July 15 2015
The results of a city inspection of the rental property at 816 Bancroft Court not only found safety violations, but also revealed the complicated relationships inspectors share with tenants and landlords...
City Council could ice BWL board reappointment
July 8 2015
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s reappointment of a firstterm Board of Water and Light commissioner is in jeopardy after he refused to tell City Council members whether he would support selling the public...
July 8 2015
Property: 114 Clare St. Lansing Charter Township Granted, this building is not located in the most visible or well-travelled precinct. However, the light industrial atmosphere of the area does not excuse...
Initiative group says cost of legal battle prohibitive
July 8 2015
The ballot initiative to amend the city’s ethics ordinance, which would have created public financing of local elections and stricter rules on lobbying, is dead. Last week, Lansing City Clerk Chris...
Gannett´s newspapers, LSJ included, cut loose
July 8 2015
It happened without fanfare or public notice, but last week was significant in more than 100 communities, five of them in Michigan, most notably here in Lansing. The ownership of their newspapers shifted...
Rolling Remedies delivers medical marijuana to your doorstep
July 8 2015
Every time I go out in search of a dispensary to review, it requires logistical planning. I suffer from epilepsy and don´t drive, so this week I had the marijuana come to me. Just as I would order...
Lansing officials weigh legality of ballot initiative
July 1 2015
ADDITION: BREAKING NEWS At about 4:30 on Wednesday afternoon, Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope announced he was unable to accept the petitions for a controversial proposal to update the city's ethics ordinance. “I...
Feds raid DeWeese’s medical practice
July 1 2015
A drug addiction and pain treatment center owned and operated by former state Rep. Paul DeWeese was raided last month by a multi-jurisdictional task force led by the FBI June 21. Opioid Recovery Center/Lansing...
Property: Chittenden Hall East Lansing
July 1 2015
Property: Chittenden Hall East Lansing Located on MSU’s Laboratory Row, this building was constructed in 1901 for the State Agricultural College dairy plant. At that time, the pair of doors located...
Schuette shot down on health, marriage decisions
July 1 2015
Any way you look at it, last week was a professional smackdown for Michigan´s attorney general, Bill Schuette. To be sure, many Republicans were disappointed, some bitterly so, by the U.S. Supreme...
Fireworks regulations may need fine tuning
July 1 2015
In May, Kya Rose got a dread phone call. Her 23-year-old daughter was dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Police are still investigating her death, said Rose,47. But now, months later, Rose’s...
Ingham County offers free HIV testing today
June 26 2015
FRIDAY, JUNE 26 — In conjunction with National HIV Testing Day, the Ingham County Health Department is hosting a community testing event today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the health department building...
Public campaign financing, lobbying restrictions proposed
June 24 2015
This story has been updated to correct an error. Lansing voters will likely decide in November whether to make sweeping changes in the city’s ethics ordinance, including adding a provision for public...
June 24 2015
Property: 925 W. Lapeer St. Lansing Owner: Ingham Co. Land Bank Unlike many eyesores, this building and site are well kept. However, the building itself has succumbed to a series of unfortunate alterations...
Former congressman taps into a lucrative life
June 24 2015
So what´s been happening with Mike Rogers since he left Congress in January? He´s gone into business. What business? Mike Rogers Inc. And it seems to be doing very well. He has founded...
Widely different state legislation anticipates same-sex court ruling
June 24 2015
As Michigan and the nation await a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court Monday that could end Michigan’s 11-year ban on same-sex marriage, lawmakers from both parties have filed bills to address the...
County officials concerned about Lansing Township finances
June 17 2015
It´s been a long and bitter battle between Ingham County and Lansing Township, but the $12 million construction project to address flooding in neighborhoods and at business in and around Wood Street...
LEPFA president shares plan for historic Lansing City Market
June 17 2015
It may still be called the City Market, but farmers will no longer be driving its identity under a new plan being shaped by city officials.
Bike Lanes Greater Lansing
June 17 2015
The end of the school year and the approach of summer invariably bring an increase in bicycle traffic, including commuters seeking a healthier substitute to driving and residents looking for alternate...
Sexual assault hearing process pleases no one
June 17 2015
On Aug. 2, 2013, an MSU student identified in court documents solely as Ashley met with MSU police and administrative officials to report an alleged rape that had occurred two days earlier. She alleged...

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