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Five of the eight candidates who joined a Black Lives Matter forum today said they’d work to divest from the Lansing Police Department. more
This Q&A is part of a daily series highlighting medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries. more
A recent research article suggests that Michigan State University may never fully recover from backlash tied to convicted former sports doctor Larry Nassar. more
This Q&A is part of a daily series highlighting the many medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries across Greater Lansing. more
Every so often, cities take time to weed out old ordinances regulating horse droppings, dwarf tossing, flashing disco lights or non-rewound VHS cassettes. OK, we made the last two up. more
Greater Lansing continued to top nationwide lists of metropolitan areas with the highest rates of COVID-19 transmission in the country this week, prompting local health officials to urge caution after cases and hospitalization rates across Michigan more than doubled in the last two weeks. more
This Q&A is part of a daily series highlighting the many medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries across Greater Lansing. more
Lansing is driven by politics. It serves as the undercurrent of the city. It’s local politics and state politics, all concentrated in the downtown area and rippling out into Greater Lansing from there. more
This Q&A is part of a daily series highlighting the many medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries across Greater Lansing. more
Last January, Kinship Cannabis Co. became the third recreational marijuana provisioning center to open in Jackson County. Today, it’s one of two in Albion — just a short drive south of Lansing. And after this weekend, I can safely say it’s well worth the trip. I somehow scored a one-gram distillate vaporizer cartridge, a gram of flower, and two (very potent) edibles for only about $80. more
Michigan State University’s Broad Art Lab is collaborating with Science Gallery International’s Detroit chapter for a virtual art exhibit that explores the mark of technological design on society, as well as how the past year of living in a global pandemic has influenced us as individuals. more
With the recent confirmation of Deb Haaland to lead the Department of the Interior, the nation has its first Native American cabinet member. The position has significant influence on Native … more
Misumi is the executive director of Rising Voices for Asian American Families, a Detroit-based nonprofit that supports Asian American women in community organizing and advocacy.  more
An assessment report released last week shows that the Moores Park Pool will require at least $4.8 million in renovations before it can be safely reopened to the public after it closed indefinitely in 2019. A more expensive option could bring those repairs up to about $6.3 million. more
The Ingham County Health Department and other local healthcare providers receive a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines each week. Those eligible for shots include law enforcement, firefighters, shelter staff, corrections officers, teachers, and childcare and agriculture workers. more
A recent surge in COVID-19 cases over the last two weeks made the Greater Lansing region among the metropolitan areas with the fastest climbing rates of coronavirus cases across the country. And now as a result, health officials are warning local residents to brace for impact. more
After an almost entirely white class of paramedics was hired at the Lansing Fire Department in 2019, Mayor Andy Schor said he was “disappointed” by the lack of diversity in the ranks. And over the last two years, his administration has kept focused on recruiting more people of color. more
I’m not going to explain how there’s no room for sexual harassment and abusive behavior in today’s society — much less in a so-called professional workplace. That’s obvious. The trauma that TJ Bucholz inflicted on so many women at Vanguard Public Affairs is nauseating. It’s also appalling that this scandal was able to be kept quiet for so long while impacting so many people. more
Lansing political consultant TJ Bucholz and his firm Vanguard Public Affairs have made headlines following allegations of sexual harassment from more than a dozen former employees. But the story runs deeper than sexual innuendo and allegations of a “creepy” boss. more
MONDAY, March 29 — The board of the Michigan Press Association suspended today board member Dave Clark, the student newspaper adviser at Central Michigan University, which placed him on leave … more
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