Nov. 2 2011
* Martinez said she returned this contribution out of fear it would have violated campaign finance laws for accepting a contribution from a corporation. ** MichiganMessenger.com reported Monday that this...
Nov. 2 2011
For the second time in six months, Lansing voters will be asked to support an increase in the city s operating millage rate to bolster revenue for police and fire protection as well as local road maintenance....
Nov. 2 2011
The City Charter is a 28-page document that outlines the duties of elected officials, boards and commissions, as well as the general regulatory structure of the city including assessments and taxation....
Nov. 2 2011
The City Council voted against asking Lansing residents permission to sell 12.68 acres of the former Red Cedar Golf Course back in May, but then changed its mind in August. Now, voters have the opportunity...
Oct. 19 2011
However, contrary to its appearance back then, the park was not on the city’s inventory of “dedicated” parkland. Without such a designation and to some neighbors’ frustration at...
Oct. 12 2011
What started out as advertisements by the instigative, Canadian-based magazine Ad Busters has grown into a global social movement protesting the distribution of wealth and the grip on democratic politics...
Oct. 12 2011
“I think we’ve got to keep the momentum going because it’s impossible to translate the issue of the greed of Wall Street into one demand, or two demands. We’re talking about a democratic...
Oct. 5 2011
In a Sept. 7 letter to the Housing Commission Board from Executive Director Patricia Baines-Lake, she explains that negotiations will need to cover “concerns of LHC’s Board, the site’s...
Sept. 28 2011
Jeffries and Wood, along with Councilman Derrick Quinney, were the three who blocked the proposal which asks the public to approve allowing the city sell parkland for unspecified development from getting...
Sept. 21 2011
Interviews with city and LCC officials over the last two days revealed different recollections of what transpired since 2008, when voters rejected a millage to construct a new headquarters for the Capital...
Sept. 14 2011
Within two weeks after the state Court of Appeals said on Aug. 23 that selling medical marijuana is illegal, the Greater Lansing Medical Marijuana Business Association held a meeting at the vacant Story...
Sept. 14 2011
About midway between the eastfacing Capitol building steps and Capitol Avenue Sept. 7, a tall sign held by a medical marijuana advocate read: “WHERE ARE THE DEMS TO STOP THIS S_ _ T?” If the...
Sept. 14 2011
A group of former medical marijuana dispensary owners, joined by a Lansing-area attorney, is saying the same thing to the city of Lansing. The business owners want refunds for the fees they paid the city...
Sept. 7 2011
Wednesday, Sept. 7 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon over some minor business that includes granting nonprofit status to a local organization, settling two special...
Aug. 24 2011
It’s approaching four years since the city and developer Pat Gillespie announced plans to transplant the Lansing City Market to downtown just east of the Grand River, accompanied by a mostly residential...
Aug. 24 2011
It’s no secret Lansing has struggled to attract Michigan State University students into Lansing, both for leisure and employment. It’s also no secret that the city’s trying to change...
Aug. 24 2011
Ryan Richmond owns Relief Choices, a dispensary with three locations throughout the state (including one on Michigan Avenue in Lansing). Unlike some of his colleagues, he’s not quite as threatened...
Aug. 19 2011
Friday, Aug. 19 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote on three proposals Monday that could end up on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot
Aug. 17 2011
While five candidates support or are open to City Clerk Chris Swope’s proposal that he says would cut costs and align Lansing with nearly every other city in the state, two are against and one is...
Aug. 10 2011
But walking the perimeter of the property bordered by Butler Boulevard and Ottawa, Ionia and Sycamore streets, you’ll notice the imposing red, white and blue RE/MAX “available” signs....

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