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 Along with their rural counterparts, Lansing’s urban farmers have found a convivial setting for selling their products in farmers markets. Twenty years ago, the region had two markets: Downtown Lansing City Market and Meridian Market.  Today, mid-Michigan has 15 to 20! more
Over one-sixth of our country is made up of people over 65. I’m a member of that group. And I am one of the lucky ones. I have a pension, social security and retirement investments that give me an income that matches my working income. more
We were frankly floored by last week’s unanimous City Council vote (with one member absent) to refer an unfounded ethics complaint against Mayor Andy Schor to an external firm for further investigation. more
In 1999, when I started my teaching career in earnest, Lansing Community College hired me as an adjunct, meaning part time. My hiring interview was at 5 p.m. with a senior faculty member who was … more
After his somewhat surprising election to an at-large seat in 2021, Lansing City Council newcomer Jeffrey Brown is now taking heat for alleged ethical lapses during his first 18 months in office. In … more
Are you noticing the growing number of news reports about horrific food shortages the world over? more
T he Michigan Republican Party is catastrophically collapsing harder and faster than even its skeptics imagined. We’re talking about the state “Michigan Republican Party” here, … more
Some of my smartest students were the ones training for the technical trades. I will never forget the Black woman who was already working as a sound engineer but … more
It wasn’t an endorsement, but it most definitely wasn’t a punch in the nose either. At a Livingston County event last week, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin urged attendees to recruit former … more
The Michigan House is considering adding Michigan to the states that will guarantee that whichever presidential candidate receives the most votes nationally actually wins the presidency. … more
Climate change is a serious threat here in Mid-Michigan. We’ve seen the consequences of this phenomenon firsthand and are eager to find equitable solutions for everyone. As a … more
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
Agitated that other priorities have taken center stage in the early days of the Democratic-controlled Legislature, labor leaders convinced the state House to take up measures this week to repeal the … more
On any given night, in any emergency department at any hospital in Michigan, the people needing care include a patient in need of mental health services who is held in a room for hours, sometimes days … more
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