Lake Michigan turtles can’t get the lead out
April 15 2016
LANSING — You likely won’t find any painted and snapping turtles headbanging to Metallica in Lake Michigan wetlands. But heavy metal runs in their veins.These turtles accumulate heavy metals...
Parks board favors BWL plan for Scott Park, 5-3
April 13 2016
Bob Ford, architect of the Lansing Board of Water & Light\'s plan for the Central Substation, makes a point to Lansing Parks Board member at the Foster Community Center.Berl Schwartz/City Pulse&
April 13 2016
Although this building, which is the old Sav-Mor grocery store on the north side, seems to need significant attention, in reality it would be greatly aided with the basic act of simplifying the exterior
Improving city neighborhoods means funding and engagement
April 13 2016
Mayor Virg Bernero announced in his State of the City address last month he wants a block by block assessment of every neighborhood in Lansing. His goal? Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each neighborhood...
FBI subpoenas county computers; finds only ‘inappropriate’ photos
April 13 2016
“I have the unfortunate duty to inform you that the FBI served a subpoena and search/seizure warrant on the County late this afternoon,” county Administrator Tim Dolehanty emailed county commissioners...
Brown Clarke says developer cited pressure from Bernero
April 13 2016
“Mr. Saboury contacted me the previous week and stated that he was receiving repetitive phone calls from Mayor Bernero asking him, pleading with him, to file a civil case,” Brown Clarke said....
April 8 2016
A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service
Great Lakes cities swallow streams
April 8 2016
LANSING — Developers have buried more than 350 miles of streams in Michigan over the last century, creating large areas researchers call “urban stream deserts.” These riverless areas...
April 6 2016
Linda Vail, the Ingham County health officer, has warned county employees in Mason that using tap water from the Mason municipal water system may pose a health hazard because of elevated copper levels
Lansing Pathway bond promises major overhaul of curriculum and buildings
April 6 2016
Aging buildings, and their expensive boilers, figure into the plan, which sets aside $18.9 million for general building and energy efficiency improvements. But there is much more to the plan than a laundry...
April 6 2016
This corner building, which is often identified as the first in Lansing constructed specifically for use as offices, was designed by Saginaw-based architect Frederick W. Hollister. Hollister served in...
Loophole in City Charter amendment allowed payout to former city attorney
April 6 2016
An amendment to the Lansing City Charter sold to voters last November as an answer to golden parachutes and excessive severance payments has a giant legal loophole: It doesn’t apply to separation...
Treatment for Dunnings also a crafty legal strategy
April 6 2016
The first is that he clearly needs help with obviously destructive behavior. If the charges hold — and very likely they will — Dunnings has engaged in hundreds of illicit sexual encounters,...
BWL reconsidering Eckert as new substation site
April 6 2016
Although it prefers to build a new substation at the Scott Center city park, at the corner of Washington Avenue and Malcolm X Drive, the utility acknowledged this week that Eckert was a viable, though...
April 5 2016
Cover story: Saving our schoolsWhen a room full of elementary school kids stays quiet for a PowerPoint talk, even after it gets into debt ratios, you have to wonder what's in the pepperoni. Yvonne Ca
Oddly matched interests seek rules for pot dispensaries
March 30 2016
The booming medical marijuana dispensary industry in Lansing has created an alliance of political partners easily defined as strange bedfellows.
His vision and legacy should guide us
March 30 2016
Chavez took risks, made sacrifices, and he got things done. Our country is stronger and better as a result of his work. It is a legacy of advocacy, courage, inspiration, hope and celebration. He forever...
Advertising overload
March 30 2016
While we all accept some advertising as a reality of modern life, very few of us welcome constant bombardment from excessive signs. Yet, this condition is so pervasive that it would be unfair to call out...
Arrests soar after crackdown at S. Washington Park Apartments
March 30 2016
“You may not see us there, but we are there,” Lansing Police Chief Michael Yankowski, told residents and the City Council on March 11. He was addressing persistent crime issues at the apartment...
Tree ‘massacre’ at Red Cedar Park
March 30 2016
Sunday afternoon, I spotted a woman in a blue sweater, standing on the grass on the west edge of Red Cedar Park. The former golf course at the east side of Lansing has become a favorite dog-walking and...

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