April 19 2017
The new attorney general of the United States, Jeff Sessions, recently declared that marijuana was “only slightly less awful” than heroin
517 Coffee Co. / Potter's Mill
March 29 2017
Set for completion later this spring, Potter’s Mill will be a collection of 18 small business studio spaces, with a focus on artists and makers. The space is a former warehouse at 701 E. South St.,...
City wants mandatory home inspections for high energy users
Nov. 23 2016
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s proposal aimed at regulating homegrown marijuana raises legal concerns and may even be unconstitutional, critics say
Sept. 21 2016
Taking its name from the use of the ancient architectural orders, the Neo-Classical Revival style traces its immediate origins to the extensive classical themes found in the pavilions at the 1893 World’s...
June 15 2016
Across the nation backlash continues against the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) communities as progress is being made on LGBTQ civil rights issues
Oct. 7 2015
With the arrival of autumn, this might be an ideal time to visit the fish ladder in Lansing’s Burchard Park
As more people use drugs, injection drug use increases — and so do cases of HIV, other diseases
Sept. 16 2015
In December 2014, a small Southern Indiana county started registering an explosion of HIV cases. Scott County had usually identified only five news cases of the infection every year. But in December that...
Jan. 7 2015
Mark Grebner to speak at Land Use Lunch Political consultant Mark Grebner will be the speaker at the Land Use lunch Friday. Grebner is known to many for his years as an outspoken Ingham County commissioner....
Michigan can take some pot lessons from California
May 6 2015
In Sacramento, California´s capital, marijuana is marketed as openly as in the two states that have legalized cannabis
State officials unconcerned about failing water-policy grade
April 22 2015
In a state surrounded by 20 percent of the world’s fresh water, overuse and sustainability might not be the first thing on the minds of Michiganders. And according to a study that graded states...
Area police departments scan license plates without policies for how to use the information and how long to keep it. ACLU is investigating
July 24 2013
Several Lansing area police departments have been using car-mounted automatic license plate readers to passively collect and store data on motorists — some for as long as two years — without...
When Niowave moved in, the company agreed to conform to the look and feel of the neighborhood. Why don't the same standards apply now? Or do they?
July 11 2012
When Niowave Inc. sought to open its headquarters in the old Walnut Street School just west of Old Town, the Lansing City Council granted a special land use permit in 2006 to do so with the understanding...
Michigan Retailers Association wants to build a surface parking lot on a downtown parcel, despite the wishes of neighbors
Nov. 29 2012
From his third floor balcony downtown, 28-year-old Stephan Moje has a clear view of a vacant, weedy eyesore below. A park might suit the .36-acre lot down there, he wondered last week. Maybe even a garden
Lansing City Council to consider new ordinance after Niowave pole barn fallout
Nov. 14 2012
The Niowave pole barn fiasco has prompted the Lansing City Council to consider new legislation that would require notifying the Council about any new construction on sites with an already approved special...
March 24 2011
to embrace a wide range of minor, everyday documents, most intended for one-time or short-term use, including trade cards, broadsides, posters, car brochures, tickets, bookmarks, photographs and the list...
Sept. 22 2010
Ephemera is a term used to embrace a wide range of minor, everyday documents, most intended for one-time or short-term use, including trade cards, broadsides, posters, car brochures, tickets, bookmarks,...
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, Oct. 6) The possession of marihuana violates federal law. However, the likelihood of federal prosecution against an average patient or caregiver is low. In fact, the U.S
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Oct. 14 2009
Talkin’ about American Recovery and Reinvestment Act bonds
April 28 2010
Strong role models can help change this behavior. The MLB should step up to the minor league players’ plate. The lower minor leagues banned chewing tobacco 19 years ago. Two years later, they extended...

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