Oct. 30 2013
Mayor Virg Bernero’s reelection campaign has been mum since allegations surfaced last week that two aides funneled a portion of their contractual pay to the reelection campaigns of Council members...
Oct. 25 2013
Friday, Oct. 25 — After a six-week battle with the state Department of Human Services, Lansing parents Steve and Maria Green regained custody of their 7-month-old daughter,Brielle, today
Oct. 25 2013
Friday, Oct. 25 — An East Lansing City Council candidate who founded the East Lansing Film Festival has admitted wrongdoing and apologized for using film festival resources to promote her campaign
Oct. 24 2013
Thursday, Oct. 24 — Updated 3:35 p.m.: Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero denies having told his campaign staff to direct their payments as contract employees to Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar's campaign
Oct. 24 2013
Thursday, Oct. 24 — On a Friday in June, two of Mayor Virg Bernero’s campaign staffers were paid significantly more as contract workers than they had been previously for helping run his reelection....
Oct. 23 2013
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and City Councilman Brian Jeffries live around the corner from each other, but their personalities are light years apart. In turn, those differences have caused a Grand Canyonsized...
Oct. 23 2013
Since being elected Lansing’s city clerk in 2005, Chris Swope has successfully lobbied to cut the number of required annual City Council meetings in half, consolidated voting precincts to save money...
Oct. 23 2013
If there’s a foregone conclusion to any of this year’s mayoral and City Council races, let’s just come out and say it: Few would disagree that Virg Bernero is coasting to his third term...
Oct. 23 2013
This election is an off year for unity among organized labor. Let’s take Mayor Virg Bernero and his slate, for example
Oct. 23 2013
As of late last week, it’s still unclear what, exactly, a pot-related ballot question being decided by Lansing voters this election would mean for marijuana enforcement if it passes
Oct. 23 2013
Charlotte voters will decide if the Eaton County seat will become the 23rd Michigan city to levy a local income tax. The proposal, debated for nearly a year by City Council, would raise an estimated $1.1...
Oct. 23 2013
The five-member East Lansing City Council will get at least two new members starting next year. Two seats are up for four-year terms. Another seat is up to complete the remaining two years of the term...
Oct. 21 2013
Monday, Oct 21 — The Bernero administration and the United Auto Workers union representing city employees ratified a new contract Friday afternoon that received unanimous City Council support tonight
Oct. 16 2013
About a month ago, 4th Ward Lansing City Council candidate Chong-Anna Canfora called for moving the Council to an attendance-based salary — an apparent jab at her opponent, Councilwoman Jessica Yorko,...
Oct. 14 2013
Monday, Oct. 14 — Supporters of statewide renewable energy expansion are pointing to a draft report from the Michigan Public Service Commission that says the state can achieve a higher renewable...
Oct. 14 2013
Monday, Oct. 14 — Despite objections from the city’s Planning Department and concerns from the LGBT community, the Lansing City Council unanimously approved a request tonight from a Holt-based...
Oct. 9 2013
Architect Dan Bollman says: There is an old Merrie Melodies cartoon that offers a whimsical illustration of the land on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line. One side — the industrial north —...
Oct. 9 2013
Even as momentum builds in Lansing to recognize efforts in historic-building preservation, every so often we see another groan-inducing example of cutting ties with our built environment
Oct. 9 2013
In late May, the Fraternal Order of Police announced its endorsements in this year’s Lansing City Council races. Particularly, it announced its support for Chong-Anna Canfora, who is taking on incumbent...
Oct. 7 2013
Monday, Oct. 7 — The Lansing City Council unanimously approved two requests tonight from a developer who wants to repurpose a vacant hotel in the southeast corner of the city for student housing

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