Loophole in City Charter amendment allowed payout to former city attorney
April 6 2016
An amendment to the Lansing City Charter sold to voters last November as an answer to golden parachutes and excessive severance payments has a giant legal loophole: It doesn’t apply to separation...
Treatment for Dunnings also a crafty legal strategy
April 6 2016
The first is that he clearly needs help with obviously destructive behavior. If the charges hold — and very likely they will — Dunnings has engaged in hundreds of illicit sexual encounters,...
BWL reconsidering Eckert as new substation site
April 6 2016
Although it prefers to build a new substation at the Scott Center city park, at the corner of Washington Avenue and Malcolm X Drive, the utility acknowledged this week that Eckert was a viable, though...
April 5 2016
Cover story: Saving our schoolsWhen a room full of elementary school kids stays quiet for a PowerPoint talk, even after it gets into debt ratios, you have to wonder what's in the pepperoni. Yvonne Ca
Oddly matched interests seek rules for pot dispensaries
March 30 2016
The booming medical marijuana dispensary industry in Lansing has created an alliance of political partners easily defined as strange bedfellows.
His vision and legacy should guide us
March 30 2016
Chavez took risks, made sacrifices, and he got things done. Our country is stronger and better as a result of his work. It is a legacy of advocacy, courage, inspiration, hope and celebration. He forever...
Advertising overload
March 30 2016
While we all accept some advertising as a reality of modern life, very few of us welcome constant bombardment from excessive signs. Yet, this condition is so pervasive that it would be unfair to call out...
Arrests soar after crackdown at S. Washington Park Apartments
March 30 2016
“You may not see us there, but we are there,” Lansing Police Chief Michael Yankowski, told residents and the City Council on March 11. He was addressing persistent crime issues at the apartment...
Tree ‘massacre’ at Red Cedar Park
March 30 2016
Sunday afternoon, I spotted a woman in a blue sweater, standing on the grass on the west edge of Red Cedar Park. The former golf course at the east side of Lansing has become a favorite dog-walking and...
Ingham County prosecutor quits effective July 2
March 29 2016
TUESDAY March 29 —Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III submitted his letter of resignation this morning, effective July 2
March 25 2016
FRIDAY, March 18 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Statewide unemployment drops below 5 percent but...
Clerk’s mistake may produce more revenue for city
March 25 2016
An error by the Lansing City Clerk’s Office may have a silver lining
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March 23 2016
“You’re the best … around! Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down.” Those immortal words, of course, are from Joe Esposito’s theme from the original “The Karate Kid.”...
March 23 2016
Cynthia Dunnings, 59, filed the action on Friday, four days after state and county law enforcement authorities announced that her husband had been charged with 14 misdemeanors and one felony related to...
March 23 2016
Although not as well regarded culturally as the Wharton Center, the MSU Auditorium is more impressive architecturally. While the former building offers a large, blank façade to Wilson Road, its...
Experts balance anger and hope over Flint water crisis
March 23 2016
"The water was brown. It tasted gross, it smelled gross, it looked gross," she said. "People were complaining. They went to town hall meetings with these jugs of water and they were arrested. Nobody listened...
March 23 2016
Fourth Ward City Councilmember Jessica Yorko displays a t-shirt reading "Niowave Lies" while she waits in the lobby of the Niowave Corp.'s airport building before Tuesday night's State of the City speech...
Bernero administration dodges Council’s city attorney questions
March 23 2016
Despite repeated questions about how McIntyre obtained the payout despite a provision in her contract limiting severance payments to not more than four months’ salary, Randy Hannan, Bernero’s...
East Lansing's historic Taco Bell is where preservationists should focus
March 23 2016
Where are the outcry, the petitions, the citizen rallies to preserve a unique slice of East Lansing's architectural history?
Dunnings sex-crime arrest rankles African-American community
March 23 2016
The arrest last week of Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III has left leaders in the African American community confused and angry.

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