Feb. 15 2018
By passing the ordinance on Jan. 23, Lansing Township joined Lansing, East Lansing and Windsor Township as the only governmental jurisdictions in mid-Michigan to create pot regulations. Under the new state...
Feb. 15 2018
“I know people complain a lot about our roads and they’re not great, but they’re not horrendous either,” said the township manager, Frank Walsh, describing them as a 4 or 5 on a...
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Passing grade
Feb. 15 2018
Schor was riding shotgun in one of the city’s new plows Friday as the city was socked with snow. For an hour, the new mayor rode south, then north, on Cedar Street, with a second one following. The...
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Is BWL’s $500 million gas plant too much, too late?
Feb. 15 2018
The Stanton Memo is out. It sounds like a salvo from the political wars in Washington, but a memo by Lansing utility expert and former state regulator Tom Stanton is part of a local conflict over Lansing’s...
Simon ordered review of sexual assault training in 2010
Feb. 8 2018
A month after incoming Spartan basketball standouts Keith Appling and Adreian Payne were accused of a brutal sexual assault in a Wonders Hall dorm room, Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon...
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Gloves coming off early in gubernatorial race
Feb. 8 2018
He’s not participating because he wasn’t involved in the planning process and his campaign doesn’t feel it needs to be . . . yet
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History and culture color MSU sex scandal investigations
Feb. 8 2018
The board of trustees last week imposed a gag order on its elected members, in an attempt to limit their often bungled attempt to shape the crisis. That alone is unlikely to affect the breadth of investigations...
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Growth spurt
Feb. 8 2018
When the emergency rules regarding medical marijuana licensing were released by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) in December, they included a provision allowing potential licensees...
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Feb. 1 2018
Thank you for the article which provided information we needed to try to understand the woeful news that Schuler Bookstore at Eastwood is closing. This seems yet another example of a successful local business...
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Okemos hotel site of white nationalist meetings
Feb. 1 2018
Approximately 35 people gathered for the session in October, organized by attorney Kyle Bristow. Supporters advance the theory that white people are discriminated against despite being superior to people...
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Prosecutor Siemon could reopen MSU sexual assault cases
Feb. 1 2018
The multiple investigations of Michigan State University and its failures to address cases of sexual assault allegedly committed by athletes also involves actions — or inactions by the Ingham County...
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Jan. 29 2018
Adreian Payne alleged sexual assault statement abridged version.In the early hours of Aug 31, 2010, officers from Michigan State University knocked on the door of a dorm room in Wonders Hall
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Bishop Boyea gets an earful from Lansing Catholic, IHM parents
Jan. 25 2018
There appear to be no blacks on the teaching staff at LCHS. The 2017 Cougar yearbook, “Evolve,” shows 35 teachers and eight administrators, counselors and chaplains. It’s impossible to...
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Jan. 25 2018
In her Tweets, Jones referred to George Zimmerman, who shot and killed black, unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, as an “American hero,” referred to Chinese buffets as “chink...
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Spencer granted two of hours of speaking time on MSU's campus
Jan. 18 2018
White supremacist Richard Spencer has been granted two hours of speaking time on Michigan State University’s campus. His appearance is slated for March 5, the first day of MSU’s spring break,...
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SOS spokesman: City wrong on excluding pot drive petitions
Jan. 18 2018
City officials are preparing to take legal action against 26 noncompliant provisioning centers, but some operators are taking a risk by staying open and pinning their hopes on winning a lawsuit that would...
New mayor will name arts task force
Jan. 18 2018
The arts were barely mentioned in the first roadmap developed by Lansing Mayor Andy Schor’s transition team, but they are on his radar screen now. As Schor’s transition team on economic development...
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Jan. 18 2018
When President Lou Anna Simon spoke at Rotary of Lansing on Friday, she spent her time on painting the broad picture of campus issues and achievements, from the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams that is...
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Infrastructure and communications top Schor’s to-do list
Jan. 18 2018
The team, cochaired by former Mayor David Hollister and former state Rep. and City Councilwoman Joan Bauer, released its final report Tuesday afternoon. With aspirational intent, it deals with business...
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New East Lansing clerk also is mayor of Leslie
Jan. 18 2018
Wicks, who left Friday, said she is most proud of the work she did to expand access to voting in East Lansing and adopting the use of voting technology during her time as clerk. She worked with student...