
MSU professor Ron Dorr analyzes the text of a stirring speech
Feb. 17 2011
One hundred fifty years ago this month, Abraham Lincoln gave what I consider his finest address. It was more personal and moving than even his best letters of condolence. It was as humane and affirming,...
The Capital Area District Library is granted a temporary restraining order against open gun carriers
Feb. 17 2011
Thursday, Feb. 17 — An Ingham County Circuit Court judge granted the Capital Area District Library a temporary restraining order Wednesday against people who openly carry firearms in any of CADL’s...
Feb. 16 2011
In particular, the company’s Deb Muchmore was quoted in a regional newspaper (Mining Journal, Marquette, MI, July 16, 2009) as saying that Kennecott’s Eagle Project in Michigan’s Upper...
MSU professor’s new book takes on that challenge by examining how hate speech is the new obscenity
Feb. 16 2011
As the Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson brought political rancor and vitriolic discourse to the forefront of our national dialogue, Michigan State University law Professor Kevin Saunders was bringing...
Feb. 16 2011
Instead, Warner, 68, gave me what I asked for: Her sincere opinion on how Congress worked. Her most satisfying moment working for Rogers. And why, in her late ’50s, the long-time Greenville resident...
Are city residents ready for a tax increase to help balance Lansing's budget deficit?
Feb. 16 2011
Dunbar is proposing a special May 3 election in which city voters could elect to increase property tax rates by $4 for every $1,000 of taxable property. The estimated $8.5 million in new revenue would...
3145 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (517) 580-8344
Feb. 16 2011
Besides meds, Green Solutions also offers physician consultations, delivery services, medibles and a small assortment of smoking accessories. Membership is $10 and completely optional. Members receive...
The East Lansing City Council punts on regulating medical marijuana dispensaries … sort of
Feb. 16 2011
Wednesday, Feb. 16 — The East Lansing City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to take another month to discuss possible medical marijuana dispensary regulations in the city, thus extending a...
A May election looks inevitable
Feb. 15 2011
Tuesday, Feb. 15 — The Lansing City Council is expected to vote next week on whether to hold a special May election in which city voters could decide on a 4-mill property tax increase. But the results...
A FY 2012 budget presentation scheduled for Committee of the Whole
Feb. 14 2011
Monday, Feb. 14 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to convene at 6:15 tonight as Committee of the Whole for a budget presentation. But this is no ordinary budget presentation
An informal survey shows support for tax increases to close Lansing’s $15 million budget gap
Feb. 10 2011
The administration won’t recommend a budget to the City Council until next month, so we hit the streets to ask 18 people how they would fix the budget. We broadly asked if they supported tax increases,...
Library patrons are worried about guns openly carried in the library; gun owners fear for their own safety without them
Feb. 10 2011
Thursday, Feb. 10 — The Capital Area District Library took a formal stance on its no-weapons policy Wednesday, citing “alarm and panic” from staff and patrons when guns are openly carried...
You call these guys religious?
Feb. 9 2011
Andy Balaskovitz (City Pulse, Jan 26, Guns, Violence and Politics) has researched the number of people with Concealed Pistol Licenses in the state and in Ingham County. He points out that in recent years...
Lansing voters may face a special election in May to raise property taxes to help pay for police and fire protection and roads. Mayor Bernero: ‘This may be the year that I have to cry uncle’
Feb. 9 2011
So far, the plan calls for holding a special election in May before the Council has to approve a fiscal year 2012 budget that could generate roughly $8.5 million in additional revenue for the city through...
Lansing Delta Township Assembly Complex
Feb. 9 2011
Factories were pronounced Cathedrals of Industry, so called for their massive scale and design that rivaled the architecture of Europe’s great houses of worship. Over time, industrial architecture...
Feb. 9 2011
Didn’t nearly two-thirds of Michigan voters say two years ago that a limited amount of medical marijuana could be grown legally? That it’s high time police found more productive uses for their...
First Ward Councilman Eric Hewitt wants off of the Ways and Means Committee. But can he just resign?
Feb. 9 2011
Committee Chairwoman and Council Vice President Kathie Dunbar set three meetings at 3 p.m. this month to address gaps in the looming $15 million budget deficit for fiscal year 2012. Normally, Ways and...

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