Republican drain commissioner candidate shuns his campaign manager’s tactics against incumbent Democrat Pat Lindemann, who is considering legal action.
March 13 2013
Friday, Oct. 26 — One Facebook message is all it took for Timothy Grant to distance himself from his campaign manager and for Pat Lindemann to consider legal action against what could be defamatory...
State Court of Appeals reverses Circuit Court ruling on the Capital Area District Library’s ability to regulate guns
March 13 2013
Friday, Oct. 26 — “Cloud nine” is how the president of Michigan Open Carry described his emotions upon learning of a state Court of Appeals ruling today involving the Capital Area District...
City Council approves marketing for two out of three fire stations
March 13 2013
Monday, Oct. 29 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero wants to put three vacant fire stations on the market. Tonight, the City Council gave him the go ahead on two of them — with some caveats.
March 13 2013
Tuesday, Oct. 30 — In Meridian Township, we support candidates who reflect a commitment to practical solutions, inclusiveness in a very diverse township, and greater transparency and openness
New and old faces seek township positions
March 13 2013
Tuesday, Oct. 30 — For the first time in 12 years, Meridian Township will elect a new supervisor
54B District Court race gets political
March 13 2013
Tuesday, Oct. 30 — In an email to his supporters, state Rep. Mark Meadows — who is seeking the judgeship of the 54B District Court — said even though his opponent has decided to distribute...
Mayor Bernero, Sault Tribe chairman announce progress in Kewadin Lansing casino; legal challenges still ahead
March 13 2013
Thursday, Nov. 1 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians officials and private investors were aglow late this morning as they signed a purchase agreement for downtown...
Circuit Court candidate Ken Ross defends his ad, opponent James Jamo defends his record
March 13 2013
Friday, Nov. 2 — The two candidates for a 30th Circuit Court judge seat are defending themselves in light of a television ad launched this week by Ken Ross’s campaign attacking opponent James...
Local artist follows through on plan to plead guilty to felony charge related to Capitol graffiti incident
March 13 2013
Monday, Nov. 5 — The young local artist who spray-painted the Capitol and a nearby war memorial could face up to three months in jail and thousands of dollars in fines
The Council gets a taste of the 2014 budget
March 13 2013
Tuesday Nov. 6 — On Monday night, the Lansing City Council got preliminary figures from the administration as to why the city is facing an $11 million deficit for fiscal year 2014
Lansing area clerks say voter numbers looking a lot like ‘08
March 13 2013
Tuesday, Nov. 6 — From what clerks in the area have said, things are looking similar to the 2008 presidential election when it comes to voter turnout at the polls
Surprises, upsets and history at the polls
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Nov. 7 — Democrats won some surprising and historic victories in Lansing and Ingham County on Tuesday
Mayor Virg Bernero on Red Cedar approval; EFM defeat; and a pledge to not seek reelection if Lansing, East Lansing and Lansing Township merge
March 13 2013
Thursday, Nov. 8 — What started out as excitement to redevelop the former Red Cedar Golf Course evolved into a criticism of Gov. Rick Snyder’s urban agenda, which was underscored by the repeal...
Roughly 200 people rally at the Capitol to support driver’s licenses for undocumented students
March 13 2013
Friday, Nov. 9 — Buses from around the state arrived at the Capitol today to oppose the Michigan secretary of state’s policy of denying driver’s licenses for those who qualify for a federal...
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians wants a federal judge to dismiss Attorney General Bill Schuette’s lawsuit against a Lansing casino
March 13 2013
Tuesday, Nov. 13 — In response to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s attempt to stop their casino project in Lansing, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has asked a federal...
Coalition calls on feds to avoid fiscal cliff, solve debt crisis
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Nov. 14 — The Michigan chapter of a national nonpartisan coalition of business leaders, politicians and advocates have a simple message for Congress and the president: Fix the debt
A good year for BWL means no rate increases in the near future for its utilities, general manager says
March 13 2013
Thursday, Nov. 15 — The Lansing Board of Water and Light had a good year, which means the publicly owned utility won’t be raising electric, steam and water rates in the near future, General...
Mayor is on an “economic mission”
March 13 2013
Friday, Nov. 16 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero left the country Thursday night for a roughly weeklong “economic mission” in northern Italy to meet with “top manufacturers in that...
Ingham County joins new program that helps businesses finance energy efficiency projects
March 13 2013
Monday, Nov. 19 — Ingham County became the first countywide government in the state last week to join a program that helps businesses become more energy efficient
Checking in with the Financial Health Team; the ongoing Niowave saga; and Council disappointment in the mayor’s “economic mission” to Italy
March 13 2013
Monday, Nov. 19 — It’s been seven weeks since former Mayor David Hollister dropped by City Hall to brief the Council on the city’s precarious financial situation. He was back tonight,...

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