The movement in East Lansing to open housing for blacks
Feb. 25 2015
Two years of smolder built to a roar. Then it cooled down but the fire was just under the surface. It started with the only visit to Michigan State University by the young pastor, Martin Luther King,...
Clerk wants criminal investigation over county commissioner campaign finance fees, bounced check
Feb. 18 2015
Late campaign finance reports and a bounced check may have Ingham County Commissioner Bryan Crenshaw facing a criminal investigation and charges. Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum, a Democrat, has asked...
Duane Stoolmaker, barber of the greats
Feb. 18 2015
I studied finance at Michigan State University and took a job on Wall Street with Wells Fargo Securities Investment Banking. I worked two years of 80 hour weeks out in the “big city” and decided...
Feb. 18 2015
Property: 734 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos Owner: Lansing Mobile Homes LTD PTS, Southfield Assessed value: $253,000 The recently improved crosswalk in front of this building seems slightly absurd along...
Leveling the price of the freedom of information
Feb. 18 2015
Starting this summer, most public bodies in Michigan will be somewhat more accountable, a bit more transparent, in allowing people to discover what they do and how they do it. The so-called Freedom of...
Did East Lansing jeopardize employee and public health in improper mercury cleanup?
Feb. 18 2015
It began when a pressure gauge in the Waste Water Treatment Plant in East Lansing broke the day after Thanksgiving 2013. Somewhere between one and half and three pounds of the mercury — a toxic...
City won’t disclose who is applying to fill the vacant council seat until Friday
Feb. 12 2015
THURSDAY, FEB. 12 — Business consultant and former journalist Walt Sorg has applied to fill the Lansing City Council seat. City Council is seeking an applicant to replace former at-large member Derrick...
Walberg gets a 2016 opponent... already
Feb. 11 2015
State Rep. Gretchen Driskell’s announcement that she’ll run against U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg in 2016 wasn´t lost this week in national Democratic circles. David Nir, who covers campaigns...
Feb. 11 2015
Property: 4650 Meridian Road, Saint Katherine’s Chapel, Williamston The State of Michigan historical marker for this structure suggests that it was “the work of an unsophisticated country...
Tim Barron attacks shooting victim in Facebook post
Feb. 11 2015
Progress Michigan is asking Lansing radio host Tim Barron to apologize for a post on his Facebook page Sunday that appears to blame the victim of a shooting in East Lansing last week for his own death. Michael...
Republican legislative agenda:Radical to ridiculous to rational
Feb. 11 2015
The consequence of one-party government — that is Republican — in Michigan can be found in the 78-point grab bag of “action items” release by House members last week. As you would...
Feb. 11 2015
Friedland Industries wins Outstanding Small Business Award Friedland Industries received the Greater Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Small Business Award at the chamber’s...
Disease outbreaks pit public health against personal choice
Feb. 11 2015
Since 2000 measles was a distant memory, banished like polio or smallpox. But the highly contagious airborne disease is making a comeback with more than 600 cases last year and 121 so far this year, according...
Bernero´s inspector general proposal a ´midway measure´
Feb. 4 2015
Mayor Virg Bernero’s struggle with governing the Lansing Board of Water & Light is on slow motion repeat — a "Groundhog Day" measured in years, rather than hours. In July 2006, the BWL was...
Feb. 4 2015
To be fair, this house is not excessively deteriorated. Although the trash scattered in the front yard has been removed, the scrubby shrubs and peeling paint remain. It would not be unfair to describe...
Feb. 4 2015
City Pulse freelance reporter Todd Heywood asked, by email, for further comment from Mayor Virg Bernero on his proposed City Charter amendments to create an inspector general in his cabinet to oversee...
Koenig transferred tax debts two weeks before primary election
Feb. 4 2015
Carol Koenig, one of three finalists to be Ingham County register of deeds, was ramping up for the final two weeks of her primary campaign to retain her seat as a county commissioner last July when she...
Feb. 4 2015
For a politician, it´s self-inflicted wounds that hurt the most. Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero surely feels the pain after his failed bid to take control of the Lansing Board of Water & Light, the...
Quinney selected as new Register of Deeds
Feb. 4 2015
WED., FEB. 4 – Derrick Quinney was selected as Ingham county’s new Register of Deeds this afternoon. Quinney was one of three finalists for the position, vacated when Curtis Hertel, Jr. was...
Dunnings: Lansing Township police killing of Minier justified
Feb. 3 2015
TUESDAY, FEB. 3 — On Dec. 8 a Lansing Township police officer shot and killed Randall Minier, 27, of Lansing, during a traffic stop. Officer Eric Lapham fired one shot striking Minier, in the face....

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