Voters in Lansing's First Ward received a robocall from a shadowy nonprofit political organization over the weekend.
Sept. 28 2015
MONDAY, Sept. 28 — Voters in Lansing's First Ward received a robocall from the shadowy nonprofit political organization Capitol Region Progress over the weekend
Board seeks public ideas on possible 2016 bond proposal
Sept. 25 2015
FRIDAY, Sept. 25 — The Lansing School District will hold five public meetings starting Monday on a possible bond millage proposal to improve school buildings
Washington, Mielock face off on “City Pulse Newsmakers”
Sept. 25 2015
FRIDAY, Sept. 25 — Incumbent First Ward Lansing City Councilwoman and challenger Shelley David Mielock are the guest on the “City Pulse Newsmakers” TV show, which airs at 7:30 tonight...
Third Ward Council race heats up with attack mailer
Sept. 25 2015
FRIDAY, Sept. 25 — Southwest Lansing residents received a political mailer Thursday accusing Third Ward City Council candidate Adam Hussain of being a puppet of his mother, First Ward Councilmember...
$8 million downtown renovation will provide 100 apartments, offices, stores
Sept. 24 2015
THURSDAY, SEPT. 24 — Oliver Towers, vacant since a fire in 2000, will get an $8 million makeover to transform it into apartments, office and retail space. The developer, George F. Eyde Family LLC
Potter Park rally reflects new energy and old ideals
Sept. 23 2015
On Sunday, many hundreds of Mid- Michigan peace activists will march at Potter Park Zoo to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Among the activities will be the planting of a “peace pole,”...
LGBT students report higher rate of sexual violence
Sept. 23 2015
The MSU data is part of a 27-university study funded by the Association of American Universities that surveyed over 150,000 students nationally. The study found about 1 percent of respondents identified...
Scorecard data bundles costs, aid and future salaries
Sept. 23 2015
And when it comes to tough grades for the graders, which is what the U.S. Department of Education has done with the nation's public and private colleges, the schools respond like students and complain...
Sept. 23 2015
It's three years away, but with Gov. Rick Snyder termed out in 2018, no notable public official wants his or her name left out of the discussion when the natural discussion turns to "What's next?" Count...
Sept. 23 2015
While the actual city limits are several blocks to the west, this intersection serves as the apparent western entrance to East Lansing, subtly marking one end of the central business district with a slight...
Apartments, retail coming to downtown high rise
Sept. 23 2015
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23 — Look for an announcement tomorrow that the long-shuttered Oliver Towers in downtown Lansing will be renovated into apartments and retail shops
International students with startups face visa difficulties
Sept. 18 2015
LANSING—International students face daunting challenges starting a business. But as more and more international students enroll at Michigan universities, more and more keep trying to open busin
A cautionary tale from the front
Sept. 16 2015
Eric Pavona had the world in his hands when he graduated from Okemos High School. He had high college entrance test scores, he’d been working and saving money, he had scholarship offers from numerous...
As more people use drugs, injection drug use increases — and so do cases of HIV, other diseases
Sept. 16 2015
In December 2014, a small Southern Indiana county started registering an explosion of HIV cases. Scott County had usually identified only five news cases of the infection every year. But in December that...
One addict talks about his struggle
Sept. 16 2015
Soon, another friend introduced him to heroin. She stuck a needle in his arm and injected the drug. “It just took every ounce of stress that I had and released it for just 10 minutes, 20 minutes....
MSU out of step on paying commencement speakers
Sept. 16 2015
In the current age of inequality there is a lot of talk about a minimum wage and even, occasionally, a living wage, even as we read or hear about extravagant salaries for CEO’s or celebrities. One...
Hertel bill seeks to educate high schoolers on sexual consent
Sept. 16 2015
“In my time with the East Lansing Police Department, I have seen a scary trend unfold,” Lt. Det. Scott Wrigglesworth said at a press conference at the Hannah Center announcing the measure....
BWL faces questions over shuttering aging power plant
Sept. 16 2015
Officials at the Lansing Board of Water & Light started hunting last week for two Lansing residents to serve on an advisory committee that is charged with brainstorming new electricity-generation options...
Sept. 16 2015
At first glance, it is the obvious things that draw one’s eye to this elaborate building. The fluted Corinthian columns and pilasters on the front portico and the multi-colored woodwork on the third...
Why Sam Singh voted against Gamrat expulsion
Sept. 16 2015
Only two Republicans, Gamrat, still clueless about how she's perceived by colleagues, and Martin Howrylak, from Troy, voted against the death penalty. Ironically, most of the support she received in the...

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