Lansing artist who caused controversy last week says he had nothing to do with Capitol grounds graffiti
March 13 2013
Friday, Sept. 7 — Local artist Geoph Aldora Espen, whose planned guerilla art event at the former School for the Blind building Wednesday was shut down by the city, says he had nothing to do with...
Honoring Lansing’s “resident stateswoman”
March 13 2013
Monday, Sept. 10 — Seventeen friends, Lansing City Council President Brian Jeffries and Mayor Virg Bernero flanked stalwart politician Alfreda Schmidt on the floor of the Council chambers tonight,...
The suspect arrested on charges related to Capitol graffiti was the artist who planned rogue art exhibit in Lansing
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Sept. 12 — The artist who planned a rogue art exhibit that was shut down by the city a week ago was arrested today on charges that he vandalized the Capitol building and a nearby memorial
Jeffrey Handley says he plans to plead guilty to charges
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Sept. 12 — Lansing artist Jeffrey Scott Handley admitted to vandalizing the Capitol Building and a nearby memorial shortly after being arrested and released on bond today
Niowave neighbors, fed up with another Niowave no-show, display their frustration
March 13 2013
Three or four weeks ago, Walnut Neighborhood resident Dale Schrader had 100 lawn signs made urging neighborhood company Niowave to "fix the faade" of its new 14,000-square-foot industrial-looking building...
Capitol graffiti suspect talks jail and pleading guilty
March 13 2013
Thursday, Sept. 13 — Lansing artist Jeffrey Handley, who was arrested and charged Wednesday with spray painting graffiti at the Capitol, reflected on jail time and his upcoming trial in an interview...
CATA celebrates expansion and 40 years in Lansing
March 13 2013
Monday, Sept. 17 — The Capital Area Transit Authority celebrated its 40th anniversary with a ceremony this morning at its headquarters’ newly completed 212,500-square-foot expansion
A new Teamsters agreement and Niowave apologizes
March 13 2013
Monday, Sept. 17 — The Lansing City Council unanimously approved tonight a new collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters Local 214, which the Council president says is a “substantial...
Medical marijuana advocates rally against the Legislature’s latest plans
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Sept. 19 — Today’s rally was in opposition to a pending four-bill package that opponents say unfairly singles out patients, particularly as it relates to doctor-patient relationships...
For state Supreme Court justice candidate Bridget Mary McCormack, thanks to her sister
March 13 2013
Thursday, Sept. 20 — The cast of Aaron Sorkin’s political drama, “The West Wing,” has reunited — in a four-minute political ad for a Michigan Supreme Court justice candidate...
A vote to denounce corporate personhood
March 13 2013
Monday, Sept. 24 — The local chapter of the nationwide Move to Amend coalition successfully lobbied the Lansing City Council to approve a resolution denouncing corporate personhood when it comes...
8th Congressional candidates Mike Rogers and Lance Enderle debate
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Sept. 26 — They don’t agree on any of the issues and their sometimes-rambling responses were difficult to follow. The debate Tuesday night between Congressman Mike Rogers and challenger...
East Lansing-based nonprofit's headquarters is first East Lansing building, third in state designated LEED Platinum
March 13 2013
Thursday, Sept. 27 — Leaves are changing colors with the fall weather, but the Michigan Energy Options building has gotten a little greener. The East Lansing-based, renewable energy advocacy group...
Lance Enderle and Todd Heywood endorsed by former presidential candidate Fred Karger
March 13 2013
Thursday, Sept. 27 — At a press conference Thursday morning in front of the Lansing Community College administration building, a former presidential candidate endorsed two Lansing area political...
Prop 3 supporters met with opposition
March 13 2013
Monday, Oct. 1 — Proposal 3 supporters gathered for a press conference today at a Lansing park to announce more groups in favor of the statewide renewable energy ballot proposal — and were...
The financial review has begun
March 13 2013
Monday, Oct. 1 — Former Lansing Mayor David Hollister was back in the City Council chambers tonight to deliver a challenging financial outlook for the city. Hollister heads a newly appointed committee...
Political candidates get ranked and endorsed by LGBT community
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 3 — The Lansing Association of Human Rights, an organization advocating for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality, released candidate ratings this week for the 2012 elections
Proposal 3 opponents say there is no road map for how the renewable energy mandate would be developed. Backers say that’s what the Legislature’s for.
March 13 2013
Thursday, Oct. 4 — Opponents of Proposal 3 say the proposed constitutional amendment mandating 25 percent of the state’s energy come from renewable sources by 2025 lacks a clear roadmap to...
Property tax revenue drop, increased costs cause $11 million budget deficit projection for next fiscal year
March 13 2013
Friday, Oct. 5 — Prepare for more “pain,” the Bernero administration said today as it announced a projected $11 million budget deficit for the next fiscal year.
Lansing School District sees low student count, will study possible transportation savings
March 13 2013
Friday, Oct. 5 — Earlier this week the Lansing School District, along with every other school in the state, had its annual student count day. The preliminary count wasn’t good, as the district...

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