Feb. 23 2011
While it’s commendable to take time implementing medical cannabis (marijuana) dispensaries for the benefit of sick citizens (“E.L. Dispensary Regulations on Hold,” Feb. 16, 2011 [online]),...
Penguin exhibit, Potter Park Zoo
Feb. 23 2011
Humans weren’t the only Lansing residents snowed in Monday morning. According to zookeeper Dennis Sweeney, the penguins at the Potter Park Zoo found their exhibit impassable after Sunday night’s...
The attorney for the Capital Area District Library says the library has a case to back its weapons policy
Feb. 23 2011
CADL was granted a temporary restraining order last week against members of the gun rights advocacy group Michigan Open Carry, whose members have repeatedly challenged the library’s weapons policy...
Lou’s Barber Shop in Old Town to close after 74 years
Feb. 23 2011
Norman Rockwell prints on the wall. A 1950s black rotary dial telephone. Two 1955 Paidar chairs with ashtrays built into the armrests. Military memorabilia. No answering machine.The inside of Lou’s...
East Lansing is on the home stretch of regulating medical marijuana dispensaries, while Lansing is struggling to do so. Why?
Feb. 23 2011
“Lansing has the distinction of being in both Ingham and Eaton counties,” Smith said, adding that he was part of a medical marijuana panel discussion with Dunnings and Sauter hosted by the...
Feb. 23 2011
Her problems with Snyder’s budget: The elimination of the income tax exemption on pensions and the Earned Income Tax Credit, the $470-per-pupil cut to K-12 education, the 15 percent cut to universities,...
Whitmer: Governor’s plans don’t match rhetoric
Feb. 23 2011
Wednesday, Feb. 23 — State Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, says Gov. Rick Snyder was all about reinventing Michigan through shared sacrifices in his State of the State speech...
4720 Ballard Road, Lansing
Feb. 21 2011
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Roof damage is an inevitable outcome of a house fire. This house on Ballard has suffered an extensive fire that significantly damaged the roof. It is an...
Open gun carriers feel the need to protect themselves at the downtown Capital Area District Library, which the library director calls
Feb. 17 2011
I recognized Tyler — who did not want to give his last name for his “personal safety” — from a Lansing City Council meeting one week before. He joined a group of about five others...
LCC professor brings informal science gatherings to the Lansing area
Feb. 17 2011
Azima learned about the idea of a science café in 2007 from a board meeting of the National Science Teachers Association in Toronto. But the idea isn’t new. The British started the program...
MSU professor Ron Dorr analyzes the text of a stirring speech
Feb. 17 2011
One hundred fifty years ago this month, Abraham Lincoln gave what I consider his finest address. It was more personal and moving than even his best letters of condolence. It was as humane and affirming,...
The Capital Area District Library is granted a temporary restraining order against open gun carriers
Feb. 17 2011
Thursday, Feb. 17 — An Ingham County Circuit Court judge granted the Capital Area District Library a temporary restraining order Wednesday against people who openly carry firearms in any of CADL’s...
Feb. 16 2011
In particular, the company’s Deb Muchmore was quoted in a regional newspaper (Mining Journal, Marquette, MI, July 16, 2009) as saying that Kennecott’s Eagle Project in Michigan’s Upper...
MSU professor’s new book takes on that challenge by examining how hate speech is the new obscenity
Feb. 16 2011
As the Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson brought political rancor and vitriolic discourse to the forefront of our national dialogue, Michigan State University law Professor Kevin Saunders was bringing...
Feb. 16 2011
Instead, Warner, 68, gave me what I asked for: Her sincere opinion on how Congress worked. Her most satisfying moment working for Rogers. And why, in her late ’50s, the long-time Greenville resident...
Are city residents ready for a tax increase to help balance Lansing's budget deficit?
Feb. 16 2011
Dunbar is proposing a special May 3 election in which city voters could elect to increase property tax rates by $4 for every $1,000 of taxable property. The estimated $8.5 million in new revenue would...
3145 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (517) 580-8344
Feb. 16 2011
Besides meds, Green Solutions also offers physician consultations, delivery services, medibles and a small assortment of smoking accessories. Membership is $10 and completely optional. Members receive...
The East Lansing City Council punts on regulating medical marijuana dispensaries … sort of
Feb. 16 2011
Wednesday, Feb. 16 — The East Lansing City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to take another month to discuss possible medical marijuana dispensary regulations in the city, thus extending a...
A May election looks inevitable
Feb. 15 2011
Tuesday, Feb. 15 — The Lansing City Council is expected to vote next week on whether to hold a special May election in which city voters could decide on a 4-mill property tax increase. But the results...
A FY 2012 budget presentation scheduled for Committee of the Whole
Feb. 14 2011
Monday, Feb. 14 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to convene at 6:15 tonight as Committee of the Whole for a budget presentation. But this is no ordinary budget presentation

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