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You might have an opinion about these neighborhood issues: trees, street parking, urban farming, backyard granny flats, transportation options, corridor improvements, or gently densifying your … more
We all know the expansion of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include the LGBTQ+ community has been addressed.  State law now bans someone from being fired or denied housing simply … more
Would you support a four-story music and arts studio off South Washington in downtown Lansing? How about a training center at the former Sears in Frandor where people can learn everything from video … more
The month of June liberates students from high school academics in a solemn commencement march to strains of British composer Edward Elgar’s Pomp and … more
In the May 10 CP Edit, Clinton County officials and residents are portrayed as NIMBY-driven opponents of clean energy. This perspective fails to understand that Clinton County’s planning and … more
The case for reparations is growing in pockets across the country and at the local level here in Michigan. California created a statewide task force in 2020 that was charged with “studying the … more
Remember when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proudly proclaimed that on Feb. 27 Michigan would have the nation’s fifth Democratic presidential primary of 2024. Michigan had been moved up the … more
In January, Democrats secured full control of Michigan government for the first time in four decades. They have not wasted any time. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed bills into law strengthening gun … more
As if Michigan’s Republican Party didn’t have enough problems, political consultant Jeff Timmer and like-minded moderates nationwide are on the verge of extending the party’s … more
Elected commissioners in Clinton County are on the verge of approving a one-year moratorium on renewable energy developments, which would prohibit 11 of the county’s 16 townships from … more
You’re either digging a gravel pit or you’re not.   If you don’t see a lot of middle ground on the issue, don’t tell Rep. Tyrone Carter. The Detroit Democrat … more
The most popular criticism of President Biden is that he is too old to lead a country where it is often illegal to ask the age of an individual who is applying for a job.  You can swim in the … more
I have been struck over the years at the depth of affection that former co-op members have for this home-sharing experience. Ingham County Treasurer Alan Fox is typical. “My parents met as co-op … more
As mid-Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin grooves a path toward the Democrats’ U.S. Senate nomination next year, it’s only natural to scratch your head and wonder, “Whom do the … more
East Lansing seems to be mired in a crisis of identity. On one hand, the community aspires to be an inclusive and welcoming city that values diverse people, thought and cultures. On the other hand, a … more
Here’s a news item from the Capitol news service MIRS last week: Members of the Tri-County Bicycle Association’s advocacy committee asked the Michigan State Transportation Commission … more
In mid-April — just as I was thinking about what to write in this column — National Football League player Damar Hamlin decided to return to play … more
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. For the Michigan Council on Alcohol Problems, this is the perfect time to look at how alcohol affects every one of us, whether we drink or not.  We often … more
As the Democratic-controlled Legislature puts the final touches on Michigan’s soon-to-be new “red flag” law, the natural question for those sick and tired of the country’s … more
Five times the United States has elected a president and vice president with a minority of the national popular vote, the latest being Donald Trump and Mike Pence in 2016. That’s because of our … more
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