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Cash flowing from the city of Lansing to a local nonprofit operated by one of the city’s top executives points to conflicting interests and could help explain what prompted officials to put Joan Jackson Johnson out of a job. more
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is tapping the brakes on a recent anti-marijuana advertising campaign after facing backlash over its largely false and misleading take on cannabis consumption. more
About 1,800 people gathered at the Lansing Center today to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the MLK Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan’s 35th Annual “Day of Celebration.”  more
Marijuana enthusiasts are crying foul at an advertising campaign by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services over its take on cannabis consumption.  more
My favorite thing is a '70s Ethan Allen brass watering can. Being brass, it tarnishes easily, but I recently shined it up by using ketchup, and it worked great. Very satisfying. more
As a massive voter petition circulates across Michigan to bolster civil rights protections for the LGBTQ community, local gay leaders in Greater Lansing are standing lockstep against continued discrimination. more
Deadbeat landlords be warned: The Lansing City Council is fed up with your neglected rental properties. more
This weekend’s road trip to Iowa started with local Bernie Sanders organizer Kelly Collison and a few friends. more
In the children’s fairy tale of yore, Snow White took an ill-advised bite from the evil queen’s poison apple. The deathlike sleep induced by the toxic fruit could only be broken by the kiss of true love. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor hopes a passionate group of local residents can brainstorm some fresh ideas to keep the city’s historic Moores Park Pool open for yet another summer.  more
Why did the city of East Lansing quietly auction off public land on eBay to only a few interested parties? Who was notified about the sale? And who was pulling the strings back at City Hall?  more
As the market for medical and recreational marijuana blossoms across Michigan in the wake of its newfound legal status, a lesser known (but arguably just as lucrative) side of the industry is starting to make some inroads. more
I remember saying “It’s unbelievable” and hearing people laugh at the things he does. I think it’s time to stop laughing. The unbelievable has turned into the believable. Yes, I know I’m opinionated. more
Former Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has made a point of doing something not easy for him: keeping his mouth shut when it comes to his views on the performance of his successor, Andy Schor.  more
Public outcry and unanswered questions surround Lansing’s Department of Human Relations and Community Services after its director, Joan Jackson Johnson, was abruptly placed on paid leave last week.  more
Dozens of residents crowded tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting to voice support for Human Relations Director Joan Jackson Johnson and to criticize the handling of her recent suspension.  more
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office said today it plans to review a file the city of Lansing has submitted on its now-suspended human relations director, Joan Jackson Johnson. more
Joan Jackson Johnson suspects a “witch hunt” is brewing against her at City Hall.  more
“When the going gets weird, the weird go pro.” more
A top executive of Lansing Mayor Andy Schor’s administration Joan Jackson Johnson, the director of Lansing’s Human Relations and Community Services Department since 2006, has been placed on paid leave after city officials found “issues with contracts” that warranted those findings to be reported to law enforcement.  more
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