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Local Voices: Lansing’s pizza legacy – past, present, and future

Local Voices Derek Barthel The idea to write this piece came to me while eating an especially mediocre pizza from an unnamed “mom ‘n pop” pizzeria...

Local Voices: The ongoing KYNGZ Restaurant approval process

Local Voices Bob Malkas The partners in the KYNGZ Restaurant group have done a masterful job in following Lansing’s established procedures to get approval for a...

Local Voices: Recent letter to Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Local Voices Bob Malkas I don't think this information will be approved for the Journal, and I will understand. But I like to keep people posted...

Local Voices: Why is the N-word allowed in schools?

Local Voices by Elvis Slaughter The N-word is one of the most hateful, racist, useless, and inhumane words in the English vocabulary, and schools play a...

Local Voices: Missing Bakers Square

by Ashley Cushing Delicious French dip sandwiches. Tomato basil soup. Freshly-baked pies of many flavors. Feeling like you walked into someone’s dining room at home,...

Editorial Contest: Too close for comfort – a firsthand account of ‘white flight’ in Lansing

For The Lansing Journal's first-ever editorial contest, we partnered with the freshmen class at Unity Christian Academy. Every student in the 26-student class wrote...

Editorial Contest: Chicago’s hidden divide

For The Lansing Journal's first-ever editorial contest, we partnered with the freshmen class at Unity Christian Academy. Every student in the 26-student class wrote...

Editorial Contest: Banning books – a discussion of censorship

For The Lansing Journal's first-ever editorial contest, we partnered with the freshmen class at Unity Christian Academy. Every student in the 26-student class wrote...

Editorial Contest: Scared healthy – How horror movies can be beneficial

For The Lansing Journal's first-ever editorial contest, we partnered with the freshmen class at Unity Christian Academy. Every student in the 26-student class wrote...

Editorial Contest: When should my kid have a phone? – An iconic dilemma

For The Lansing Journal's first-ever editorial contest, we partnered with the freshmen class at Unity Christian Academy. Every student in the 26-student class wrote...

Local Voices: Public comment at the Bloom Township Annual Town meeting

Local Voices Bob Malkas This is a copy of the Public Comments I made to Bloom Township officials at their Annual Town meeting on April 12,...

Local Voices: Kindness

by Gail Blom I just wanted to write about the kindness my family experienced from Beggars Pizza in Lansing. Following the death of my nephew, Mark...

Local Voices: ‘I was a young Lansing paperboy’

by Rich Murray, in response to Towns without Newspapers Just a quick note with background memories. I was a young Lansing paperboy in 1954-1955 when...

Local Voices: Who proudly contributed to the NAACP’s success?

contributed by Elvis Slaughter It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up...

Local Voices: We need to protect renters of storage units

contributed by Retired Army Col. Paul Kantwill During and since my time as an active-duty officer in the Army, I have devoted much time and...