Dave Hollister won't run for Lansing mayor
Planning the year ahead

News media failing local government

One more thing about the upcoming mayor's race in Lansing, Michigan:  The local news media  deserves low grades in how it covers local government.  Coverage is shallow and does little to keep residents and voters informed.  My professors from my journalism school at Michigan State University in East Lansing must be rolling over in their graves.  The Lansing State Journal is part of a huge media conglomerate--Gannett--and they cover the local area like a small town weekly or a shopping guide.