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...
Councilwoman’s ad runs afoul of election law
Aug. 4 2015
TUESDAY, Aug. 4 — Lansing City Councilwoman Carol Wood has apparently been violating state election law for years by including her campaign web address in an ad that she paid for with city funds
Boles’ campaign activities raises legal, ethical questions
July 30 2015
THURSDAY, July 30 — Third Ward City Councilwoman A’Lynne Boles is facing questions on several fronts for campaign activities in the run-up to Tuesday’s primary election. Ingham County...
July 29 2015
In a sweeping affidavit filed in federal court, the FBI alleges that said Dr. Paul DeWeese, a former Republican state lawmaker from Mid-Michigan, illegally diverted prescription drugs — like Norco,...
July 29 2015
At-large Which City Council hopeful won´t make the first cut? One of the five at-large Lansing City Council candidates will be knocked out by the Primary Election vote, putting the political...
How the deck is stacked against wrongfully convicted people in Michigan
July 29 2015
Donya Davis served seven years of a 22- year prison sentence after a sexual assault victim identified him in a lineup. Post-conviction DNA testing tied the crime to another man. The 36-year-old Detroit...
Property: 1307 E. Grand River Ave. East Lansing
July 22 2015
Author and celebrity chef Alton Brown often discusses the pointlessness of collecting kitchen utensils that are limited to one function. While he admits that a fire extinguisher is a notable exception,...
Union poll on BWL a scare tactic
July 22 2015
At some point, when Lansing looks at the costs and benefits of selling the Board of Water & Light, it will need a survey assessing people´s feelings. But the poll released last week by the...
Leeman sees hope In 8th run in 8 yea
July 22 2015
To clear up any confusion, Harold Leeman Jr. jotted down on a folded-up piece of blue paper all the times he´s appeared on a ballot since his maiden defeat to Patrick Lindemann in...
The sale question is premature
July 22 2015
The war over whether to sell the Lansing Board of Water & Light has already claimed its first victim. Commissioner Anthony McCloud’s reappointment stalled before the City Council...
How the Lansing parks millage stretches green into more green
July 22 2015
In the early 1800s, vast flocks of now-extinct passenger pigeons took days to go by. Once upon a time (meaning the 1960s and ‘70s), the fulltime Lansing parks staff topped 100, including three...
Diverse initiatives share same goal: Legalization
July 22 2015
The race to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan is on. Two groups attempting to put the question before voters in 2016 share the same goal of ending pot prohibition, but their regulatory...
Donation helps expand local math tutoring program
July 16 2015
THURSDAY, JULY 16 — Lansing-area students are about to get a little help with their math homework. The Grainger Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC)...
Bernero snubs Council, keeps appointee on board
July 15 2015
Despite having his reappointment nomination withdrawn late Monday afternoon by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Lansing Board of Water and Light Commissioner Anthony McCloud will continue to serve in his position
Appeals Court to hear case over releasing athletes’ names
July 15 2015
A dispute between Michigan State University and the ESPN Sports Network over the university’s refusal to release 301 student-athlete names in campus police reports has moved to the state Court...
July 15 2015
Property: 119 S. Magnolia Ave. Magnolia Street Substation Lansing Located within the yellow brick walls of this simple building, the industrial equipment used by the Lansing Board of Water & Light transforms...
Ag industry grapples with sustainability
July 15 2015
Judging by a conference at MSU´s Kellogg Center, Michigan´s agricultural leaders are coming to grips with sustainability in much the same way movie and music moguls reacted to the birth of...
Ethics group violates state law, county clerk says
July 15 2015
A committee set up ostensibly to bring greater campaign transparency to city of Lansing elections has violated Michigan campaign laws, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum has determined. Citing reporting by...
LOW-INCOME FAMILIES SUFFER FROM DEFICIENT HOUSING INSPECTIONS
July 15 2015
Bancroft Court is a quiet street nestled in the Genesee Neighborhood on Lansing’s near west side. The house at 816 is a mustard yellow two-story, three bedroom, single-family home built in 1916,...
July 15 2015
The results of a city inspection of the rental property at 816 Bancroft Court not only found safety violations, but also revealed the complicated relationships inspectors share with tenants and landlords...

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