We've learned that Barack Obama is coming to Lansing sometime next week. The campaign said nothing is confirmed, but we're hearing from local officials that it's 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Lansing Center.
The Michigan State University Board of Trustees, fresh off of several years of tuition hikes, has decided to take their annual retreat at the most expensive hotel in Michigan, the Grand Hotel. Anyone else think tuition dollars could be better used somewhere cheaper?
That's the phrase a classmate of mine used during our Journalism Ethics class at Michigan State University to describe how neutral he should be during his career. I tend to agree, though it has become clear that many other journalists don't.
It is said that any argument that goes on long enough will invariably lead to one person comparing the other to Hitler. After some of what I've seen in the Ingham County drain commissioner's race, it looks like we're getting close.
I did a story in today's paper about a raise for the Board of Water and Light's general manager, noting in a chart that he makes $62,000 a year more than Gov. Jennifer Granholm. And that brings up the obvious question of whether a public servant should ever out-earn the governor.