Michigan moves toward the return of medical marijuana dispensaries — this time under much stricter regulationby Andy Balaskovitz
For Robin Schneider, House Bill 4271 has been three years in the making. The legislation — approved overwhelmingly by the state House in December and unanimously by a Senate committee last week — would allow local municipalities to regulate, or ban, medical marijuana “provisioning centers” if they choose.
BWL’s poor responses to the ice storm and a plant accident may be forgivable, but failing to abate mercury pollution is another matter entirelyby Mickey Hirten
You have to wonder sometimes how the people who run Lansing Board of Water and Light sleep at night. We learned last week that the utility´s Erickson plant installed equipment in 2007 that would drastically reduce the amount of toxic mercury is spews out over Lansing and nearby communities. But it hasn´t turned it on to save money and, well, because it didn´t have to.
The new contract between Lansing School District and SodexoMAGIC, a partnership involving Earvin "Magic" Johnson, will provide healthy eating options and a third meal for after school programs. The third meal means a nutritional dinner for students who participate in sports or other after-school activities. But it comes as a higher cost than the former contract.
The ups and downs of Grand Ledge’s rock climbing sceneby Rachel E. Cabose
Collin Roys is 15 feet off the ground and he’s stuck. His hands and feet are dug into tiny crevices along a vertical section of buff-colored rock. The rope attached to a harness around his waist is taut, stretching up to a metal clip tied to a tree above him and back down to the ground.
Public art by longtime MSU prof is destroyed, covered upby Lawrence Cosentino
Williamston serves up big laughs with audacious musical comedyby MARY CUSACK
During a summer when a plane crash in Ukraine or clashes over tunnels in the Middle East could become very real global game-changers, the success of a play like “The Big Bang” is less than assured. After all, this is a musical that summarizes the horror of the Holocaust via Eva Braun’s lyrical lament of picking a bad boyfriend.
A GUIDE TO LANSING-AREA ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNSby Alexandra Harakas
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 1by Jonathan Griffith
The summer is about halfway over and the cinemas have already beaten our brains senseless with yet more installments of violent transforming robots, planet conquering apes and the conflicts of misunderstood mutant heroes. Looking at the month ahead, the “blockbusters” aren’t even close to being done with us yet — more Marvel superheroes, more sword-and-sandal epics and yet another serving of heroes in a half shell. Fortunately, the local theater scene has plenty of alternatives for kids … and adults looking for an oasis from summer’s sequel sizzle.
A survey of Lansing's musical landscapeby Sarah Winterbottom and Andy Balaskovitz
FOR CREPE SAKE/HORROCKS FARM MARKET TAVERNby Allan I. Ross
With the grand opening this week of the new Lansing City Market lunch spot For Crępe Sake, downtown diners can now get a fast, light lunch with upscale European sensibilities. Leave it to an American — the store’s owner, Mark Owen — to give a cręperie a name that takes all the pretense out of Continental dining.