Council opposition may force BWL plan to a referendum
June 1 2016
Critics on the Lansing City Council have the votes to kill a controversial plan to turn a downtown park near REO Town into the home of a power substation
BWL, city and Habitat offer plan to save house from bulldozer
May 31 2016
TUESDAY. May 31 — The Lansing Board of Water and Light, the city of Lansing and Habitat for Humanity have a plan to move the endangered Scott Center house and make it the centerpiece of a housing...
DeWeese pleads guilty To defrauding Blue Cross
May 25 2016
Former Ingham County state Rep. Paul DeWeese is facing up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty last week to defrauding Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan through his medical practice
Who is stepping up and stepping out?
May 25 2016
The Michigan Climate Action Network recently called for the state to work toward a 100 percent renewable energy system by 2050. This aligns with the aim of the climate science if we want to stave off total...
May 25 2016
To begin, the name of this house is pronounced "coals," like the lumps found in the Christmas stockings of naughty children. Designed by architect J. J. Scott of Toledo, the building was one of 11 houses...
Bernero rejects Council’s time limit on interim attorney appointment
May 25 2016
When The Lansing City Council approved Mayor Virg Bernero's appointment of Joseph Abood as the interim city attorney on March 28, it did so for just two months
Energy forum a study in contrast between MSU and state government
May 25 2016
While MSU has taken the wheel and started to drive its own transition from coal toward renewable energy, the state of Michigan is still fussing with a stack of road maps. That’s the impression left...
Ingham County bonding considered to help fund Lansing’s Red Cedar project
May 25 2016
The developers of the Red Cedar Renaissance project on Michigan Avenue in Lansing may seek about $35 million in bonds funded through Ingham County for construction of the elaborate infrastructure needed...
May 24 2016
Summer of Art This week’s issue marks the kickoff of our Summer of Art, which puts original art from local artists on the cover for 15 weeks. This week starts with Lansing artist Tom Cocozzoli,...
Community orchard opens in Moores Park neighborhood
May 19 2016
THURSDAY, May 19 — The lot located at 1845 Osband Ave. has seen its share of change. At this time last year, it was still a derelict house owned by the Ingham County Land Bank. Now, it is a lu
Environmental groups say BWL’s plan creates uuneeded natural gas plants
May 18 2016
In 2008, the Lansing Board of Water & Light announced plans for a new 350-megawatt coal/biomass plant to replace aging units at its Eckert plant near Moores Park. After fierce public opposition, the BWL...
May 18 2016
Buildings like this, which is occupied as a sort of musicians' collective, can be found in most urban neighborhoods, formerly serving functions that varied from corner market to hardware store to local...
Picking a county prosecutor, Ingham judges confuse their role
May 18 2016
Starting July 2, Gretchen Whitmer will replace disgraced Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III, a short-term assignment that raises her profile in what is expected to be a run for governor in...
Despite vote not to sell, city still wants Willoughby on ballot
May 18 2016
“It is up to the City Council to determine if the voters of Lansing, who have consistently supported measures to sell surplus city property, should have the opportunity to consider this question,”...
City attorney Abood did not disclose ties required by ethics code
May 18 2016
Abood, who for more than a year has worked as a deputy and interim city attorney, was required by ethics provisions of the City Charter and the city’s ethics ordinance to disclose this financial...
BWL and Impression 5 hold Adopt A River event Saturday
May 12 2016
THURSDAY, May 12 — Two organizations are teaming up this weekend, dedicating their time and energy to cleaning Greater Lansing rivers
Lansing City Council plans dispensary moratorium; licensing provisions likely
May 11 2016
Lansing's City Council is poised to approve a moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries in the city Thursday. It’s the first step towards regulating the businesses and, some residents and...
May 11 2016
Though perhaps not as iconic as Beaumont Tower, the MSU Student Union is nevertheless a campus landmark. With finals week marking the end of another academic year, the building is likely to be the backdrop...
Lansing withholds names of arrestees
May 11 2016
The response redacted, or blacked out, the names of alleged prostitutes and their customers. Assistant City Attorney Mark Dotson, who handles FOIA requests for the office, justified the response, saying...
City Pulse seeks open process for selecting Dunnings’ replacement
May 6 2016
FRIDAY, May 6 — Monday’s scheduled closed-door meeting of Ingham County’s Circuit Court judges to begin the process of selecting an interim county prosecutor would violate the state’s...

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