Dec. 15 2010
Owner Christopher Petrick is out of the country until mid-January, but his father, Steve Petrick, spoke on his behalf at a Dec. 6 General Services Committee to explain the operation to three Lansing City...
Dec. 15 2010
Wednesday, Dec. 15 — Do you have a favorite constitutional amendment in the Bill of Rights? Need a soapbox to share your thoughts on issues like freedom of speech, right to bear arms and unlawful...
Dec. 15 2010
Wednesday, Dec. 15 — A man carrying what appeared to be a rifle or shotgun over his shoulder walked through the downtown Capital Area District Library Saturday afternoon, alarming patrons and staff
Dec. 14 2010
Tuesday, Dec. 14 — With 28 resolutions on Monday’s Lansing City Council agenda, the meeting was shaping up to be a long one. However, a motion by Council Vice President Kathie Dunbar, without...
Dec. 13 2010
Monday, Dec. 13 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a five-year agreement with Ingham County that formalizes maintenance duties of city-owned park property in south Lansing
Dec. 8 2010
Five properties and at least 400 plants. That was the target and the take of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency on Nov. 30 at various addresses in Okemos used for growing medical marijuana
Dec. 8 2010
Lansing Planning Director Bob Johnson’s downtown office is modestly sized a computer desk, a small table and some bookshelves. Aerial views of Lansing dot the walls. One bookshelf is loaded with...
Dec. 7 2010
Tuesday, Dec. 7 — A flood of new medical marijuana businesses came forward literally minutes before the Lansing City Council unanimously approved a moratorium against them
Dec. 6 2010
Monday, Dec. 6 — Opponents to a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses in Lansing need to secure one more vote in order to block it at tonight’s City Council meeting
Dec. 3 2010
Friday, Dec. 3 — Local developer Pat Gillespie appeared in an interview with the conservative think tank Mackinac Center for Public Policy in November to chat about his experiences with the Lansing...
Dec. 2 2010
Thursday, Dec. 2 — The federal Drug Enforcement Agency has raided a medical marijuana grow facility in Okemos. The man leasing space at the facility says the plant numbers were within the state’s...
Dec. 1 2010
The proposed ordinance would ban any new medical marijuana establishments for up to a year while the City Council and the city attorney draft an ordinance that includes licensing through the city clerk’s...
Dec. 1 2010
When walking through the former School for the Blind library and museum on Pine Street with Gene Townsend, the construction manager who organized its redevelopment, one of the first things he said was,...
Dec. 1 2010
My journey went south, literally and figuratively, when I reached the unemployment office on Cedar Street. Little surprise, the drab, gray office in south Lansing kept a steady flow of 15 out-of-work employees...
Dec. 1 2010
Wednesday, Dec. 1 — Joe Lesausky, the new manager for the Lansing City Market, comes from a healthy background of farming and public administration
Nov. 30 2010
Tuesday, Nov. 30 — It sure took a long discussion to set a date for a discussion at Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting. That’s because Council Vice President Kathie Dunbar and Fourth...
Nov. 29 2010
Monday, Nov. 29 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to introduce an ordinance to place a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses at tonight’s meeting before a planned public hearing...
Nov. 24 2010
Two Lansing City Council employees have filed requests for representation through the Teamsters Local 580 union.One employee said she wants job security after speaking out against a temporary contract...
Nov. 23 2010
Tuesday, Nov. 23 — Before Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting, a medical marijuana moratorium ordinance was pulled from the agenda. The ordinance would impose “a moratorium on the...
Nov. 22 2010
Thursday, Nov. 18 — Two filmmakers who have been following the Westboro Baptist Church since June said today’s counter-protest at East Lansing High School is one of the biggest they have seen