Local governments, schools want veto of bill limiting info on ballot initiatives
Dec. 23 2015
School districts and local government organizations are seething after discovering a late-night change made to state legislation that unless vetoed will ban officials from addressing a millage or bonding...
A powerful retelling of the miracle birth myth
Dec. 23 2015
I don't think the Ten Commandments belongs in courtrooms. Kids should pray at home and if they want to do it at school, do it privately.But I don't really mind nativity scenes on the Capitol grounds, a...
MSU studying auction of WKAR-TV's license, cutting the cord on traditional broadcasting; could bring in over $200 million
Dec. 23 2015
As part of an auction process led by the Federal Communications Commission, stations will have the opportunity next year to bring in tens of millions of dollars in new revenue by selling off its space...
Dec. 23 2015
This building is located near the south end of Michigan State University, although its appearance matches the Collegiate Gothic buildings in the older parts of campus. Considering that the facility was...
LCC, Gibson’s in legal fight over book voucher program
Dec. 16 2015
Lansing Community College and Gibson’s University Bookstore are battling in court over the college’s new book voucher program — a program Gibson’s says will ultimately kill its...
Dec. 16 2015
Given the recent pattern of unseasonal temperatures, the lighted State Tree may be the single constant reminder of the current seasonal spirit. Erected at the terminus of Michigan Avenue near Capitol Avenue,...
Ingham County out of file storage space
Dec. 11 2015
FRIDAY, DEC. 11 — Ingham County Controller Tim Dolehanty has confirmed that Ingham County does not have the space necessary to properly store vital records in the possession of the Ingham County...
Dec. 11, 2015
Dec. 11 2015
A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.No easy solution for underfunded teacher pensions: The Michigan Public
Road agencies see savings if winter proves mild
Dec. 11 2015
LANSING — With predictions of a mild winter ahead, some county road commissions anticipate that savings on fuel and road salt will funnel into spring road projects such as pothole repair.Accor
Dec. 10 2015
Local lawyers gathered this afternoon to give back to the community as the Ingham County Bar Foundation announced its 2015 grant recipients
Medical marijuana bills on hold for this year
Dec. 10 2015
THURSDAY, Dec. 10 — Citing other legislative priorities and “infighting” among medical marijuana advocates, the Senate sponsor of dispensary legislation said the bills are dead for this...
To Frank on 100 years
Dec. 9 2015
Frank Sinatra had a favorite toast. “May you live to be 1,000 years old,” he would say, “and may mine be the last voice you hear.”
Jones amends medical marijuana bills to follow state system for alcohol
Dec. 9 2015
In a major shift, state Sen. Rick Jones amended legislation Tuesday to govern medical marijuana dispensaries to follow the same tiered distribution system as alcohol
Dec. 9 2015
Cathy Huddy of Lansing was the first person to correctly identify the inaugural Eye for Design — in this case a relief from the entrance to the Olin Memorial Health Center at Michigan State University,...
County expected to make changes after firing IT employees for being on the take
Dec. 9 2015
Ingham County commissioners will vote Tuesday night on a series of proposals to address the ethics scandal that resulted in the firing of two top information technology staff earlier this year
Assault rifles as low as $479 — laser sights extra
Dec. 9 2015
Like most Americans, I knew about last week's mass murders in San Bernadino before reading the next day's newspaper. Still the headline in the Lansing State Journal's USA TODAY news section was chilling,...
Mover arrested, charged with motor carrier fraud
Dec. 9 2015
A businessman who has allegedly been operating his moving business in violation of local ordinances has been arrested and charged with breaking the state’s motor carrier act, according to records...
Brown Clarke, Yorko set to lead Lansing Council
Dec. 9 2015
City Councilmember at-large Judi Brown Clarke is likely to become the next City Council president. Brown Clarke, who has been on Council since January 2014, appears to have a five-member majority for the...
Michigan Avenue's 2000 block goes through 100-year growing pains
Dec. 9 2015
By the time Jimmy Johnson pulled his bologna out of the smoker every Thursday at 1 p.m., people were waiting in the parking lot
County struggles with limited space and damaged records
Dec. 9 2015
Shortly after taking office in 2013, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum started reviewing how the county’s court and vital records were being stored and maintained. Proper storage of Circuit Court records...

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