Greater Lansing Meals-on-Wheels program struggles to find volunteers
July 2 2013
Tuesday, July 2 — The Tri-County Office on Aging is looking for an additional 100 people to deliver meals to the area’s older and disabled residents as part of its Meals-on-Wheels program
Possible transfer of soccer complex lease from public to private hands has some crying foul over the process. Others say it will be an economic boon for the city.
July 1 2013
After 15 years as a city-owned, publicly operated facility, the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex in southeast Lansing will likely fall under the control of a private company in late July
City’s lease agreement over soccer complex is one month shy of requiring City Council approval
July 1 2013
Friday, June 28 — In what seems like an obvious attempt to circumvent the Lansing City Council, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has agreed to lease the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex to a private company...
Due to missed project deadlines, the Lansing City Council is being asked to revoke Obsolete Property Rehabilitation exemption for Temple Club redevelopment
July 1 2013
Monday, July 1 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership are asking the City Council to revoke a 12-year tax incentive for the Temple Club redevelopment project in Old...
Live coverage of Tri-County Regional Planning Commission's Michigan Flyer vote
June 27 2013
Wednesday, June 26 - The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission voted 10-9 in favor of the Michigan Flyer Grant. Commission member Brian McGrain was the tiebreaker. All of the other votes were the same...
Seven-term commissioner will serve on tribal board in northern Michigan
June 27 2013
Thursday, June 27 — Ingham County Commissioner Debbie De Leon will be resigning from the Board of Commissioners later this summer to serve as vice chair of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa...
Despite protests, student government will move its money to university accounts
June 27 2013
Thursday, June 27 — The Associated Students of Michigan State University has voted to transfer all of its funds into on-campus accounts following an ultimatum given by the university
Cogenerating the pros and cons of the BWL's new REO Town power plant
June 26 2013
Efficient is the word for the Lansing Board of Water and Light's new $182 million, 100-megawatt power plant in south Lansing's REO Town, set to go online Monday. Inside its shiny bowels, combined cycle...
One local couple waiting to see how U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Defense of Marriage Act will play out in Michigan
June 26 2013
Wednesday, June 26 — While the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act today, it remains to be seen how same-sex partners in Michigan will be affected by the ruling. Lansing City...
Where is Houghton? A key supporter of a controversial grant to the bus service may miss meeting tonight, jeopardizing funding
June 26 2013
Wednesday, June 26 — Two members of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission who voted last month for a federal grant for Michigan Flyer may be absent from tonight’s meeting, creating doubt...
Cogenerating the pros and cons of the BWL's new REO Town power plant
June 26 2013
Efficient is the word for the Lansing Board of Water and Light's new $182 million, 100-megawatt power plant in south Lansing's REO Town, set to go online Monday. Inside its shiny bowels, combined cycle...
Citizens concerned about flooding, administration responds
June 25 2013
Tuesday, June 26 — At Monday’s Lansing City Council Committee of the Whole meeting, nine residents spoke out about problems they’ve had with flooding — and they believe the city...
A lot of money coupled with little transparency paints troubling picture for 2012 Michigan elections
June 25 2013
Tuesday, June 25 — More than $200 million was spent in Michigan during the 2012 Michigan elections for state offices, judgeships and education board seats, according to a recent report. But nearly...
State House Democrats introduce LGBT marriage equality bills
June 24 2013
Monday, June 24 — Democratic state representatives and gay rights activists introduced legislation this morning to legalize same-sex marriage in Michigan. They’re calling the package of bills...
Student government believes it’s under attack by the university. MSU officials say it’s a matter of financial accountability.
June 21 2013
Friday, June 21 — In a move that the Associated Students of Michigan State University says will jeopardize its autonomy from the school, the MSU Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution...
“Peace pole” is installed at Summer Place Townhomes, honoring community of refugees
June 20 2013
Thursday, June 20 — At the age of 13, Nancy Yang Vue came to the United States from Laos as a refugee in 1976. Now, 37 years later, she’s one of the thousands of success stories of international...
June 20 2013
Our cover this week makes a little fun of my friend Chris Holman (well, I hope he is still my friend) for his role in the airport-Michigan Flyer controversy
Lansing Board of Education adopts slimmer 2013-2014 budget, leaves a fund balance for 2014-2015
June 20 2013
Thursday, June 20 — The Lansing Board of Education approved a $142.5 million operating budget for the 2013-2014 school year at its meeting tonight — it’s about $22.5 million lighter than...
MSU plan to burn trees for energy raises a forest of questions
June 19 2013
"MSU Plant Switches to Wood Biomass Fuel" was the headline June 5 on the MSUToday website — a boast on par with one of Monty Python's more obscure skits, "Man Jumps Across English Channel." Michigan...
June 19 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Car dealerships, like gas stations, arrived on the architecture scene for the first time in the last century. Dealerships like this one with flat roofs...

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