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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Multimedia: Occupy Lansing holds ‘Laugh Riot’

Members of Occupy Lansing sing protest songs at the Capitol

by Sam Inglot
“Ha! Ha! Ha! Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Wallstreet shows terminal greed. Hee! Hee! Hee! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Courts are owned by CEOs.”
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Grass to gas?

Legislation decried by environmental groups may soon legalize methane production via grass clippings

by Sam Inglot
MONDAY, May 21 — Michigan banned throwing away yard waste in neighborhood trash bins 17 years ago because of concerns about landfill space. Now, though, both Democrats and Republicans are trying to limit the ban to allow for the creation of alternative energy.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Allen Street Farmers Market opens

Vendors and community members had blue skies and sunshine for the opening day of the local market

by Sam Inglot
THURSDAY, May 24 — Farmers, food vendors and craft makers from Lansing and other areas of the state arrived Wednesday at 1619 East Kalamazoo St. to partake in the annual Allen Street Farmers Market.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Equality Action Day

Nearly 80 activists mobilize in Lansing to call on state legislators for protection against LGBT discrimination

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, May 24 — In Michigan, someone can be fired from their job or denied housing because they're gay.vDriving that fact home to legislators was a key point in Equality Action Day, a lobbying day at the Capitol organized by Equality Michigan.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Occupy the Council

Occupy Lansing members allege cost projections for last year’s overnight camping in Reutter Park were overblown; Council will look into the matter at their request

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, May 31 — Four members of Occupy Lansing sought answers from the Lansing City Council at its afternoon meeting today about the supposed costs of last year’s occupation in Reutter Park. The group also pleaded for another waiver that would allow them to stay overnight this season.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

MSU student to participate in ‘Death Race’

For those crazy enough to sign up for the race, organizers warn: “you may die”

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, June 12 — The Spartan Death Race takes place in Pittsfield, VT, and is a 40-mile, multiple day race designed to break contestants physically and crush them mentally. On average, only 15 percent of participants finish the race.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Vaginas take over the Capitol (multimedia)

In response to a Republican-led attack on abortion rights, thousands descend upon the Capitol for a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” led by female state legislators

by Sam Inglot
Monday, June 18 — Vagina. Signs and chants echoed the word across the front lawn of the Capitol in downtown Lansing on Monday night.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Lansing schools adopt 2012-2013 budget

Little will be left in the coffers for down the road

by Sam Inglot
Friday, June 22 — The Lansing School District nearly sapped its savings to pay for next year’s budget because of increased costs, a declining student population and stagnant funding from the state.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Occupy a jail cell?

Members of Occupy Lansing say they are facing jail today after refusing to leave Reutter Park despite numerous citations

by Sam Inglot
MONDAY, June 25 — After piling up 10 citations for refusing to leave Reutter Park, two members of Occupy Lansing expect to be hauled off to the slammer Monday night.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

UPDATE: Occupy a jail cell? No arrests, more citations

by Sam Inglot
TUESDAY, June 26—Monday night came and went with no arrests for protesters with Occupy Lansing.
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