April 19 2017
Undaunted by failure in 2016, advocates see 2018 as the year Michigan will legalize adult-use of marijuana. There is money behind the initiative, momentum from other states that have ended pot prohibition,...
April 19 2017
To build support for legalization and discourage locales from restricting marijuana businesses, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act is studded with sweeteners — an array of fees...
April 19 2017
The new attorney general of the United States, Jeff Sessions, recently declared that marijuana was “only slightly less awful” than heroin
April 19 2017
Lansing isn't one of them. For a city that sees itself as progressive, Lansing is weighing rules and regulations that will decimate its fledgling medical marijuana industry. Of 62 medical marijuana dispensaries...
Nov. 30 2016
There's a great adage in baseball: Better to trade a year too early than a year too late
Nov. 16 2016
Stuart Dunnings III soon will be going to prison, probably for three to five years. Really not enough time
Nov. 2 2016
The Ingham County Prosecutor's Office and Sheriff's Department need a quick and thorough housecleaning
Oct. 19 2016
Throughout greater Lansing, the reception for CATA's ambitious and costly $133 million Bus Rapid Transit plan has been as bumpy as Michigan Avenue
Oct. 5 2016
Virg Bernero: “Lansing's Mayor for Life.” Maybe not
Sept. 21 2016
For the first time in generations, the people of Michigan's right to know about the often opaque workings of their government could be broadened
Sept. 7 2016
On a map it's Washington Square, but for Lansing it's really Main Street. Look at old photos and its clear that this was where shopping and entertainment happened: Walgreen Drugs, Woolworth’s, Richman's...
Aug. 24 2016
Gawker, the intrusive and often salacious website, has been forced to close. It's about time
Aug. 10 2016
Lansing is considering a medical marijuana ordinance so sweeping in scope, so punitive in intent that it threatens to destroy the caregiver businesses that have found refuge in the city
Aug. 3 2016
Bernie Sanders is talking about income inequality when he growls that “the system is rigged,” but his complaint is just as valid for the “justice” system
July 13 2016
I'll make a prediction. Costco’s coming to Lansing will reshape the region's retailing. It's a great operation that will challenge Meijer, Walmart, Home Depot, Best Buy and other big box stores on...
July 6 2016
With Gretchen Whitmer the new county prosecutor and disgraced Stuart Dunnings III, “retired,” his sordid prostitution and coercion case enters a new and politically fraught phase for him and...
June 15 2016
There is a definite grad school-housing vibe to the Outfield, starting with the first-floor lounge with its panoramic view of the field, a bar, pool and shuffleboard tables, couches and, of course, big-screen...
June 8 2016
It may have been news — national news, in fact — that Melissa Gilbert was ending her bid for Congress. But was she was ever serious, ever willing to undertake the grueling campaign, needed...
May 18 2016
Starting July 2, Gretchen Whitmer will replace disgraced Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III, a short-term assignment that raises her profile in what is expected to be a run for governor in...
May 4 2016
People are poisoned. Government workers face criminal charges. Gov. Rick Snyder is vilified, his reputation shredded

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