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BWL asked to shift substation to create new riverfront access
April 27 2016
At-large Lansing Park Board member Paul Holland proposed at the board’s April meeting that the BWL nudge its proposed Central Substation a bit to the west, a move that would allow development of...
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Park Board vote set, but questions on sale price, maintenance cost are unanswered
April 27 2016
In a move to save the city of Lansing money, the Park Board will consider a resolution May 11 to sell Willoughby Park, a 70-acre wilderness preserve on the city’s far southwest side
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Expert says utility most likely will have to pay
April 25 2016
MONDAY, April 25 — A Michigan State University expert says the Lansing Board of Water & Light is likely going to end up paying the cyber thieves who took control of the utility’s corporate...
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April 22 2016
FRIDAY, April 22 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Infant mortality rates increase for some groups,...
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Lake Michigan bird carcasses make waves in botulism research
April 22 2016
LANSING — Using satellites to follow dead birds drifting on Lake Michigan may hold the key to locating the source of the elusive botulinum toxin, which causes paralysis and death in birds.To track...
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Johnson brings Earth, Wind & Fire to Lansing bash
April 21 2016
THURSDAY, April 21 -- A crowd of nearly 1,300 at the annual Lansing Promise dinner tonight were treated to a surprise performance by the legendary rock band Earth, Wind and Fire. NBA and MSU bask
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April 20 2016
Here’s what’s up: City Pulse and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing are cosponsoring this project. If an artist’s work is selected for the cover, the artist agrees to give the work to...
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April 20 2016
The majority of Michiganians support legalizing the recreation use of marijuana, says polling by EPIC MRA. In 2015, those for it numbered 53 percent — up from 50 percent the year before and 47 percent...
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Lansing, state officials wrestle with regulating medical marijuana dispensaries
April 20 2016
Despite being ruled illegal under Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act, dozens of provisioning centers have opened across Lansing in the last year, adding to the score or more that already existed
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The Whole Foods ‘experience’ brings pot of competition to a boil
April 20 2016
The long-awaited opening day of Whole Foods in Meridian Township last week was big entertainment and serious business. Some sharp repartee at the cheese counter summed it up
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Time for Bernero to come clean on McIntyre payout
April 20 2016
In February, when Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero first said the $160,000-plus departure payout to his city attorney served the best interest of the city, it seemed plausible, though extravagant
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Feds find Lansing Housing Commission financially ‘troubled,’ order clean-up
April 20 2016
WEDNESDAY. April 20 — The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department has ordered the “troubled” Lansing Housing Commission to get its finances in order. “The Lansing Housing...
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Eaton Co. deputy resigns to avoid disciplinary hearing
April 20 2016
One Eaton County deputy sheriff resigned, a member of the command staff received a written reprimand and a 28-year-old Grand Ledge man is negotiating a settlement with the county
April 19 2016
Cover story: The 420 Issue In City Pulse’s first-ever 420 issue, Todd Heywood looks at the future of dispensaries in Michigan, and Ty Forquer talks with medical marijuana users about how/why they...
Newsskyline
April 15 2016
FRIDAY, April 15 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Cities face challenges in getting the lead out:...
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Lake Michigan turtles can’t get the lead out
April 15 2016
LANSING — You likely won’t find any painted and snapping turtles headbanging to Metallica in Lake Michigan wetlands. But heavy metal runs in their veins.These turtles accumulate heavy metals...
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Parks board favors BWL plan for Scott Park, 5-3
April 13 2016
Bob Ford, architect of the Lansing Board of Water & Light\'s plan for the Central Substation, makes a point to Lansing Parks Board member at the Foster Community Center.Berl Schwartz/City Pulse&
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April 13 2016
Although this building, which is the old Sav-Mor grocery store on the north side, seems to need significant attention, in reality it would be greatly aided with the basic act of simplifying the exterior
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Improving city neighborhoods means funding and engagement
April 13 2016
Mayor Virg Bernero announced in his State of the City address last month he wants a block by block assessment of every neighborhood in Lansing. His goal? Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each neighborhood...
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FBI subpoenas county computers; finds only ‘inappropriate’ photos
April 13 2016
“I have the unfortunate duty to inform you that the FBI served a subpoena and search/seizure warrant on the County late this afternoon,” county Administrator Tim Dolehanty emailed county commissioners...