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...
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...

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