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...
July 28 2010
I also don’t consider myself a member of the “Eastside Living” group you describe as uniquely qualified 60-somethings. I respect and admire the people you identify in this group who put...
We're for Virg
July 28 2010
The only true socially progressive option to lead our state in 2010 is our own mayor, Virg Bernero
July 28 2010
Four candidates are running for Ingham County 55th District Court judge
July 28 2010
Of the five county commission primary races, four are between Republicans, yet the Demcratic race may be the most heated
July 28 2010
Millage proposals on local ballots for the Aug. 3 primary range from straight renewals to sharp increases, controversial to clear-cut and maintenance-driven to expansion-oriented
Truckin’ through Dillon turf with his confident opponent
July 28 2010
Saturday began with a UAW rally in blue-collar Taylor, in the Downriver area of Metropolitan Detroit. It drew a couple of hundred people. Unpredictable weather shuffled supporters inside and outside until...
July 28 2010
State Sen. Tom George became an official candidate on Jan. 27, 2009. U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra toyed with the race in January ’09, too, but waited two months before taking the plunge. Ann Arbor venture...
July 28 2010
The three-candidate GOP field in the 7th Congressional District, which includes Delta Township and Eaton County, consists of Tim Walberg, Michigan’s most conservative member of Congress in 2007 and...
July 28 2010
Whether it’s the so-called "Democratic Tsunami" of 2006, the Barack Obama Wave of Change in 2008 or voter-rich Delta Township/Grand Ledge’s changing demographics, Democrats see hope in this...
July 28 2010
James Giddings departure from the Ingham County bench because he has reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 is opening up a rare vacancy on the 30th Circuit Court
Tracking the money
July 28 2010
With less than a week until the gubernatorial primary election, the big news out of the races this week is the campaign contributions for each of the seven candidates. Democratic candidate Virg Bernero’s...
July 21 2010
Tom Helma has written an especially negative review of Lansing Civic Players’ Skungpoomery. While Helma’s review omits detail and demonstrates an apparent lack of understanding of absurdist...

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