Lawmaker takes action to close ‘loophole’ in Michigan laws
April 19 2018
Lansing Township Police Chief Adam Kline confirmed that Timothy Olin, 30, stole the semiautomatic handgun after renting it from Total Firearms in Delhi Township. He took the weapon to JoAnn Fabrics and...
15240305135ad6dc318dc61
Local clerks say they’re ready for the Russians
April 19 2018
Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum said the 2018 elections will “absolutely” go forward, even if hackers take out the whole power grid. In the event of a cyberattack, she said, paper ballots will...
15240311495ad6dead6316a.14252
April 19 2018
He could have been a master gardener, cashing in on what is expected to be Michigan’s next big cash crop. That’s if Henry Meyer hadn’t been busted with so much pot the Drug Enforcement...
15240304505ad6dbf214936
Surprises liven up walking tour of Baker neighborhood
April 19 2018
I started my walking tour of Lansing’s plucky Baker neighborhood late Wednesday afternoon by flashlight, picking my way through the broken toilets and random debris of a cavernous 1925 school. I...
15240302725ad6db409f135
Time to ask hard questions of BWL
April 19 2018
Opposition to the Board of Water and Light’s (BWL’s) plans to build a new gasfired power plant in Lansing appears to have fallen on deaf ears. The BWL Commission approved the bidding unanimously....
15240303675ad6db9fa4385
DeWeese seeks political comeback
April 19 2018
“As a physician, I was one of the people they’d say, ‘You really pulled yourself up by your own bootstraps.’ That’s nonsense. I had to study hard, but if it wasn’t for...
15234212775acd905d6843d
Pot playing a role in Dems’ AG choice
April 12 2018
Labor is playing a big role as usual, but when Democrats gather in Cobo Hall in Detroit on Sunday, Dana Nessel and Pat Miles’ track records on pot prosecutions will be a hot topic. Nessel is best...
15234211655acd8fedda191
A different roadmap for energy
April 12 2018
Many thanks to the City Pulse for coverage on the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s proposed gas plant and the citizen push back. The BWL announced last December its plans to build another fracked...
City missing $7.5 million in revenue from income tax
April 12 2018
Harry Gaskin IV was accused last May of failing to file six years’ worth of city of Lansing income tax papers. His total overdue tax bill, according to court records, was $730, plus $145.23 in penalties...
April 12 2018
Cedar St., in Mason, according to Lansing Township police Chief Adam Kline. Olin would have taken the gun in a box into the firing range. There, police said, Olin practiced using it
15234214085acd90e02b003
April 12 2018
Tax Day is quickly approaching, and I’d like to remind those who live or work in Lansing that it’s also time to file and pay city income taxes. By city ordinance, Lansing residents are required...
15228269475ac47ec3c8b86
MSU’s Science Festival does everything but implode
April 5 2018
In spring, there are gutters to clean, windows to polish and leaves to rake. Feeling a bird’s heartbeat in your hand, listening to the sun’s nuclear furnace, watching thermite blow up and getting...
15228234735ac471310cb23
Felon rented gun from same shop Jo-Ann murder weapon stolen from
April 5 2018
Wardlaw used his prison ID card to rent the gun. A staff member at the gun store thought he was a Department of Corrections employee and gave him a gun. Fortunately, while Wardlaw was in the shooting range,...
April 5 2018
Theio’s fate is uncertain. Owner Virginia Pulido could not be reached for comment. Pulido had already reduced the hours to 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., thus ending a 41-year tradition of late-night comfort...
15228230875ac46faf6e569
Shush: Downtown Lansing might get a grocery store
April 5 2018
The city is in process of rezoning the 600 block of East Michigan, across the street and a block east of Lugnuts Stadium, at the request of developer Pat Gillespie. But all the players, from Mayor Andy...
Development Image (1)
Shush: Downtown Lansing might get a grocery store
April 4 2018
A map released by the city’s planning department shows the area to be developed by Pat Gillespie in the 600 block of Michigan Avenue for a mixed-use project that might include a major grocery store
15222168715abb2fa717c73
March 29 2018
On Saturday, two opposing groups met at the State Capitol of Michigan lawn. March For Our Lives met to call for stricter gun enforcement laws, drawing nearly 3,000 people. Later in the day the Constitutional...
Dispensaries sue Lansing over license denials
March 29 2018
Five local dispensaries are suing the city of Lansing after they were denied licenses last week. The city claims the five businesses’ disposal plans for excess marijuana didn’t meet the standards...
Dispensary owners doubling down in anti-ordinance fight
March 29 2018
Meanwhile, the group, known as Let Lansing Vote, is continuing its lawsuit against Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope over his rejection of its petitions for a ballot initiative. That called for the City Council...
City Council wants to settle lawsuit brought by park neighbors
March 29 2018
A controversy over a neighborhood park that has roiled an eastside neighborhood for nearly a year could be coming to an end. The Lansing City Council in a closed session Monday night cleared the path for...