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As the Lansing City Council prepped an ordinance on recreational weed last year, it also set a clear directive to prohibit events like Ann Arbor’s Hash Bash where pot can be freely smoked within the city.  more
As the old phrase goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."   more
Across the nation, a dramatically downscaled vision of affordable housing is popping up, like outcrops of colorful mushrooms, and it’s starting to pop up in Lansing. more
Festooned with greenery and smelling of fresh pine, the wheelchair ramp on the north side of 615 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. is a cheerful sight and a possible life saver for the resident, a 90-year-old veteran who had developed health issues and become prone to falling in recent months.  more
In some other time and in some other place, Sen. Pete Lucido’s careless comments to younger women he’d met around the state Capitol would have been nervously laughed off.    more
In November 2018, more than two-thirds of state voters supported sweeping changes to Michigan’s absentee voting laws, bringing us in line with 27 other states that allow no-reason absentee voting. more
Hundreds of government employees working for the cities of Lansing and East Lansing and Ingham County government were paid more than $100 million in total last year. Many of them collected six-figure paychecks, leaning heavily on taxpayer dollars to bring home the bread for their own families. more
The idea has been raised: Should Lansing rename a local street after President Barack Obama? more
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
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