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(Baumer is President/CEO of the Capital Region Community is Moser is President/CEO of the Jackson Community Foundation.)   The nonprofit sector plays a critical role in supporting the … more
“I don’t get the hype around Curtis Hertel,” a colleague told me the other day.    I lost my breath for a minute.    “You don’t remember … more
Bold of Mark C. Criss, head of the City Rescue Mission of Lansing, to outright admit the Mission lies to its residents and its neighbors. more
The Republican National Party is dead to me and many other formerly active supporters because of the insistence of some weak kneed and weak willed want-to-be political “leaders” (?) who persist in their support of the former POTUS in maintaining his cult.  more
If you’ll excuse the pun, the question “soaring” over the state Capitol these days is a pot of money called the SOAR Fund that the governor’s administration uses to grease the wheels for big economic projects. more
University of Michigan Health-Sparrow is to be commended for proposing a psychiatric facility for Lansing. America is suffering a mental health crisis, and our community is no exception. Sparrow … more
Bold of Mark C. Criss, head of the City Rescue Mission of Lansing, to outright admit the Mission lies to its residents and its neighbors. The first paragraph of its website echoes the common … more
The Republican National Party is dead to me and many other formerly active supporters because of the insistence of some weak kneed and weak willed want-to-be political “leaders” (?) who … more
If you’ll excuse the pun, the question “soaring” over the state Capitol these days is a pot of money called the SOAR Fund that the governor’s administration uses to grease the … more
What would you consider a hate crime?   Is it threats of violence against someone because of who they are, whether they are part of the LGBTQ+ community, have a disability, come from a … more
We’ve all heard the tired phrase from the 1992 presidential campaign: “It’s the economy, stupid.”     Back then, it was James Carville laying the … more
It’s taken a while, but the game of division, subtraction, exclusion, and confrontation employed by those in the extreme Make America Great Again movement appears to be losing ground with … more
At long last, the journey to a new home for Lansing’s municipal government appears to be in the home stretch. After a divided City Council rejected Mayor Andy Schor’s proposal to … more
It was refreshing to read Kyle Melinn acknowledge the crisis in care that requires legislative action (“Passing auto insurance reform now can avoid needless complications later,” May 8). … more
I’m almost ashamed to admit this, but I forgot to vote last week. It completely slipped my mind. How is this possible? I write about elections for a living. I’ve spent the last two weeks … more
Behind the scenes, some House Democrats have considered withholding their support for the state budget until the majority votes on reforming the state’s auto insurance law to assist victims of … more
(The writers are members of the East Lansing City Council.)   East Lansing residents should take note of a ballot initiative underway that, if successful, would overturn the rental … more
(This guest column was written by retired Ingham Court Judge James R. Giddings; attorneys Eric Williams and Patrick Levine Rose; Nell Kuhnmuench, J.D.; and veterinarian Kath Edsall.)   A … more
(The writer is a longtime East Lansing resident and real estate agent.) I’ve been a resident of East Lansing since 1958 when my husband and I moved to East Lansing so he could complete a … more
(The writer is a former East Lansing housing inspector.) East Lansing’s Housing Code Needs Reform Last week, East Lansing City Councilperson Erik Altmann submitted a dark and dire … more
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