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
Oct. 4 2013
Friday, Oct. 4 — A jury trial scheduled for Monday in Lansing residents Steve and Maria Green’s custody case has been rescheduled for Oct. 28 following new allegations that a hair follicle...
Oct. 3 2013
Thursday, Oct. 3 — Steve and Maria Green, a Lansing couple in the midst of a custody battle with the state over their 7-month-old daughter, landed a victory today when felony drug manufacturing charges...
Oct. 2 2013
Despite concerns about taxation, zoning and its attitude toward homosexuality, Riverview Church appears set to receive a city permit so it can buy the old Cadillac Club in the heart of REO Town
Oct. 2 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 2 — On Tuesday night, Delhi Township became the third community in greater Lansing to pass a non-discrimination ordinance protecting individuals in housing, employment and public...
Oct. 1 2013
Tuesday, Oct. 1 — The Lansing City Council unanimously approved tax incentives Monday night for Jackson National Life Insurance Co. as part of the company’s $100 million expansion in Alaiedon...
Sept. 30 2013
Monday, Sept. 30 — The Lansing Association for Human Rights Political Action Committee expressed “shock and disbelief” toward three members of the Meridian Township Board of Trustees'...
Sept. 29 2013
Thursday, Sept. 26 — The Meridian Township Board of Trustees is divided over a draft non-discrimination ordinance protecting LGBT individuals, as three members are concerned about potential costs,...
Sept. 25 2013
A little over a year ago, a partial roof collapse and flooding at a commercial building in Delta Township caused two tenants to look for space elsewhere in the region
Sept. 25 2013
Whether you’re traveling eastbound or westbound on the 700 block of East Kalamazoo Street, the architecture isn’t a welcoming gateway into or out of downtown. This commercial property just...
Sept. 23 2013
Monday, Sept. 23 — Several dozen members from the Holt-based Riverview Church packed the Lansing City Council chambers tonight trying to convince the Council to let them expand to the center of REO...
Sept. 20 2013
Friday, Sept. 20 — It wasn’t what they’d hoped for, but Maria and Gordon “Steve” Green will at least temporarily get to visit their 7-month-old daughter more often
Sept. 19 2013
Thursday, Sept. 19 — A marijuana legalization proposal will remain on the November ballot in Lansing, despite a notice from the state saying the City Charter amendment would violate state law, City...
Sept. 19 2013
Thursday, Sept. 19 — Celebrating the launch this semester of a new LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies undergraduate specialization, Michigan State University is hosting an all day symposium Friday welcoming...
Sept. 18 2013
Wednesday, Sept. 18 — While opponents of raising the minimum wage commonly say that it’ll hurt employers, over 100 protesters outside of Lansing City Hall today argued just the opposite. That...
Sept. 18 2013
Maria and Gordon “Steve” Green want to know why being legally registered medical marijuana patients makes them unfit to live with their 7-month-old daughter. More than 100 people who staged...
Sept. 18 2013
An overnight storm dumped 4 inches of rain on Lansing on June 12 and 13. Predictably, basements flooded, leaving hundreds with sewage or rainwater backups. Predictably, residents railed against City...
Sept. 12 2013
Thursday, Sept. 12 — The Lansing Board of Water and Light is diversifying its renewable energy portfolio, announcing today that it will start distributing energy generated from wind turbines 45 miles...
Sept. 12 2013
Thursday, Sept. 12 — State Rep. Andy Schor, D-Lansing, introduced legislation today that would incentive school districts’ moving to a year-round calendar, which he believes may help low-achieving...
Sept. 11 2013
About 10 years ago, Anas Attal was attending a soccer match at a stadium in his hometown of Homs, Syria, when security guards opened the gates to the field. Hearing the story, I imagined what it would...