July 27 2016
When Ingham County voters hit the polls on Tuesday, they will be asked to approve four millages to raise an estimated $15.5 million to run some county operations
English for prosecutor
July 27 2016
When Democrats go to the polls next week, they will all but certainly decide who will be Ingham County’s next prosecutor, given the upper hand they have over the GOP
July 20 2016
In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for same-sex marriage — particularly meaningful here in Snyder-Schuette Land, where it was still banned. But in June this year, a homophobic homegrown terrorist...
July 20 2016
The odd asymmetrical roof and the siding changes along the wall to the left of the porch suggest that this building has seen several alterations since its construction in the early 1920s. More recently,...
SkyVue project picketers in for the long haul
July 20 2016
Shuffling in a tight, circular formation on a patch of sidewalk at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Morgan Lane near Frandor, at least a dozen protestors can be seen almost daily. They walk mostly in...
As numbers shift, BWL goes silent on new substation
July 20 2016
In an apparent effort to prod the Lansing City Council to approve a $26 million power substation proposed for Scott Park, the Lansing Board of Water & Light is claiming that building it elsewhere would...
Ingham County Animal and Control Shelter lowers adoption fees, seeks more space
July 18 2016
MONDAY, July 18 — As more people buy pets from commercial dog kennels, pet stores, or breeders, animal shelters are in trouble. The Ingham County Animal and Control Shelter, which hasn't had to eut
July 13 2016
While there were a few close guesses, no one correctly identified the light fixture in the June 1 “Eye for Design.” The lamp is one of several hanging at the Grand River entrance to the The...
Cites Orlando, local crimes as cause for change of heart
July 13 2016
As the Rev. Nicolette Siragusa of the United Church of Christ in Grand Ledge prepared to deliver a meditation for a vigil at the Capitol the day 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando, she...
Score one for BWL, city in battle over Scott Park
July 13 2016
Opponents of the plan to locate a $26 million power substation in a downtown park have apparently lost an important battle
Meridian, East Lansing compliant on big-box deed restrictions
July 13 2016
I'll make a prediction. Costco’s coming to Lansing will reshape the region's retailing. It's a great operation that will challenge Meijer, Walmart, Home Depot, Best Buy and other big box stores on...
Historic Union Depot in hands of unknown buyer
July 13 2016
Who’s buying it is still a secret, but the for-sale sign in front of the historic Clara’s Station Lansing on Michigan Avenue has a “pending” notice pasted over it
Prosecutor candidate retains group tied to shadowy political nonprofit
July 13 2016
WEDNESDAY. July 13 — A Democratic candidate for Ingham County prosecutor is being criticized for hiring a campaign group tied to a shadowy political nonprofit known for incendiary campaign rhetoric
July 6 2016
This house sits on a broad residential lot behind a circular drive that leads to a deep cathedral-ceilinged portico. Custom designed louvered copper lanterns flank the entry steps. A cascade of telescoping...
State troopers Cleveland bound for Republican convention duty
July 6 2016
As Cleveland braces for the onslaught of protests expected to accompany the Republican Party’s convention July 18 to 21, more than 100 Michigan State Police troopers will be on loan to assist law...
City attorney takes harder line than Bernero
July 6 2016
An already complicated battle over Lansing’s medical marijuana industry has gotten even more controversial with the appointment of James Smiertka as the new Lansing city attorney
Short staffed, city attorney contracts for outside law firm
July 6 2016
Struggling to maintain basic legal operations, the City Attorney’s Office in Lansing is hiring outside legal counsel for various cases
How could Dunnings’ staffers, authorities not have known?
July 6 2016
With Gretchen Whitmer the new county prosecutor and disgraced Stuart Dunnings III, “retired,” his sordid prostitution and coercion case enters a new and politically fraught phase for him and...
July 5 2016
Cover story: ‘Labeled,’ but not licked “Dense,” “slow learner,” “retard” — Eric Staib has been pigeonholed, pegged and pinned...
Meridian residents heckle CATA at tense township board meeting
June 29 2016
The ins and outs of CATA's proposed $133 million Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT, system along Lansing's Michigan Avenue- Grand River Avenue corridor would be hard enough to sort out in a calm Zen garden. A...

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