A talk with Sharon Parks on aiding low-income citizens
Aug. 18 2010
Sharon Parks will retire soon as president and CEO of the Michigan League of Human Services, where she started 33 years as a policy analyst. The League is an advocacy group for low-income residents. Kyle...
How a Lansing Community College student leader is coping with a criminal past
Aug. 18 2010
After serving 5 1/2 years in Ingham County jails, Manning was released on parole. Two of the conditions were that he was not to use any device with Internet capabilities and he was not to look at sexually...
Aug. 18 2010
It’s safe to say the Tea Party didn’t exactly take over Michigan politics during the August primary. Not even close
To CoW, or not to CoW?
Aug. 17 2010
An ongoing divide between the Lansing City Council was on full display at Monday night’s meeting, as the Council President A’Lynne Robinson sought to refer all items of business to the Committee...
Three Lansing City Council members find themselves in an “appalling” situation en route to Detroit
Aug. 15 2010
It was about 7 p.m. on a warm, sunny Tuesday evening and three Lansing City Council members were en route to celebrate Mayor Virg Bernero’s nomination to be the state’s next governor
On board: a campaign veteran and a former staffer
Aug. 12 2010
Virg Bernero has hired Lt. Gov. John Cherry's former chief of staff to run his campaign for governor
Think before you dream
Aug. 11 2010
“Single stream dream” (8/4/10) ignored some considerable environmental and economic costs of a commingled recycling system for the City of Lansing. Mixing all recyclable items together into...
Aug. 11 2010
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: At one time, 1510 W. Grand River Ave. at the corner of Powell Road was quite a lovely dwelling. Clearly time and neglect has taken its toll on this 1 1/2...
Aug. 11 2010
At first, a younger Clinton Canady III probably didn’t think he had a problem.Maybe he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. A victim of bad luck.Even when he was arrested for drunk driving,...
Approval expected on transferring city employees to the county
Aug. 10 2010
The Lansing City Council is expected to approve an employment agreement with Ingham County at Monday’s meeting as part of consolidating 911 dispatch services
Is the city paying too much for a parking lot?
Aug. 10 2010
The lone contentious vote at Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting was over the purchase of a parcel of land at 229 S. Cedar St. to be converted into a parking lot
'One Tough Nerd' v. 'One Angry Mayor'
Aug. 5 2010
Snyder and Bernero. The two populist candidates rode a public wave of dissatisfaction with the state government establishment to get to the top of the ticket for their respective parties. But their similarities...
Lansing couples a step closer to being legally wed
Aug. 5 2010
Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope had to go to Canada in 2004 to legally marry his partner Brad Rakowski. After a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban,...
One fine critic
Aug. 4 2010
I have worked in theatre for many years, the last 16 here in Lansing, and have read many reviews, both good and bad. And each time a bad review is written by a critic there seems to be a public outcry;...
Aug. 4 2010
Property: 1016 Smith Ave., LansingOwner: Lorin CampbellAssessed: $50,000
Breeding for quantity, not quality: pit bull overpopulation in Lansing
Aug. 4 2010
Roughly 60 percent of the nearly 2,000 dogs brought into the Ingham County Animal Control in 2009 were pit bulls or pit bull mixes
Lansing seeks to reinvent its recycling operations
Aug. 4 2010
The wedding is over. The gifts are stowed. And now the bride has a mountain of empty boxes. Lansing’s recycling trucks won’t pick up cardboard, so she loads the waffle iron box and about 20...
Campaign frenzy in the Motor City at Bernero's victory party
Aug. 4 2010
DETROIT — It was 10:15 p.m. on election night, and throughout the crowded lobby of the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Detroit’s Greektown rang those familiar phrases
City developments, public comment dominate City Council meeting
Aug. 3 2010
The majority of Tuesday’s Lansing City Council meeting didn’t feature the Council at all, but rather input from the public on today’s elections and local goings-on
Land Bank sells old Ramon’s Restaurant to developer
July 30 2010
New developments in REO Town keep pouring in. The latest is an agreement between the Ingham County Land Bank and a local environmental consultant to transform the old Ramon’s Mexican restaurant at...

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