As numbers shift, BWL goes silent on new substation
July 20 2016
In an apparent effort to prod the Lansing City Council to approve a $26 million power substation proposed for Scott Park, the Lansing Board of Water & Light is claiming that building it elsewhere would...
Ingham County Animal and Control Shelter lowers adoption fees, seeks more space
July 18 2016
MONDAY, July 18 — As more people buy pets from commercial dog kennels, pet stores, or breeders, animal shelters are in trouble. The Ingham County Animal and Control Shelter, which hasn't had to eut
July 13 2016
While there were a few close guesses, no one correctly identified the light fixture in the June 1 “Eye for Design.” The lamp is one of several hanging at the Grand River entrance to the The...
Cites Orlando, local crimes as cause for change of heart
July 13 2016
As the Rev. Nicolette Siragusa of the United Church of Christ in Grand Ledge prepared to deliver a meditation for a vigil at the Capitol the day 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando, she...
Score one for BWL, city in battle over Scott Park
July 13 2016
Opponents of the plan to locate a $26 million power substation in a downtown park have apparently lost an important battle
Meridian, East Lansing compliant on big-box deed restrictions
July 13 2016
I'll make a prediction. Costco’s coming to Lansing will reshape the region's retailing. It's a great operation that will challenge Meijer, Walmart, Home Depot, Best Buy and other big box stores on...
Historic Union Depot in hands of unknown buyer
July 13 2016
Who’s buying it is still a secret, but the for-sale sign in front of the historic Clara’s Station Lansing on Michigan Avenue has a “pending” notice pasted over it
Prosecutor candidate retains group tied to shadowy political nonprofit
July 13 2016
WEDNESDAY. July 13 — A Democratic candidate for Ingham County prosecutor is being criticized for hiring a campaign group tied to a shadowy political nonprofit known for incendiary campaign rhetoric
July 6 2016
This house sits on a broad residential lot behind a circular drive that leads to a deep cathedral-ceilinged portico. Custom designed louvered copper lanterns flank the entry steps. A cascade of telescoping...
State troopers Cleveland bound for Republican convention duty
July 6 2016
As Cleveland braces for the onslaught of protests expected to accompany the Republican Party’s convention July 18 to 21, more than 100 Michigan State Police troopers will be on loan to assist law...
City attorney takes harder line than Bernero
July 6 2016
An already complicated battle over Lansing’s medical marijuana industry has gotten even more controversial with the appointment of James Smiertka as the new Lansing city attorney
Short staffed, city attorney contracts for outside law firm
July 6 2016
Struggling to maintain basic legal operations, the City Attorney’s Office in Lansing is hiring outside legal counsel for various cases
How could Dunnings’ staffers, authorities not have known?
July 6 2016
With Gretchen Whitmer the new county prosecutor and disgraced Stuart Dunnings III, “retired,” his sordid prostitution and coercion case enters a new and politically fraught phase for him and...
July 5 2016
Cover story: ‘Labeled,’ but not licked “Dense,” “slow learner,” “retard” — Eric Staib has been pigeonholed, pegged and pinned...
Meridian residents heckle CATA at tense township board meeting
June 29 2016
The ins and outs of CATA's proposed $133 million Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT, system along Lansing's Michigan Avenue- Grand River Avenue corridor would be hard enough to sort out in a calm Zen garden. A...
Move could close facility on Pennsylvania Avenue
June 29 2016
Michigan State University and McLaren Greater Lansing officials are in negotiations about building a new hospital on MSU property in the area of Forest Road and Collins Road, southwest of campus, according...
‘I was a hate-crime victim’
June 29 2016
“This is how I’m going to die.” That was all I could think as I lay face down, my hands cuffed behind my back while the two men rained blows down on the back and side of my head
Council comfortable with Bernero’s latest choice for city attorney
June 22 2016
For months, the Lansing City Attorney’s Office has been rocked by one controversy after another. That’s something City Attorney nominee Jim Smiertka hopes to fix
June 22 2016
This sign faces the southbound lane of Capitol City Boulevard, seen as one departs the Capital Region International Airport. For reasons of practicality and safety, most airports are located in wide open...
Landmark Clara’s Lansing Station closing after 37 years
June 22 2016
With its cone-shaped towers, carved stone arches and vintage attached railcar, Clara’s Lansing Station is more than just the most visually striking restaurant in town — since 1979, it’s...

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