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Nov. 8 2018
In a new book, former Michigan state archaeologist John R. Halsey draws deeply from early newspaper sources, notes from explorers and expedition summaries to flesh out who the miners were, where they came...
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Nov. 8 2018
Remember the draft? Many, of course, do not. It was abolished in 1973. What does it do to the mind of a young man, 18 to 22 years old, to be informed you were going to war in Vietnam? A war no one declared,...
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‘The go-to gathering place’
Oct. 18 2018
“It was a staple in this neighborhood,” said Ron Mather, sipping a pint of beer at Moriarty’s Pub. “We’d go there late-night after the pub or go grab breakfast early the next...
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City Council cracks down on illegal gambling
Oct. 4 2018
City officials and local residents lauded its passage late last month, particularly because the law allows for the Lansing Police Department to seize the ill-gotten proceeds from illegal gambling upon...
ShiningLives
Oct. 4 2018
That isn’t to say the play is all teary moments. The well-crafted script by Melanie Marnich also includes lots of humor and silliness. “These Shining Lives” has sparkles of singing, flickers...
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Oct. 4 2018
Lansing-based indie-rock band Elliot Street Lunatic has been (for the most part) defunct for a few years now, aside from occasional reunion gigs. Two years ago, the band played its two LPs in full at the...
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Sept. 27 2018
Kelly Rossman- McKinney, known around town as the long-time public relations guru, is up on Republican Rep. Tom Barrett in the race to replace term-limited Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, 50 to 41 percent,...
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A wretched state
Sept. 27 2018
Most folks who grew up in a mostly white suburb have probably gotten an earful over the dinner table about how coddled prisoners are in the United States. A dear, but cruelly misled relative, once told...
Sept. 20 2018
Agency officials agreed improvements are needed, but in their response to the report disagreed that a “prominent relationship” exists between documenting a clearance on the registry, which...
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Sept. 20 2018
What maddened me were the costumes for six female cast members who were supposedly portraying men. I found it hard to imagine some obviously female actors, often wearing dresses, to be Dukes or Earls....
State approves 12 dispensaries elsewhere; Wild Bill’s Tobacco applicant big loser
Sept. 13 2018
The board on Monday granted preliminary approval to nine medical marijuana-related business ventures around the state, including pre-qualification for a growing operation along Turner Road in Lansing under...