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Two blocks of downtown St. Johns were festooned with rainbows. A vendor was making bubbles that wafted in the wind under the blue sky. Children laughed and squealed as they romped in a bouncy house. … more
LGBTQ+ people need housing but can face discrimination in the process of finding a home as well as harassment once in housing. A local Lansing developer wants to change that with a housing project … more
In the late 1970s, Lansing’s first Pride celebration didn’t include any parade floats, performances or other festival-like aspects attendees have come to expect over the years. … more
WEDNESDAY, June 7 —- The Lansing Board of Ethics gave City Council member Jeffrey Brown a slap for one alleged violation of the ethics ordinance and apparently ignored a second alleged … more
Ken Beachler, the founding executive director of the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts and a leading member of the Lansing theatrical community, has died. He was 87. The cause of his death … more
SATURDAY, June 3 — Attorneys for Council Member Jeffrey Brown are arguing the Lansing Ethics Board should dismiss a “frivolous” complaint that resulted in an independent … more
FRIDAY, June 2 — Lansing City Council Member Jeffrey Brown violated the city’s ethics ordinance on two fronts, a report by an independent attorney found after investigating a complaint by … more
Fred Wurtzel was in the back of a Lyft on his way to a physical therapy program. Wurtzel 71, of Lansing, who is blind, has relied on public transit for years. But he had to use the private … more
Libraries across Michigan recently put on their boxing gloves in the form of a statewide public opinion poll regarding what the state’s residents think about libraries and book banning. … more
The Lansing Housing Commission and the Capital Area Transportation Authority have plans for separate projects that would transform most of a square block on South Grand Avenue across the street from … more
FRIDAY, May 19 —Eaton County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution encouraging the county prosecutor and sheriff not to enforce “unconstitutional” gun laws. “This … more
Updated plans for the new Public Safety Complex in Lansing include a proposal to demolish the South Washington Office Complex, affecting three city operations and a United Way service that are housed … more
WEDNESDAY, May 17 — An Okemos High School student has won the 2023 Congressional High School Art Competition in the 7 th Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin announced today. … more
FRIDAY, May 12 — Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sarah Anthony, every other elected Democratic legislator from the mid-Michigan region and 50 other elected and non-elected leaders came … more
Dan Backus thought that investing in rental properties in 1978 would serve as a retirement plan. “I was thinking long term,” said Backus, 76, a retired building contractor from Mason about why he bought three Lansing rental properties. … more
Shiawassee County Sheriff Douglas Chapman received preferential treatment when he was sentenced for a drunk driving arrest in 2018, an analysis of court records of other such arrests before the same … more
The City of Lansing has red-tagged about 700 residences, meaning Code Compliance Office inspectors have found them unsafe to occupy. Of those residences, 21 have been red-tagged at least 10 years. more
WEDNESDAY, May 10 — A local developer has proposed building a townhouse-style complex with as many as 240 apartments in a blighted residential area near Saginaw Street and Pennsylvania Avenue … more
When the phone rang over a decade ago, the furthest thing from the mind of Pastor Coye Bouyer of the Kingdom Life Church was encumbering his small congregation with a mortgage and a decaying piece of … more
With only two incumbents running for four seats, the Lansing City Council is facing a shakeup this year. Thirteen candidates filed paperwork by the 4 p.m. Tuesday deadline for the Aug. 8 primary … more
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