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“We should focus on the betterment of the tri-county region. Too often, conversation centers on Washington, D.C., or one party or another. Elected officials need to focus on their responsibilities directly, and serve the public. When mutual respect, interest and concerns are shared; smaller entities know all voices are heard. more
National turmoil and turbulence made 2018 a tough year for many immigrants, but in the heart of Lansing’s Old Town, the year was bookended by two changes that celebrated the city’s immigrant history and showed the power of positive local action. more
Important stories abounded, among them: The fiery death of a mother and child in public housing in Lansing, which led to replacing the head of the Lansing Housing Commission and a hard look at conditions; voter approval of a $70 million millage for... more
Once his second in charge, Brian Calley, lost the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Snyder lost interest in politics. Sure, he showed up at a fundraiser here and there, but screaming from his bully pulpit, waving his arms around has never been his style. more
City officials are looking to update state law and ramp up enforcement following complaints about neighborhood dogs, repeatedly left out in the cold to whine throughout the winter nights. more
With a nod from the state, a second medical marijuana dispensary is licensed in Lansing. more
Legislation to unify Ingham County’s district courtrooms headed to the governor’s desk after state senators approved a bill last night that could trigger the consolidation. more
Waterfront Bar & Grill still clings to life inside the Lansing City Market while it wages a legal battle against the city of Lansing. But the owner has already locked down another location as he prepares to vacate the building. more
Walnut Park Apartments opened in early November with 72 new units built from the ground up. The company plans on restoring the Michigan School for the Blind’s main building with 60 senior apartments within a year. The project will cost an estimated $24 million by the time its 100 percent complete. more
Schor has kept his options open as regional efforts to consolidate district-level courtrooms gain momentum. Before plans could ever be hatched for a new city hall, officials needed to first decide where to house the 54A District Court and the Police Department lockup that share space in the building, he said. more
The Michigan Legislature is entering new territory with its fourth week of lame duck. Research conducted by MIRS, Gongwer and The Ballenger Report can find no lame duck — that period of legislative session between the General Election and the new year — that has had as much activity. more
Last month, some people worried about political wrangling over Thanksgiving turkey, but there are worse things. Just before the holiday, Kevin Keeler girded himself for a call from a nephew, who had serious mental health issues, on and off, for years. more
Groesbeck Golf Course is thriving under the management of the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority as revenues soar and expenses drop by nearly 40 percent. more
How can East Lansing be more accommodating to student housing? Councilman Aaron Stephens hopes a yet-to-be-formed “task force” will help provide some of the answers. more
A popular eastside pizza shop hopes to reopen its doors later this week following a months-long tussle with the city of Lansing over various health and safety concerns. more
Public artwork at the Downtown Lansing roundabout will have to wait. more
Assistant Ingham County Prosecutor Russel Church will shift gears and start thinking like a defense attorney as he transitions into his new role guiding the county’s public defender’s office. more
The medical marijuana industry could soon roll into Meridian Township. more
More than a decade ago, Brianne Randall-Gay reported that she had been sexually assaulted by convicted rapist Larry Nassar. But after confronting Nassar, the Meridian Township police department largely decided to look the other way. more
The city of Lansing is finally home to its first state-licensed pot shop. Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board — by a 4-0 vote —issued an operating license today to Homegrown Lansing, a dispensary at 1116 E. Oakland Ave. more
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