Auction of female action figures will benefit The Womens Center
Dec. 10 2014
Nancy Lombardi vigorously shook a heavy crystal globe with Wonder Woman inside, fists akimbo. The fluid swirled with sparkly pain from freshly punched enemies. Or maybe it was Amazon magic. "Isn´t...
Lansing prepares to tighten medical marijuana dispensary rules
Dec. 10 2014
It’s Friday night and the club is hopping. Red neon signs flash, “Open,” “Darts, Pool, Big Screen TVs.” Cars line the street and are queued up at the front door of the “lounge.” This...
Dec. 10 2014
BWL activates equipment to reduce mercury emissions The Lansing Board of Water & Light has finally activated equipment it installed in 2007 that will reduce mercury emissions at the Erickson Power Plant....
Community forum on racial issues gives voice to a movement for justice
Dec. 10 2014
The justice system is flawed. That was the overall tone at a town hall meeting Tuesday night in the aftermath of the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York at the hands...
BWL’s poor responses to the ice storm and a plant accident may be forgivable, but failing to abate mercury pollution is another matter entirely
Dec. 9 2014
You have to wonder sometimes how the people who run Lansing Board of Water and Light sleep at night. We learned last week that the utility´s Erickson plant installed equipment in 2007 that would...
BWL says public-private partnerships key to emergency management
Dec. 3 2014
The message from the first Metro- Lansing Emergency Management Briefing by the Board of Water & Light Tuesday was part “Rah Rah” cheering session, part positive spin and part “make it...
Dec. 3 2014
Travelers visiting Edinburgh, Scotland, are often overheard asking why the city’s great castle was built so close to the prosaic railroad yard. While the two make a peculiar contrast of majesty and...
Dysphonia quiets Derrick Quinney’s voice but can’t keep him silent
Dec. 3 2014
Anyone paying attention to Lansing City Council meetings for the past eight or nine months has likely noticed atlarge Councilmember Derrick Quinney’s voice has turned into a hoarse whisper
Dec. 3 2014
A permanent road funding formula that injects another $1.3 billion into Michigan´s transportation network is topping this month´s lame duck session with Gov. Rick Snyder´s chief lobbyist...
Mid Michigan’s arrest numbers suggest all is not well
Dec. 3 2014
White people like me often look at racial progress in America as significant and sustainable. But as we confront what has happened, and is still happening, in Ferguson, that sense of progress isn´t...
Dec. 3 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers may be from Livingston County, but he kept a toehold in the Lansing area by locating his district office in the city, for several years on Michigan Avenue and later at 1000 W. St....
Ingham County’s Gulick defined caregiving on the frontlines of AIDS battle
Dec. 3 2014
Over a year ago, I was struggling with pneumonia. It was a persistent pneumonia. I would take antibiotics, it would clear up briefly, only to come raging back with serious fever. I would be left gasping...
Panel discussion about PrEP HIV prevention drug comes to Lansing
Dec. 3 2014
Jesse Anguiano only wanted an extra layer of protection during sex. The 31-year-old gay man had been hearing about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for some time from HIV test counselors at the Lansing...
Fleetwood diner closes after carbon monoxide complaints
Nov. 26 2014
Two waitresses at the fabled Fleetwood Diner say they suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at the restaurant this summer due to faulty water heating equipment, a defect that was known to management
Nov. 26 2014
Property: 6201 Lake Road, Haslett Owner: Barbara R. Smith, Greenville, MI (Did not respond for comment) Assessed: $23,900 This property’s isolated site and late 1940’s construction date,...
State moves forward with $70M bond for new Senate Building
Nov. 26 2014
The Michigan Strategic Fund Tuesday started the ball rolling on a plan to purchase most of the Capitol View Building, which is across Allegan Street from the Capitol, for new Senate office space
It´s about the mall, not the meal
Nov. 26 2014
For many of us Thanksgiving has timeless qualities. It is our national ritual: family, turkey, football ... and shopping. This most American of holidays is becoming this most American of past times —...
Opinion
Nov. 26 2014
It’s been a few hours since St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for shooting and killing Michael Brown this summer. I’m...
State moves forward with $70M bond for new Senate office space
Nov. 25 2014
The Michigan Strategic Fund this morning started the ball rolling on a plan to purchase most of the Capitol View Building, which is across Allegan Street from the Capitol, for new Senate office space. The...
MLive restructuring will eliminate Lansing editor post
Nov. 24 2014
MONDAY, NOV. 24 — Journalism jobs continue to dwindle in Lansing. According to Meegan Holland, the Lansing Editor for MLive Media Group, the company is restructuring and eliminating her job. “I...

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