Week-long visioning sessions for Grand River/Michigan corridor come to a close
May 8 2013
For over three hours inside the Lansing Center last week, politicians worked alongside concerned citizens, engineers and planners alongside transportation advocates to visualize the future of Grand River...
How Lansing fees would change under Mayor Virg Bernero's budget
May 8 2013
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has introduced 33 new fees and proposes increasing 86 existing fees for various city services as part of his budget that would start July 1. The changes are projected to raise...
In an effort to "redefine the neighborhood," a community group forms to reshape and connect the neighborhood northwest of the Capitol
May 8 2013
Ora B. Fuller has lived above her store, Shanora's Wigs and General Merchandise at 829 W. Saginaw St., for the past 32 years. She's seen the neighborhood around her survive a reputation as a drug and crime...
May 8 2013
In a rare change of pace, the state House of Representatives wants more facts before deciding on a controversial policy
Spartan Stores grocer moving into former L&L location in Colonial Village
May 6 2013
Monday, May 6 — A Valu Land grocery store is moving into the former L&L Food Center location in Colonial Village Shopping Center, filling a void that’s been in the area for two-and-a-half years....
Budget hearings round 6: A countywide economic development millage? Niowave-inspired ordinance passes unanimously.
May 6 2013
Tuesday, May 7 — The head of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership said Monday night that Ingham County commissioners are considering a millage to support economic development activities countywide
Funding still needed for community bike-share program, but prospects look good
May 3 2013
Friday, May 3 — Come August, Lansing could be the pilot city for a new company that wants to start a community bike-sharing program here
City, Gillespie reach an agreement to get downtown project moving
May 3 2013
Friday, May 3 — The Bernero administration has brokered a deal with developer Pat Gillespie to get his downtown Market Place development moving, which includes a timeline for when “substantial...
Senate hopeful, joined by state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, discusses his priorities
May 2 2013
Thursday, May 2 — U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Hills, said one of his biggest priorities in Congress has been helping out small businesses, which will continue if he is elected to the U.S....
Lansing Board of Education pink slips 140 teachers, 35 other employees
May 2 2013
Thursday, May 2 — Through a combination of layoffs and eliminating positions, the Lansing Board of Education unanimously approved pink-slipping 140 teachers and 35 employees at its meeting tonight
May 1 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This structure, indicative of so many in the Lansing area, is vacant and nearly windowless. Ribbon windows on the south and east sides have been filled...
Bernero "inclined" to support City Charter amendment to legalize less than an ounce of marijuana on private property in Lansing. Legal questions abound.
May 1 2013
Should it be legal to possess up to an ounce of marijuana on private property in Lansing if you're over 21? City voters may get a chance to answer that question at the polls in November
River conservation program still going strong after two decades
May 1 2013
Booze bottles, syringes, old cars — just a sampling of what's been pulled out of the Grand and Red Cedar rivers since the Adopt A River campaign debuted 20 years ago
City Council adopts computer usage policy city attorney says is unenforceable
May 1 2013
A new internal policy requiring City Council members to sign out their computers to take home and that restricts the use of social media websites is unenforceable, the city attorney says
May 1 2013
There's a reason we have clichés. Quite often, they reflect reality. "Cutting off your nose to spite your face." That is an apt description of the state Legislature as it ponders whether Michigan...
Front-yard gardeners kill the turf and woo the world with food and flowers
May 1 2013
Everybody wants to brag about his garden, right? Maybe get it into the newspaper? "I'm not interested," an 80-ish woman in her bathrobe said curtly at the curb. "Not interested."
Gillespie is in violation of development agreement, city exploring “legal remedies”
May 1 2013
Wednesday, May 1 — Local developer Pat Gillespie is in violation of a development agreement for his downtown Market Place project, the head of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership said today. The...
Faith community challenges U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, Congress to fix immigration policies
May 1 2013
Wednesday, May 1 — Members of the faith community today delivered a “Protection Notice” to U.S. Rep Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, which called for “comprehensive immigration reform.”
Budget hearings round 5: Several budgets and Computergate rekindled
April 30 2013
Tuesday, April 30 — Although there were some budget discussions, Monday night’s Lansing City Council meeting was highlighted by a “Computergate”-inspired policy that was approved...
Remodeling of nine-story building set to wrap up in July
April 29 2013
Monday, April 29 — Construction on the new $11 million Davenport University campus in downtown Lansing is scheduled to be completed this summer in time for the arrival of students in the fall

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