Sept. 15 2010
Bureaucrats scream, money, more and more money, as if it is the cure to every, and all, problems. Money is only a tool and must be used correctly. We do not need the greed of ignorant bureaucrats to continually...
413 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing
Sept. 15 2010
Property: 413 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing Owner: Ingham County Land Bank Fast Track Authority Assessed: $27,000 Owner says: It’s coming down Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Look...
Should judicial candidates accept campaign contributions from lawyers? Two local candidates differ
Sept. 15 2010
“If a law firm hosts a fundraiser, even if it is just donating space, that candidate is sponsored by that law firm,” O’Berry said, meaning contributions can start adding up from associates...
Sept. 15 2010
Debates are for us, the voters, the clients, the customers, whatever label Snyder wants to use. This isn’t and should never be about the political racehorse. Let the paid hacks worry about Snyder...
Sept. 15 2010
It’s time the average worker in Michigan’s 8th district had a Congressional Representative who understands their needs, and chooses to work for them while in Congress instead of big money special...
Sept. 15 2010
While playing a high-energy tune, Lee stands his ground like a huge boulder under a hat, rocking the house without moving a muscle. On a heart-twisting slow blues like “The Sky is Crying,”...
How a leading Michigan Republican became associated — however innocently — with a prayer to add the president to the list of deceased celebrities
Sept. 15 2010
There may be an object lesson here for users of Facebook.One of about 1.1 million Facebook users “like” a page that urges the Lord to take Barack Obama. One of them is prominent Michigan Republican...
How a leading Michigan Republican became associated — however innocently — with a prayer to add the president to the list of deceased celebrities
Sept. 15 2010
There may be an object lesson here for users of Facebook.One of about 1.1 million Facebook users “like” a page that urges the Lord to take Barack Obama. One of them is prominent Michigan Republican...
Property: 1416 N. Genesee Drive, Lansing Owner: William and Julia Petry Assessed: $59,900
Sept. 10 2010
Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer and indicates that cooler autumn days are just around the corner. There is no better way to enjoy the final days of summer than on a front porch like this...
The city compromises with a mega church
Sept. 10 2010
The Lansing City Council reached a preliminary agreement Thursday with Abundant Grace Faith Church, which purchased the former Farmer Jack at 5750 S. Cedar St. for $700,000 about nine months ago. Because...
The snow and ice removal ordinance is voted out of committee after roughly two years, City Council votes Thursday for a public hearing
Sept. 9 2010
It took about three hours in the 10th floor City Hall Council Chambers, but lo and behold, a proposed snow and ice removal ordinance will likely get a public hearing this month. The ordinance would allow...
The snow and ice removal ordinance is voted out of committee after roughly 2 years; City Council votes Thursday for a public hearing
Sept. 9 2010
It took about three hours in the 10th floor City Hall Council Chambers, but lo and behold, a proposed snow and ice removal ordinance will likely get a public hearing this month. The ordinance would allow...
Snyder rejects Bernero’s proposal on small-business loans
Sept. 9 2010
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero reached out to his opponent’s campaign Tuesday, asking him to sign a petition supporting a proposed federal bill that would help small businesses get...
How the Lansing Board of Water and Light is making good on nearly 15 years of careless dumping of coalburning byproducts
Sept. 8 2010
Between 1964 and 1978, the Lansing Board of Water and Light heedlessly dumped about 450,000 cubic yards of coal ash into a large gravel-lined hole once a swimming site at the north end of Comfort Street...
Sept. 8 2010
Michigan can’t weather another term of poor leadership, and bad decisions we’ve come to expect from Mike Rogers. As Michigan’s 8th district Congressman, Mike Rogers has been working hard...
Absentee landlords abound
Sept. 8 2010
Note the assessment of $0 ("Eyesore of the Week," 9/1/2010). This is owned by "Gates of Zion", located at 11705 Schavey Rd, Dewitt. Considered a place of worship, it pays no taxes on the properties it...
Rick Snyder finds glossy-eyed support at the Wolverines’ home opener
Sept. 8 2010
With a blue-and-white checked Polo shirt tucked into his blue jeans, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder greeted a mix of children, college students and adults as they made their way past his...
Booker Prize nominee Emma Donoghue tells a tale of terror from a 5-year-old’s viewpoint
Sept. 8 2010
Canadian author Emma Donoghue has written one of the more unusual books you will ever read. A combination of sheer horror and a mother and son’s love, the book is written in the voice of 5-year old...
'Winter's Bone' is an atmospheric chiller
Sept. 8 2010
Near the start of “Winter’s Bone” (opening Friday At Celebration!Lansing), we hear “Farther Along,” that old Southern hymn that asks why hard-working, faithful people often...
Sept. 8 2010
From an environmentalist’s point of view, the candidates for governor can’t be much better. The state’s League of Conservation Voters endorsed both Republican Rick Snyder and Democrat...

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