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Time to ask hard questions of BWL
April 19 2018
Opposition to the Board of Water and Light’s (BWL’s) plans to build a new gasfired power plant in Lansing appears to have fallen on deaf ears. The BWL Commission approved the bidding unanimously....
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DeWeese seeks political comeback
April 19 2018
“As a physician, I was one of the people they’d say, ‘You really pulled yourself up by your own bootstraps.’ That’s nonsense. I had to study hard, but if it wasn’t for...
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Pot playing a role in Dems’ AG choice
April 12 2018
Labor is playing a big role as usual, but when Democrats gather in Cobo Hall in Detroit on Sunday, Dana Nessel and Pat Miles’ track records on pot prosecutions will be a hot topic. Nessel is best...
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A different roadmap for energy
April 12 2018
Many thanks to the City Pulse for coverage on the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s proposed gas plant and the citizen push back. The BWL announced last December its plans to build another fracked...
City missing $7.5 million in revenue from income tax
April 12 2018
Harry Gaskin IV was accused last May of failing to file six years’ worth of city of Lansing income tax papers. His total overdue tax bill, according to court records, was $730, plus $145.23 in penalties...
April 12 2018
Cedar St., in Mason, according to Lansing Township police Chief Adam Kline. Olin would have taken the gun in a box into the firing range. There, police said, Olin practiced using it
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April 12 2018
Tax Day is quickly approaching, and I’d like to remind those who live or work in Lansing that it’s also time to file and pay city income taxes. By city ordinance, Lansing residents are required...
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MSU’s Science Festival does everything but implode
April 5 2018
In spring, there are gutters to clean, windows to polish and leaves to rake. Feeling a bird’s heartbeat in your hand, listening to the sun’s nuclear furnace, watching thermite blow up and getting...
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Felon rented gun from same shop Jo-Ann murder weapon stolen from
April 5 2018
Wardlaw used his prison ID card to rent the gun. A staff member at the gun store thought he was a Department of Corrections employee and gave him a gun. Fortunately, while Wardlaw was in the shooting range,...
April 5 2018
Theio’s fate is uncertain. Owner Virginia Pulido could not be reached for comment. Pulido had already reduced the hours to 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., thus ending a 41-year tradition of late-night comfort...
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Shush: Downtown Lansing might get a grocery store
April 5 2018
The city is in process of rezoning the 600 block of East Michigan, across the street and a block east of Lugnuts Stadium, at the request of developer Pat Gillespie. But all the players, from Mayor Andy...
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Shush: Downtown Lansing might get a grocery store
April 4 2018
A map released by the city’s planning department shows the area to be developed by Pat Gillespie in the 600 block of Michigan Avenue for a mixed-use project that might include a major grocery store
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April 4 2018
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor calls his first proposed budget “good news” because it allows for adding jobs and spending $700,000 on roads and sidewalks, among other goals
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March 29 2018
On Saturday, two opposing groups met at the State Capitol of Michigan lawn. March For Our Lives met to call for stricter gun enforcement laws, drawing nearly 3,000 people. Later in the day the Constitutional...
Dispensaries sue Lansing over license denials
March 29 2018
Five local dispensaries are suing the city of Lansing after they were denied licenses last week. The city claims the five businesses’ disposal plans for excess marijuana didn’t meet the standards...
Dispensary owners doubling down in anti-ordinance fight
March 29 2018
Meanwhile, the group, known as Let Lansing Vote, is continuing its lawsuit against Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope over his rejection of its petitions for a ballot initiative. That called for the City Council...
City Council wants to settle lawsuit brought by park neighbors
March 29 2018
A controversy over a neighborhood park that has roiled an eastside neighborhood for nearly a year could be coming to an end. The Lansing City Council in a closed session Monday night cleared the path for...
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March 29 2018
A $30,000 no-bid contract to a victim of Larry Nassar is under attack in Meridian Township by Clerk Brett Dreyfus and experts in the field of sexual assault prevention and education
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Deal with Nassar victim may violate state law, Meridian clerk alleges
March 29 2018
A $30,000 no-bid contract to a victim of Larry Nassar is under attack in Meridian Township by Clerk Brett Dreyfus and experts in the field of sexual assault prevention and education
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March 22 2018
Commonly known as “whip-its” — small metal containers made to refill canisters in restaurants and bakeries — they give people who inhale the nitrous oxide a shortlived euphoric...