Mayor Bernero promises to veto City Council's decision to exclude a full-time cold-case investigator in next fiscal year's budgetby Andy Balaskovitz
Two City Council members' non-disclosure of financial interests suggests a weak ethics ordinanceby Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing Police Department to purchase three additional Automatic License Plate Readers for use later this summer, raising privacy concernsby Sam Inglot
Tunnel construction, pollution prevention and the tax abatementby Sam Inglot
Consumers Mutual Insurance, Michigan's newest health insurer, is ambitious. Its mission is to be "recognized as Michigan's plan of choice for patient-centered care, disease management, lower costs, and greater access for individuals, families and the business community" by 2018.
Pianist Sergei Kvitko's road to Carnegie Hallby Lawrence Cosentino
Lansing Vaudeville band embarks on weeklong, statewide tour for documentaryby ALLAN I. ROSS
After 10 years, local artist's caricatures will no longer be at Biggbyby Sam Inglot
One of Dennis Preston's favorite places to conjure up grotesque and whimsical characters was the Biggby Coffee at 536 Elmwood Road in Lansing, just south of the Lansing Mall. The local illustrator, designer and caricaturist would draw on coffee napkins and leave them at the store, which could then be "purchased" by giving $10 to the barista on duty. It was a tradition that had been going on throughout Lansing-area Biggby's for the past 10 years.
Lansing children's author keeps character grounded in real worldby Bill Castanier
If Ruth McNally Barshaw has her way, Ellie McDoodle will never see 13, play a video game or use a cell phone. And the Lansing author and illustrator will have her way, since she is the creator of the five-book young adult series "The Ellie McDoodle Diaries," about a 12-year-old who journalizes her life, accompanied by doodle drawings.
McConaughey sheds pride, not shirt, in powerful performanceby ALLAN I. ROSS
A survey of Lansing's musical landscapeby Rich Tupica
Decker's/ Artie's Food / Athenas Diner / Leafby ALLAN I. ROSS
Decoding the sometimes confusing terminology of organic foodby Laura Johnson
"Organic" has become a buzzword that seems to be everywhere these days. Essentially, organic refers to agriculture that's conducted without synthetic chemicals, but as with any trend, there are a flurry of issues, contradictions and confusions infused about what it really means.