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The gentle decay and neglect give Michigan’s capital a noir look and feel, a world away from the polished glimmer of East Lansing and MSU physically not far to the east. more
Interest in powering Catholic parishes, schools and missions with the sun is surging in the wake of a solar deal recently announced in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. more
Plankton are the preferred food of silver and bighead Asian carp, two of the four main Asian carp species threatening to invade the Great Lakes. more
The near-record high water shrinking Lake Michigan beaches is uncovering a king’s ransom of Petoskey stones more
What do campaign contributors do when their favorite members of Congress become enmeshed in scandal? Open their wallets wider and pour more money into protecting their investment in the tainted incumbents. more
Texas. Georgia. Wisconsin. Michigan. Those are the only four states out of 50 that still treat 17-year-olds accused of crimes as adults, in all cases, no exceptions. It’s an issue that’s been debated for five years but never went anywhere while Gov. Rick Snyder was in office. But a bipartisan coalition may finally be putting Michigan in line with the mainstream. more
The brawny construction workers from Eagle Excavation are busy busting up the blacktop and bulldozing earth in front of an old eyesore, the abandoned big box at Holmes Road and Washington Avenue. more
Several hundred new housing units went up this summer on the Grand and Red Cedar rivers, in prime Lansing locations, without a City Council debate, public input or even a building permit. more
The 21st century has not been kind to the printing business, and the abandoned storefront at 1452 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing seems no exception. more
I have a really strong affinity for items that look like one thing but are actually something else, like book boxes more
The allegations are so pulpy, the reports sound more like a gritty drama than real life. “I think it’s pretty fucked-up I had to suck his dick in order to keep my job,” a witness reportedly overheard a woman say in the bathroom of the Lansing City Market. more
Gone is the drab and dreary concrete jungle riverfront next to the City Market. In its place resides the vibrant and colorful Rotary Park, complete with sun sails, outdoor furniture, a massive beach and event space for Lansingites to live out the tail-end of the sweet summer season.   more
Where did all the electric scooters go? And will they be coming back? Those questions have been on many a mind of people curious about these innovative if gimmicky modes of transport that flooded the city last summer and fall.   more
This is going to sound strange, but I am a person who is always in need of guidance, even in the smallest things I do. Trying to make good decisions all the time is tricky for me. more
The buildings of the old Waverly Golf Course at 3619 West Saginaw Highway are rotting in place, as shingles cling to the chimney. Holes in the fence and strewn trash point to a refuge for squatters while groves of silver maple grow up and consume the ruins. more
The Michigan House Republicans pushed through a budget in June that explores the sale of the state’s share of the bridge that links Port Huron with Sarnia, Canada, among other state-owned assets — four airports and an old rail line Up North. more
The thing about spending two weeks in a blissfully Trump-free vacation bubble is that it’s pretty easy to burn up on re-entry. more
A fight over a school policy designed to protect trans students is still rankling the small town of Williamston, almost a year after its school board president was recalled in protest. more
Her second campaign for Lansing City Council was in full bloom when candidate Yanice Jackson-Long learned a new family member would be along for the ride.   more
Summer’s ending but Waterfront Bar & Grill is still standing as the last tenant at the Lansing City Market, despite the city’s efforts to boot it for more than a year. more
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