Aug. 17 2016
Every night at about 9:30, Vivian "Mama Bear" Thomas waits excitedly for her friends to come by for dinner. She sits beneath a deck umbrella and blue plastic tarps, held together by dead tree branches....
Aug. 17 2016
In the basement of the Creole Gallery, where owner Robert Busby, 60, was found dead Feb. 27, a few of Busby's own creations gathered dust for years. In one haunting tableau, Busby re-created his boyhood...
Aug. 17 2016
Austen Helvey started working for the Lansing Board of Water and Light as a journeyman lineman three weeks ago. Six days after the ice storm hit Lansing, he and three other crew members had “turned”...
Aug. 17 2016
Rita Flanagan’s father left Yazoo, Miss., after his family collected enough money to get him a bus ticket out of town. He “did something,” she said, that could have gotten him killed...
Aug. 17 2016
Look closely at the vertical fins on the north wall of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and you’ll spot a light fixture with a removable panel
Aug. 17 2016
The big freeze of 2013 began with a cannonade of falling limbs and orange flashes. A softer music filled the streets the following Saturday, as bits of melting ice tinkled from tree limbs to the ground....
Aug. 17 2016
The visitors were strangers to Bob Trezise, president and CEO of the Lansing Economic Development Corp. and their contact with the city. When Trezise met them at the power plant gates, they didn’t...
Aug. 17 2016
When the phone call came last Sunday, left for us to discover on our phone answering machine, it was from the Baghdad International Airport. His voice, deeper now, with a chuckle announcing he was on his...
Aug. 17 2016
When a man finally offers a ride, she knows it’s not out of chivalry or kindness — it’s for sex. With only seconds to profile him, she knows the ride can land her one of several places:...
Aug. 17 2016
In 1977, the world for the LGBT community was a different place. No presidents spoke of equality. A measure to ensure equal treatment under the law had been introduced in the U.S. House but died. East...
Aug. 17 2016
Last week the mayor reconvened the "Keep GM Blue Ribbon Committee" in an emergency attempt to convince Westside
Aug. 17 2016
Some say consumerism and spirituality are incompatible, but that's an anti-capitalist crock. At Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland, the world's biggest Christmas-themed store, Yuletide pilgrims find themselves...
Aug. 17 2016
Morgan based on reporting by him and Gretchen Cochran, Lawrence Cosentino, Laleah Fernandez, Kyle Melinn, Joseph Neller, Stephen Patterson and Emily Sorger.)
Aug. 17 2016
He is without question the most popular figure on Michigan State University's campus: the Spartan, better known as " Sparty," a three-ton, 11-foothigh colossus. You can find his face on cups, sweatshirts...
Aug. 17 2016
A poll commissioned by Bernero in February of this year showed Benavides with a 41-35 lead over Bernero. At about the same time that poll was conducted, the Lansing School District closed five schools...
Aug. 17 2016
For a few eerie days, Lansing seemed united in horror, disbelief, fear and patriotism by the tragic events of Sept. 11. Merchants ran out of flags, which appeared everywhere - on homes, on cars, in the...
Aug. 17 2016
It started with a phone call. My seven-year gig as general manager of The State News had ended — a parting of the ways — and now what? “Maybe I should start a newspaper,” I said...

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