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Dr. Barry Saltman, a quiet stalwart of the greater Lansing health care community and the co-founder of a busy health clinic serving low-income patients, died Sept. 9. A celebration of “Dr. Barry” and his many accomplishments will be held Monday at MSU’s Kellogg Center.  more
It’s in their blood. Strikers Harley Hood and Adriana Leven both come from third-generation UAW families, and both were ready for the nationwide job walkoff, hoping to draw a line in the sand with General Motors.  more
Tucked into the corner of Grand Avenue and South Street in the River Point Neighborhood near REO Town, this 1922 gable-roofed Craftsman style home is a garden oasis with a single center dormer and a handsome front porch more
Move over, Milwaukee. Butt out, Buffalo. You’re not the “freshwater capital of the world,” despite efforts to spruce up your waterfronts.   more
A weekend spent on one of the Great Lakes is undeniably relaxing. New research confirms that living near one is good for your mental health. But the opposite could be true of small, inland lakes. more
One of the pleasures of being here is looking through these books for the first time. I actually do this about 20 times a day. My favorite thing right now is this “Forgotten Sunday Comics” collection. more
As road funding remains the center of uncertain state budget negotiations, a road materials dispute is emerging.  more
Capitol Avenue­, one of many roads involved in the ongoing repair of Lansing’s streets, is turning heads. Those accustomed to bouncing along a crackled road as they drive past Lansing Community College are instead treated to milky black asphalt — at least until they reach the Capitol Building. more
If the number of people milling, chilling, strolling and sitting atop downtown Lansing’s new riverfront perch, Rotary Park, last week is any indication of things to come, the 2-week-old park may have accomplished a feat that has eluded the city for decades. more
Punks with Lunch is standing its ground at Reutter Park. The picnic tables it dropped in the park this summer in an act of enlightened anarchism will stay — for now. more
The Lansing City Council swiftly shot down placing any social equity requirements in its marijuana regulations during a heated debate Monday night. more
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called a public health emergency last week and issued a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to take effect in a few weeks. Once effective, vape shops have a 30-day “sell-through” period to comply before no flavored e-cigarette can be sold in Michigan in retail stores and online. more
More than 3,000 people a week pick up this newspaper at the six Kroger stores in the Greater Lansing market.  more
The language of Lansing’s state government roots, period of industrialization and stylization can be read in its buildings. Holding the Rosetta Stone to this is Valerie Marvin, Michigan Capitol historian and curator. She talks about Lansing’s founding and the architecture styles that set Lansing apart from other cities. more
Five Lansing figures discuss what they love about their city. more
The gentle decay and neglect give Michigan’s capital a noir look and feel, a world away from the polished glimmer of East Lansing and MSU physically not far to the east. more
Interest in powering Catholic parishes, schools and missions with the sun is surging in the wake of a solar deal recently announced in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. more
Plankton are the preferred food of silver and bighead Asian carp, two of the four main Asian carp species threatening to invade the Great Lakes. more
The near-record high water shrinking Lake Michigan beaches is uncovering a king’s ransom of Petoskey stones more
What do campaign contributors do when their favorite members of Congress become enmeshed in scandal? Open their wallets wider and pour more money into protecting their investment in the tainted incumbents. more
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