Ngalamulume campaign ends, for kind of, almost, sort of the second time
June 9 2010
It has been a strange week for former 8th Congressional District Democratic candidate Kande Ngalamulume. He quit the race on Thursday, citing a lack of financial resources, and then on Monday told City...
Church repurposes Lansing’s biggest eyesore, despite city’s objections
June 9 2010
Standing in what was once the butcher section of the former Farmer Jack supermarket on South Cedar Street, the Rev. Louis Dixon was about 25 yards away from a team of steelworkers installing a giant girder...
Transferring Property And Reducing Taxes
June 4 2010
(This article is the last in athree-part series which relates to estate planning paying special attention tonon-marital relationships. The author,Kristin D. Arnett, is a Lansing attorney specializing...
June 2 2010
My one complaint is with your use of "Ask the Advice Goddess," by Amy Alkon. For the tone of the rest of the paper, this column seems bizarre and out of place. Alkon’s advice is often unnecessarily...
June 2 2010
In the formal Victorian gardens located on the grounds of the Capitol resides an excellent collection of public art including a dynamic group of war memorials lining the eastern edge of the lawn. The finely...
May 27 2010
The house at 824 Ionia Street is a traditional two-story house from the early 20th century in the historic Genesee Neighborhood that has been the victim of a fairly extensive interior fire. Now, many of...
May 26 2010
Honoring Cesar Chavez with a street name is a chance for Lansing’s majority culture to finally recognize what is important to the city’s Spanish-speaking minority
Ottawa Plant doors restored to 1939 pizzazz, and the mystery of their maker may be solved
May 26 2010
Brass bolts of electricity converge on your head as you walk under the transom a support beam above a door or window over the north entrance to the Ottawa Power Station. Each door has an elegant stainless...
A push to measure the condition of all 600 miles of Lansing’s sidewalks with the goal of improvements
May 26 2010
Standing on a Lansing street corner, Lisa Benck hands Jessica Yorko one end of a length of string. The two crouch down and measure the length of sidewalk corners where they decline into ramps into the...
May 26 2010
Last week it was public school employee unions who got a less-than-lucrative early retirement plan. Next week state government employees could be staring down the barrel of the same half-carrot, half-stick...
Kande Ngalamulume ready to fight the Mike Rogers standard
May 26 2010
The other volunteers at the Recycle Livingston center in Howell that day said that Ngalamulume’s clothes really raised the dress code around the place. Plus, the safety vest might have been a little...
Virg's environmental scorecard vs. Andy Dillon's, plus, some national press
May 26 2010
Given the recent sunny weather, it might be a good time to look at the environmental record of Virg Bernero.Two weeks ago, Bernero spoke at a forum that hosted by the League of Conservation Voters. And...
May 24 2010
Lansing’s Jon Anthony Florist and October Moon make good use of plants to brighten up and give beauty to their businesses without giving up the advantages of a metropolitan location
“Basic” Estate Planning Tools
May 21 2010
(This article is the second in a three-part series which relates to estate planning paying special attention to non-marital relationships. Part two will be posted next Friday, May 21. The author, Kristin...
May 19 2010
Sorry, but if your subterfuge is to pose as a customer, pay your fees and shut up. Furthermore, we, the readership, have been denied the benefit of any kind of objective reporting upon this subject
Lansing city attorney got the Socratic treatment from Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan
May 19 2010
One day back in 1999 in administrative law class at Harvard University Law School, future Lansing City Attorney Brig Smith was clicking away on his laptop at a game of solitaire while his professor, Elena...
May 19 2010
But whether its Robinson, Council Vice President Kathie Dunbar or At-Large Councilwoman Carol Wood (the likely suspects), they’re only going to hold the position for 11 months before they’ll...
A couple of years and a Facebook group later, Lansing resident kisses eyesore goodbye
May 19 2010
Since Orlich moved onto Princeton Street five years ago, the house at 735 Princeton has been a problem. At first, the people living there were a nuisance, attracting the attention of the cops. Then, when...
May 18 2010
Thanks to a last minute session of sausage making Monday night, Lansing City Council came to a compromise on city employee salary cuts and approved the $109 million city budget unanimously with no malarkey...
Why Do You Need An Estate Plan?
May 14 2010
(This article is the first in athree-part series which relates to estate planning paying special attention tonon-marital relationships. Part two will be posted next Friday, May 21. Theauthor,...

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