Former Olympic medalist makes bid for Lansing Mayor’s Office
March 8 2017
Olympic Silver Medalist Judi Brown Clarke has signed up for what may be the run of her life. Last week she announced she’s seeking to become Lansing’s first African American and female mayor
While other cities collapsed, Lansing progressed despite Great Recession
March 1 2017
In January 2006, newly sworn-in Mayor Virg Bernero was unpacking boxes in his new ninth floor office overlooking the Capitol. It was still the New Year’s holiday, but he was ready to get to work
'Family first' rings true as Bernero calls it quits
March 1 2017
Two Fridays ago, Virg Bernero appeared to be off and running for a fourth term as mayor of Lansing
Spending and dark money become hot button issues
Feb. 22 2017
Lansing’s 2017 candidates and dark money groups could spend as much as a million dollars in eight months in a bid to elect a new mayor. Dark money — untraceable money ostensibly spent to educate...
Federal, state reprisals chill sanctuary city ardor
Feb. 8 2017
A rising chorus of voices is calling for Lansing to openly declare itself a sanctuary city, where local officials limit cooperation with federal immigration agents, as a substantive shield and symbolic...
City attorney said McIntyre filed employment claim against the city
Feb. 1 2017
The still largely unexplained $160,663 payout to former City Attorney Janene McIntyre was preceded by a legal claim she made against the city, according to the minutes of an obscure council committee...
Mayoral campaign already framed by shadowy groups and hidden agendas
Nov. 30 2016
A proxy war of secretive “citizen” groups has begun shaping a nascent 2017 Lansing mayoral race
Preservationists make gains despite loss to Bernero, BWL
Nov. 23 2016
Lansing preservationists took a licking over the BWL power station, but they are still ticking — maybe even louder
Mayoral forecast: Unsettled conditions as three fronts collide
Nov. 9 2016
The answer is, yes. The presidential election is over and, yes, we're already moving on to the 2017 mayoral race
Poll shows Bernero vulnerable to Schor and Brown Clarke
Oct. 5 2016
Virg Bernero: “Lansing's Mayor for Life.” Maybe not
Aug. 17 2016
A poll commissioned by Bernero in February of this year showed Benavides with a 41-35 lead over Bernero. At about the same time that poll was conducted, the Lansing School District closed five schools...
City attorney takes harder line than Bernero
July 6 2016
An already complicated battle over Lansing’s medical marijuana industry has gotten even more controversial with the appointment of James Smiertka as the new Lansing city attorney
Council comfortable with Bernero’s latest choice for city attorney
June 22 2016
For months, the Lansing City Attorney’s Office has been rocked by one controversy after another. That’s something City Attorney nominee Jim Smiertka hopes to fix
Bernero rejects Council’s time limit on interim attorney appointment
May 25 2016
When The Lansing City Council approved Mayor Virg Bernero's appointment of Joseph Abood as the interim city attorney on March 28, it did so for just two months
Time for Bernero to come clean on McIntyre payout
April 20 2016
In February, when Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero first said the $160,000-plus departure payout to his city attorney served the best interest of the city, it seemed plausible, though extravagant
Brown Clarke says developer cited pressure from Bernero
April 13 2016
“Mr. Saboury contacted me the previous week and stated that he was receiving repetitive phone calls from Mayor Bernero asking him, pleading with him, to file a civil case,” Brown Clarke said....
Improving city neighborhoods means funding and engagement
April 13 2016
Mayor Virg Bernero announced in his State of the City address last month he wants a block by block assessment of every neighborhood in Lansing. His goal? Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each neighborhood...
Bernero administration dodges Council’s city attorney questions
March 23 2016
Despite repeated questions about how McIntyre obtained the payout despite a provision in her contract limiting severance payments to not more than four months’ salary, Randy Hannan, Bernero’s...
March 23 2016
Fourth Ward City Councilmember Jessica Yorko displays a t-shirt reading "Niowave Lies" while she waits in the lobby of the Niowave Corp.'s airport building before Tuesday night's State of the City speech...
With McIntyre's resignation comes a $160,663 check from Lansing
March 9 2016
In mid-Michigan there's no better place to be hired and fail than Lansing

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