Discussion of ballot proposals delayed for a week after Committee of the Whole meeting canceled
March 18 2013
Monday, Nov. 28 — The Lansing City Council delayed action on three potential ballot proposals tonight because three members might not have had a chance to weigh in on them, the Council president...
MSU’s Beyond Coal and Black Student Association join forces
March 18 2013
Tuesday, Nov. 29 — Two student groups are coming together to encourage fellow students and Michigan State University’s administration to start discussing how to address concerns about recent...
LGBT community urges people not to donate to Salvation Army this year
March 18 2013
Wednesday, Nov. 30 — The Salvation Army bell ringers are out once more seeking contributions. And leaders of the gay community are once more encouraging people not to give
LAAN commemorates World AIDS Day by recalling the fallen, continuing the fight
March 18 2013
Thursday, Dec. 1 — Community supporters joined with the Lansing Area AIDS Network today to commemorate victims of AIDS and renew the fight to ensure medical access for all victims worldwide
Development framework must be ‘thrown out with the bathwater,’ sustainability guru says
March 18 2013
Friday, Dec. 2 — Progress is usually measured by a country’s gross domestic product, but that framework may not be the best way to live within our planet’s means, the founder of MSU’s...
Will Council move forward with plans to sell more parkland, reduce the number of its meetings?
March 18 2013
Friday, Dec. 2 — Lansing residents could find out Monday night whether the City Council is on board with letting voters decide if the body should have fewer yearly meetings and if the city can sell...
Occupy Lansing members will no longer sleep in Reutter Park as part of a compromise with the city
March 18 2013
Saturday, Dec. 3 — Occupy Lansing protesters will no longer sleep overnight in their base at Reutter Park effective tonight, said Aaron Mayfield, a Lansing member who announced the arrangement at...
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...

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