Let Gov. Snyder know where you stand on same-sex benefits
March 18 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder may sign legislation today that would eliminate benefits for same-sex partners of public employees throughout Michigan. He needs to know where you stand.Please call the governor today...
Ingham Co. treasurer begins foreclosure process for overdue taxes
March 18 2013
Ingham Co. Treasurer Eric Schertzing has released the official list of properties in Ingham Co. on which taxes are still owed for 2009
MSU professor looks at public school siting policy in Michigan
March 18 2013
Friday, Dec. 16 — Many school districts throughout the state are suffering from declining enrollment and funding shortfalls, but the underlying problems may be the fault of state policy, rather than...
St. Vincent de Paul thrift store copes with fire, tries to continue providing assistance
March 18 2013
Monday, Dec. 19 — The smell of charred wood is overpowering at the site of the St. Vincent de Paul store at 1020 S. Washington Ave. Every window is boarded up with new plywood. Char marks are visible...
Habitat for Humanity sells Christmas trees to raise money to build a new house
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Dec. 20 — Buying a Christmas tree can do more than decorate a home for the holidays — it can also help build a new home for a family in need
Snyder’s achievement-based funding plan could hurt poorer school districts
March 18 2013
Thursday, Dec. 22 — Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to link school funding with student achievement could be disastrous for already under-funded districts, says an executive of the Michigan Association...
Who is your mentor?
March 18 2013
Achieving our resolutions relies heavily on the commitment, focus and resolve of us as individuals. Beyond this individual drive however, many have mental, physical and spiritual help from others in achieving...
More research is needed before cyber school expansion becomes law, education expert says
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Jan. 3 — Full-time online schools are becoming the next big education craze, but not everyone is sold on the idea, an executive from the Michigan Association of School Boards says
Deadlock: Council has a hard time agreeing on a new president
March 18 2013
Thursday, Jan. 5 — 2:25 p.m. It’s like the Twilight Zone on the 10th floor of City Hall today. The Lansing City Council keeps voting down the same three Council members to lead the legislative...
The Council’s image takes another hit as it postpones electing leaders until Monday. Robinson: ‘To continue to go around this mulberry bush is not effective.’
March 18 2013
Thursday, Jan. 5 — 5:10 p.m. If the Lansing City Council — with a newly elected member on board — hoped to start 2012 with an image of cooperation and compromise, it failed to do so today
It’s Jeffries and Dunbar: Council finally selects a president, moves on to actual work
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Jan. 10 — Now that the Lansing City Council has a president and vice president, it’s finally time to move on to actual business
Revisiting the sale of Waverly Park on Council’s Thursday afternoon agenda
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 18 — Lansing City Council President Brian Jeffries is wasting little time revisiting a pair of ballot proposals he rejected a few months ago
Waverly moves forward and a Councilwoman’s husband sticks up for his wife
March 18 2013
Thursday, Jan. 19 — In unceremonious fashion, the Lansing City Council today moved on a proposal to sell 120 acres of city-owned parkland
Lansing Board of Education hears from supporters of Sexton and Eastern High Schools at Thursday meeting
March 18 2013
Friday, Jan. 20 — Members of the Lansing Board of Education may have been seeing red when they looked out at the audience Thursday evening: members of the Save Our Sexton campaign wore red as a sign...
Unveiling the next phase of entertainment development in Lansing: A downtown casino
March 18 2013
Monday, Jan. 23 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will unveil plans this morning for a tribal casino in downtown Lansing, a major economic development project meant to create jobs, fund the Lansing Promise...
City releases an aerial-view video on the proposed Kewadin Lansing casino
March 18 2013
Monday, Jan. 23 — The announcement of the proposed Kewadin Lansing casino at the Lansing Center today featured a 90-second video of what the casino would look like from an aerial perspective
A pair of parkland proposals to appear on August ballots
March 18 2013
Monday, Jan. 23 — If at first you don’t succeed, try again. And again. And again. The fourth time was the charm for the Bernero administration's effort in getting a ballot proposal through...
MSU indigenous law expert shows a little more confidence in Lansing’s ability to bring in a casino, but serious doubts remain
March 18 2013
Thursday, Jan. 26 — When Matthew Fletcher examined the Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act a little closer this week, he thought, maybe the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can open...
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration raided a doctor’s clinic on Lansing’s east side yesterday, but will not give details
March 18 2013
Friday, Jan. 27 — A Lansing physician’s clinic was raided yesterday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has confirmed, but the federal agency will not comment on details about the “ongoing...
A State of the City timeline
March 18 2013
Monday, Jan. 30 — Following his 30-minute State of the City speech tonight, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said “not much” changed in preparing for this year’s compared to last

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