Diverse initiatives share same goal: Legalization
July 22 2015
The race to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan is on. Two groups attempting to put the question before voters in 2016 share the same goal of ending pot prohibition, but their regulatory...
Donation helps expand local math tutoring program
July 16 2015
THURSDAY, JULY 16 — Lansing-area students are about to get a little help with their math homework. The Grainger Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC)...
Bernero snubs Council, keeps appointee on board
July 15 2015
Despite having his reappointment nomination withdrawn late Monday afternoon by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Lansing Board of Water and Light Commissioner Anthony McCloud will continue to serve in his position
Appeals Court to hear case over releasing athletes’ names
July 15 2015
A dispute between Michigan State University and the ESPN Sports Network over the university’s refusal to release 301 student-athlete names in campus police reports has moved to the state Court...
July 15 2015
Property: 119 S. Magnolia Ave. Magnolia Street Substation Lansing Located within the yellow brick walls of this simple building, the industrial equipment used by the Lansing Board of Water & Light transforms...
Ag industry grapples with sustainability
July 15 2015
Judging by a conference at MSU´s Kellogg Center, Michigan´s agricultural leaders are coming to grips with sustainability in much the same way movie and music moguls reacted to the birth of...
Ethics group violates state law, county clerk says
July 15 2015
A committee set up ostensibly to bring greater campaign transparency to city of Lansing elections has violated Michigan campaign laws, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum has determined. Citing reporting by...
LOW-INCOME FAMILIES SUFFER FROM DEFICIENT HOUSING INSPECTIONS
July 15 2015
Bancroft Court is a quiet street nestled in the Genesee Neighborhood on Lansing’s near west side. The house at 816 is a mustard yellow two-story, three bedroom, single-family home built in 1916,...
July 15 2015
The results of a city inspection of the rental property at 816 Bancroft Court not only found safety violations, but also revealed the complicated relationships inspectors share with tenants and landlords...
City Council could ice BWL board reappointment
July 8 2015
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s reappointment of a firstterm Board of Water and Light commissioner is in jeopardy after he refused to tell City Council members whether he would support selling the public...
July 8 2015
Property: 114 Clare St. Lansing Charter Township Granted, this building is not located in the most visible or well-travelled precinct. However, the light industrial atmosphere of the area does not excuse...
Initiative group says cost of legal battle prohibitive
July 8 2015
The ballot initiative to amend the city’s ethics ordinance, which would have created public financing of local elections and stricter rules on lobbying, is dead. Last week, Lansing City Clerk Chris...
Gannett´s newspapers, LSJ included, cut loose
July 8 2015
It happened without fanfare or public notice, but last week was significant in more than 100 communities, five of them in Michigan, most notably here in Lansing. The ownership of their newspapers shifted...
Rolling Remedies delivers medical marijuana to your doorstep
July 8 2015
Every time I go out in search of a dispensary to review, it requires logistical planning. I suffer from epilepsy and don´t drive, so this week I had the marijuana come to me. Just as I would order...
Lansing officials weigh legality of ballot initiative
July 1 2015
ADDITION: BREAKING NEWS At about 4:30 on Wednesday afternoon, Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope announced he was unable to accept the petitions for a controversial proposal to update the city's ethics ordinance. “I...
Feds raid DeWeese’s medical practice
July 1 2015
A drug addiction and pain treatment center owned and operated by former state Rep. Paul DeWeese was raided last month by a multi-jurisdictional task force led by the FBI June 21. Opioid Recovery Center/Lansing...
Property: Chittenden Hall East Lansing
July 1 2015
Property: Chittenden Hall East Lansing Located on MSU’s Laboratory Row, this building was constructed in 1901 for the State Agricultural College dairy plant. At that time, the pair of doors located...
Schuette shot down on health, marriage decisions
July 1 2015
Any way you look at it, last week was a professional smackdown for Michigan´s attorney general, Bill Schuette. To be sure, many Republicans were disappointed, some bitterly so, by the U.S. Supreme...
Fireworks regulations may need fine tuning
July 1 2015
In May, Kya Rose got a dread phone call. Her 23-year-old daughter was dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Police are still investigating her death, said Rose,47. But now, months later, Rose’s...
Ingham County offers free HIV testing today
June 26 2015
FRIDAY, JUNE 26 — In conjunction with National HIV Testing Day, the Ingham County Health Department is hosting a community testing event today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the health department building...

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