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Jan. 17 2019
Monumental themes like civil rights, the Vietnam War and women’s equality are common storylines for baby boomer novels. Lansing author Diane Petryk has added the space race to the fray with her new...
Jan. 17 2019
The 72-year-old veteran has some “strong opinions” about what he called understated consequences of smoking pot. Studies show early use could hinder brain development. Hall also claimed most...
Jan. 17 2019
Not everyone there supports the business side of the industry, he said. And he might understand the market more than most. Harns is also the spokesman for Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory...
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Romanian orchestra stops at Wharton on first U.S. tour
Jan. 10 2019
The musicians — most of whom are younger than the maestro — perform with a folk-inflected, heady spice that steamed up from a small Central European country in the 20th century, slipped under...
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Legal medical marijuana drought keeps licensed shops shuttered
Jan. 10 2019
“Many patients will see their local stores close, making a hardship for sick and ill individuals,” according to Rick Thompson, a founding board member at the Michigan chapter of the National...
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Local leaders outline vision for 2019
Jan. 3 2019
“We should focus on the betterment of the tri-county region. Too often, conversation centers on Washington, D.C., or one party or another. Elected officials need to focus on their responsibilities...
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Ten of the most newsworthy stories over the last 12 months
Dec. 27 2018
Important stories abounded, among them: The fiery death of a mother and child in public housing in Lansing, which led to replacing the head of the Lansing Housing Commission and a hard look at conditions;...
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Dec. 27 2018
Among the old places with new faces is the remodeled Art’s Pub, taken on by longtime friends of the prior owners, Greg and Nick Sinicropi. Under the Sinicropis’ ownership, the bar preserved...
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Dec. 27 2018
A year’s worth of artistic progress in a capital city is not easily summed up. There are many things I will likely miss, not only because so much has happened, but also because this issue marks the...
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Dec. 6 2018
Fresh tea leaves imported straight from the mountains of Taiwan are the base for dozens of traditional, fruit and flavored tea offerings at East Lansing’s new Ding Tea — the first foray for...
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Nov. 15 2018
Ten years ago, The Hat Madder released its debut experimental-pop LP, “Friend of the Devil.” Since then, the Lansing-based outfit has released a stack of other synth-laden indie-rock LPs, including...
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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
The importance of annual screens for preventative care cannot be understated. Specifically, pap screens for detection of cervical cancer should start as early as 21 years of age, as recommended by both...
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Oct. 11 2018
Since its 2010 formation, the Devil’s Cut has played shows across the map and released a pile of acclaimed LPs via East Grand Records, a local imprint, along the way. Known for his amped-up brand...
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Oct. 11 2018
“Varhaus is the Germanization of the word warehouse. It reminds me that I am doing commerce, working and making things with my own hands to sell to individuals in a simple way,” said Keusch,...
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Oct. 11 2018
There’s an almost palpable excitement to this time of the year as plans are made for a busy season of parties and celebrations. Store shelves are stuffed, “Top 10 Gifts” lists are published,...
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Lansing City Council approves property sale
Oct. 11 2018
City Council members voted Monday to offload the historic, city-owned Cooley Haze House on Malcolm X Street to a local real estate agent for $20,000. The Realtor, Joe Vitale, said he plans to restore the...