MickeyHirten
Coming transport revolution could derail BRT and more
Oct. 19 2016
Throughout greater Lansing, the reception for CATA's ambitious and costly $133 million Bus Rapid Transit plan has been as bumpy as Michigan Avenue
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O’Berry wants public defender office; price tag: Over $5 million
Oct. 19 2016
Billie Jo O’Berry, the GOP candidate for Ingham County prosecutor in the Nov. 8 General Election, wants the county to invest in a fully funded public defender office to provide high quality legal...
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Truscott, Rossman-McKinney and a guy named Trump
Oct. 19 2016
They are John Truscott and Kelly Rossman-McKinney, whose politically savvy PR firm, Truscott Rossman, turns 6 years old in January. In this case, he is the Republican and she the Democrat. Truscott was...
Newsskyline
Oct. 14 2016
FRIDAY, Oct. 14 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.County government upheaval likely: More than
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Pennycress finds value as biofuel source
Oct. 14 2016
LANSING — A new crop could add a harvesting season for farmers in Michigan and elsewhere in the Midwest, a spring harvest rather than the traditional fall
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Oct. 12 2016
Designed by the father and son team of Lee and Kenneth Black, the sanctuary of this church was constructed in 1954. The building was expanded with a flat-roofed 1961 addition that enveloped the original...
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Testing for potency, toxins and bacteria will be required
Oct. 12 2016
Inside a nondescript building near a busy intersection on the city’s southeast side sits the only lab conducting medical marijuana testing in Lansing today
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Oct. 12 2016
As marijuana moves into the mainstream, with new business emerging and complex rules and regulations, here is what you need to know
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Regulations will give big business control of Michigan’s marijuana industry
Oct. 12 2016
For decades, marijuana has been illegal, hidden in a black market and distributed clandestinely, often with criminal overtones. Now, and rapidly, it is emerging from back alleys into the daylight through...
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Rare tour reveals Capitol suffers from leaky gut syndrome
Oct. 12 2016
Some scary things have happened on the floor of Michigan’s Senate and House of Representatives. What’s happening under the floor is none too reassuring, either
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Collette’s attacks on BRT lowering the discourse
Oct. 12 2016
CATA’s proposal for faster bus service on Michigan and Grand River avenues deserves serious scrutiny, but that’s not what it is receiving from one of its leading critics
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Oct. 7 2016
As the number of abandoned bikes grows on college campuses, bike rental programs flourish. In New York, abandoned bikes are recycled or trashed. In Denver, they are auctioned and the proce
Newsskyline
MSU event offers lessons for American democracy
Oct. 5 2016
To save space, here is the political news and the weather, in one report: It’s pouring excrement with no end in sight. Hm. How’s the weather in Spain?
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'Art in the Wild' hooks up high culture to a big drain
Oct. 5 2016
The perfect image of harmony between humankind and nature, in the imagination of Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann, is a turtle sunning itself on the back of a bronze sculpture
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Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann shares vision for Montgomery Drain project
Oct. 5 2016
A slow whirlpool of pollution control, economic development and public art, the most ambitious and creative project for managing storm water in greater Lansing, is accelerating down the drain. In...
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LGBT hate crime measure languishes in Legislature
Oct. 5 2016
When Howard Spence, an Eaton County commissioner, got in his car to go and pick up a twenty-something man on Lansing’s southwest side last winter, he didn’t expect the Craigslist meet-up...
MickeyHirten
Poll shows Bernero vulnerable to Schor and Brown Clarke
Oct. 5 2016
Virg Bernero: “Lansing's Mayor for Life.” Maybe not
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Young farmers excited about working with communities
Sept. 30 2016
Millennials in agriculture see the need for more community involvement, said Emily Eisele, a 31-year-old member of the Michigan Young Farmer Coalition that helps beginning farmers network and learn from...
Newsskyline
Sept. 30 2016
FRIDAY, Sept. 30 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Audit says inspectors need to recheck more school
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Sept. 28 2016
Six years ago, Lansing Community College, the Allen Neighborhood Center and the Ingham County Lank Bank announced they would join hands to save this home, built in 1922, and another a few doors away as...