Opponents to proposed Cristo Rey consolidation say they're still being left in the dark
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 19 — A group of five community members opposed to a proposal to consolidate Cristo Rey Community Center and St. Vincent Catholic Charities met with the Cristo Rey board this morning...
Utility warns customers of phony workers approaching residents
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 19 — The Lansing Board of Water and Light is warning customers of a person posing as a BWL employee who tried to gain entry into a customer’s home on Lansing’s Eastside...
Ruling will hopefully lead to change in law, attorney says
March 13 2013
Friday, Dec. 21 — A ruling by 55th District Judge Thomas Boyd may signal a win for medical marijuana patients down the road who want to continue to drive while safely using their medication, says...
MSU researcher says violent shooters thrive on widespread media coverage — and the media is partly to blame for not treating all violence equally
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 26 — School shootings are as old as the United States of America, but the way we look at them has changed in the past few decades, which is like fuel for the perpetrators, says a...
A look at the issues to come in 2013: employee contracts and funding support
March 13 2013
Thursday, Dec. 27 — There’s plenty of uncertainty heading into 2013 for the Lansing School District, including renegotiating contracts for nearly all district employees and uncertain budget...
Local medical marijuana dispensary owner charged with two felonies after traffic incident
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 2 — A 40-year-old Lansing man prominent in the medical marijuana community was arraigned today in 54A District Court on two felony counts after a traffic incident involving alcohol
Rumors around City Hall suggest Councilwoman Carol Wood has the votes to be this year’s president
March 13 2013
Thursday, Jan. 3 — Carol Wood may be elected Lansing City Council president today. Third Ward Councilwoman and former Council President A’Lynne Robinson would be vice president as part of the...
In swift vote, Carol Wood is nominated president and A’Lynne Robinson vice president of City Council for 2013
March 13 2013
Thursday, Jan. 3 — For Brian Jeffries, Kathie Dunbar’s 2012 performance didn’t improve as he hoped it would. After the two Lansing City Council members reached an agreement last year...
Transportation is a big challenge for the growing local food market
March 13 2013
Friday, Jan. 4 — The popularity and demand for locally grown food is increasing — however, this growing interest doesn’t come without challenges, according to two Lansing-area experts
Historic train depot in REO Town chosen as site of this year's State of the City address
March 13 2013
Monday, Jan. 7 — A historic train depot in REO Town will be the site of this year’s annual State of the City speech delivered by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero
Council committee moves on replacing city attorney
March 13 2013
Monday, Jan. 7 — The Lansing City Council voted tonight to move forward with a replacement for outgoing City Attorney Brig Smith
Grant allows city to help economically struggling residents
March 13 2013
Tuesday, Jan. 8 — With the help of a hefty $1.5 million grant, Lansing will be able to help thousands of low-income residents get one-on-one financial counseling to tackle their economic woes and...
Michigan promotes right to work as ‘once-in-a-lifetime transformation’ in Pure Michigan campaign
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 9 — If at first you succeed, rub your opponents' faces in the bitter stench of your underhanded victory. That’s one interpretation of the state’s new marketing strategy...
Protesters bash Gov. Snyder and state reps who supported right to work
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 9 — Around college towns, the phrase “walk of shame” is usually reserved for co-eds who walk home with smudged makeup and a broken heel after a long night of partying....
Board of Education elects new leadership
March 13 2013
Thursday, Jan. 10 — The Lansing Board of Education approved a new slate of board officers at an organizational meeting tonight, electing Guillermo López to replace Myra Ford as board president
Navy admiral on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and women in the military
March 13 2013
Friday, Jan. 11 — The man overseeing about 40,000 U.S. Navy personnel throughout the Midwest was in town today to discuss the status and the future of the world’s largest naval fleet, while...
Mayors group calls for federal action to reduce gun violence
March 13 2013
Monday, Jan. 14 — The Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition is calling on the federal government for universal background checks when purchasing guns, a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines...
MSU Indian Students Organization holds candlelight vigil for woman fatally raped and assaulted
March 13 2013
Monday, Jan. 14 — The Michigan State University Indian Students Organization held a candlelight vigil Friday night in honor of an Indian woman who was gang raped and killed in New Delhi last month
Immigration reform advocates: Deportations are tearing families apart
March 13 2013
Tuesday, Jan. 15 — Several groups who want U.S. immigration laws reformed met on the steps of the Capitol Building today as part of a national movement to call the federal government to action
MSU experts, federal agent: Product counterfeiting is a profitable, dangerous industry
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 16 — If you think counterfeit goods are limited to Coach handbags and football jerseys, think again. Experts from Michigan State University and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...

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