The candidates are sparring over whether Lynne Martinez received favoritism from the Ingham County Land Bank, as opponent Jody Washington charges
Oct. 26 2011
Washington cited an article in Michigan State University’s student newspaper, The State News, that said a “$20,000 match The candidates are sparring over whether Lynne Martinez received favoritism...
The Nov. 8 election could move the Lansing School District into a brighter future by selecting three candidates with “vision,” or the Board of Education could remain locked in conflict and controversy, experts say.
Oct. 26 2011
“It’s a matter of the school district really being at a crossroads,” said Ruben Martinez, director of the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University. “Someone...
Ferguson, LCC and Oliver Towers
Oct. 19 2011
One rumor was that Ferguson influenced Carol Wood, Brian Jeffries, Eric Hewitt and Derrick Quinney to cast the prevailing votes against advancing the deal to a public hearing a decision that sent Davenport...
Oct. 19 2011
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: At first glance the secondstory windows on 918 N. Larch Street appear to be mistakenly askew windows should be symmetrical, right!? Quirks like this are...
Does Carol Wood’s opposition to selling a portion of Red Cedar Golf Course contradict her support for selling green space near downtown in 2000?
Oct. 19 2011
However, contrary to its appearance back then, the park was not on the city’s inventory of “dedicated” parkland. Without such a designation and to some neighbors’ frustration at...
Forum will address state’s racial disparity in suspensions, expulsions
Oct. 19 2011
Monts, the field director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Michigan chapter, was peeking down the hatch of a big piece of infrastructure nobody wanted to build, but that has managed to snake...
Oct. 19 2011
Lansing is known as "The City in the Forest," having been designated a Tree City 23 times. But now the city’s forestry chief tells me his depleted ranks can hardly keep up with the demands of chopping...
Secret ballot on Oliver Towers?
Oct. 12 2011
Meyer told the committee: “I polled every member this afternoon. This decision was made this morning, I polled every member and have concurrence with the exception of one that was a voicemail and...
Legal experts say bringing a tribal casino to Lansing faces huge hurdles
Oct. 12 2011
“I don’t see any possibility of a tribal casino being allowed to be constructed in the city of Lansing,” said Robert Stocker II, chairman of the gaming practice group at Dickinson Wright...
Volunteers, community leaders pull together to continue weekend food supplement program for area schools
Oct. 12 2011
R a m o s , along with a team of community o r g a n i zers includ- Ramos in g Pa u l Shaheen of the Ingham County food systems group, Kathe Smith from the Mid-Michigan Food Bank and Randy Bell from Ingham...
Oct. 12 2011
He’s aware of HB 4770, which passed the state House last month 64-44. It would ban the state or any other public employer from offering benefits to same-sex or opposite-sex live-in couples who are...
Setting the stage for an occupation at the Capitol this weekend
Oct. 12 2011
What started out as advertisements by the instigative, Canadian-based magazine Ad Busters has grown into a global social movement protesting the distribution of wealth and the grip on democratic politics...
Oct. 12 2011
“I think we’ve got to keep the momentum going because it’s impossible to translate the issue of the greed of Wall Street into one demand, or two demands. We’re talking about a democratic...
Oct. 5 2011
The latest addition to East Lansing’s Chesterfield Hills Neighborhood, 359 University Drive completed in April 2011, is a traditional two-story style house that is aesthetically pleasing to our traditional...
A casino would bring jobs and revenue to Lansing, but how much and at what price to other operations in Michigan?
Oct. 5 2011
On Friday, following reports that his administration is negotiating for a casino, Bernero issued a written statement saying his “administration strongly supports the concept of a casino in Lansing...
The Lansing Housing Commission anticipates a “major expenditure of funds” with Oliver Towers proposal; LCC would have a parking problem; oh, and Bernero calls LCC’s position on wanting Oliver Towers “infantile.”
Oct. 5 2011
In a Sept. 7 letter to the Housing Commission Board from Executive Director Patricia Baines-Lake, she explains that negotiations will need to cover “concerns of LHC’s Board, the site’s...
Red Cedar proposal shows differences between candidates, sparks 'negative' campaigning
Oct. 5 2011
Martinez, a former state representative, narrowly beat Washington, a first-time candidate, in the primary, receiving just 57 votes more than her in the Aug. 2 election. They emerged from a field of five...
Corporations call the shots in the new age of broadcasting
Oct. 5 2011
How times have changed. After a number of corporate buyouts, much of the local on-air talent in Lansing (and beyond) is gradually being replaced by nationally syndicated shows that are recorded and produced...
Sept. 28 2011
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: 406 Clifford St. is neither the best nor the worst of propertie, but it’s highlighted here with good reason. Today, right now, it is at a pivotal...
Thousands of kids could go hungrier after a food delivery program for elementary school children ends.
Sept. 28 2011
The Weekend Survival Kit program provided participating elementary school kids with backpacks of food for the weekend twice a month to supplement the family’s food at home, said Kathe Smith, operations...