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Basil poses in Ingham County Circuit Court today, where she took the oath to serve as the court's victim support dog.

Ingham Court Circuit Court swears in an emotional support dog

WEDNESDAY, May 15 — The Ingham County Circuit Court welcomed its newest canine advocate today. Chief Judge Joyce Draganchuk swore in Basil, a 2-year-old lab and golden retriever mix who will serve as an emotional support animal at the Veterans Memorial Courthouse, 313 W. Kalamazoo St., in Lansing.
Lansing School District Superintendent Benjamin Schuldiner announces that the district was recently one of 13 recipients of the U.S. Department of Energy's 2024 Efficient and Healthy Schools program award.

Lansing School District named one of 13 recipients of federal energy efficiency award

WEDNESDAY, May 15 — The Lansing School District is one of just 13 districts nationwide to be named a 2024 recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2024 Efficient and Healthy Schools program award.
Mayor Andy Schor announces his intent to build a new city hall on the site of a city-owned parking lot at 425 S. Grand Ave. at a press conference this morning.

Schor proposes old Center for the Arts property for a new Lansing city hall

THURSDAY, May 9 — Mayor Andy Schor announced today that he wants to build a new city hall on the site of the old Center for the Arts, 425 S. Grand Ave., on the corner of Lenawee Street.
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Rewind: News from the last 7 days

Voters elected nine members to the first-ever Lansing Charter Revision Commission out of 36 candidates. Former state Rep. Joan Bauer led the field, followed by former City Council President …

A refreshing way to enjoy chamoy

Mangonada, a frozen mango treat dipped in chamoy sauce, may be the best thing you try as the weather heats up.
Though salsa and guacamole get more attention, chamoy, a lesser-known Mexican condiment, might be more important. This fruit-based sauce is sweet, sour, salty, bitter and very spicy all at once, a …
The chicken stew at Altu’s, paired with its famous cabbage and a tart, vinegary salad, elevates the reliable comfort-food combination of chicken and rice.
A simple Sunday stew to soothe stuffy sinuses
  Early summer can be a bit of a bummer for those of us with allergies. Despite a profusion of local activities and excellent weather to match, I spent most of my weekend home alone, …
The Toscana Stack, offered during brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, is both an eyeful and a mouthful.
The best of both worlds: Toscana’s food is as appealing as its atmosphere
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Restaurants the Lansing area has lost since the beginning of the pandemic
102 Pho & Banh Mi — Okemos (Oct. 2022)   American Bistro — Lansing (Feb. 2022)   Amanecer Mexicano — Lansing (March 2021)   Arcadia Smokehouse …

Forget to vote? Time to join the early voting movement

I’m almost ashamed to admit this, but I forgot to vote last week. It completely slipped my mind. How is this possible? I write about elections for a living. I’ve spent the last two weeks …

Michigan no-fault insurance reform still needed

It was refreshing to read Kyle Melinn acknowledge the crisis in care that requires legislative action (“Passing auto insurance reform now can avoid needless complications later,” May 8). …

The rocky road to a new City Hall

At long last, the journey to a new home for Lansing’s municipal government appears to be in the home stretch. After a divided City Council rejected Mayor Andy Schor’s proposal to …

Arts & Culture

Three terrifying tales await readers in ‘The Werewolf at Dusk’

Make sure you’re strapped in and holding on to your seat before you crack open David Small’s new graphic novel, “The Werewolf at Dusk and Other Stories.” Small, who has made …

Greater Lansing celebrates Memorial Day with festivals, parades and services

  Observed annually on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day honors members of the United States military who died in the line of service. It has also come to signify the start of summer, …
British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, among the world's foremost classical pianists and a special guest soloist at the Lansing Symphony's May 9 season finale, displayed his

Lansing Symphony Orchestra: ‘Not to be missed’

The upcoming Lansing Symphony Orchestra season, announced this week, runs a breathtaking gamut, from a gala gospel-music extravaganza in December to a much-anticipated visit from British piano star …

A cure for fear of the future

Are you terrified of things to come? Use this story the same way you would use eclipse glasses. There are ways to look directly at the near future with reasonable certainty and safety. Squint …

Expect an eventful weekend

As detailed in this week’s Summer Guide, this weekend will kick off the summer events season in Greater Lansing with three big festivals, but that’s not all to look forward to. From plant and craft sales, goth celebrations and dances to an abundance of live music, a comedy show, a tea party and more, the area will be bustling in the coming days.

Flora: high-end look and feel with accessible options  

Flora strikes a good balance between a high-end showroom and a traditional bud bar for old-school pot consumers.

Flora, a provisioning center nestled away in East Lansing on Old M-78, is in a beautifully designed and apportioned building that strikes a good balance between a high-end showroom and a traditional …

Have cannabis prices dropped too low?

As cannabis retailers race to the bottom on both quality and pricing, insiders are starting to question whether state minimum pricing would benefit the market as it has with alcohol.

“Good weed ain’t cheap, and cheap weed ain’t good.” When I worked in pre-legal market caregiver stores, this was a popular saying among operators.

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