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A national organization that accredits Sparrow Hospital has issued a preliminary denial after finding scores of deficiencies during a recent unannounced safety inspection. more
A windowless, all-black building across from Art’s Pub on Kalamazoo Street has piqued local curiosities over its foreboding appearance. And it could soon become lined with up to 1,500 medical marijuana plants. more
Jeff Radway, CEO of Green Peak Innovations — a fully-licensed grower and processor in Dimondale — organized a rally at the Capitol lawn this afternoon. His message: BigCanna can’t compete with the affordable prices offered by caregivers. Lawmakers need to gut “unsafe” weed from the market once and for all. more
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The two teenagers involved in a controversial arrest on Dakin Street in Lansing last Friday will face a series of felony charges, including resisting arrest, destruction of police property and assaulting police.  more
It's a neighborhood within a neighborhood, with a shared garden space, a cabana and a landscaped brick walkway to connect several, smaller cottage-homes — all of them smaller than 1,000 square feet. more
After an outcry from one of Lansing’s more economically challenged neighborhoods, Mayor Andy Schor is looking to reverse plans to bill hundreds of homeowners for an upcoming environmental study. more
On Tuesday, two dozen scientifically illiterate white men in Alabama who believe they are on a mission from their invisible sky deity declared that a doctor who terminates the pregnancy of a 12-year-old rape victim — a routine, humane and decidedly uncontroversial medical procedure everywhere else in the developed world — should spend more time in prison than the rapist who impregnates her.   more
As abortion rights supporters rallied across the country Tuesday, a new group emerged in Michigan with a plan to put an “arrow in the heart of Roe v. Wade.” more
All the copies of this week’s City Pulse, which featured an article about Sparrow Hospital's accreditation problems, went missing from Sparrow Health System facilities after they were delivered yesterday.  more
Harry Gaskin IV was accused last May of failing to file six years’ worth of city of Lansing income tax papers. His total overdue tax bill, according to court records, was $730, plus $145.23 in penalties and another $75.23 in interest. He made one payment of $169. more
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One of the many times U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin received applause during her town hall at Sexton High School last week was for the simple comment that she read the entire 448-page Mueller report. more
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As a federal discrimination lawsuit goes on against the city of East Lansing, its elected officials aren’t backing down from what they see as a national fight in defense of basic civil liberties and equal protections for LGBTQ citizens. more
Erica Grey and the Lansing Police Department might have different interpretations of the word “help.” more
Three years of records detailing complaints filed against officers at the Lansing Police Department will remain hidden from public view after city officials blocked their release in a recent Freedom of Information Act request. more
Refinancing a portion of the state’s roughly $30 billion public teacher pension obligation will be part of the Republicans’ road funding plan presented to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake. more
“It’s just not enforced and it makes me nuts,” said Monica Zuchowski, longtime resident and former president of Lansing’s Downtown Neighborhood Association. “Why have a ban at all if you’re not going to enforce it?” In September, the City Council will again review an ordinance that prohibits overnight parking on city streets. more
A federal magistrate judge granted the ACLU of Michigan the authority to intervene on behalf of the Williamston High School Gay-Straight Alliance in their lawsuit with a fundamentalist Christian group, in a key legal victory for LGBTQ youth. more
Lansing City Council hopeful Dan Ross said he knew his criminal background as a teenager would come out if he ran for public office. He said that was a reason he launched his long-shot write-in bid for an at-large position. more
For years, Jason Schreiber, the CEO of Lightspeed Communications, has looked to expand “revolutionary” Internet speeds to Lansing neighborhoods through new, fiber-optic data lines installed on virtually every utility pole within the city. It’s no easy feat, he contended. more
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 — Three people sickened after exposure to diseased pigs at the Fowlerville Family Fair are among few in the United States to contract a rare strain of influenza often labeled as “swine flu.” more
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