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Jeff Wood can relate to Pete Buttigieg. They are both gay Midwesterners and both married to educators. On Sunday, Wood opened his westside Lansing home for one of about 400 house parties around to country to view the South Bend, Indiana, mayor’s live-streamed presidential announcement. more
With key votes scheduled for Monday, the $250 million Red Cedar project appears headed to a green light by the Lansing City Council. more
A lawsuit against the popular eastside beanery Strange Matter Coffee Co. has been dismissed and its owner is happy about the outcome.  more
Legal in Michigan since June 2018, the CBD oil industry is blossoming from hemp farmers cashing in on a new crop to veterinarians prescribing the oil to ease a dog’s final days. There are stories of CBD (short for cannabidiol) being used to treat depression, anxiety, chronic pain and even low libido. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has appointed Judy Kehler to serve as the city’s treasurer and income tax administrator beginning later this month. more
Before Mike Mackey started as chief of the Lansing Fire Department last week, he oversaw a department that covered nearly 1.5 million residents over 1,800 square miles in Palm Beach County, Florida. more
When I started writing this week’s column, I realized there wasn’t one thing I wanted to talk about. There were lots of things, each worthy of reflection for what they tell us about our society and our politics, many caught up and amplified by the intensity of our media cycle and then spat out by its freneticism and chaos and forgotten about. So consider this a grab bag: eight quick thoughts on stories from the past week. It’ll be fun, I promise. Ready? Here we go. more
As President Donald Trump was rattling off the names of congressional critters and other dignitaries at his March 28 rally in Grand Rapids, a few voices yelled for John James. James, the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate last year who came uncomfortably close to Debbie Stabenow in an expected blowout for the incumbent Democrat, is a cause celebe for conservative grassroots types looking for a fresh face who speaks their language.The 37-year-old Marine fits that bill. more
When I was a child, this skewer was all around me. It was the only thing we ever used. It was primitive cooking — some days we would just BBQ around a fire with a pile of bricks. We put meat on this, chicken or whatever we wanted. more
The Lansing Board of Water & Light has dropped a lawsuit against a local Internet provider following a “reasonable offer” of about $19,000, according to a recently signed settlement agreement. more
Lansing aims to be the first city in Michigan fueled entirely by renewable energy sources by the summer. But other cities have had that goal for years. How is Lansing so far ahead of the curve more
Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope announced last week a licensing agreement with Spin, a San Francisco-based electric scooter startup owned by Ford Motor Co. It will likely be the third to launch here, with plans to drop off an unnamed number of scooters sometime this summer, according to company officials. more
East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows is raising the stakes with the mayor from Lubbock, Texas ahead of Michigan State University’s Final Four face-off with Texas Tech on Saturday evening. more
At a campaign rally last week in Grand Rapids, the president of the United States and keeper of the world’s largest nuclear arsenal — after asserting that he’s smarter than all the elites and lying that the Mueller probe had been a “total exoneration, complete vindication” — told a sea of white people that had Hillary Clinton been elected, America wouldn’t be producing as much oil and gas. more
At least half of the Lansing City Council now leans against the current proposal to redevelop the old Red Cedar Golf Course — more than enough votes to kill it. Some of the most recent changes to the proposed $250 million redevelopment evoked a sharp critique from several members when the Council met last week, including concerns over the spread of student housing and the uncertain plan for market-rate housing. more
What’s in a name? In the case of the Lansing Regional Sister Cities Commission, it could be how much financial support the commission gets from the Schor administration. For its 25-year existence, the only government to support the commission has been Lansing’s. more
Big projects like SkyVue, he scolded us, generate jobs and tax revenue, yet here we were, complaining about architecture — “of all things.” That throwaway phrase got us thinking. Maybe it’s time to look at the buildings going up in greater Lansing from a purely aesthetic point of view. more
The state commission then-Gov. Rick Snyder whipped up last year to grease the wheels for a utility tunnel under the Mackinac Straits is unconstitutional, Attorney General Dana Nessel said last week. State agencies aren't allowed to do anything related to entombing the Line 5 pipeline, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wrote shortly thereafter. more
TUESDAY, April 2 — A downtown grocery store in Lansing is a step closer. Demolition has begun to clear the site of the Gillepsie Co.’s mixed use project that will include hotel and … more
I grew up lower middle class and was never rich enough to buy the things I wanted. Growing up in Lansing was awful, but it has gotten way cooler. I was from the south side and went to Everett High School, dropping out the last semester of my senior year. more
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