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As state officials continue to collect far more money than they need to operate Michigan’s medical marijuana program, costs for licensed cardholders could soon get a whole lot cheaper. more
We’ve all seen that hairline, but few people have studied it as carefully as Sauer has. One of the 20th century’s most famous images is Alfred Eisenstadt’s Life magazine photo of a celebratory kiss in Times Square on Aug. 14, 1945, at the end of World War II. more
One in five students report they’ve been bullied — 15 percent in the last 12 months. Those statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics are among the reasons Rep. Sarah Anthony has introduced a bill introduced requring teachers to receive at least one hour of training on bullying prevention. more
Claretta Duckett-Freeman is determined to be one of the first black women at the Lansing Fire Department.After working several years as a medic in the U.S. Army, Duckett-Freeman was quickly attracted to the fire service. The starting wage was decent. Saving lives had developed into her passion. And the second-largest fire department in the state was looking to bring in more than a dozen new employees last year. It was a no-brainer. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor said today he will file reports with the IRS for his fund to pay his “incidental expenses” of being in office. more
The registered agent for the Schor Lansing Fund, which Mayor Andy Schor uses to pay “incidental expenses,” said the mayor has probably failed to file reports required by the IRS. more
The next round of medical marijuana dispensaries to be licensed in Lansing will be held to higher standards as officials look to give preference to those who can make a larger cash investment in the city. more
As city officials try to boot Waterfront Bar & Grill from the Lansing City Market, competition from Jackson is already looking to move in for the kill — in the form of a new brewery. more
The Republican-led Senate is one floor vote away from doing something that hasn’t been done in Michigan in more than 40 years: reject a governor’s executive order. House Republicans got the ball rolling last week. On a party-line vote, they adopted a measure that would send Gov. Gretchen Whitmer back to the drawing board in crafting a re-jiggering of the Department of Environmental Quality. more
Developers, labor unions and other businesses have quietly donated nearly $170,000 to a nonprofit account that funnels funds directly to Lansing Mayor Andy Schor. more
A newly launched program at DeWitt Public Schools offers a $50 payout for high school students that are willing to squeal on their classmates for stashing aside illegal drugs, alcohol and weapons. more
On the first day of former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon’s preliminary hearing on charges she lied to police about the Larry Nassar situation, sexual assault survivor Amanda Thomashow appeared in court to talk about the roadblocks she faced in trying to shine the light on Nassar back in 2014. more
Dog walkers, wildlife lovers and strollers emerged from last week’s deep freeze Sunday to find a prized patch of forest in Scott Woods, north of Hawk Island County Park, marked off by stakes and orange tape. more
One of Lansing’s more popular coffee shops could soon find itself at risk because a developer is waging a legal battle over allegedly unpaid bills. more
The recent stretch of arctic weather has claimed one surprising casualty: ice skating. more
A disease that kills one of Michigan’s most popular gamefish appears to be spreading northward, worrying anglers and fisheries managers. more
Michigan is the nation’s largest grower of potatoes for chips – about one in four bags sold in the U.S. is made from Michigan potatoes. more
Legislation that would require school districts to employ one academic counselor for every 450 students has been introduced in the House, but some educators say the unfunded mandate would pressure districts into making drastic and expensive changes. more
Like many coastal communities in the Great Lakes Basin, Monroe relies on water drawn directly from one of the five Great Lakes: Erie. more
Michigan once pioneered in enacting freedom of information and open meetings – transparency – laws. The rationale was that information held by our government at the local and state levels belongs to the people, and that public agencies have a duty to provide that information as quickly and inexpensively as possible. more
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