A cap and fees are set; the Council agrees to balance last fiscal year’s budget
March 18 2013
Tuesday, July 12 — After more than an hour of debating what a fair cap on the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city should be, the Lansing City Council voted Monday to keep the number...
The Lansing Association for Human Rights grades Lansing City Council candidates on their stances on various LGBT issues. One candidate is “very surprised” by his “inaccurate” rating.
March 18 2013
Friday, July 15 — A Lansing City Council candidate writes that he is “very surprised” by an “inaccurate” rating he received on gay rights issues by the Lansing Association...
Public hearing scheduled Monday on snow and ice removal
March 18 2013
Friday, July 15 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing at its meeting Monday night on the city’s first snow and ice removal assessment roll
Lansing City Council members express concern over the administration’s plans to naturalize some city parks
March 18 2013
Wednesday, July 20 — City officials are moving forward with plans to naturalize areas in more than a dozen parks in the city. Meanwhile, four City Council members are expressing concerns over where...
Ingham County Register of Deeds launches series of town hall meetings: ‘There is enough fraud to go through my office for 10 years and then some’
March 18 2013
Thursday, July 21 — Imagine coming home to find your locks have been changed and your belongings now line the shelves of local thrift stores. Or that you and your family are being evicted from your...
A new leader for the diverse Peoples Church in East Lansing
March 18 2013
Thursday, July 21 — A new voice will lead Sunday services at the interdenominational Peoples Church in East Lansing starting this weekend
‘Cut-A-Thon’ benefits cancer research, prevention and awareness
March 18 2013
Monday, July 25 — Cutting their way to cancer prevention and research, the stylists of Sera Bella Salon and members of the “Young and the Restless” Relay for Life team hosted the second...
Bicyclists encourage the Lansing City Council to adopt new bike parking rules
March 18 2013
Tuesday, July 26 — An unusually high number of spectators wearing bicycle helmets filled the Lansing City Council audience Monday night as the Council held a public hearing on a proposed bike-parking...
MSU grads specialize in reporting on nature’s ‘urinary tracts’
March 18 2013
Wednesday, July 27 — Two Michigan State University journalism graduates are turning their love for the outdoors into a newsworthy, informative past time
City Council committee to discuss parks naturalization plan Monday
March 18 2013
Friday, July 29 – The Lansing City Council’s Committee of the Whole is scheduled to discuss park naturalization plans Monday night that two weeks ago drew concern from four City Council members
Group takes new tactic in attempts to bring a casino to Lansing
March 18 2013
Monday, Aug. 1 – A local organization trying to bring a tribally owned casino to downtown Lansing is taking a new approach on how it plans to do so
Why Carol Wood thinks her easy primary victory Tuesday was different from her failed mayoral run
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Aug. 3 — Incumbent Carol Wood easily made it through the City Council primary election Tuesday, taking 55 percent of the vote. In 2009, she lost her bid for mayor 62 percent to 37 percent...
Public Services Committee chairwoman decides to delay Council vote on bike parking regulations, citing the need for more feedback, detailed guidelines
March 18 2013
Thursday, Aug. 4 — City Councilwoman Jessica Yorko has decided to hold off on putting new bike-parking regulations up for a Council vote Monday, likely until September
The Bernero administration will try again for Lansing City Council approval of a ballot initiative to permit the sale of golf course parkland.
March 18 2013
Thursday, Aug. 4 — The Bernero administration will try again this month to get approval of putting the sale of Red Cedar and Waverly golf course land on the ballot, this time in the Nov. 8 General...
An ordinance to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in Meridian Township surfaces; public hearing scheduled for Monday
March 18 2013
Friday, Aug. 5 — Meridian Township could soon join the cities of East Lansing and Lansing in regulating medical marijuana businesses
A proposal to amend the City Charter to require fewer City Council meetings in a year dies in committee, blocked by Wood and Hewitt with Quinney’s support
March 18 2013
Monday, Aug. 8 — Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope’s cost-saving plan to cut the number of yearly City Council meetings in half — putting it in line with most other Michigan cities —...
The administration stops replaying Committee of the Whole on TV; refueling budget disputes; and a golf update
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Aug. 9 — Most of the action at Monday’s City Council meeting arose outside of scheduled business on the agenda. It began with the administration’s notice that it stopped replaying...
Activists march to Capitol calling for peace commission
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Aug. 10 — An enormous white cloth dove, carried by peace activists, flapped and fluttered in the gentle breeze Tuesday morning at the Capitol, where a 10-day peace walk campaign finally...
What’s in store for the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act? Attorney General Bill Schuette has a few ideas.
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Aug. 10 — What does Attorney General Bill Schuette, a former Michigan Court of Appeals judge who advocated against the state medical marijuana initiative in 2008, think about as he drives...
Bernero denounces planned Lansing visit by “despicable” pastor Terry Jones
March 18 2013
Thursday, Aug. 11 — Controversial pastor Terry Jones is planning a Lansing visit, but he won’t be welcomed by Mayor Virg Bernero

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