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Jan. 30 2019
The City Council hopes a soon-to-launch advisory committee, designed solely to explore the future of the center, will guide improvements and programming for the next decade. Revenues and taxpayer-funded...
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Community Foundation matches 11 private donations
Jan. 24 2019
Mayor Andy Schor signed an executive order Tuesday to name a slice of parkland between the Lansing City Market and the Shiawassee Street Bridge. And Rotary Park, as it will now be known, will soon encompass...
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Frances Park nets $200K cash infusion
Jan. 24 2019
As the unofficial flower queen of the capital city, Knostman had developed Frances Park into her throne. She lived across the street and regularly strolled the woodland trails and expansive rose gardens...
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Jan. 17 2019
Robert Kelly cannot be contained. The boisterous comedian is born of the same Boston and New York City comedy circuit that produced talent like Dane Cook — whom he’s toured with — Bill...
Public-private partnership drives construction plans
Jan. 10 2019
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor is anxious to break ground on a downtown performing arts center. Larger cities like Grand Rapids and Detroit for decades have stolen away concert crowds that might have otherwise...
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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
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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Southside residents push for renovating McLaren
Dec. 20 2018
Schor has kept his options open as regional efforts to consolidate district-level courtrooms gain momentum. Before plans could ever be hatched for a new city hall, officials needed to first decide where...
Fight goes on with city over City Market site
Dec. 20 2018
Waterfront Bar & Grill still clings to life inside the Lansing City Market while it wages a legal battle against the city of Lansing. But the owner has already locked down another location as he prepares...
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Lansing defends regulations amid multiple lawsuits
Dec. 6 2018
For Tom Mayes Lansing’s medical marijuana licensing process is a live-action “nightmare.” Mayes, 37, has owned and operated Greenwave Provisioning Center for more than two years. It occupied...
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Dec. 6 2018
The districts courts in East Lansing, Lansing and Mason could consolidate into a single Ingham County-based 55th District Court under legislation that’s swiftly moving through the Legislature in...
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Nov. 22 2018
“The time for universal legality is on its way,” said at-large Councilman Peter Spadafore. “This industry is going to be handled federally within the next decade. Michigan voters have...
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Judge ponders arguments over potential shutdown
Nov. 15 2018
After a four-hour hearing on Friday, Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen L. Borrello left in place his temporary restraining order against a state-mandated shutdown of more than 200 unlicensed dispensaries...
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Nov. 15 2018
Are you ready for one of Lansing’s favorite traditions? Friday, at 6 p.m., Silver Bells in the City will illuminate downtown while marching bands, horse-drawn carriages, mascots and glowing floats...
LightSpeed’s efforts trigger big changes
Nov. 15 2018
Pressured by East Lansing’s LightSpeed Communications, BWL General Manager Dick Peffley has announced plans to allow Internet providers to dodge obstacles to network expansion and streamline their...
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Nov. 8 2018
Let’s start with the base of a sandwich: the bread. The baguette is no feather pillow. Feeling the texture of authentic bread is surprising in a sandwich. In our fool’s errand quest for giant...
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Nov. 1 2018
Both Lansing City Hall and the 2500 South Washington Office have a secure 24-hour drop box for any completed absentee ballot application or absentee ballot. As we get closer to Election Day, we encourage...
Nov. 1 2018
The City of Lansing filed a complaint on Tuesday in the Michigan Court of Claims that aims to extend an Oct. 31 deadline set by the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The rules required...
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Owner cites misunderstanding, promises to collaborate
Nov. 1 2018
The Lansing businessman purchased a shopping plaza near the intersection of Pleasant Grove and Holmes roads this summer. He has since installed security cameras, repaved portions of the parking lot and...
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Oct. 25 2018
“It was drilled into us. Even from elementary school, if your family could get out of Lansing it was a success,” he said. “In high school, we had a perspective change on how we saw the...