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Barb Bynum and her husband, like a growing number of senior citizens, are newly homeless after they lost their home this year. more
Be careful where you answer the call of nature. Nature might call back — with a vengeance. Not long ago, I was biking the winding stretch of the Lansing River Trail that links the Potter … more
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15 —The East Lansing City Council elected George Brookover last night to fill the mayoral seat once occupied by his father. After newly elected members Kerry Ebersole Singh, Mark Meadows and Erik Altmann took their oaths of office, Meadows nominated Brookover. It went uncontested. more
TUESDAY, Nov. 14  — The election date to select the nine members of Lansing’s Charter Revision Commission has been set for May 7 primary next year, City Clerk Chris Swope said today. … more
TUESDAY — Michigan State University sophomore Elaina Rankin’s interest in becoming a public defender bloomed when she was just a freshman at Avondale High School. It was 2018, and … more
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8 — For the first time since the City Charter was created in 1978, voters yesterday narrowly approved creating a commission to review it for possible changes. more
TUESDAY, Nov. 7 — Despite early voting and absentee voting options, some voters still said they preferred making the trek out to their physical polling places. “It’s just easy … more
Last Saturday, Brian Daniels taught two more classes at EmPOWer Lansing before closing the doors for good. more
In the early 2000s, Mike Karl was a face among the countless homeless individuals living in Reutter Park in Lansing, struggling with alcoholism. Today, Karl is the inspiration for a bill that seeks to establish a Homeless Bill of Rights. more
Josie Shapiro, a first-year Michigan State University student who is Jewish, is “furious” as she considers her feelings and reactions and how they’ve evolved in the three-and-a-half weeks since the Hamas attack in Israel. more
Standing at the steps of the state Capitol on Sunday, Michigan State University senior Omar Mahmoud’s thoughts turned to his Palestinian grandmother. “She was one of the 750,000 who were kicked out of their homes in 1948,” Mahmoud said, referring to the year Israel entered into statehood. more
In its quest to spur downtown growth, the City of East Lansing faces a difficult task in juggling competing needs. more
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25 — Jose Flores’ hands were shaking when he took to the podium during public comment at the Ingham County Board of Commissioners' meeting last night. An employee of the … more
Right now, somewhere in the Ingham County Jail, three minors are being held on violent firearm offenses. more
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18 — Following months of debate surrounding a proposed affordable housing project in downtown East Lansing, the City Council voted 3-2 last night to reject it.   For … more
Five weeks ago, when we launched our 2023 Top of the Town Contest, co-sponsored by FOX47 News, we imagined what would happen if friendly aliens visited Lansing and had a chance to experience the very best Lansing had to offer. Whom would they nominate or vote for as Lansing’s Best Olive Burger? Or Best New Business or the area’s finest in the rest of more than 300 categories? more
Whether or not you believe in ghosts, spirits and other paranormal entities, the following “haunted” locations throughout Greater Lansing provide plenty of fascinating lore and historical tidbits for those looking to immerse themselves in spooky season without breaking the bank. more
FRIDAY, Oct. 13 — Four days after Ingham County Democratic Party secretary Ted Lawson was fatally shot, the party mourned his loss at its monthly meeting on Wednesday. “People … more
  THURSDAY, Oct. 12 — Like a lot of people who knew Ted Lawson, Lansing City Council candidate Jody Washington posted her feelings about him after he was fatally shot last Sunday. … more
Last spring, Al Bay and other East Lansing business owners were hit with some startling news. more
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