Mayor quickly fills gaps after recent resignations
Sept. 4 2018
A newly appointed “affordable housing expert” will take the reins at the Lansing Housing Commission following the recent resignation of Executive Director Martell Armstrong, according to city...
Williamston Schools recall heads to ballot
Sept. 4 2018
Williamston voters will decide in the November general election whether to recall four school board members for supporting transgender rights
Aug. 31 2018
One Ingham County Commissioner claims “mean-spirited, damaging mischief” is widening a rift between county officials, following accusations of voter fraud and a criminal report filed with the...
Mayor picks housing manager to fill recent resignation
Aug. 30 2018
A recently announced appointment to Lansing’s Housing Commission marks the second official to be seated to the board by Mayor Andy Schor’s administration within just as many months
Unlicensed shops face Sept. 15 closure
Aug. 30 2018
Emergency rules governing the fledgling pot market — already twice extended by Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs — have allowed entrepreneurs to conduct business...
816 Hickory St., Lansing
Aug. 30 2018
A couple reportedly escaped a blaze that engulfed the 1895 home in 2016, but their dog died. The house, vacant since the fire, needs about about $135,000 in repairs to be made safe. The City Council earlier...
Aug. 30 2018
At the same time, the former national security official is going up with at least 50 spots worth $9,691 on the Detroit CBS affiliate, with similar buys on the NBC and ABC affiliates, part of what the Slotkin...
Plans stall for using house at School for the Blind
Aug. 30 2018
Residents in Lansing’s Walnut Neighborhood last month were irritated to discover Mid-Michigan Recovery Services had plans to renovate a former School for the Blind building on Pine Street into an...
City fields two ideas for Cooley Haze House
Aug. 30 2018
“It’s going to cost anybody a significant amount of money to bring this place up to speed,” explained Lansing Park Board member Rick Kibbey. “It really has got to be a labor of...
Historic Turner Dodge tree will soon come down
Aug. 30 2018
The beech’s wine-red leaves, its elephantine trunk (59 inches in diameter) and expansive, peacock-like spread — wider and taller than the house itself — have sheltered passers-by, wedding...
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Project to include 4-story hotel, apartments
Aug. 29 2018
Developer Pat Gillespie today announced plans to construct the first hotel to be built in downtown Lansing in more than 20 years. The four-story concept — set to consume 21 parcels along more than...
Aug. 29 2018
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29 — Democrat Thomas Morgan will fill a vacancy on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners after his predecessor folded to continued criticism and resigned from the post earlier...
Aug. 28 2018
TUESDAY, Aug. 28 — A new rule proposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency last week would ease pollution restrictions and squeeze more life out of the nation’s aging fleet of coal-fired...
Aug. 28 2018
TUESDAY, AUG. 28 — Local entrepreneurs looking to dip their toes into the lucrative waters of online sales only have a few more days to sign up for a recent partnership between eBay and the city...
Aug. 27 2018
Look for an announcement Wednesday of a downtown Lansing supermarket. Details are hush hush, but developer Pat Gillespie has called a press conference on the block where it would go presumably to announce...
East Lansing
Aug. 23 2018
Despite several excellent guesses, no readers correctly identified the June 27 Eye for Design’s brick and stone detail at 106 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. (below) in Lansing’s Old Town. Such elaborate...
Aug. 23 2018
“Due the campaign finance allegations, I thought it would be pertinent to withdraw the appointment,” Schor said in a statement released Tuesday. “There were concerns about the allegations...
Aug. 23 2018
Nine candidates filed the paperwork and paid the $2,500 filing fee to run for two open Michigan State University trustee positions at this weekend’s Democratic convention at the Breslin Center, but...
Lansing City Council set to review overnight ban
Aug. 23 2018
“It’s just not enforced and it makes me nuts,” said Monica Zuchowski, longtime resident and former president of Lansing’s Downtown Neighborhood Association. “Why have a ban...
Aug. 23 2018
An audit by the city’s internal auditor of last year’s festival recently reviewed by the City Council showed Center Park Productions — an entity managed by the Lansing Entertainment and...