Nov. 9 2017
“BWL provides multi-pronged customer assistance that ensures BWL dollars are contributed only to BWL customers in need,” said Steve Serkaian, a BWL spokesman. The BWL’s reason for not...
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Mayor-elect: I’m a ‘collaborator who can get things done faster’
Nov. 8 2017
Courtesy Photo WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8 — State Rep. Andy Schor was elected mayor of Lansing on Tuesday by a landslide margin: 72 percent to 28 percent for City Councilwoman Judi Brown Clarke. W
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Nov. 2 2017
On November 7th, residents of the City of East Lansing will have the opportunity to broaden the tax base of the City and reduce property taxes to a Charter maximum of 13 mills; a historic low and the lowest...
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Candidates for Lansing offices raised nearly $190,000
Nov. 2 2017
It’s that time of the year again — pumpkins, goblins and campaign finance reports. With five races for Lansing City offices and nine candidates on the ballot next Tuesday, the cash has been...
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Real estate PAC donates $32,823 to newcomer Stephens in EL Council race
Nov. 2 2017
That’s three times the $10,383 that Stephens, a Democrat seeking a nonpartisan seat on the Council, raised for his campaign, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Ingham County Clerk...
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Look for usual light turnout Tuesday in local races
Nov. 2 2017
Cities nationwide have problems getting people to vote in local elections. One study from Portland State University analyzed 23 million voting records and voters over the age of 65 are 15 times more likely...
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Co-location of Plymouth, Pilgrim churches sign of times for Lansing’s older faith community
Nov. 2 2017
When you step into Lansing’s Plymouth Congregational Church, at 2001 E. Grand River Ave., you notice a series of cozy rooms, the lighting throughout the building dim. Boxes are stacked in the corners....
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Williamston readies transgender policy for schools
Oct. 26 2017
School Board members have been working on a policy for months. At issue: which bathroom and locker room may transgender and gender-nonconforming students use? Should they participate in sports based on...
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Quality, higher wages make for a box store with a conscience
Oct. 26 2017
It’s a difficult question: Should a business’ main goal be profit or something more public? Businesses like Tom’s Shoes, Starbucks, Method Cleaning Products and more have emerged and...
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McClurken crime mailer image repels some supporters
Oct. 26 2017
Despite being “uncomfortable” with an image on a political mailer for his campaign, 4th Ward City Council candidate Jim McClurken approved it for release, triggering political criticism, the...
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New Lansing ordinance in effect after clerk rules against petition
Oct. 20 2017
FRIDAY, Oct. 20 — Lansing’s new medical marijuana ordinance has taken effect after City Clerk Chris Swope ruled against a petition drive to put it on the ballot. Swope found too few valid signature
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Diwali officially recognized
Oct. 20 2017
Photo by Shruti Saripalli On Oct. 18, State Rep. Christine Greig, D-Farmington Hills, was one of several co-sponsors of a resolution that was adopted immediately in the Michigan House
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Oct. 19 2017
The Lansing City Council is evenly divided between at-large members, who represent the entire city, and those who represent each of the city’s four wards. The latter, if they do their job right,...
Oct. 19 2017
With more than a year to go, 3 Dems are chasing a House seat Three Democratic women have stepped forward in the race for the 69th District state House seat that Rep. Sam Singh can’t seek again in...
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Oct. 19 2017
The Okemos Channel Eight Okemos High School football players kneeling at their game Friday against Holt. Three players knelt during the National Anthem at their Oct. 6 Homecoming game against Jackson....
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Oct. 19 2017
1218 Maryland Ave., Lansing Owned by Richard and Daphne Merryman This house gives the appearance of being abandoned, but inside work is under way to bring it up to code so it can be inhabited again, thanks...
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Oct. 19 2017
As part of its tree-trimming program, contractors for the Lansing Board of Water & Light last week clear-cut a strip of wooded area at Groesbeck Golf Course. The area, along Ormond Road at Maryland Avenue,...
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Oct. 19 2017
Preservation Lansing celebrates five extreme acts of love A color-corrected mansion, a stubborn holdout in a sea of parking lots, a modest but sweet old house in North Lansing, the state Capitol dome...
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Oct. 13 2017
FRIDAY, Oct. 13 —The Michigan Civil Rights Commission voted unanimously during a secret meeting to award the commission’s director a $24,740 bonus. Agustin Arbulu, who is paid $152,250 a year
Oct. 12 2017
East Lansing Police are on the look out for the people they say started at least seven arson fires during post-game celebrations on Saturday night. Police said after Michigan State University bested the...