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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Brewer vs. Johnson

Ingham County Dems lining up behind Lon Johnson for state party chair

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Feb. 21 — Several prominent Ingham County Democrats are backing Lon Johnson to chair the Michigan Democratic Party leading up to Saturday’s convention in Detroit. Johnson is challenging Mark Brewer, who is seeking re-election after chairing the state party since the mid ‘90s.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Council committee moves forward with Niowave

Niowave ordinance, personal property tax exemption move out of committee

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Feb. 20 — Two pieces of business related to Niowave, the particle accelerator company headquartered in the Walnut Neighborhood, made some headway with the Lansing City Council today.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

On LSD

Board of Ed approves bids for boardroom reconstruction, computers and toilet paper

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Feb. 21 — The Lansing Board of Education unanimously approved over $236,000 worth of purchase recommendations from the administration at tonight’s board meeting.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

East Lansing Schools to ask voters for technology money

Not for iPads only, bond proposal would raise $5.3 million over five years

by Sam Inglot
Friday, Feb. 22 — The superintendent of East Lansing Public Schools says a bond proposal asking for $5.3 million to improve technology in the district won’t simply be used to pay for student iPads — but some of it will.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

2013 Michigan Democratic Party Convention

Michigan Dems converge on Detroit to strategize, elect chairman

by Sam Inglot
Saturday, Feb. 23 — Thousands of Michigan Democrats have packed the Cobo Center in Detroit to discuss strategies going into the 2014 elections and to elect a party chairman.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

‘Local jobs for local workers’

Union workers protest city project contracted out to non-Lansing workers. Mayor says everyone had an opportunity to bid.

by Sam Inglot
Monday, Feb. 25 — Roughly 150 union workers and supporters lined South Street just east of REO Town today to protest a city construction project they say is using out-of-city, non-union workers.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Funding public art

2013 grants program ‘really makes Lansing shine”

by Allan I. Ross
Thursday, Aug. 2 — The Lansing Economic Development Corporation announced today that local artists have until Sept. 7 to submit grant applications for the organization’s annual Sense of Place in the Arts program. This city-funded program supports arts and cultural projects, driving community revitalization and economic development in the area.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Ready, set, food fight!

Downtown Lansing Inc. hosts third annual food drive competition

by Randiah Green
Monday, Oct. 22 — If we could make sure hungry, homeless and needy families got all their servings of fruits and veggies this holiday season simply by throwing food at them, the world would be a better place. Well, actually throwing food at them is a bad idea, not to mention denigrating. Perhaps donating food items as part of the Downtown Lansing Annual Food Fight would be a better way to go about it.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

‘Ripple effect’

Fundraiser on Friday benefits the Ingham County Sobriety Court

by Randiah Green
Thursday, Oct. 25 — Driving down the road, ready for a night on the town, you’re suddenly struck by another vehicle. As the other driver staggers out of their car, a Budweiser can falls from the seat.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Carl and me

by Walt Sorg
Let me tell you about the time I accidentally took Carl Levin to the wrong country. But before we get to that, a few other personal thoughts about the man who has served this nation for 34 years and counting in the U.S. Senate, from which he has announced his retirement.
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