To Frank on 100 years
Dec. 9 2015
Frank Sinatra had a favorite toast. “May you live to be 1,000 years old,” he would say, “and may mine be the last voice you hear.”
Jones amends medical marijuana bills to follow state system for alcohol
Dec. 9 2015
In a major shift, state Sen. Rick Jones amended legislation Tuesday to govern medical marijuana dispensaries to follow the same tiered distribution system as alcohol
Dec. 9 2015
Cathy Huddy of Lansing was the first person to correctly identify the inaugural Eye for Design — in this case a relief from the entrance to the Olin Memorial Health Center at Michigan State University,...
County expected to make changes after firing IT employees for being on the take
Dec. 9 2015
Ingham County commissioners will vote Tuesday night on a series of proposals to address the ethics scandal that resulted in the firing of two top information technology staff earlier this year
Assault rifles as low as $479 — laser sights extra
Dec. 9 2015
Like most Americans, I knew about last week's mass murders in San Bernadino before reading the next day's newspaper. Still the headline in the Lansing State Journal's USA TODAY news section was chilling,...
Mover arrested, charged with motor carrier fraud
Dec. 9 2015
A businessman who has allegedly been operating his moving business in violation of local ordinances has been arrested and charged with breaking the state’s motor carrier act, according to records...
Brown Clarke, Yorko set to lead Lansing Council
Dec. 9 2015
City Councilmember at-large Judi Brown Clarke is likely to become the next City Council president. Brown Clarke, who has been on Council since January 2014, appears to have a five-member majority for the...
Michigan Avenue's 2000 block goes through 100-year growing pains
Dec. 9 2015
By the time Jimmy Johnson pulled his bologna out of the smoker every Thursday at 1 p.m., people were waiting in the parking lot
County struggles with limited space and damaged records
Dec. 9 2015
Shortly after taking office in 2013, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum started reviewing how the county’s court and vital records were being stored and maintained. Proper storage of Circuit Court records...
Marijuana advocates concerned alcohol lobby will derail dispensary bills
Dec. 7 2015
MONDAY, DEC. 7 — Some key advocates are threatening to withdraw support for a proposal to regulate the growing, distribution and sale of medical marijuana statewide amid attempts by the alcohol indu
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Dec. 4 2015
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Solar power projects heat up across Michigan
Dec. 4 2015
LANSING — Michigan’s solar future is so bright that advocates say you might have to wear shades.Assuming all goes as planned, Michigan may soon see a solar project nearly 50 times larger than...
Dec. 2 2015
In the 34 years since scientists first identified HIV, much has changed. What was once an almost certain death sentence is now considered a chronic but manageable health condition and, in fact, preventable....
The HIV epidemic is changing
Dec. 2 2015
Alex Saenz is a gregarious 27-year-old gay man. but his bubbly exterior hides a rough and tumble life
Ex-cop champions making pot shops legal
Dec. 2 2015
It’s like Nixon going to China. Rick Jones is a conservative ex-cop who is leading the charge to legalize medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan. His actions may soon allow the operators of the...
Dec. 2 2015
Featured as an Eyesore in June 2014, the grounds at the Marvin E. Beekman Center have since enjoyed significant improvements. At that time, “the faded peach playground equipment (was) partially draped...
Chamber should rethink its negative tactics
Dec. 2 2015
For East Lansing's City Council, the payback opportunity came quickly. Angered by Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce negative advertising in the run-up to the 2015 election, the city is withdrawing...
Lansing man pleads guilty to federal charges
Nov. 30 2015
MONDAY, Nov. 30 —Tyrone Smith, 45, has pleaded guilty to three federal counts of sex trafficking girls and women in Lansing and transporting them across state lines for prostitution
New World's natives faced sadly familiar tactics
Nov. 25 2015
Last week it was a terrorist attack in Mali. The week before, it was Paris. From our 21st Century perspective, we ask how such barbaric acts are possible. What motivates such evil, such disregard for innocent...
Drop Your Pride! Drop Your Drawers
Nov. 25 2015
How does it start? A nightmarish slow motion of disbelief. Overwhelming grief. Yelling at God! Hiding teary-eyed from reality under the comfort of blankets for days. Eventually, encouragement from friends...

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