Sizing up a swastika vase at the MSU Surplus Store
March 20 2013
The cavernous MSU Surplus Store is a "Casablanca" for hard drives and file cabinets, a place of last resort for discarded things. From reel-to-reel tape recorders to Spartan-green street signs, a jumble...
The Lansing School District starts reevaluating transportation services to save money
March 20 2013
The process of trimming the Lansing School District's budget is kicking off in the same place where roughly 5,500 students start their day: school buses
March 20 2013
We've heard this before, haven't we? Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero saying he will run for re-election and isn't interested in running for a higher office next year?
Hundreds of gun rights supporters flock to downtown Lansing
March 20 2013
Wednesday, March 20 — Chris and Martha Welch were at the Capitol today to voice their support for gun ownership and carrying rights
Former Lansing state representative won't seek Sen. Gretchen Whitmer's seat come 2014
March 19 2013
Tuesday, March 19 —Former Rep. Joan Bauer will not run for the state Senate in 2014, saying in a Facebook post on Tuesday afternoon that she wants to "explore other options and also want to spend...
The Lansing City Council is expected to approve tonight a May election to increase taxes
March 18 2013
Monday, Feb. 21 — The Lansing City Council is likely tonight to approve a special election to be held on May 3 to increase the city’s property tax by 4 mills in an effort to balance the budget
May 3 election: It’s on, with Jeffries a lone voice of opposition
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Feb. 22 — Brian Jeffries was the lone vote on the Lansing City Council Monday night opposing calling a special election on May 3 on whether to implement a 4-mill property tax increase. It...
MSU panel to discuss the “perceived” conflict between religion and sexuality
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Feb. 23 — Being gay and Christian is not an oxymoron. At least that’s what a panel discussion will address Thursday at Michigan State University
A hearing on the Capital Area District Library’s weapons policy postponed
March 18 2013
Thursday, Feb. 24 — A court hearing on the Capital Area District Library’s weapons policy was postponed today at the request of the lawyer for Michigan Open Carry, CADL’s lawyer said
A host of incentives for completing the East Village housing development on tap tonight
March 18 2013
Monday, Feb. 28 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on five different incentives that will give the developer of East Village a boost to complete the project
The Lansing City Council makes East Village a little more attractive
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 1 —The Lansing City Council approved five resolutions Monday night meant to encourage further development at the East Village residential development on Lansing’s east side
New amnesty program to benefit those with parking, traffic and court debts
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 3 — For nearly 3,000 people with outstanding warrants from fees due to the city, Lansing officials are giving you a break from potential jail time
Formal opposition to the May 3 ballot proposal surfaces
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 3 — John Pollard, the City Council regular who led the successful opposition to a school bond drive in Lansing 10 years ago, will lead an effort to block the city’s proposed...
Ed Helms, Anne Heche and John C. Reilly excel in a bright, brisk comedy
March 18 2013
A small-town guy has a big-city adventure — well, it’s a bigger city than the one he’s from, anyway — in “Cedar Rapids,” a brisk, lively and often hilarious yarn with...
Setting a public hearing scheduled tonight on proposed tax breaks for a local health insurance research firm
March 18 2013
Monday, March 7 — The only scheduled business at tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting is setting a public hearing for March 14 to consider property tax exemptions for a health insurance research...
Setting a date on tax abatements and a business owner speaks out against the proposed property tax millage
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 8 — A slow night at the Lansing City Council meeting Monday centered around scheduling a public hearing on personal property tax abatements
The city seeks input on redesigning Washington Avenue through REO Town
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 10 — Lansing city officials say that in about two years, the stretch of Washington Avenue between Malcolm X Street and Barnes Avenue — through the heart of REO Town —...
Tax break packages on the Lansing City Council agenda for MedAssurant, former Knapp’s building
March 18 2013
Monday, March 14 — Health insurance research firm MedAssurant may be one step closer to personal property tax exemptions after tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting
Council tables tax breaks for the Knapp’s project due to lack of votes
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 15 — The Lansing City Council delayed a vote Monday on abating nearly all state and local taxes for the proposed redevelopment of the Knapp’s building because of a lack of support,...
Protests against Snyder, Republicans continue in downtown Lansing
March 18 2013
Wednesday, March 16 — At about 12:45 p.m., some of the thousands of protesters on the Capitol lawn, after speeches from United Auto Workers President Bob King and Sen. Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer,...

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