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The Japanese cherry blossom grove along the Lansing River Trail is in bloom. The initial trees were planted in 2013 as a gift from the consulate general of Japan in Detroit for Lansing’s sister city relationship with Otsu, Japan. Now, the city of Lansing adds one more cherry blossom to its ranks to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its sister city agreement. more
Seven challengers will face four incumbents for seats on Lansing’s City Council in the Aug. 6 primary election. President Carol Wood and Patricia Spitzley will compete against political newcomer Terry Eagle and unsuccessful 2017 candidates Yanice Jackson-Long and Julee Rodocker for two at-large spots. Jody Washington, 1st Ward, will face four challengers. Councilman Adam Hussain is unopposed in the 3rd Ward. more
Republican pressure is mounting for legislation that would penalize doctors if they don’t try to save the lives of children born during failed abortions. But a modest rally outside the office of Democratic U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin earlier this afternoon isn’t likely to generate results on the House floor. more
Four and a half years after Ingham County voters approved a six-year trails and parks millage, miles of smooth, fresh trail sausage are finally extruding from the machinery. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor’s plan to power every city-owned building with renewable energy is headed toward rejection as most of the City Council looks to shift the proposed investment elsewhere to other city functions. more
As Attorney General Dana Nessel told the story to the Planned Parenthood annual action summit last week, she was at a high-level meeting with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and their top aides when an “unexpected visitor” showed up. more
Your first clue that Donald Trump doesn’t want you to know what’s in the Mueller report is the date of its release: the day before Passover and Easter weekend, but a whole 25 days after Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered it and Attorney General William Barr assured Congress (and a gullible media) that the president had been totally cleared of wrongdoing. more
Jeff Radway, CEO of Green Peak Innovations — a fully-licensed grower and processor in Dimondale — organized a rally at the Capitol lawn this afternoon. His message: BigCanna can’t compete with the affordable prices offered by caregivers. Lawmakers need to gut “unsafe” weed from the market once and for all. more
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TUESDAY, April 23 — Mayor Andy Schor, Capital Region Community Foundation executives and other donors broke ground today on $2.5 million Rotary … more
The annual East Lansing Art Festival, which is weeks away, is without an executive director. more
Developers are one step closer to construction at the former Red Cedar Golf Course after the Lansing City Council voted 7-1 to approve a development plan and tax incentives for the project. more
Waterfront Bar & Grill is expected to leave the Lansing City Market before summer after a state court rejected its attempt to secure a lease and handed the riverside venue back into the hands of city officials. more
The Lansing Ignite soccer team is making amends for a player’s homophobic slur against a fan by contributing his fine to the local LGBTQ community, according to a gay rights organization. more
The state shortfall in funding a tuition waiver program for Native American students has more than doubled over the past decade, leaving universities to make up the growing difference more
Advocates are launching a two-prong effort to reform Michigan’s system of bail that they say is too high for low-income people and forces them into jail while awaiting trial. more
The recent transfer of six starving wolves to Isle Royale benefits not only them but the island’s entire forest ecosystem, experts say. more
A federal judge has tossed out a suit accusing Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers of illegally arresting and prosecuting a hunter who admitted “shining” – using artificial light – for deer at a private Alpena County hunting camp. more
A “silent crisis” is brewing beneath Michigan that threatens what experts say could be considered the sixth Great Lake. more
The trade war between the world’s two largest economies has lasted for nearly one year and has already affected U.S industries and consumers, especially buyers and sellers of two items important in Michigan — soybeans and auto parts. more
People in the prehistoric Hopewell civilization of southern Ohio managed to get copper from distant points – the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale and Ontario’s Michipicoten Island in Lake Superior – as much as 750 miles away. more
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