Schools see need to address LGBT issues
Sept. 11 2015
LANSING — Over the past several years, Kim Phillips-Knope’s role in assisting Michigan high school staff address lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues has changed.Phillips-Knope,...
Fairness vs. freedom: Republicans split on renewable energy
Sept. 9 2015
A far-right tea party conservative could make strange bedfellows with Michigan Democrats (insert Todd Courser joke here) as lawmakers craft a new statewide energy policy. State Rep. Gary Glenn...
Courser and Gamrat still don't get it
Sept. 9 2015
It's obvious by now that House Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat have made some terrible decisions: Their all-too-public affair, the misuse of their offices to hide it, the looney pay-for-gay-sex...
Sept. 9 2015
You can call it a restaurant. You can call it a cocktail lounge. Just don’t call Bridge Street Social, the new eatery coming to downtown DeWitt early next year, a wine bar. Sure, one of the co-owners...
Sept. 9 2015
Property: 323 North Sycamore St., Lansing Owner: Ingham County Land Bank (This Eyesore is being rerun to include architect Dan Bollman’s sketch of what it could look like as an Eyecandy.) While...
Random Battle Con takes over the Radisson
Sept. 4 2015
FRIDAY, Sept. 4 — Joe Shall is a stocky, 34-year-old man who makes up for his burgeoning bald patch with a goatee that stretches to his chest. He is amiable, with a quick chuckle, and says he’s...
Rejuvenate group, LEAP combine to help advance dining in south Lansing
Sept. 3 2015
THURSDAY, SEPT. 3 — Melissa Quon Huber wants to see south Lansing popping with “vibrant corridors,” and she has a plan to achieve it. Working with residents involved in Rejuvenate South...
Ingham county dentist’s conviction of sexual assault overturned
Sept. 3 2015
THURSDAY, SEPT. 3 — The Michigan Appeals Court in a unanimous ruling has overturned the conviction of a Ingham County dentist on all 15 counts of criminal sexual conduct. In August 2012, an Ingham...
A quick look at Greater Lansing's biggest schools
Sept. 2 2015
A quick look at Greater Lansing's higher education institutions. Statistics compiled by Brooke Kansier, design by Nikki Nicolaou
MSU professors raise fears over branding of higher education
Sept. 2 2015
Updated to correct an error In America, "Back to school" is not so much a call to education as a ramped-up retail rush, like Christmas or Halloween. Brand names jostle for student dollars in the September...
Sept. 2 2015
Property: Corner of Shiawassee St. and Seymour Ave., Lansing Owner: Lansing Community College Last week, Lansing Community College unveiled its latest public art piece, an 18-foot-tall limestone column...
Sexual consent clouded by the college hook-up culture
Sept. 2 2015
Two strangers meet. Maybe through the hook-up app Tindr. Maybe in the middle of a party. Maybe by bumping into each other in the stacks at the library on campus. There’s a sexual connection....
A decade of budget cuts hurt students and the state
Sept. 2 2015
There are three troubling benchmarks that define Michigan today: horrific roads, overflowing prisons and long-term disinvestment in higher education. All three reflect Michigan´s...
Back to school edition
Sept. 2 2015
Welcome back, consumers — I mean students! While you were gone this summer, a whole roster of new businesses opened within walking distance of the campuses of Michigan State University, Lansing Community...
Feds say allegations handled improperly
Sept. 2 2015
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2 — The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights has found Michigan State University failed to handle two allegations of sexual assault properly. As a result, the university...
Lansing police get creative in addressing heroin ‘surge’
Aug. 26 2015
The idea is similar to an initiative started in May by the Gloucester, Mass., Police Department. By August, The Washington Post reported recently, 109 addicts had been helped into treatment programs through...
Aug. 26 2015
Property: 323 N. Sycamore St., Lansing Owner: Ingham County Land Bank While this house needs significant repair, it is ideally located on a street composed of beautiful homes. No doubt, its continued...
City Council, city attorney at odds over internal auditor report
Aug. 26 2015
The Lansing city attorney and Mayor Virg Bernero are challenging a report by the City Council’s internal auditor that alleges the law department is four months behind on paying...
Facelift for Moon house into descends into major surgery
Aug. 26 2015
For a homeowner with a gaping yellow hole 10 feet deep under her front door, where a porch would normally be, Carol Skilling was microwaving cat food pretty calmly last Tuesday morning. "Its...
Aug. 26 2015
Every now and then, the news itself makes the news, giving this old media ouroboros a good old mouthful of print, radio or television broadcasting news. This just in: Local CBS affiliate WLNS announced...

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