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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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Wednesday, March 13,2013

MEO is tops in LEED

East Lansing-based nonprofit's headquarters is first East Lansing building, third in state designated LEED Platinum

by Andrea Raby
Thursday, Sept. 27 — Leaves are changing colors with the fall weather, but the Michigan Energy Options building has gotten a little greener. The East Lansing-based, renewable energy advocacy group just had its headquarters at 405 Grove St. certified at the most coveted level for energy efficiency. It’s the first building in East Lansing and the third in the state to achieve LEED Platinum status.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Licenses for students

Roughly 200 people rally at the Capitol to support driver’s licenses for undocumented students

by Andrea Raby
Friday, Nov. 9 — Buses from around the state arrived at the Capitol today to oppose the Michigan secretary of state’s policy of denying driver’s licenses for those who qualify for a federal work program for undocumented students.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Lean and green

Ingham County joins new program that helps businesses finance energy efficiency projects

by Andrea Raby
Monday, Nov. 19 — Ingham County became the first countywide government in the state last week to join a program that helps businesses become more energy efficient.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Food fight for food bank

Food donation competition starts Tuesday in downtown Lansing for Greater Lansing Food Bank

by Hélène Dryden
Monday, Nov. 26 — The season of competitive giving is upon us: on Tuesday a five-hour food and money collection drive in downtown Lansing will benefit the Greater Lansing Food Bank.
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