Nov. 25 2015
Editor’s note: On Friday, reporter Todd Heywood sent Randy Hannan, who is Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s spokesman, and Bob Johnson, director of the Planning and Neighborhood Department, 11 questions...
Nov. 25 2015
When the current owners bought the Bank of Lansing building in 2005, their purchase agreement stipulated that they would not operate the facility as a bank for at least 10 years. Mary and David Swanson...
Neighbors battle unwanted neighbor; city slow to respond, they say
Nov. 25 2015
Elena Keller and her neighbors first noticed the giant Budget rental trucks parked on their busy southeast Lansing neighborhood street a year ago. One was parked in the driveway of 2623 Wabash Road —...
Judge allows transgender suit against state to proceed
Nov. 25 2015
Transgendered Michigan residents can pursue a constitutional lawsuit challenging the Secretary of State’s requirements to change the gender on their drivers’ licenses and state ID cards, a...
Nov. 25 2015
A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service
New study evaluates fracking in Michigan
Nov. 20 2015
LANSING — A new report breaks down what’s up with fracking in Michigan.The multi-million dollar question is if gas prices go, up will fracking increase?Researchers at the U-M Graham Sustainability
Nurses file unfair labor practice charge against Sparrow Hospital
Nov. 19 2015
THURSDAY, Nov. 19 —The Michigan Nurses Association announced today it has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Sparrow Hospital for allegedly forbidding its members to speak about the
Undeterred by Ohio vote, marijuana backers here are optimistic
Nov. 18 2015
Organizers for one of two full-fledged ballot initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana statewide hope to have the necessary 250,000 valid signatures in the next six weeks to make the November 2016...
Southsiders demand city crack down on dispensaries
Nov. 18 2015
With an explosion of new pot shops opening across south Lansing’s large commercial corridors, residents are demanding city officials take action to curb the businesses
Nov. 18 2015
Three new businesses in Williamston celebrated ribbon cuttings last week — with “new” being a relatively loose term here
Barring Syrian resettlement not really about public safety
Nov. 18 2015
The horrific massacre in Paris last week has elicited the predictable response in the United States
County may seek an outside auditor
Nov. 18 2015
Ingham County officials may seek an outside auditor to review contracts and payments to vendors throughout the county, it was revealed Tuesday night at a county services committee meeting
Op-eds from Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum and Sen. Rick Jones
Nov. 18 2015
Ingham County clerk finds board chair's column 'unsettling'
Eastsiders rip design of 2000 block development
Nov. 18 2015
More than 100 eastside residents gave developer Scott Gillespie an earful Tuesday night about his proposed apartment and retail building that would replace the iconic but worn-out 2000 block of Michigan...
Students file federal civil rights lawsuit against MSU, fraternity
Nov. 18 2015
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18 — Four women who were alleged victims of sexual assault filed a federal civil rights lawsuit today accusing Michigan State University and a fraternity of violating federal civil...
Second Ingham County IT employee terminated
Nov. 13 2015
FRIDAY, NOV. 13 — Another Ingham County employee has been fired in the wake of the scandal over violations of the ethics policy by the head of the Information Technology Department
Nov. 13 2015
LANSING— The debate about environmental injustice has grown more serious in Michigan after the Department of Environment Quality (DEQ) recently proposed deregulating 500 chemicals. These possible...
State eyes more drones in the skies
Nov. 13 2015
LANSING – Drones on retail shelves for the upcoming holiday season or bombing unsuspecting civilians in war zones get lots of media attention
Nov. 11 2015
British architect CFA Voysey admonished, “Never look at an ugly thing twice. It is fatally easy to get accustomed to corrupting influences.” The metropolitan Lansing area enjoys an outstanding...
Powerful play tells the story of Lansing’s veterans
Nov. 11 2015
It’s so simple: interview a group of people about their lives and assemble their stories into a script. That’s the basic premise and structure of Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s latest...

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