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Dec. 6 2018
The districts courts in East Lansing, Lansing and Mason could consolidate into a single Ingham County-based 55th District Court under legislation that’s swiftly moving through the Legislature in...
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Larkin: Specialty courts jeopardized in merger
Nov. 29 2018
“I’ve never understood this concept of big government being equated to good government, especially in terms of the courts,” Larkin said. “We have these three branches of government....
Nov. 22 2018
A recently released Ingham County cost analysis suggested top leaders from Lansing, East Lansing and Ingham County have discussed plans to share the construction costs of a court facility at an undetermined...
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Williamston board president unseated in recall election
Nov. 15 2018
Three trustees — Nancy Deal, Sarah Belanger and Christopher Lewis — were able to survive the recall effort. But Greg Talberg, the school board’s president, lost to Karen Potter, an opponent...
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Oct. 25 2018
For the first time, Mayor Andy Schor has suggested Lansing could build a new City Hall. And it could be — “could” being the operative word — on the long undeveloped Seven Block...
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Oct. 25 2018
The board has led our district to wonderful achievements for the children in our schools. Despite receiving the lowest possible foundation grant per pupil, Williamston Community Schools beat out neighboring...
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Oct. 18 2018
The Macomb County and rural Michigan working class saw in Trump a bit of their own personality mixed with what they always dreamed for themselves. A blunt, common sense, tell-it-like-itis billionaire with...
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Oct. 4 2018
The former president of the United States, a person who represents the seemingly vanishing art of civility in politics, endorsed Witwer’s campaign for the Eaton County-based 71st House District as...
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Sept. 27 2018
Kelly Rossman- McKinney, known around town as the long-time public relations guru, is up on Republican Rep. Tom Barrett in the race to replace term-limited Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, 50 to 41 percent,...
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But Judge Clarke spots racial inequities
Sept. 20 2018
Discussions to consolidate Lansing and East Lansing’s 54-A and 54-B district courts with Ingham County’s 55th District Court have started and stalled for more than 20 years. Officials think...
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Snyder denies quick election to replace Conyers
Sept. 13 2018
When U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Detroit resigned amid scandal last December, he had served in the House of Representatives for 52 years, 336 days — longer than all but two members in history....
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Sept. 13 2018
The huge downtown stone building, built in 1888 by Capitol building architect Elijah E. Myers, is a bastion of turn of the century architecture and ‘20s era installations. An original gym, bowling...