Good luck, Republicans
Nov. 17 2010
On Election Day, Republican candidates swept state-wide offices, they took over the Michigan Supreme Court, the Michigan House of Representatives, have a super-majority in the Michigan Senate, and Congressman...
Breached fences, soil samples indicate coal ash laden with arsenic and mercury entered the Grand River from Lansing Board of Water and Light property
Nov. 17 2010
“We don’t believe any ash from our excavation got into the river, and we’re very convinced of that,” said George Stojic, BWL planning director. “However, I do believe we probably...
1326 N. Chestnut St., Lansing
Nov. 17 2010
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Neglected garage doors diminish the overall attractiveness of this early 20th century house. Everyone thinks garage doors are no big deal. All too often,...
Perrelli's Barber and Style Shop closes after 54 years downtown
Nov. 17 2010
Most people know Alfredo “Fred” Perrelli as an ambassador to his community. He’s the guy who could talk straight with governors and attorneys general, serve charity meals to the needy...
Nov. 17 2010
Liberals hate the pick, too. To them, it’s an empty overture. Snyder can claim bipartisanship, but only by tapping the most Republican Democrat in the state of Michigan. This guy could only pass...
A retired Lansing Police Department detective turns entrepreneur with new upper body shields for officers
Nov. 17 2010
Uniformed patrol officers can unexpectedly find themselves in the most dangerous of situations yet have no bodily protection beyond a bulletproof vest
The owner of a local medical marijuana dispensary responds to being robbed at gunpoint Saturday
Nov. 17 2010
Wednesday, Nov. 17 — The owner of Turtle’s medical marijuana dispensary, 2121 E. Michigan Ave., said the store “didn’t skip a beat” after being robbed at gunpoint by three...
A local neighborhood association leader to be recognized; Committee of the Whole to talk snow removal standards, consolidated service garage
Nov. 15 2010
Monday, Nov. 15 — The only scheduled business for tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting is a resolution recognizing Anita Beavers for her 10 years of service on the Colonial Village Neighborhood...
7051 W. Eaton Highway
Nov. 11 2010
With housing values unlikely to increase in the near term, why not invest in energy-saving measures that not only reduce your energy bills but also make you money? Lansing resident Pat Ballentine has provided...
The future of wind energy in Michigan looks good — but what’s standing in its way?
Nov. 10 2010
Friday, Nov. 5 — Michigan is poised to be a top-tier wind energy producer in the United States. But standing in its way is a “vocal minority” who are concerned about how commercial wind...
Nov. 10 2010
An accurate statement is that during my 9-day hospitalization at Sparrow Hospital, the multi-disciplinary team working on my case conducted extensive testing and numerous medical procedures to diagnose...
Lansing is working to regulate medical marijuana businesses amid dispensary crackdowns in southeast Michigan
Nov. 10 2010
On Aug. 25, the Oakland County drug enforcement team raided Clinical Relief in Ferndale. Nine people were arrested and await a potential trial on felony drug manufacturing charges. An undercover officer...
MI-GOAL advocates for equal treatment of LGBT public safety and criminal justice professionals
Nov. 10 2010
In 1991, Bouck, a gay man, was harassed and shunned after coworkers at the Michigan Department of Corrections found out about his sexual orientation. Though it was an “agonizing and debilitating...
1542 N. High St., Lansing
Nov. 5 2010
Address: 1542 N. High St., Lansing Owner: Wanda Lester Assessed value: $28,300 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: A damaged roof detracts from...
The owner of a cannibis “club” finds his inspiration in his faith.
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, Mar. 10) The Rev. Wayne Dagit is wading through 439 new e-mails when I visit him in his small, sparse office at the Green Leaf Smokers Club in Williamstown Township. It is 7 on a Wednesday...
As new medical marijuana dispensaries open, Lansing moves toward a comprehensive zoning ordinance to control them
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, May 12) A proposed zoning ordinance to control medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing does not worry Ryan Basore.He’s a partner in the newly opened nonprofit dispensary on Michigan...
Law enforcement sees medical marijuana law as vague, may have to wait for courts to clear it up
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, May 19) For 40 years, attorney Richard McLellan has been representing regulated industries like liquor, gambling and insurance. And now, he is venturing into a new regulated industry: medical...
Nov. 4 2010
(Friday, May 28) A Lansing City Council committee is looking to possibly place a moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries opening as it continues to work on a new zoning ordinance that would regulate...
Details of a confidential informant, 228 pounds of marijuana and a wrestling superstar emerge from the arrest of a local medical marijuana spiritual leader
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, June 2) At an arraignment in 55th District Court in Mason Friday morning, Judge Donald Allen Jr. led the handful of people in the courtroom through the criminal past of the Rev. Fredrick Wayne...
Is the case of Frederick Wayne Dagit bad for the medical marijuana cause?
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, June 9) On Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Frederick Wayne Dagit sat in a black- and white-striped Ingham County Jail jumpsuit in 55th District Court in Mason. He looked calm, rested and alert

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