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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Parks millage on hold

County commissioners say: Let’s take our time on this one

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Aug. 28 — No vote was cast tonight for Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s proposed countywide park millage. The speed with which it was proposed seemed to be the main issue for the Ingham County Board of Commissioners.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Who’s for the birds?

Prop 3 supporters met with opposition

by Sam Inglot
Monday, Oct. 1 — Proposal 3 supporters gathered for a press conference today at a Lansing park to announce more groups in favor of the statewide renewable energy ballot proposal — and were met by about a dozen protesters.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

LGBT-friendly (and not so much) candidates

Political candidates get ranked and endorsed by LGBT community

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Oct. 3 — The Lansing Association of Human Rights, an organization advocating for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality, released candidate ratings this week for the 2012 elections.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Show us the plan

Proposal 3 opponents say there is no road map for how the renewable energy mandate would be developed. Backers say that’s what the Legislature’s for.

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Oct. 4 — Opponents of Proposal 3 say the proposed constitutional amendment mandating 25 percent of the state’s energy come from renewable sources by 2025 lacks a clear roadmap to implementation.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

On LSD

Lansing School District sees low student count, will study possible transportation savings

by Sam Inglot
Friday, Oct. 5 — Earlier this week the Lansing School District, along with every other school in the state, had its annual student count day. The preliminary count wasn’t good, as the district tallied 400 less students from last year.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Holes in the wall

Capitol graffiti man arrested for nailing art to LCC walls

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Oct. 9 — Jeffrey Scott Handley Jr., the local artist who admitted to tagging the Capitol Building in September with graffiti, was arrested Monday for nailing his artwork to the halls of the Gannon Building at Lansing Community College.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

The St. Anne cross

MSU law professor, East Lansing city attorney disagree on the St. Anne Lofts cross

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Oct. 10 — In the opinion of one Michigan State University law professor, the $3 million of public financing that went into the St. Anne Lofts development in downtown East Lansing may constitute a violation of the “establishment clause” of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Sault Tribe reacts

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians wants a federal judge to dismiss Attorney General Bill Schuette’s lawsuit against a Lansing casino

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Nov. 13 — In response to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s attempt to stop their casino project in Lansing, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has asked a federal judge to dismiss the case.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

On LSD

The legacy of declining student enrollment in the Lansing School District continues

by Sam Inglot
Friday, Dec. 14 — For 35 of the past 42 years, the Lansing School District saw a decline in student enrollment. The latest student count data, discussed at length at a board meeting Thursday night, shows a continuing trend.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Howls of protest

Coalition plans on getting 2014 referendum to ban wolf hunting

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Jan. 22 — A coalition seeking to protect Michigan wolves has launched a referendum campaign in response to legislation passed in the lame duck session that makes the state’s small wolf population open to hunting.
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