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A retail store for salvaged building materials will soon move into one of the more iconic historical sites in the downtown area following a recent, unanimous vote by Lansing’s City Council. more
Eleventh-hour litigation from Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office is likely to ensure that every dispensary in Lansing — along with hundreds across the state — will close before the end of the month. more
Mayor Andy Schor announced plans in July to retain ownership of the struggling, city-managed market but first sought suggestions for how to lease and reactivate the space. Crowds gathered at a community forum, where residents floated dozens of ideas for how the market could return to its former glory along the Grand River. more
The former president of the United States, a person who represents the seemingly vanishing art of civility in politics, endorsed Witwer’s campaign for the Eaton County-based 71st House District as part of 17 Michigan legislative endorsements and two congressional races in critical battleground seats. more
Fran Deatrick of Haslett was the first person to correctly identify the Sept. 12 Eye for Design, stating that it is the “elaborate column capital is from the Bharatiya Temple in Haslett” (pictured above.) The temple’s portico marks the entrance of an otherwise modest building with a richly adorned assembly of domes and towers. more
Lansing — as of Tuesday — has yet to provide a single operating license to any medical marijuana provisioning centers, forcing many longstanding businesses to shutter while only a handful have been temporarily able to remain in business. Meanwhile, other cities like Ann Arbor, have showered their shops with dozens of licenses. more
City officials and local residents lauded its passage late last month, particularly because the law allows for the Lansing Police Department to seize the ill-gotten proceeds from illegal gambling upon a conviction. But behind the ordinance resurfaced a long-argued, nationwide debate over the constitutionality of civil forfeiture laws. more
This weekend, the Michigan Retailers Association is out to remind shoppers of the many reasons to “think before you click,” step into the sunshine (or the freshening rain) and buy your stuff from a flesh-and-blood person at a local store. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor is vetting a candidate for the Board of Water & Light to replace Dennis Louney, who resigned amid allegations of campaign finance violations. more
Prominent local businessman and broadcaster Chris Holman has been ousted from the Capital Regional Airport Authority, which he chairs. more
Following a prolonged construction schedule, this much-anticipated structure is scheduled to open soon as a brewpub and restaurant. more
Kelly Rossman- McKinney, known around town as the long-time public relations guru, is up on Republican Rep. Tom Barrett in the race to replace term-limited Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, 50 to 41 percent, based on 300 phone contacts between Sept. 10-14 by Target Insyght. more
Representatives from Bird Rides Inc. didn’t notify a single city official when the Santa Monica, California, company dropped off a fleet of electric scooter rentals throughout the region. East Lansing came first; Lansing followed days later. more
Hundreds of people on the online discussion board Reddit, including local residents and users from across the globe, proposed a trove of designs with plans to submit them to the City Council this month. Council members said they’d entertain suggestions but ultimately have more pressing issues on their plates. more
Some hateful artwork painted on the side of a private school in East Lansing sparked a criminal investigation as authorities look to track down the suspects responsible for recent vandalism. more
The Bird has landed in downtown Lansing. more
Discussions to consolidate Lansing and East Lansing’s 54-A and 54-B district courts with Ingham County’s 55th District Court have started and stalled for more than 20 years. Officials think the latest iteration to integrate justice into one countywide system might just have enough momentum to be forged into reality by 2020. more
Andy Wreckerman isn’t sure what to do with this shack over on Larch Street. He might demolish it. The tight proximity to the house next door — which is also quite the eye sore — makes it a hard sell, he said. But for now, he’s just “letting it sit” vacant until he figures it out. more
Swix was a two-term Ingham County commissioner who beat Stabenow’s then husband, Dennis, in 1972 by 200 votes. As far as Swix was concerned, creating a women’s commission would open the door to independent bodies for Hispanics, African- Americans or other special groups. more
Michigan Avenue soon will be lined with thousands of Catholic Churchgoers en route to the largest mass to ever be assembled within the Diocese of Lansing, but some have labeled the spectacle as a poorly timed distraction. more
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