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I remember saying “It’s unbelievable” and hearing people laugh at the things he does. I think it’s time to stop laughing. The unbelievable has turned into the believable. Yes, I know I’m opinionated. more
Former Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has made a point of doing something not easy for him: keeping his mouth shut when it comes to his views on the performance of his successor, Andy Schor.  more
Public outcry and unanswered questions surround Lansing’s Department of Human Relations and Community Services after its director, Joan Jackson Johnson, was abruptly placed on paid leave last week.  more
Dozens of residents crowded tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting to voice support for Human Relations Director Joan Jackson Johnson and to criticize the handling of her recent suspension.  more
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office said today it plans to review a file the city of Lansing has submitted on its now-suspended human relations director, Joan Jackson Johnson. more
Joan Jackson Johnson suspects a “witch hunt” is brewing against her at City Hall.  more
“When the going gets weird, the weird go pro.” more
A top executive of Lansing Mayor Andy Schor’s administration Joan Jackson Johnson, the director of Lansing’s Human Relations and Community Services Department since 2006, has been placed on paid leave after city officials found “issues with contracts” that warranted those findings to be reported to law enforcement.  more
This Lansing Board of Water & Light substation has sat vacant for more than a decade, but residents likely won’t have to watch it decay for much longer. Instead, they’ll be able to come inside and buy a bag of marijuana. more
It’s all about fixing the damn roads. Again. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s popular 2018 gubernatorial campaign returns in 2020’s opening months as the big-ticket item. more
In the November 2019 city elections this newspaper proudly endorsed newcomer Brandon Betz for the First Ward seat on the Lansing City Council, replacing two-term Councilmember Jody Washington. more
Growing up, Peter Spadafore wanted to be president of the United States. But he’ll have to settle for the Lansing City Council — at least for now. Besides, at 34, he’s still not quite old enough to take on the Oval Office anyway. more
My favorite thing is this Kona Honzo CR Trail DL Mountain Bike. That’s quite a mouthful. I’ve owned dozens of bikes, and this bike is probably the most fun of all the bikes I’ve ever owned. more
A $20 million test facility used to find how to keep undesirable fish from moving upstream without a dam is coming to the Boardman River. more
Jeff Gaydash had been shooting all day. It was getting dark and he was tired. more
A Southeast Michigan lawmaker is renewing an effort to prohibit schools from stigmatizing students who owe lunch money or can’t afford to buy a school meal. more
Great Lakes researchers are seeking fundamental knowledge about pollinators like bumble bees and butterflies, hoping to reverse their decline. more
Lawyers of an alleged murderer contend their client is legally insane and therefore cannot be held criminally liable for the recent killing of a Swartz Creek man and the mutilation of his corpse. more
A menacing silence surrounds Mark Latunski’s hillside home in the backwoods of Shiawassee County.  more
After a year as vice president of the Lansing City Council, Peter Spadafore has taken a seat as president as Councilwoman Carol Wood passes on the city’s gavel.  more
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