Company sends a representative to a community meeting with little knowledge of the pole barn controversy
Aug. 29 2012
Residents of the Walnut Neighborhood want to move beyond airing their complaints about a 14,000-square-foot pole barn in the neighborhood. Problem is, their corporate neighbor is not showing up to community...
Aug. 29 2012
For all the noise Tea Party activists are making within the Republican Party these days, you'd think this hodge-podge collection of every spectrum of conservatism imaginable would be kicking butt at the...
A Church of the Resurrection building on the East Side comes down as a cost-cutting move for the Catholic Diocese of Lansing
Aug. 29 2012
There will be no resurrecting a convent that stood for over 50 years on the campus of a historic church on the East Side. An official with the Catholic Diocese of Lansing confirmed Monday that the old...
Aug. 29 2012
Study hall used to be either a punishment or a blow off, depending on which side of the C-level you and your GPA lived. It was just you and several other highly motivated crammers — or professional...
Aug. 29 2012
With a new school year comes Welcome Week. With Welcome Week come parties. And with parties, more often than not, comes pot. To get a sense of what this time of year means for all those illegal dealers...
"Not your normal developers" put all their eggs in the Red Cedar Renaissance basket
Aug. 22 2012
With a host of outsized personalities involved with the redevelopment of Red Cedar Golf Course, who are the two guys who paired up with well-known developer Joel Ferguson on this ambitious, 61-acre plan...
Aug. 22 2012
This is no ordinary stone porch that extends the length of the facade of the house. The character-defining feature is made of material with a past
54B District Court judge candidates, along with East Lansing officials, are against district court consolidation
Aug. 22 2012
East Lansing has no interest in consolidating its court system with those of Lansing and Mason, which could have saved $1.6 million a year for the county, according to a recent consolidation plan
One thing leads to another as Goodrich's Shop-Rite marks 75 years in business
Aug. 22 2012
In less than a minute, I was chatting with amiable Ernst Floeter, 89, who came to the United States in 1944 as a P.O.W., captured by Americans on D-Day. Floeter was repatriated to Germany after the war,...
Few dispensaries remain, leaving little doubt that medical marijuana activity has gone back underground. Now, all eyes are on the state Supreme Court.
Aug. 22 2012
Once the neon flashes of an open sign and maybe a cannabis leaf showed plainly in the windows of 41 storefronts across greater Lansing. A half-dozen or so remain. Where once 11 medical marijuana dispensaries...
A House Republican introduces medical marijuana legislation that seeks to survive the "Grandma Test" and allow for locally controlled dispensaries, er, provisioning centers
Aug. 22 2012
Although it probably won't make it into the final language of the bill, state Rep. Mike Callton said any proposed medical marijuana "provisioning center" should pass the all-important "Grandma Test."
n and now: What A Difference A Year Can Make
Aug. 22 2012
Last year's Court of Appeals decision in what's commonly known as the "McQueen case" effectively rid Michigan Avenue of nearly all 11 of its medical marijuana dispensaries. Today, only one remains. While...
Aug. 15 2012
If City Council approves putting a new Red Cedar Golf Course proposal on November ballots, what will we get out of it? Nobody really knows
The Lansing Sikh community responds to Wisconsin shooting
Aug. 15 2012
It was standing room only in a small south Lansing church as community members gathered to celebrate the union of a young man and woman. As the ceremony neared its end, photographers and videographers...
Aug. 15 2012
This November we're getting potentially six constitutional amendments and one referendum because a few deep-pocketed entities see money to be made or, in the case of organized labor, higher membership...
How much heat will it take to get fired up?
Aug. 15 2012
Vinifera grapes love dusty Mediterranean places like Morocco and Portugal. The vines are sinewy and stoic, like my Sicilian grandfather
That's How we Brew, State Side Deli & Uncle Larry's Ribs
Aug. 15 2012
Patrick Brazil recently added the new brewing supply store That's How We Brew inside his year-old, roll-your-own smoke shop That's How We Roll. That's just how he rolls, I guess
Aug. 8 2012
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Enclosing a front porch to gain extra living space, as seen here at 1915 Harding Ave., is a common practice in cold-climate states. It’s easy to underestimate...
Would city voters approve a $2.5 million tax increase over three years for fixing sidewalks? A millage is in the works — and has tentative support from the mayor.
Aug. 8 2012
The city of Lansing may be going back to voters for a second November election in a row asking for more public infrastructure funding. This time, it's for sidewalks
The tense final days of Steven Rigby and the posthumous fight over his possessions
Aug. 8 2012
We’ll never know how Steven Rigby would have wanted this to go down. We do know the Ingham County treasurer and his relatives disagree on how it should

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