Jan. 3 2018
After a start very false, Bernero says “Twelve years: enough as chief executive.” Despite lame duck status,a gulf like SuezDid remain with Council, adversative.Undeterred Angry Mayor did push...
Winter no problem for Meridian farmers market
Dec. 21 2017
On the opposite end of the market, Adam Ulbin, bakery manager for Stonehearth Bakery of Brooklyn, Michigan, stood over an array of baked goods He chatted up customers as they viewed his bread, particularly...
Most pot license applicants not from Lansing
Dec. 21 2017
The marijuana cash run is on, and an analysis of publicly available data on applicants shows that only 37 percent of the business applicants have a Lansing mailing address
"At a time when we have climate change deniers in power in Washington, we have our local utility embracing an environmentally sustainable future for metro Lansing." - Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero
Dec. 21 2017
BWL General Manager Dick Peffley said that with the new plant on line, the utility will be completely coal-free by the time the aging Erickson Station closes in 2025. The utility’s other baseload...
$25 million, 4-story plan offers 145 apartments, 7,000 sq. feet of commercial and retail space
Dec. 21 2017
After years of stop and go attempts to develop the old downtown YMCA location, property owner Julie Lawton-Essa said Monday that she has financing for a four-story, $25 million apartment, commercial and...
Bernero tells pot businesses to license or face consequences
Dec. 14 2017
Marijuana businesses in Lansing are facing strict deadlines to get their applications for licensing submitted or face closure. Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, who completes his third and last term Jan. 1,...
Dec. 14 2017
We knew it would be a tight race. State Sen. Virg Bernero was challenging Lansing Mayor Tony Benavides, who by dint of being president of the City Council had been anointed mayor after David Holister quit...
Lansing, East Lansing, Windsor Twp. only localities to opt into state medical marijuana licensing
Dec. 14 2017
To allow or not to allow — that is the question for communities across Michigan when it comes to medical marijuana facilities. Many municipalities in the greater Lansing area are taking the wait-and-see...
After citizens reject an income tax, everything is on the table
Dec. 14 2017
City Manager George Lahanas, during a special City Council meeting Sunday, provided a memo of potential cuts to parks and recreation. That hypothetical proposal includes yanking all support from the city...
Dec. 14 2017
By temperament, and perhaps talent, Virg Bernero always had the political makings of a mayor. He chafed at the measured pace of a county legislator, state representative and senator, his pre-mayoral elected...
Schor announces department head choices
Dec. 14 2017
Mayor-elect Andy Schor has announced the 12 members of his cabinet. Four are new faces to city government and eight are familiar ones. Here’s who’s who and what they’re doing
Schor plans to target neighborhood economic development
Dec. 14 2017
With a push and pull tension between neighborhoods and large scale developments long gnawing at city government, incoming Mayor Andy Schor is reshuffling his departments and cabinet leaders to send a message:...
City to strike against dispensaries not seeking licenses
Dec. 7 2017
Under the recently adopted city ordinance, 25 provisioning center licenses will be issued over the next year. Twenty licenses are up for grabs in this first phase, as required under the ordinance. The...
Dec. 7 2017
Meridian Township’s three PICAs are Carriage Hills on the northwest corner of Hagadorn and Lake Lansing roads; Okemos’ Four Corners, also known as Downtown Okemos, south of Grand River Avenue;...
Wood and Washington likely to lead Lansing City Council
Dec. 7 2017
Looking to avoid the tribal struggle that delayed the leadership decision last year by nearly a month, the 2018 City Council is poised to approve Councilwomen Carol Wood and Jody Washington to leadership...
Nov. 30 2017
“Last year, in the period I probably enrolled about 50, so far I’ve only got one,” said Denise Paquette, the outreach and engagement director at the Allen Neighborhood Center, 1611 E....
City Council to decide on honoring Grand River Ave. along with Cesar Chavez
Nov. 30 2017
The battle over renaming Grand River Avenue after Cesar Chavez in Old Town, which was supposedly over, took a new turn on Monday night as the Council heard views about whether to add signs acknowledging...
A transgender student’s life or death dilemma
Nov. 30 2017
He was trying, with little support, to fit in at school as a transgender teen. It was a hostile place for people like him, born female but identifying as a male. Aside from the external struggle, he was...
Nov. 30 2017
The Council has to approve the sale of City Hall if the deal is to move forward. Incoming Mayor Andy Schor has said he is “90 percent” behind the plan but still has questions about it, including...
Development continues to push the town from its original image
Nov. 30 2017
With the old bank building on Abbot Road demolished to make way for the Park District development, and the Center City District development project chugging right along, East Lansing residents are watching...

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