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Pardon me if I’m not running around with my hair on fire because Michigan’s population isn’t exploding at the seams. Don’t listen to the outrage police. You don’t … more
It wasn’t an endorsement, but it most definitely wasn’t a punch in the nose either. At a Livingston County event last week, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin urged attendees to recruit former … more
The Michigan House is considering adding Michigan to the states that will guarantee that whichever presidential candidate receives the most votes nationally actually wins the presidency. … more
Climate change is a serious threat here in Mid-Michigan. We’ve seen the consequences of this phenomenon firsthand and are eager to find equitable solutions for everyone. As a … more
You might have an opinion about these neighborhood issues: trees, street parking, urban farming, backyard granny flats, transportation options, corridor improvements, or gently densifying your … more
We all know the expansion of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include the LGBTQ+ community has been addressed.  State law now bans someone from being fired or denied housing simply … more
Would you support a four-story music and arts studio off South Washington in downtown Lansing? How about a training center at the former Sears in Frandor where people can learn everything from video … more
The month of June liberates students from high school academics in a solemn commencement march to strains of British composer Edward Elgar’s Pomp and … more
In the May 10 CP Edit, Clinton County officials and residents are portrayed as NIMBY-driven opponents of clean energy. This perspective fails to understand that Clinton County’s planning and … more
The case for reparations is growing in pockets across the country and at the local level here in Michigan. California created a statewide task force in 2020 that was charged with “studying the … more
Remember when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proudly proclaimed that on Feb. 27 Michigan would have the nation’s fifth Democratic presidential primary of 2024. Michigan had been moved up the … more
In January, Democrats secured full control of Michigan government for the first time in four decades. They have not wasted any time. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed bills into law strengthening gun … more
As if Michigan’s Republican Party didn’t have enough problems, political consultant Jeff Timmer and like-minded moderates nationwide are on the verge of extending the party’s … more
Elected commissioners in Clinton County are on the verge of approving a one-year moratorium on renewable energy developments, which would prohibit 11 of the county’s 16 townships from … more
You’re either digging a gravel pit or you’re not.   If you don’t see a lot of middle ground on the issue, don’t tell Rep. Tyrone Carter. The Detroit Democrat … more
The most popular criticism of President Biden is that he is too old to lead a country where it is often illegal to ask the age of an individual who is applying for a job.  You can swim in the … more
I have been struck over the years at the depth of affection that former co-op members have for this home-sharing experience. Ingham County Treasurer Alan Fox is typical. “My parents met as co-op … more
As mid-Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin grooves a path toward the Democrats’ U.S. Senate nomination next year, it’s only natural to scratch your head and wonder, “Whom do the … more
East Lansing seems to be mired in a crisis of identity. On one hand, the community aspires to be an inclusive and welcoming city that values diverse people, thought and cultures. On the other hand, a … more
Here’s a news item from the Capitol news service MIRS last week: Members of the Tri-County Bicycle Association’s advocacy committee asked the Michigan State Transportation Commission … more
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