Dec. 28 2016
Say what you want about the election of Donald Trump, it defied convention. In that spirit, we recount for you 2016’s Top Ten local news stories not in boring old prose but in the style of Shakespeare’s...
Food Co-op to close retail store in new year
Dec. 21 2016
The East Lansing Food Co-op, challenged by ever-increasing options in the healthy food market, will close its retail store soon, its board has decided
A church’s dream faces foreclosure by Ingham County
Dec. 21 2016
In September 2014, members of the Tabernacle of David church on the city’s southwest side were excited. They’d bought a former charter school right across the street at 2130 W. Holmes Road....
With two weeks to go, Council presidency up in air
Dec. 21 2016
But her opponent is Carol Wood, and among the differences between the two is one with a bearing on who should lead: Wood has a perfect attendance record at Committee of the Whole meetings and Dunbar shows...
Dec. 14 2016
Timothy Bowman of Lansing was the first person to correctly identify the detail in the Nov. 2 Eye for Design as ‘’one of the mill stones in front of the Christman Building (below),” 208...
Snyder expected to reduce alcohol possession to a ticket
Dec. 14 2016
Hundreds of underage area residents have been charged each year for possessing alcohol. But that could change if Gov. Rick Snyder signs legislation passed earlier this month into law
Troubled Food Co-op puts building up for sale
Dec. 14 2016
The East Lansing Food Co-op, which has been troubled financially for several years as competition has increased in the healthy food market, has placed its building on the block
CADL’s wintertime renovations a challenge for many homeless
Dec. 14 2016
When Mike Karl entered the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library, he wasn’t thinking about books. Karl had only two things on his mind: to get warm, and to get to sleep
Prosecutor takes on alt-right icon, MSU Police
Dec. 14 2016
It’s Gretchen Whitmer vs. Milo Yiannopoulos and the MSU Police
Dec. 9 2016
LANSING — Three bills to increase voter photo identification requirements passed narrowly through the House and are on their way to the Senate.Under this package, voters without an ID at the time...
Dec. 9 2016
FRIDAY, Dec. 9 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Michigan lags in solitary confinement reform: State
Dec. 7 2016
The first rule in selecting and decorating a public holiday tree is simple: Don’t screw it up. This seems like a low bar to clear — and it is — but you can’t take it for granted....
Amid anxiety over Trump’s clean energy direction, Michigan lawmakers offer surprising relief
Dec. 7 2016
Believe it or not, the Republican-dominated Legislature is giving hope to clean-energy advocates who are anxious about the direction our climate-denying president-elect could take the country on energy...
County door cracks open again on infrastructure bonds
Dec. 7 2016
A controversial proposal for Ingham County to issue millions of dollars in bonds to fund the public infrastructure for the $380 million Red Cedar Renaissance project may get new life
MSU clears Bernero of accepting Rose Bowl tickets from Ferguson
Dec. 7 2016
Michigan State University says that Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero paid for game tickets for himself and his wife to the 2014 Rose Bowl, contradicting a claim in a federal racketeering lawsuit against...
Signals mixed on health insurance in the coming Trump era
Nov. 30 2016
Since Donald Trump’s election, patients have been asking me about the fate of the Affordable Care Act. The announcement Tuesday that the president-elect has selected an ardent foe of Obamacare to...
Nov. 30 2016
The structure below was our eyesore back in October 2014. At that time, it was noted that there was significant wood rot and that a restoration of the signage on one face of the structure had been poorly...
Lansing should nurture, not discourage, billion-dollar marijuana industry
Nov. 30 2016
There's a great adage in baseball: Better to trade a year too early than a year too late
Mayoral campaign already framed by shadowy groups and hidden agendas
Nov. 30 2016
A proxy war of secretive “citizen” groups has begun shaping a nascent 2017 Lansing mayoral race
Nov. 25 2016
A drug used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose could be on hand in Michigan schools free of charge

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