American Community Survey may be intrusive, but it's necessary
Aug. 19 2015
The letter arrived at our home a few weeks ago from the United States Department of Commerce. My family had been chosen, actually required by federal law, to complete the American Community Survey....
Aug. 19 2015
The last man on earth (with a flip phone) By Ty Forquer Smartphones are everywhere. From children barely old enough to eat solid food to elderly folks too old to eat solid food, it seems like...
Council, city attorney at odds over info on health care, billing
Aug. 18 2015
MONDAY, Aug. 17 — The Lansing City Council Committee on Ways and Means is considering a subpoena of the city attorney, Janene McIntyre, if she doesn’t show up for a meeting Wednesday, Chairman...
A local preview of the SEC-ordered CEO-to-worker ratio
Aug. 12 2015
In an era where pay to workers has hardly budged, the compensation paid to chief executives has soared. CEOs in 1965 earned about 20 times the typical worker. By 2013 CEOS earned about 300 times that...
Challenges FBI, takes on medical community over opioid concerns
Aug. 12 2015
“Pathetic.” That’s how embattled physician Paul DeWeese characterized an FBI affidavit filed in federal court alleging a variety of abuses in his Lansing-based pain...
REVISITED
Aug. 12 2015
Property: 2222 Grand River Ave. Okemos This building was featured as an Eyesore in July 2012. At that time, the front elevation was nearly covered “by rampantly overgrown shrubs...
Councilwoman begins reimbursing city for ads
Aug. 12 2015
Lansing City Councilwoman Carol Wood has reimbursed the city of Lansing for some of the ads she placed with taxpayer funds that included her campaign web address. Wood said Thursday...
GOP quick to attack actress´ bid to unseat Bishop
Aug. 12 2015
Eric Schertzing takes it as a good sign that Republicans quickly attacked actress Melissa Gilbert when she announced her candidacy for the 8th Congressional District seat. It means that they...
Aug. 12 2015
It’s hard work to look good. With all of the microdermabrasion facials, body waxing, laser hair removal, vein treatments and cellulite management casting the allure of eternal youth, it can be a...
Aug. 12 2015
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12 — A Lansing man has been arrested on federal charges of sex trafficking for allegedly taking four women, including a minor, across state lines. Tyrone Smith, 45, Tyrone Smith...
Root beer vendor draws protests over Confederate flag display
Aug. 10 2015
MONDAY, Aug. 10 — Christopher Zemer has been flying the Confederate flag on his antique root beer stand for the past 12 years, including at the Great Lakes Folk Festival. But this year the flag was...
Actress announces run as Democrat for 8th Congressional District
Aug. 10 2015
MONDAY, Aug. 10 — Actress and author Melissa Gilbert announced Monday that she will seek the Democratic nomination for 8th Congressional district in Michigan in 2016
Councilwoman begins reimbursing city for ads
Aug. 7 2015
FRIDAY, Aug. 7 — Lansing City Councilwoman Carol Wood has reimbursed the city of Lansing for some of the ads she placed with taxpayer funds that included her campaign web address. Wood said...
Aug. 5 2015
Property: 368 Orchard St., East Lansing Owner: City of East Lansing This Colonial Revival structure was designed by East Lansing architect Harold Childs. When it was constructed in the 1930s, this...
Lansing says goodbye to longtime Democratic strategist
Aug. 5 2015
Dozens from the Lansing political world joined the non-political friends and family of the late Ken Brock at River Terrace Church in Lansing to remember the life of the long-time consultant. Brock,...
What happens to addicts when their doctor loses his license?
Aug. 5 2015
In the middle of the ice storm crisis in Lansing in late December 2013, Cassandra, 34, found herself literally out in the cold. She had been attacked by a man she was staying with, and police had arrested...
FBI claims are ‘categorically false,’ doctor declares
Aug. 5 2015
FBI allegations against him are “categorically false or a gross misrepresentation of the facts,” Dr. Paul DeWeese, a former state representative, said Tuesday. DeWeese’ s medical license...
City looks to crack down on donation bins
Aug. 5 2015
You’ve seen them: Metal donation bins all but obscured by mattresses, furniture and other large items. “When the bins first started appearing, there were only a few, and then more and more...
Chronic Wasting Disease could thin deer herd
Aug. 5 2015
The warnings began in May: “State confirms first case of wasting disease in wild deer.” And where was ground zero for this news? Suburban Meridian Township of all places. What followed the...
Aug. 5 2015
Most aspiring restaurant owners spend hours working with ingredients, trying to develop dishes that will get people hooked. Rahel Musa, owner/operator of Teff-Riffic, an Ethiopean food stand inside the...

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