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...
Capitol graffiti man arrested for nailing art to LCC walls
March 13 2013
Tuesday, Oct. 9 — Jeffrey Scott Handley Jr., the local artist who admitted to tagging the Capitol Building in September with graffiti, was arrested Monday for nailing his artwork to the halls of...
MSU law professor, East Lansing city attorney disagree on the St. Anne Lofts cross
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 10 — In the opinion of one Michigan State University law professor, the $3 million of public financing that went into the St. Anne Lofts development in downtown East Lansing may constitute...
Oral arguments before the state Supreme Court heard today on major medical marijuana case
March 13 2013
Thursday, Oct. 11 — The Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments this morning from both sides of a medical marijuana case that effectively shut down most of Lansing’s dispensaries over a...
Tax delinquency report stalls YMCA redevelopment indefinitely
March 13 2013
Monday, Oct. 15 — The redevelopment of the former YMCA building in downtown Lansing is stalled indefinitely after a media report that uncovered the project’s developer owes back taxes to the...
MSU professor links Twitter and learning
March 13 2013
Thursday, Oct. 18 — Some of Twitter’s most popular users include people like Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and President Barack Obama. But one Michigan State University professor has found that...
Mayor advocates for a vicious dog ordinance, sounds off on regional parks and the budget at “City Hall on the Road” event
March 13 2013
Friday, Oct. 19 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero wants the City Council to adopt a vicious dog ordinance to deal with persistent problems related to aggressive dogs running wild in the city
Downtown Lansing Inc. hosts third annual food drive competition
March 13 2013
Monday, Oct. 22 — If we could make sure hungry, homeless and needy families got all their servings of fruits and veggies this holiday season simply by throwing food at them, the world would be a...

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