The gift this columnist wants can't be bought
March 18 2013
Monday, Dec. 5 — The holiday season can be a time of contradiction. Thanksgiving Day brings with it the official start of the holiday season, a time traditionally set aside for counting our abundant...
Council delays action, again, on potential ballot proposals; public hearings and new polling places upcoming
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Dec. 6 — With three Lansing City Council members absent from Monday’s Committee of the Whole and full Council meetings, action on two potential ballot proposals stalled yet again
Snyder signs ‘Matt’s Safe School Law’
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Dec. 6 — Family members, children, legislators and supporters gathered in the Capitol today as Gov. Rick Snyder signed anti-bullying legislation to help protect Michigan students from intimidation...
Three MSU professors receive federal grants totaling just under $3 million
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 7 — Three Michigan State professors landed almost $3 million in federal grants to pursue research projects to help eliminate food-borne illnesses
Career waitresses are happy, financially stable, researcher says
March 18 2013
Thursday, Dec. 8 — Today’s American Dream perpetuates a need to have an important job with a lofty title in order to be happy, but a cultural critic and author says that’s not necessarily...
Ballot proposals, tax incentives part of packed City Council agenda Monday
March 18 2013
Saturday, Dec. 10 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote on 28 resolutions and an ordinance Monday night, which includes three potential ballot proposals that must first make it out of Committee...
Occupy Lansing protested against an MSU commencement speaker during Saturday’s graduation ceremony
March 18 2013
Monday, Dec. 12 — An MSU graduation ceremony turned into a political platform when Occupy Lansing participants spoke out against commencement speaker Roy Roberts during his speech in the Jack Breslin...
In its last meeting of 2011, Council debates voter turnout as it rejects two ballot proposals to potentially sell parkland
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Dec. 13 — At the heart of the Lansing City Council’s rejection Monday night of two ballot proposals to potentially sell city-owned parkland was a disagreement on whether voters should...
Eight local arts and culture organizations receive “Sense of Place” grants
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 14 — Eight local arts and culture organizations will receive grants totaling $125,000 as part of the Lansing Economic Development Corp.’s arts and culture “Sense of Place”...
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

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