Aug. 23 2010
A public hearing is scheduled for tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting on a proposed ordinance to establish four overlay districts in the city. Overlays are land-use planning tools that encourage...
Aug. 19 2010
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero used to hang out together at Adrian College in the 1980s. They got to know each other quite well then and stayed in touch as they moved...
Aug. 18 2010
When entering the Genesee Neighborhood near downtown Lansing from the south, a large two-story white house at the corner of Butler Boulevard and Ionia Street gives you a forbidding welcome. For about the...
Aug. 18 2010
After serving 5 1/2 years in Ingham County jails, Manning was released on parole. Two of the conditions were that he was not to use any device with Internet capabilities and he was not to look at sexually...
Aug. 17 2010
An ongoing divide between the Lansing City Council was on full display at Monday night’s meeting, as the Council President A’Lynne Robinson sought to refer all items of business to the Committee...
Aug. 15 2010
It was about 7 p.m. on a warm, sunny Tuesday evening and three Lansing City Council members were en route to celebrate Mayor Virg Bernero’s nomination to be the state’s next governor
Aug. 12 2010
Virg Bernero has hired Lt. Gov. John Cherry's former chief of staff to run his campaign for governor
Aug. 10 2010
The Lansing City Council is expected to approve an employment agreement with Ingham County at Monday’s meeting as part of consolidating 911 dispatch services
Aug. 10 2010
The lone contentious vote at Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting was over the purchase of a parcel of land at 229 S. Cedar St. to be converted into a parking lot
Aug. 5 2010
Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope had to go to Canada in 2004 to legally marry his partner Brad Rakowski. After a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban,...
Aug. 4 2010
DETROIT — It was 10:15 p.m. on election night, and throughout the crowded lobby of the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Detroit’s Greektown rang those familiar phrases
Aug. 3 2010
The majority of Tuesday’s Lansing City Council meeting didn’t feature the Council at all, but rather input from the public on today’s elections and local goings-on
July 30 2010
New developments in REO Town keep pouring in. The latest is an agreement between the Ingham County Land Bank and a local environmental consultant to transform the old Ramon’s Mexican restaurant at...
July 28 2010
Of the five county commission primary races, four are between Republicans, yet the Demcratic race may be the most heated
July 28 2010
Millage proposals on local ballots for the Aug. 3 primary range from straight renewals to sharp increases, controversial to clear-cut and maintenance-driven to expansion-oriented
July 28 2010
Saturday began with a UAW rally in blue-collar Taylor, in the Downriver area of Metropolitan Detroit. It drew a couple of hundred people. Unpredictable weather shuffled supporters inside and outside until...
July 28 2010
With less than a week until the gubernatorial primary election, the big news out of the races this week is the campaign contributions for each of the seven candidates. Democratic candidate Virg Bernero’s...
July 21 2010
Michigan State University sociology Professor Carl Taylor was 15 years old on Feb. 14, 1965, the day he met Malcolm X. X was giving a speech at the Ford Auditorium in Dearborn on the same day his home...
July 21 2010
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This large residence reveals that careless attention to details can compromise what was once an elegant home into something less than ideal. Mismatched...
July 21 2010
The big news out of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero’s camp this week is endorsements by three of the state’s leading environmental groups. He also unveiled “Greening Michigan’s...

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