Jan. 30 2013
Some East Lansing landlords are balking at a proposal to require them to give tenants more than just keys. At a Jan. 15 East Lansing City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Nathan Triplett proposed an ordinance...
Jan. 24 2013
Lansing is gearing up for its second gun buyback program in a year, but research shows these types of efforts are ineffective at reducing violent crime, says a professor at Michigan State University
Jan. 16 2013
Nearly 400 students listened as a voice came over the intercom at Murphy Elementary School in Haslett on Friday afternoon
Jan. 9 2013
Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann said the proposed Capital Gateway project at the old Red Cedar Golf Course has been delayed three or four months because Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has yet...
Jan. 2 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Did you know that porches — the commonplace, wood-frame, open-air versions like this one on North Jenison Avenue — are uniquely North American?
Dec. 26 2012
Lansing School District teachers are creating positive relationships and classroom environments for their students, but their teaching techniques could use improvement, according to results of a recent...
Dec. 19 2012
Former, present and future East Lansing Board of Education members say the decision to close Red Cedar Elementary School was not only a bad idea — it was also underhanded. The vote to close Red Cedar,...
Dec. 19 2012
You can almost feel the love between the executives of Lansing and Lansing Township when it comes to consolidating their two communities
Dec. 12 2012
By 5 p.m., it seemed like there were more Michigan State Police troopers on the Capitol grounds than protesters
Dec. 5 2012
For five months, residents of the Walnut Neighborhood have been pushing a mantra on Niowave officials regarding the white, 14,000-square-foot pole barn they built on the property: "Fix the façade."
Nov. 28 2012
Excited neighbors at the opening of a new Family Dollar store in a vacant storefront of the Colonial Village Shopping Center have more good news coming: Sources say a grocery store will move into the former...
Nov. 21 2012
South Lansing diners looking for home-cooked eating that goes beyond chain restaurants and dollar menus have a new option: The Family Restaurant. And don't worry about that name — no one's looking...
Nov. 21 2012
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Left unsecured, an exposed roof is a death sentence to any building. The roof is the first line of defense against wind, rain and snow — not to mention...
Nov. 14 2012
Lots is at stake in Lansing in the fight over the fiscal cliff. The term is used to describe federal sequestration, a series of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases that could take...
Nov. 14 2012
The Niowave pole barn fiasco has prompted the Lansing City Council to consider new legislation that would require notifying the Council about any new construction on sites with an already approved special...
Nov. 7 2012
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Architectural character is most often the result of practical responses to social and environmental aspects, as well as the available materials, of a given...
Oct. 31 2012
The election battle lines in Delhi Township were drawn in sludge. The sides call each other a trio of tea partiers and devotees of a township good old boys' club. The teams were set last spring when Delhi...
Oct. 24 2012
Joan Nelson, director of the Allen Neighborhood Center, has been involved with pitching the Ingham Health Plan since its inception in 1998. She and folks at the ANC went door-to-door to help people enroll...
Oct. 24 2012
Five millage increases and one land sale authorization are at stake in six different jurisdictions in greater Lansing, adding a local flavor to ballots already inundated with statewide proposals (see page...
Oct. 17 2012
Many sectors of public education are standing on the brink of a funding abyss. For Lansing Community College, health care costs have increased, property tax revenue and state funding have declined and...