Small taxi operations could be eliminated with new regional taxi authority
Sept. 17 2014
A taxi authority that began with a goal of regulating ride share services like Uber could end up adopting rules that squeeze out the little guy. The Greater Lansing Taxi Authority, already approved by...
Sept. 17 2014
April and Will wake up each morning, make their bed, scrounge for breakfast and head to the library. Computers and Internet are free there. They own cell phones but can’t afford minutes. She goes...
Minority and low-income communities unequally impacted by pollution
Sept. 16 2014
TUESDAY, SEPT. 16 – Nearly 150 people from across the state recently attended a summit in the name of justice – environmental justice. “Unfinished Business: Environmental Justice in Michigan”...
Recovery Walk highlights freedom from addiction, remembers those who died
Sept. 16 2014
TUESDAY, SEPT. 16 – Kathy Reddington said she would have marched to the capitol Saturday if there were only six people. But she ended up with a lot more company walking to with a goal of erasing...
Anti-circumcision demonstrators say practice violates human rights
Sept. 12 2014
They stood out like a sore thumb. They were hoping more like a sore penis.
Sept. 10 2014
The headlines late last month all trumpeted the news: Nine shootings in nine days. It was “uncommon” for Lansing, city police say, but an aberration in crime for the area, not a trend
Sept. 10 2014
This property once served as a corner grocery, built in the 1920s by Anna and Michael Scieszka, who had recently emigrated from Poland. The simple wood-framed building sat a few steps above the sidewalk...
Demolished house near Eaton Rapids brought visions of fugitive slaves
Sept. 10 2014
Bob Albaugh straddled the rubble of a demolished house in Hamlin Township, near Eaton Rapids, last Thursday evening. "Everything in this house was built for a particular purpose," he said. The extra...
Sept. 10 2014
We know that big money in many forms shapes our government. Politicians may claim that the interests of large contributors, accompanied by the checks they write, don´t influence their agendas and...
‘Life Itself,’ ‘Snowpiercer’ lead Indie Film Series
Sept. 10 2014
In “Life Itself,” the documentary about late Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert, one of his peers brags that the Pulitzer Prize-winner could crank out a well-thoughtout review in half...
Hawk Island Kids Triathlon gives kids a taste of grown-up action
Sept. 9 2014
Goldfish, dolphins and sharks took over Hawk Island Park Sunday swimming, biking and running in the fall Hawk Island Kids Triathlon. Nearly 100 children ranging from toddlers to 14-year-olds competed
Rally and memorial service aims to erase stigma of addiction, raise awareness
Sept. 4 2014
THURSDAY, Sept. 4 – Theresa Clemons has struggled with a lifetime of addiction to cocaine, heroin and alcohol. She’s been sober and clean for 15 months, has her own home and has repaired relationships...
Ingham County HIV rate second highest in Michigan
Sept. 3 2014
Ingham County continues to have the second highest rate of HIV in Michigan, according to the 2013 epidemiology report on HIV released last week by the Michigan Department of Community Health. Ingham County...
Lansing group raises money for Ebola relief
Sept. 3 2014
For Lansing resident Sue-bunch Cecilia Dixon, Ebola is a daily concern. The Liberian refugee is glued to news from West Africa, concerned for family and friends she left behind in 2001. The deadly virus...
Sept. 3 2014
According to a reader, this property has stood with torn paper in the windows for at least four years. To be fair, compared to the typical Eyesore, the conditions at this property are a minor nuisance....
Fundraiser counters antigay verbal assault caught on video
Sept. 3 2014
As his video of a Lansing business owner screaming antigay invectives at his friends and him went viral, Isiah Tweedie knew he had to do more than raise awareness about the singular event. He said he needed...
Surplus equipment includes bomb robots, an airplane and lots of guns
Sept. 3 2014
With troubles in Syria and Iraq, rebels in Lybia, Russia invading Ukraine, it´s little wonder that we in Lansing and communities nearby are uneasy. Today it´s ISIS attacking Jawawla; tomorrow,...
Preservationists question pace of house demolitions by Land Bank
Sept. 3 2014
Gretchen Cochran, a local historical preservationist, believes the recently demolished two-story house at the corner of Shiawassee and Sycamore streets in Lansing´s Genessee Neighborhood near downtown...
Life as a Zebra Foundation pushes invisible illnesses into the light
Sept. 3 2014
“Want to do handstands?” The sisters effortlessly hold themselves upside down, legs and toes pointed like a prancing horse. Or would that be a zebra? Things aren’t always as they appear. That’s...
Soft relaunch of bike share program still presents problems, challenges
Aug. 27 2014
The neon lime green bikes locked to racks beneath the Capital Community Bike Share sign at the baseball stadium last week were anything but shareable. The brand commuters had solar panels affixed to...

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