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The two finalists — whittled down from an initial field of 20 applicants — are Interim Lansing Police Chief Ellery Sosebee and Jason Matson, a captain at the Bakersfield Police Department in Bakersfield, California. more
An ordinance amendment from City Councilman Brandon Betz could expand the cannabis industry in Lansing next year by eliminating the cap on the number of marijuana growing facilities, microbusinesses and consumption lounges that are allowed to open within city limits. more
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has collected into a permanent  database the names of more than 500,000 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 — in addition to untold thousands of their close contacts — since the pandemic struck last March. more
This year’s State Capitol Christmas tree is a definite Eye Candy, per the oohs and aahs of the spectators and participants at the Silver Bells 5K in downtown Lansing over the weekend. The 63-foot spruce tree chosen for the grounds of the State Capitol was donated by Carla Fletcher and her family. more
Lansing Township approves assessment Homeowners will be stuck with higher tax bills next month — and for the next three years — under a special assessment designed to boost … more
The Professional Employee Council of Sparrow — which represents about 2,200 employees — announced today that 96% of the staff who participated in a recent unionwide vote over the last week have authorized its negotiating team to call a strike “if necessary,” according to a release. more
Despite an outpouring of nearly unanimously negative feedback from local residents in recent weeks, the Lansing Township Board of Trustees voted 6-0 on Tuesday, Nov. 9 to introduce a three-year special assessment that will begin hitting winter property tax bills in December. more
A notice issued yesterday by the state's Marijuana Regulatory Agency called for the recall of untold thousands of cannabis products that were tested by Viridis Laboratories in Lansing and Bay City between Aug. 10 and Nov. 16. more
A local judge wants to make it clear to the tenants of Rivershell Apartments that their balconies are not safe. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has decided to reinstate a universal mask mandate at City Hall. more
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17 — Another recall petition targeting Lansing City Councilman Brandon Betz was filed yesterday with the Ingham County Election Commission — this time by a local attorney … more
Andy Schor decided that too few city employees have been infected with COVID-19 to warrant a universal mask mandate at City Hall. more
Despite a substantial spike in COVID-19 cases across Greater Lansing and against the advice of leading health officials, newly reelected Mayor Andy Schor has lifted a universal mask mandate at City Hall — even while local hospitals are nearly full. more
For 14 years, Tamara Hicks-Syron’s beagle Elvis had been at her side as a constant companion, source of comfort and entertainment. But this summer, he became very sick while she was in Calhoun County. She bundled up Elvis and rushed him to Lansing to see his doctor at Riverfront Animal Hospital: Dr. Lisa Hassinger. Her human clients know her as Dr. Lisa. more
About 2,200 members of the Professional Employee Council of Sparrow Hospital in Lansing are slated to vote this week on whether to organize a strike, possibly as early as next month amid concerns over understaffing and a lack of wage increases. Voting on the strike began Tuesday and ends Sunday. Visit for more coverage. more
A former car dealership, the brightly painted pet store edifice includes a towering waterfall display and a rainforest facade painted on the outside wall, a mural from a local artist.  more
Top of the Town voters have repeatedly selected former President Donald Trump as the nation’s worst politician. So, it should come as no surprise that one of his biggest cheerleaders in the Capital City would have his building named as the worst Eye Sore in the Greater Lansing region.  more
The Ingham County Election Commission shot down a proposed recall petition against City Councilman Brandon Betz. more
Lansing Community College’s 89.7 FM, WLNZ radio station is now officially under the management of Michigan Radio. LCC confirmed in a press release that Michigan Radio will provide public radio programming for WLNZ beginning today. more
Lansing code enforcement officers in September plastered pink tags on every building at Rivershell Apartments on Bayview Drive, noting that every unit across the sprawling apartment complex had twice failed rental inspections and subsequently lost their city rental certificates. more
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