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MSU President Lou Anna Simon paints a broad picture of campus issues
Jan. 15 2018
When President Lou Anna Simon spoke at the Rotary Club of Lansing on Friday, she spent her time painting the broad picture of campus issues and achievements
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Jan. 11 2018
But Shirley Rodgers won me over, like she did so many. She demonstrated a true love of her work and uncompromising convictions. She became one of my most trusted mentors, and our odd-couple friendship...
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Civil rights leader Diane Nash wants to empower people, not politicians
Jan. 11 2018
From the segregated lunch counters of 1950s Nashville, to hushed buses threading the hostile highways of the Deep South, to the sweaty meeting halls and phone rooms that wove the civil rights movement...
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Lansing city attorney exit took 70 hours to negotiate
Jan. 9 2018
Newly released and unredacted billing documents regarding the still unexplained exit and $160,663 payout to former Lansing City Attorney Janene McIntyre reveal lawyers worked for two months on...
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Marijuana industry is fueling an industrial land grab in Lansing
Jan. 4 2018
On the upside, the “marijuana speculators,” as First Ward Councilwoman Jody Washington calls them, will significantly increase property values. On the downside, some Lansing small businesses...
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Schor and Council could tangle over Bernero’s secret McIntyre documents
Jan. 4 2018
The issue is twofold. The first question centers on the City Council president waiving attorney client privilege asserted by the mayor. The second deals with the City Attorney’s Office and its conflict...
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Jan. 4 2018
On his first full day in office, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor made his first official act to unveil the new Caesar E. Chavez Ave. sign to a crowd of over 50 people Tuesday afternoon at the corner of Turner...
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Jan. 4 2018
Not so much. Michael Lynn III is one of four student football players — the LCHS 4 — who knelt in protest during the national anthem at football games in 2017, in the manner of national figures...
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Did Pat Gillespie bump a protester at Lansing Catholic game?
Jan. 4 2018
Soon after the Dec. 8 Lansing Catholic vs. Williamston High School basketball game at Williamston, allegations began to spread on social media that developer Pat Gillespie, a Lansing Catholic alumnus with...
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Jan. 3 2018
After a start very false, Bernero says “Twelve years: enough as chief executive.” Despite lame duck status,a gulf like SuezDid remain with Council, adversative.Undeterred Angry Mayor did push...
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Winter no problem for Meridian farmers market
Dec. 21 2017
On the opposite end of the market, Adam Ulbin, bakery manager for Stonehearth Bakery of Brooklyn, Michigan, stood over an array of baked goods He chatted up customers as they viewed his bread, particularly...
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Most pot license applicants not from Lansing
Dec. 21 2017
The marijuana cash run is on, and an analysis of publicly available data on applicants shows that only 37 percent of the business applicants have a Lansing mailing address
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"At a time when we have climate change deniers in power in Washington, we have our local utility embracing an environmentally sustainable future for metro Lansing." - Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero
Dec. 21 2017
BWL General Manager Dick Peffley said that with the new plant on line, the utility will be completely coal-free by the time the aging Erickson Station closes in 2025. The utility’s other baseload...
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$25 million, 4-story plan offers 145 apartments, 7,000 sq. feet of commercial and retail space
Dec. 21 2017
After years of stop and go attempts to develop the old downtown YMCA location, property owner Julie Lawton-Essa said Monday that she has financing for a four-story, $25 million apartment, commercial and...
Bernero tells pot businesses to license or face consequences
Dec. 14 2017
Marijuana businesses in Lansing are facing strict deadlines to get their applications for licensing submitted or face closure. Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, who completes his third and last term Jan. 1,...
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Dec. 14 2017
We knew it would be a tight race. State Sen. Virg Bernero was challenging Lansing Mayor Tony Benavides, who by dint of being president of the City Council had been anointed mayor after David Holister quit...
Lansing, East Lansing, Windsor Twp. only localities to opt into state medical marijuana licensing
Dec. 14 2017
To allow or not to allow — that is the question for communities across Michigan when it comes to medical marijuana facilities. Many municipalities in the greater Lansing area are taking the wait-and-see...
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After citizens reject an income tax, everything is on the table
Dec. 14 2017
City Manager George Lahanas, during a special City Council meeting Sunday, provided a memo of potential cuts to parks and recreation. That hypothetical proposal includes yanking all support from the city...
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Dec. 14 2017
By temperament, and perhaps talent, Virg Bernero always had the political makings of a mayor. He chafed at the measured pace of a county legislator, state representative and senator, his pre-mayoral elected...
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Schor announces department head choices
Dec. 14 2017
Mayor-elect Andy Schor has announced the 12 members of his cabinet. Four are new faces to city government and eight are familiar ones. Here’s who’s who and what they’re doing