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WEDNESDAY, July 10 —- Lansing’s Starlight Dinner Theatre has signed controversial director Guy Sanville, former artistic director of the Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea, to direct two … more
The first of what likely will be at least two suits has been filed in federal court against Lansing Community College over a data breach that may have involved more than 750,000 students, staff and … more
THURSDAY, July 6 — The search for Wynter Cole-Smith of Lansing was hampered when the Detroit Police Department refused a request from the Lansing Police Department to check out a location where … more
Lansing knew Ken Beachler for his work with the arts — whether for willing the Wharton Center into existence, helping rescue the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, sharing his encyclopedic knowledge … more
Dan Olsen’s phone started to blow up on the evening of Feb. 13 as a gunman was loose on the campus of Michigan State University. He rushed to the emergency operations center on campus, where he … more
It took almost eight years to realize I was a bigot. When I was just starting out in my journalism career, one of my first published stories was a 2015 feature about my sister, Lindsay, coming out … more
WEDNESDAY, June 28 — City of Lansing officials broke ground this morning on the Ovation downtown performing arts center and announced a $1 million, five-year partnership with Michigan State … more
FRIDAY, June 23 — The court-ordered receiver of marijuana businesses MD Industries and Rehbel Industries has agreed to sell the businesses, including their three marijuana licenses, for $2.25 … more
The iconic, century-old Moores Park swimming pool in Lansing could be restored if a $6.2 million line item in the proposed state budget survives. “I’m fighting for funding in this … more
Ben Dowd grew up in the shadow of a non-defunct air force base in Oscoda, Michigan. Wurtsmith Air Force Base was decommissioned in 1993, straddling Iosco and Oscoda counties in northeastern Michigan. … more
Juneteenth, a national holiday since 2021 and a state holiday in Michigan since 2020, honors the official end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, hundreds of thousands of African … more
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
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