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Three years into Mayor Andy Schor’s tenure and we’re still waiting for bold leadership, a compelling vision for Lansing’s future and real progress for the city and its residents. more
On this historic day, we mark a new beginning, a fresh start that signals to the nation and the world that America is back on the right side of history, at least insofar as our leadership is concerned. more
So much has happened in the first few weeks of this year: I started the year by taking my oath of office on the House floor for the second time, to again represent the people of Michigan’s 8th District, the greatest privilege of my life. more
Just like Barack Obama 12 years ago, Joe Biden takes office at a time when the United States economy is a mess. more
What we need now is a peaceful political evolution. more
We’re still seething, and we’re in no mood for whataboutism, gaslighting and deflection. more
President Donald Trump’s lame-duck pardons have drawn righteous wrath — corrupt politicians, war criminals, nefarious political operatives and personal friends whose convictions were erased or prison sentences eased because of their close ties with the outgoing president. more
The new year is off to a rough start for Lansing City Councilman Brian Jackson, who represents the city’s Fourth Ward. more
How many times have we replayed those major points in life and wondered, what if I had …  more
These are all pieces, elements of my life in the year 2020, the year we collectively experienced what at times seemed to be a complete unraveling of the senses of health, world, country and security that those who were lucky enough to experience previously had. more
It was the worst of times, a perfectly miserable year by any measure. Between a murderous pandemic, a corrupt and conniving president, a sharply divided and angry populace, and a sickening wave of deadly police brutality, mainly against people of color, what more could possibly go wrong? more
Last July, Lansing code compliance officers conducted an inspection of the Porter Apartments, a 98-unit, low-income apartment building for senior citizens located on Townsend Street in downtown Lansing. more
One trillion four hundred billion dollars. That’s how much students owe the federal government for college student loans. It’s a curse. more
As if the death, despair and financial ruin wrought by COVID-19 isn’t enough to make 2020 the worst year in modern history, a sharp increase in homicides in the city of Lansing is adding to the community’s misery. more
The global campaign to vaccinate as many humans as possible against the ravages of the coronavirus is officially underway more
Summer is a long way off, but we can almost hear the joyous sounds of children frolicking in a newly refurbished Moores Park Pool. The distance between here and there is measured not in months, but in dollars, and lots of them. more
The next step for President-elect Joe Biden is to adopt the U.S. Postal Service slogan: Neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night will stop me from richly rewarding African American voters, for they flipped Michigan for Biden/Harris. more
Jan.20 can’t come soon enough, but there is still plenty of time for thousands more Michiganders to die from COVID-19 before President-elect Biden takes the reins and implements a national pandemic containment strategy. more
Whitmer’s hands have been tied by a Republican legislature that sued to strip her emergency powers, granted under a 1945 law passed by the body. more
The 2020 election is in the books in Michigan. Unless you’re President Trump or believe something is going to come of his spaghetti-on-the-wall lawsuits. more
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