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County Commissioner Dennis Louney, who represents the east side of Lansing, raised a motion in the finance committee earlier this year to approve $2.25 million in bonds for the Ferley Consolidated Drain Maintenance and Improvement Project, according to minutes posted online. more
It’s a hard pill to swallow for avid trail users, but the work has never been more sorely needed. Nearly four years after Ingham County voters approved a Parks and Trails millage that brings in $3.4 million a year, the Lansing River Trail is still falling apart. more
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 — With no explanation, Let Lansing Vote abruptly opted to drop its lawsuit against City Clerk Chris Swope, effectively halting a year-long case that sought to revamp the state capital’s marijuana market and force city officials to revisit rules that regulate the industry. And it won’t be able to return, officials said. more
City officials argued he does in an ongoing lawsuit that threatens to upend Lansing’s medical marijuana industry, potentially forcing all of the city’s pot shops to close as early as later this month. And an important ruling expected from Ingham County Circuit Court Judge James Jamo could resolve the case next week. more
Binni’s Bar and Grill — tucked into an unkept plaza at the corner of Washington Avenue and Miller Road in south Lansing— is likely to go unnoticed to the average daytime passerby. There’s no flashy signage; nothing to advertise happy-hour drinks. Yelpers have yet to recognize its quiet existence near the Hilliard Drain with a single review. more
Chelsey Barron, a local provisioning center applicant and would-be owner at GotMeds, earlier this year was disheartened to learn she didn’t make the cut for a limited number of dispensary licenses available under the city’s complex selection process. That’s when her husband, Mike Barron, got involved, he said. more
And Smith isn’t shy about highlighting those, too, as he swims upstream against a candidate generating attention from Newsweek, NBC News and other national news outlets. The same candidate who is racking up endorsements from organized labor, Planned Parenthood and other traditional Democratic interest groups. more
The City Council on Monday unanimously greenlighted the Red Cedar redevelopment project — often labeled the Red Cedar Renaissance or the “Gateway to Lansing” — for a public hearing early next month. The vote ticks the massive undertaking a step closer to reality, but developers aren’t ready to break ground just yet. more
In the last half of June, visitors to the Potter Park Zoo and passersby on the Lansing River Trail got an eerie feeling near the parking lot pay booth. The expansive parkland north of the booth somehow feels wrong, but it takes a few seconds to realize what is happening. more
As the large-scale construction in downtown East Lansing has shifted the city’ s cultural events to the intersection of Bailey and Albert streets, the collection of artistic fence panels installed there have enjoyed increased attention. more
The fight over the separation of refugee families at the United States border is part of a bigger picture that has Lansing-area refugee support workers deeply concerned: the sharpest drop in refugee resettlement, nationwide and in greater Lansing, in half a century. more
“We’ll be burning them using a centuries-old Japanese method called ‘Shou Sugi Ban,’ which literally translated means burn cedar board,” Fowler said. “Burning the boards helps preserve them, makes them water-resistant and gives them a dark color that can maintain the heat. more
Even without such documentation, one need only look at the river rock walls to conclude that it predates the modern building above. The foundation most likely served as the original lower level to the barn, where the sloped site accommodated farm animals below, while hay was stored above. more
More than 120 Larry Nassar survivors are urging the Michigan State University Board of Trustees to can interim President John Engler for suggesting in a private email during the height of settlement negotiations that survivor Rachael Denhollander was getting kickbacks from her attorney. more
The Michigan LGBTQ community celebrated gay pride month starting Thursday with the City Pulse Awards program at Spiral, then Friday at the White Party in three venues in Old Town; then Saturday, first with the annual Michigan Pride march and rally at the Capitol, followed by the festival in Old Town. more
Michigan is constitutionally required to balance its budget every year, which means legislators don’t have much appetite to slide special projects into the $56 billion document. This year, legislative leaders divvied up $52 million in legislative pork for the entire state. more
The 3rd Annual City Pulse LGBTQ Inclusion Awards. Seven community members and Williamston Community Schools are awarded for their outstanding LGBTQ activism. June is pride month and Lansing is all about it! more
Last week’s state House votes to repeal the state’s 53-year-old prevailing wage law and adopt work requirements for Medicaid expansion recipients may have long-term impacts on Michigan residents, but the actual vote had an immediate impact on one Ingham County commissioner. more
She was referring to the former general manager of the Lansing Board of Water & Light, who left town for a New York vacation during the catastrophic ice storm in December 2013. He was ultimately fired by the utility, and sued. He walked away with a $650,000 settlement. more
A bouquet of pink and white roses and a small stem of plastic flowers sit underneath a light pole just outside unit 2436 of the LeRoy Froh Housing Complex. Just beyond, the unit itself is closed off by plywood on the first floor windows and a hinged locked plywood door covering the front entrance. more
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