Touring the Lansing School District’s reconfiguration plan
May 16 2012
The reconfiguration plans change the entire layout of the district, with 12 schools being converted to pre-kindergarten through third grade; five schools becoming fourth through sixth grade; and two of...
May 16 2012
Without Leeman — and presumably O’Dell — Schor had a clear path to the Democratic nomination with Robinson and Copedge chopping up that 3rd Ward and African-American support. With both...
May 16 2012
It’s simple math: restaurant patio = bigger crowds. In the past 10 years, well over a dozen bars throughout the Lansing area have either opened with al fresco seating areas or punched holes in...
May 9 2012
Last time we saw Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was hightailing out of Novi, having narrowly escaped what would have been an embarrassing primary election beating at the hands...
The most exciting part of Mitt Romney's speech Tuesday at Lansing Community College was the end
May 9 2012
Enthusiastically awaiting his arrival hours before the event, in the shadow of a Romney campaign bus, the small group brandished American flags and signs bearing the GOP presidential candidate’s...
City Councilwoman Jody Washington promises to continue her no-votes on spending office-holder account funds, citing tough economic times.
May 9 2012
But 1st Ward Councilwoman Jody Washington is changing that. Washington vows to “always vote no” whenever Council funding for local events, advertisements and the like come up — even in...
Early results: LSJ is keeping senior citizen subscribers
May 9 2012
Ever since he got out of the Army in 1946, Dillard Garrison has read a daily newspaper from cover to cover. Sometimes it was the Lansing State Journal, sometimes it was the Detroit Free Press, it didn’t...
New MSU housing options taking effect in the fall means more equality for LGBT students
May 9 2012
With the implementation of “flexible” housing options starting in the fall, students can live with anyone in certain dorms on campus regardless of gender. West McDonel Hall on the east side...
Lansing Fit Body Boot Camp
May 9 2012
Fitness boot camps have been growing in popularity over the last decade, succeeding aerobics and spinning classes as the trendy workout du jour
A unionization effort is underway at Peckham, a private nonprofit
May 2 2012
The United Peckham Employees Association is a group of Peckham workers with help from labor activists — including the Lansing Workers’ Center and the International Association of Machinists...
May 2 2012
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This diminutive commercial building on the north fringe of Old Town is easy to dismiss as insignificant. But small commercial buildings, like this one,...
May 2 2012
This year is no exception. Ingham County Circuit Judge Paula Manderfield and East Lansing District Judge David Jordon are hanging up their robes for good, and a combined eight attorneys filed by the Tuesday...
May 2 2012
Presumably, selling the building would mean the end of Emil’s. But when contacted for comment, Paul Grescowle, the grandson of the original owners who runs the day-to-day operations at Emil’s,...
Mark Grebner digs the details
May 2 2012
While Lindemann has yoked his power as drain commissioner to a passionate crusade for low-impact development and cleaner water, Grebner wants to pull the plug and drain the drama from the office
Pat Lindemann paints the big picture
May 2 2012
“The Great Lakes basin has 20 percent of the available water in the whole world,” Lindemann said. “This is a major responsibility.” He blinked, as if distracted from a telescope...
A grim season for a neighborhood of refugees in south Lansing who are the targets of ongoing vandalism, theft and physical intimidation. LPD: 'This is big as far as attention-wise right now.'
April 25 2012
But since November, Bo and his family haven’t been sleeping due to a combination of fear and duty — they take turns staying up all night to keep intruders away. Several other neighbors in Summer...
April 25 2012
It’s easy to forget how many unique features there are in our communities when you travel the same routes day in and day out. If it isn’t on a main corridor or located right next door to work...
Longboarders, under the radar, converge on Lansing for the state’s largest competition
April 25 2012
Two races took place in Lansing last weekend. One you may have heard of — the inaugural Lansing Marathon on Sunday had nearly 2,000 runners participate and got plenty of news coverage. You probably...
How Google, Facebook and Apple can predict your next moves
April 25 2012
Not only do websites like Google and Facebook track your moves online and sell them to advertisers, but smartphones track your daily movements and know where you are at any given time
April 25 2012
Lindemann is the 20-year incumbent running for a sixth term managing the county’s numerous drains. It’s a deceivingly powerful position that comes with the ability to blow up million-dollar...

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