April 22 2015
Property: 1022 E. Kalamazoo St. Lansing Owner: David and Wendy Moncada, unavailable for comment Although it is red tagged and boarded up, this simple house appears to be in reasonable shape. A few...
New grocery store highlights changing shopping desires
April 22 2015
Long gone are the days when a grocery store was a simply a grocery store. At Meijer, for example, food is just part of the shopping experience. The same with Target and Walmart, which have embraced the...
Delgado drops out of at-large race
April 22 2015
In a surprising turn of events, At-Large Lansing City Councilman Vincent Delgado decided against seeking election to the seat he was appointed to earlier this year. He is not running primarily to spend...
State officials unconcerned about failing water-policy grade
April 22 2015
In a state surrounded by 20 percent of the world’s fresh water, overuse and sustainability might not be the first thing on the minds of Michiganders. And according to a study that graded states...
James Gardin fills Mac’s Bar with positive vibes
April 22 2015
When James Gardin stepped onto the stage at Mac’s Bar on Saturday, he admitted he was overwhelmed by the crowd. Eight songs and over an hour later, however, there was no sign of nerves or tension....
Company misses deadline to soften pole barn facade
April 15 2015
The battle between downtown residents and the high tech firm Niowave is moving from detente to direct conflict. At issue is whether the company should continue to receive over $650,000 in various tax...
April 15 2015
Property: 221 W. Saginaw St. Lansing Although this structure (which is for sale for $279,000) is used as a law office, it was constructed at the turn of the 19th century as a church. Its strong siting...
Bernero administration blocking access to rental inspection reports
April 15 2015
You’re in the market for a new rental and know the city of Lansing registers and inspects such properties. You know that information is available on the city’s website, through BS&A’s...
Granger plan for transporting waste hurts the public good
April 15 2015
Recently Granger III & Associates, which run the Wood Street landfill, has requested Clinton County to amend the county’s solid waste plan. The proposed amendment would allow fGranger to collect...
Equality Michigan once again seeking a leader
April 15 2015
For the fifth time in less than a decade, the statewide gay rights organization Equality Michigan is without an executive director, after last week’s departure of Emily Dievendorf. Dievendorf had...
Navigating the road funding solution: A City Pulse special report
April 15 2015
And unless you live in East Lansing, Lansing Township or the school districts of Holt, Williamston or Webberville, there´s nothing else on the ballot. So what the heck is it? Well, it´s as...
Lansing Councilwoman accuses administration of covering up housing issues
April 10 2015
FRIDAY, April 10 — Fourth Ward Councilmember Jessica Yorko has accused the Bernero administration of keeping housing inspection data from the public in order to “cover up” issues with...
April 8 2015
Property: 2221 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing Owner: Ingham Co. Land Bank This building exhibits great potential as a neighborhood resource and invites the public to offer suggestions regarding its continued...
Blight a concern as vacant lots explode
April 8 2015
The houses sit side by side on Bluff Street, a block north of Oakland Avenue near downtown. Their lots are overgrown with trees and weeds and trash. The windows are boarded up. Inside the houses are in...
District Court seeks cameras for City Hall
April 8 2015
When Anethia Brewer, court administrator for 54-A District Court, walks through the court facilities in Lansing City Hall, she is aware of the security lapses
AG furthers political ambition through courts
April 8 2015
If you´re a citizen in Michigan there are lots of things you´re are against. At least in the courts. You oppose same-sex marriage. You want to gut the Affordable Care Act. You object to President...
Lansing’s mayor joins Tommy Chong and others at Ann Arbor’s Hash Bash
April 8 2015
It´s the first Saturday in April, Hash Bash in Ann Arbor, and at the University of Michigan the crowd is primed, lighting up in public without fear or harassment or arrest. The odor of burning pot...
New, improved robot fish designed for Great Lakes
April 3 2015
LANSING — New and improved robot fish will soon track live fish and toxic algae blooms in the Great Lakes. This next-generation fish, going on its second year of development, is the third model built...
Deportation enforcement action skirts policy; city considers establishing ´safe zones´
April 1 2015
It’s easy pickings for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers who troll the country for undocumented immigrants. Check public records, identify a target, then wait at a courthouse to snag...
April 1 2015
Property: Broad Museum of Art East Lansing This imposing edifice is sited at the eastern approach to Michigan State University’s campus, where it provides a simple welcome in familiar architectural...

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