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THURSDAY, March 21 — Members of the East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission expressed dissatisfaction at changes by the City Council that they say weakened the panel’s … more
An agreement to buy the Masonic Temple building downtown and turn it into Lansing’s next city hall looked poised to pass last week when City Council members met as the Committee of the Whole. But a short time later at the Council meeting itself, it lost on a 4-4 vote after three members who supporters expected to back it didn’t. more
When Ingham County Commissioner Myles Johnson learned last summer that the state of Michigan had budgeted matching funds to help residents erase their medical debt with assistance from a national nonprofit, he knew he had to get the ball rolling as soon as possible. more
When Ben Shuldiner took over as superintendent of the Lansing School District in 2021, he knew his work was cut out for him. more
WEDNESDAY, March 13 — Faced with public concern about safety in Lansing, Mayor Andy Schor proposed last night hiring 15 additional police officers with funds he is hoping the state legislature … more
Lansing voters will decide on May 7 which nine of 36 candidates will serve on the Charter Revision Commission. more
MONDAY, Feb.26 — The developers of the $228 million New Vision Lansing plan for downtown housing have dramatically reduced the number of units of “workforce” residences the project would include. … more
Some westside Lansing residents are concerned about a city proposal to remove the tree-covered islands on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Ionia and Lenawee streets. “It’s … more
Jose Saramago’s novel “Blindness” imagines a world where suddenly everyone went blind. The world descended into chaos; people misbehaved, and violence dominated. It was not a pretty picture. more
For years, Lansing officials have been trying to redevelop the site of the old Fisher Body Plant, a General Motors factory on the city’s west side that was closed in 2005 and largely demolished two years later. more
TUESDAY, Feb. 13 — In front of a packed chamber, Lansing’s City Council voted 7-0 last night to pass a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Lansing became the seventh city in … more
Lansing has long been touted as an affordable place to live. In 2018, it was listed as the nation’s best affordable city by Livability.com, which cited the average price of rent at the time as $734. more
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7 — For months, Lansing residents have flooded the public comment portion of City Council meetings asking it to pass a resolution calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza. more
TUESDAY, Feb. 6 — A federal lawsuit claims that Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum and her husband used political influence to get their son reinstated to Mason schools after he was expelled for allegedly sexually assaulting … more
FRIDAY, Feb. 2 — Black women are subjected to "pet to threat," a prominent African American historian and author agreed yesterday as she kicked off a Black History Month lecture series at Michigan State University. more
On Jan. 18, business owners in the Eastwood Towne Center received calls from a phone number that matched that of the Lansing Township Police Department. more
Joan Bauer thought she was through with politics. more
MONDAY, Jan. 22 — The former Gabriels Community Credit Union will still close on Feb. 29 — but will reopen with a video teller and ATM for banking and a community facility that will offer … more
SATURDAY, Jan. 20 — Trustees at Lansing Community College will review applications Monday night of candidates to fill two board openings. LCC spokeswoman Marilyn Twine declined yesterday … more
THURSDAY, Jan. 18 — Plans are advancing to move Lansing’s City Hall to the historic Masonic Temple building. Announced in September by Mayor Andy Schor, the proposal to purchase the … more
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