Flint crisis a windfall for Schuette as AG looks toward governor’s race
May 4 2016
People are poisoned. Government workers face criminal charges. Gov. Rick Snyder is vilified, his reputation shredded
Twelve candidates bid to replace Dunnings as county prosecutor
May 4 2016
Whitmer, former Michigan Senate minority leader and a rising star in the state’s Democratic Party, is used to perpetual speculation about her political future. Her application for interim prosecutor...
Chamber, others raise questions over cost of a new animal shelter
May 4 2016
The 45-year-old Ingham County Animal Control Shelter is a communicable disease’s heaven. The facility shares the same air, resulting in kennel cough. Cats are crowded into community rooms, allowing...
House votes for Singh’s $500,000 appropriation just in case
May 2 2016
MONDAY, May 2 —Experts say the mosquito that carries Zika is unlikely to get to Michigan, but the state House of Representatives isn’t taking a chance. It has passed legislation, sponsored...
April 29 2016
FRIDAY, April 29 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Parents in prison add stress to children, family...
Looking for morels? Find a burn site
April 29 2016
LANSING — Forest fires are devastating one year, but can bring a tasty bounty the next.In hopes of helping morel hunters, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources created an online map that high
Quality Dairy on Trowbridge to close May 7
April 29 2016
FRIDAY, April 29 — The locally owned convenience chain Quality Dairy will close its store on Trowbridge Road in East Lansing on May 7. President/CEO Stan Martin said the store, which opened about
April 27 2016
Aaron Brown of Lansing was the first person to correctly identify the March 16 “Eye for Design” as the Comerica Bank (below) on Michigan at Washington. Although the featured detail showed the...
BWL asked to shift substation to create new riverfront access
April 27 2016
At-large Lansing Park Board member Paul Holland proposed at the board’s April meeting that the BWL nudge its proposed Central Substation a bit to the west, a move that would allow development of...
Park Board vote set, but questions on sale price, maintenance cost are unanswered
April 27 2016
In a move to save the city of Lansing money, the Park Board will consider a resolution May 11 to sell Willoughby Park, a 70-acre wilderness preserve on the city’s far southwest side
Expert says utility most likely will have to pay
April 25 2016
MONDAY, April 25 — A Michigan State University expert says the Lansing Board of Water & Light is likely going to end up paying the cyber thieves who took control of the utility’s corporate...
April 22 2016
FRIDAY, April 22 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Infant mortality rates increase for some groups,...
Lake Michigan bird carcasses make waves in botulism research
April 22 2016
LANSING — Using satellites to follow dead birds drifting on Lake Michigan may hold the key to locating the source of the elusive botulinum toxin, which causes paralysis and death in birds.To track...
Johnson brings Earth, Wind & Fire to Lansing bash
April 21 2016
THURSDAY, April 21 -- A crowd of nearly 1,300 at the annual Lansing Promise dinner tonight were treated to a surprise performance by the legendary rock band Earth, Wind and Fire. NBA and MSU bask
April 20 2016
Here’s what’s up: City Pulse and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing are cosponsoring this project. If an artist’s work is selected for the cover, the artist agrees to give the work to...
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April 20 2016
The majority of Michiganians support legalizing the recreation use of marijuana, says polling by EPIC MRA. In 2015, those for it numbered 53 percent — up from 50 percent the year before and 47 percent...
Lansing, state officials wrestle with regulating medical marijuana dispensaries
April 20 2016
Despite being ruled illegal under Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act, dozens of provisioning centers have opened across Lansing in the last year, adding to the score or more that already existed
The Whole Foods ‘experience’ brings pot of competition to a boil
April 20 2016
The long-awaited opening day of Whole Foods in Meridian Township last week was big entertainment and serious business. Some sharp repartee at the cheese counter summed it up
Time for Bernero to come clean on McIntyre payout
April 20 2016
In February, when Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero first said the $160,000-plus departure payout to his city attorney served the best interest of the city, it seemed plausible, though extravagant
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Feds find Lansing Housing Commission financially ‘troubled,’ order clean-up
April 20 2016
WEDNESDAY. April 20 — The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department has ordered the “troubled” Lansing Housing Commission to get its finances in order. “The Lansing Housing...