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Aug. 31 2017
Regulation anxietyPot dispensaries nervous as state, city laws take final shape The medical marijuana industry in Lansing is on edge. The City Council is close to voting on an ordinance that would...
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Aug. 24 2017
Matthew Macon: ‘I murdered them all’On Aug. 9, 2007, Lansing police discovered the beaten body of 46-year-old Debra Renfors in her apartment in the 1000 block of North Washington Street. Renfors...
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Aug. 17 2017
Big interests playing big role as Council field shapes up Without Virg Bernero at the top of the ticket this November, the city elections could revive suppressed factionalism. “It looks like...
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Aug. 16 2017
UPDATE: This story has been updated to include a statement from MSU President Lou Anna Simon, as well as to add additional information related to white nationalists at Michigan State University.WEDNESDAY,...
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Aug. 10 2017
As expected, state Rep. Andy Schor came in first in a field of five candidates. But his win was unexpectedly large. With all precincts reporting, Schor won over 68 percent of the vote. Brown Clarke, an...
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Aug. 10 2017
Houghton squeaks into the General Election — by 35 votes Incumbent 2nd Ward City Councilwoman Tina Houghton beat out neighborhood activist Julee Rodocker by just 35 votes, 660 to 625, in Tuesday’s...
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Aug. 10 2017
County commissioners attempt end run around Open Meetings Act to address bad audit findings Ingham County commissioners wanted to meet in secret to discuss the fourth year of negative audits of the Treasurer’s...
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Aug. 3 2017
Paid 'volunteer'Contrary to claim, Schor compensated PR firm for campaign work As State Rep. Andy Schor was putting the finishing touches on his announcement that he would seek the Lansing Mayor’s...
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Aug. 3 2017
Red Flag SaleCity Hall — hailed for its style — could fall A request for proposals to purchase and redevelop Lansing City Hall may result in the ionic example of Mid-Century Modern architecture...
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Aug. 3 2017
Developer, tax delinquent lawyer are leading Brown Clarke backers One of Lansing’s biggest real estate developers and a top property tax scofflaw and his associates provided nearly one-fifth of...
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July 28 2017
An architectural rendering of possible redevelopments included in the proposals appears to show the entire elimination of the current buildings and plaza, bringing a multi-story building to the sidewa
July 27 2017
City attorney says initiative language has problems A citizen petition to ask voters to approve a medical marijuana licensing ordinance is on hold while Lansing city officials consider the legality...
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July 27 2017
Accused killer found incompetent to stand trial in suspected hate case The accused murderer in what has overtones of a gay hate crime has been deemed incompetent to stand trial, Ingham County Prosecutor...
July 27 2017
Chicken and EggAs primary election nears, candidates campaign to the choir Tina Aquirre sits on the front porch of her small house smoking a cigarette. Her 27-year-old son, Tony, is there as well. She...
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July 27 2017
Council approves ballot question on selling historic Cooley-Haze House The fate of one of the last city-owned historic properties could be decided by voters in November. City Council, on the advice of...
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July 27 2017
'Endangered' Esker?Friends of Ormond Park pin legal hopes on remnants of an ancient, subterranean river To the layman’s eye, the 25-foot-high landscape feature that dominates Ormond Park’s...
July 20 2017
Despite lead, Houghton faces hurdles; Yorko not going quietly An incumbent could be in trouble in one of Lansing’s two City Council ward races, and an incumbent is making trouble in the other...
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July 20 2017
Assault a 'hate crime'Feds investigating attack on Hispanic resident The FBI is investigating an alleged assault of a Hispanic resident of Lansing on the south side two weeks ago as a hate crime, city...
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July 13 2017
'Go back to Mexico, wetback'Lansing Police investigating anti-immigration attack as hate crime “Trump doesn’t like you.” That’s how an assault against an undocumented immigrant...
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July 13 2017
Last-minute suit puts Ormond Park entrance in limbo In 1994, Peter Wood and Merry Stanford were looking for a home to settle into at night after long days of working with others’ problems. Both...