Property: 600 N. Homer St., Lansing Township
May 12 2010
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: The former Impulse II club is situated at a major exit off a highway that is a gateway to the Lansing metro area. A gateway should be marked with buildings...
Lansing close to giving out grants for cable access, moving forward on a cable access studio
May 12 2010
Luckily, the city of Lansing is getting its Pro-Cyc wall for about $5,000 less than the retail price. Instead of buying the piece of equipment directly from Pro-Cyc, Lansing was able to scoop up a floor...
Undercover with Lansing’s ex-gay counseling center, Corduroy Stone
May 12 2010
Corduroy Stone is run by Mike Jones, a graying, middle-aged man with degrees in landscape horticulture and counseling. Jones, who is not a licensed counselor in Michigan, gives therapy to men and women...
May 12 2010
By and large, you can pick these kids out of the crowd. They’re dressed in outdated handme-downs that don’t fit. Their hair is rumpled and they’re socially awkward. They’re the...
Another scuffle with Dillon, and a Michigan Chamber of Commerce appearance
May 12 2010
Gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero has had an interesting week: He filed a couple thousand petitions to run for governor, saw the Democratic side of the governor’s race winnowed from three to two,...
May 10 2010
Properties: 320, 326 Ottawa St., Lansing Owner: Dave Anderson and Cathy Stull Assessed: 320, $62,900; 326, $138,500 Owner says: “They were the last two row houses left” Architecture critic...
The difference between Mayor Virg and candidate Virg
May 7 2010
What’s the difference between Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, and Michigan gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero? Well, when it comes to making his stance on issues public, spokesmen for both sides of...
Dicker & Deal Nazi display raises red flag for shopper
May 5 2010
In the bottom half of the case, military items, mostly from World War II, predominate. The Allies seem to have secured the case’s eastern sector, but Germans clearly hold the west
On its first day, smoking ban brings frustration, fresh air
May 5 2010
On Saturday night at around 8 inside Piazzano’s restaurant and bar in north Lansing, the Alabama Crimson Tide girls’ softball team closed a scoreless first inning against the Tennessee Vols,...
Lansing’s Ottawa Power Station refit nears completion
May 5 2010
All nine floors of the 190,000-square-foot power plant are in place. Workers are routing computer cables, heating and cooling vents and assorted spaghetti into the floors. A glassy new 105,000-square-foot...
May 5 2010
(On May 12, the House Judiciary Committee, headed by Rep. Mark Meadows, D-East Lansing, will conduct hearings on legislation that would end the requirement to publish governmental public notices —...
May 5 2010
Assistant Lansing city attorney Billie Jo O'Berry is at it again. She's on the Ingham County ballot for 2010.She's running for the Ingham County Circuit Court this go around, marking the fifth time in...
City gets award for bike friendliness
May 4 2010
Lyndon Babcock has had multiple sclerosis for 30 years, but he’s been abicyclist for 70. And right now, he’s one of Lansing’s biggestbicycling advocates. “Bicycling isn’t...
An aggregation of Lansing government happenings
May 4 2010
Mayor Virg Bernero’s administration is asking the City Council approve a plan to spend $350,000 to create a city-run TV production studio at the former Holmes Street School. Deputy Chief of Staff...
Dems still lag in the polls, plus the latest on Bernero's 527 account
April 29 2010
A new poll out today by Rasmussen Reports puts Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero neck-and-neck with House Speaker Andy Dillon, but the two leading Democratic candidates are still largely unknown among voters.The...
Bars and restaurants prepare for Michigan’s new smoking ban, which goes into effect Saturday
April 28 2010
If he had lived to see a smoking ban become law in Michigan, Ronald M. Davis would have been proud. Davis was, as described in his New York Times obituary, a “health crusader” who “stayed...
New data shed light on local food disparities
April 21 2010
The Food Research and Action Center, a nonprofit group focused on hunger and nutrition policy, recently released a study that found 15.3 percent of residents in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District...
April 21 2010
This week, the fight continued between Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and House Speaker Andy Dillon, plus Bernero sent out another press release requesting that other politicians take action on some things.According...
Donor lists and labor disputes: Dillon v. Bernero continues
April 14 2010
Virg Bernero and Andy Dillon continued to beat on each other this past week, this time not on health care, but on campaign donors and labor.On Friday, Bernero’s campaign released a list of attendees...
April 9 2010
Property: 619 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, LansingOwner: Richard and Eileen RidenourAssessed: $52,000Owner says: Big rooms, sturdy construction, great place to raise kids.Another of the MLK corridor's...

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