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...
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
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...
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...

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