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The Michigan State Police have declared allegations of voter fraud against former Ingham County Commissioner Deb Nolan “unfounded.”  more
About three months after Jeff Carter was paroled from prison on felony weed dealing charges, recreational marijuana was legalized in Michigan. But the black mark across his record is still written in permanent ink. more
There’s no excuse, no alternative. What’s politically messy is constitutionally demanded. Donald Trump must be impeached. more
Dan Taberski had just finished the podcast “Missing Richard Simmons,” a probe into the sudden retirement of the famed fitness instructor. His next investigation: the long-running TV reality series “Cops.” Is it real life? How does the footage come together? And why would suspects agree to appear on the show? more
A state federal appeals court ruled Michigan's congressional and legislative districts were drawn in 2011 with such a heavy partisan bent that they must be redrawn. more
After months of fine-tuning, the Civil Rights Dept. has boiled the February 2017 Civil Rights Commission report on the crisis, “Systemic Racism Through the Lens of Flint,” into a streamlined, jargon-free study guide. more
There is a crane on Michigan Avenue today scheduled to install the latest addition to the Lansing River Trail. A stainless steel spiral staircase will descend from the Michigan Avenue bridge over the Grand River and connect to a wooden bridge section of the trail on the east side of the river.   more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor said today he will reverse a firefighter’s two-week unpaid suspension by the Fire Department over a Facebook post. more
Legislation to beef up Michigan’s high school sex education curriculum is resurfacing in the Senate. And its sponsor, Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr., D-East Lansing, said its passage will help curb sexual assault. more
A black Lansing firefighter who is suing the city for alleged racial discrimination at the Lansing Fire Department said he was suspended for two weeks without pay for a Facebook post that criticized Mayor Andy Schor. more
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
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