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Wednesday, July 2,2014

Buzz words from Schuette’s PR mill

by Mickey Hirten
Since you very likely havenŽt seen it, here is the latest twisted press release from the Attorney General Bill Schuette public relations mill. IŽll start from the bottom because
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Wednesday, July 2,2014

Errant oil on city waters

City Council members question lack of notification about oil spill, committee to investigate response

by Todd A. Heywood
Responding to a small oil spill on the Grand River Thursday, City Council members have questions about how the city responded and why they weren’t notified.
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Monday, June 30,2014

Kids in the Hall

Council approves low-income housing project in Abigail building

by BECKY McKENDRY
MONDAY, June 30 — The Lansing City Council approved the Abigail project tonight, clearing the way for low and moderate income housing to proceed in the Abigail Building on the former campus of the Michigan School for the Blind.
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Friday, June 27,2014

Oil on the Grand River

Source of Thursday’s spill unknown; environmental official cites ongoing problem

by Todd A. Heywood
FRIDAY, June 27 — A minor oil spill found Thursday on the Grand River is being cleaned up today. The spill, literally feet from the Brenke Fish Ladder in Old Town, is being partially contained by absorbent booms, and workers are vacuuming the oil from the surface of the water.
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Wednesday, June 25,2014

Refugee kids to Lansing?

by BECKY McKENDRY
Much attention is swirling around the “humanitarian crisis” at the nation’s borders — droves of unaccompanied minors from Central America entering the country, seeking refugee status that is likely to bring many to mid-Michigan.
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Wednesday, June 25,2014

PrEP-aring for action

Newly launched campaign blends HIV education, online outreach with local events

by BECKY McKENDRY
Monday marked the launch of PrEP4ITNow, an online campaign stressing the importance of HIV testing, status awareness and prevention education.
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Wednesday, June 25,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: 123 S. Washington Square (Rouser Building), Lansing While this building is showing its age in some minor details, it remains a graceful presence along South Washington Square. Despite its prominent corner location, the building’s eye-catching neighbors easily divert at...
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Wednesday, June 25,2014

Work 4 hours, start to floss

Volunteer dental program to become permanent fixture

by Alexa McCarthy
Care Free Medical and Dental’s Pay It Forward program, which trades volunteer hours for dental services, will be a permanent fixture within the next two months.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

A ‘caucus of one’

Lansing City Council steers toward unified front with one exception

by BECKY McKENDRY
Something unusual is happening in the chambers of Lansing City Hall: Things are calm. For the last several weeks, Council has essentially been in lock step with the exception of At-Large Councilwoman Carol Wood.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Let us prey

Factions at Friendship Baptist Church move farther apart

by BECKY McKENDRY
The deep divide at Lansing’s ironically named Friendship Baptist Church saw members this weekend barricading the church’s exits.
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