Regulation of medical marijuana could generate millions for state
March 4 2016
LANSING — Medical marijuana could generate up to $63.5 million in revenue for Michigan, according to a recent study.Hillsdale College economist Gary Wolfram’s analysis shows how a proposed...
Paid sick leave approved for part-time Ingham County workers
March 4 2016
Ingham County has become the first government in the state to adopt a policy to provide earned paid sick time for its 252 part-time and seasonal employees
Sparrow indicates willingness to consider preserving the main building
March 2 2016
Sparrow Health System has given alumni and preservationists hope that the main building at Eastern High School or at least part of it may be saved
BWL quietly rejected putting new substation underground
March 2 2016
In its campaign for a new downtown power substation, the Lansing Board of Water & Light told neither its Board of Commissioners or the public that the unsightly facility can be located underground
Proposed Substation — Malcolm X and South Washington, Lansing
March 2 2016
This proposed project of the Board of Water and Light provides an unusual opportunity to protest a future Eyesore, perhaps affecting its appearance for the better. The proposal aims to demolish or move...
Facing cancer, progressive warrior Bob Alexander sees the world turn his way
March 2 2016
The photo is strangely comforting. It says all's right with the world, even though nothing is right. In the 1990s and 2000s, while toothy flag-wavers like Rogers settled into the national driver's seat,...
March 2 2016
The Big Show – however diminished by Super Tuesday’s results — comes to Michigan next week, when the two major political parties hold their primary elections for president
March 1 2016
Twenty years ago, an East Lansing band hit pay dirt. Verve Pipe’s album “Villains” went platinum after being ballyhooed by Rolling Stone magazine. On Friday, June 10, Verve Pipe will...
Man shot, killed at troubled housing facility
March 1 2016
TUESDAY. March 1 – Lansing police have determined that a shooting death overnight was a homicide at 3200 South Washington Ave., a troubled public housing facility residents call “The Tower...
Resolution to name an interim Lansing city attorney pulled from agenda
Feb. 29 2016
MONDAY, Feb. 29 — The Janene McIntyre situation took a new turn today. The city attorney who took an indefinite leave of absence earlier this month was back in her office today, City Council Presid
Feb. 26 2016
FRIDAY, Feb. 26 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Report raises concerns about well-being of fo
Senators propose letting dogs dine on restaurant patios
Feb. 26 2016
LANSING — Canines may be allowed as dinner guests in outdoor restaurant dining areas if a new bill passes.Sens. Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage, Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, and Wayne Schmidt,...
Presidential candidate to campaign here before Michigan primary
Feb. 26 2016
FRIDAY, Feb. 26 — Hillary Clinton plans to campaign in Lansing before Michigan’s March 8 Democratic presidential primary, Joel Ferguson, one of the visit’s organizers, said today
Feb. 24 2016
Built in 1881, this landmark building is easily identified by the prominent tower that faces MSU’s ‘Sacred Space.’ During the tenure of President Theophilus Abbot, landscape gardener...
County pushes pause button on long-running IT issues
Feb. 24 2016
The Ingham County firewall security system has stopped over one million attempts to deliver spam, viruses and malware to county systems in just the last week, says Tim Dolehanty the county controller....
Business acumen isn't answer for political problems
Feb. 24 2016
To understand the appeal of Donald Trump, why some believe he is viable presidential material, I called my brother Terry
Lindemann would transform Ranney Park as part of cleaning up the Red Cedar River
Feb. 24 2016
His drain plan, he said, could likely handle up to 2 inches of rain in 24 hours before pollutants would spill into the river. He’s asking the Council for easements to Ranney Park and parts of the...
BWL substation plan tests Lansing’s preservation ethic
Feb. 24 2016
The 98-year-old Scott House is a largely mothballed city asset of the city, sitting above the Grand River just north of Reo Town. Nestled beside the aluminum-paneled 4,600-square-foot house is a sunken...
County investigating outbreak of undetermined stomach illness
Feb. 23 2016
TUESDAY. Feb. 23 — The Ingham County Health Department has opened an investigation at MSU’s Kellogg Center after reports of at least 30 cases of vomiting and diarrhea
Feb. 20 2016
Lansing City Attorney Janene McIntyre is on leave from her responsibilities at the city of Lansing. The Mayor’s office announced the leave in a press release Friday

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