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Top of the Town Winners 2020

The complete list of Top of the Town 2020 winners.
Lansterdam in Review: Michigan State University 

Is cannabis the cure for the coronavirus? 

Recreational marijuana has certainly taken the spotlight off the medical side of the industry over the last few years. Sales for adult-use products routinely outpace their medicinal counterparts. Fewer and fewer patients are bothering to apply for or renew their medical marijuana licenses. 

City Pulse On the Air, March 7, 2021: Parker Curtis and Rahjah Evans

On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, arts editor Skyler Ashley speaks with Parker Curtis and Rahjah Evans, founders of Wild Ferns Wellness Center, a brand new Lansing hub that combines services such as therapy, massage and hair care, and is a safe, welcoming space that caters to the needs of people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.
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Interpreters for Michigan agencies paid as little as $4 per hour

Language interpreters working for Michigan government agencies and based in Mexico are paid $4 an hour by a company under a contract with the state, according to former employees. 
Turn it Down!

A look back at Bermuda Mohawk Productions

For a sizable chunk of the 2000s, the Bermuda Mohawk Productions (BMP) logo was pasted on countless flyers across Lansing and on releases by dozens of local artists. Over the past few years, its workload and output has slowed, but the label still pops up occasionally. Co-founder Cale Sauter chatted with City Pulse about the history of BMP, and why its DIY ethos was necessary back in the imprint’s heyday.

Recreational weed pays dividends for Greater Lansing

Nearly $10 million in taxes from last year’s recreational marijuana sales are heading back to more than 100 municipalities across Michigan.

Updated epidemic orders inch Michigan closer to normalcy

State officials reeled back epidemic restrictions this week to allow for larger household gatherings and expanded capacity limits at bars, restaurants and other larger private venues.

Flash in the Pan: Rice age

I have nothing but tough-love for those who claim they can’t cook a pot of rice. Quit acting so helpless. Cook the rice. If you screw it up, consider what went wrong and adjust. Like you do when making a sandwich. Which is much easier to screw up than a pot of rice.

Favorite Things: Danielle Gyger and her petrified Betty Crocker cupcake

Before the coronavirus shutdown, Danielle Gyger was well known to frequenters of Mac’s Bar, thanks to her bartending gig. Now, she’s working with High Water Farms, one of downtown Lansing’s urban farms. But when she returns home, she gets to hangout with her favorite thing, a Betty Crocker cupcake she’s kept for more than eight years.

Progressive leader carving his group a place in MDP

Liano Sharon voted for Joe Biden for president last fall. In 2016, he voted for Hillary Clinton. Both picks were for the same reason. Neither was Donald Trump. Period.
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City Pulse On the Air, Feb. 7, 2021: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, Bill Castanier and Tammara Ramona
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Feb. 7, 2021: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, Bill Castanier and Tammara Ramona On …
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City Pulse On the Air, Jan. 31, 2021: Bob Fish of Biggby Coffee
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Jan. 31, 2021: Bob Fish of Biggby Coffee On this edition of City Pulse On the …
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City Pulse On the Air, Jan. 24: Charlie Ballard, Kyle Melinn, Steve Tobocman and Curtis Hertel Jr.
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Jan. 24: Charlie Ballard, Kyle Melinn, Steve Tobocman and Curtis Hertel, Jr. …
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Arts & Culture
Trauma and transformation: Lansing’s arts scene endures a year like no other
Since the coronavirus pandemic hit Lansing a year ago, hundreds of passersby along the River Trail have stopped to look a 30-foot-long …
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Q&A: Rachel Curtis unveils ‘Strobe Lights’
Last week, Lansing-based singer-songwriter Rachel Curtis released a new video and single, “Strobe Lights.” The poppy track …
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Getting to know some of Lansing’s Black business owners
Deanna Ray-Brown, Everything is Cheesecake Everything is Cheesecake 5443 S. Cedar St., Lansing Saturday-Sunday, 1 p.m. to …
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Food
Champion's Sports Bar & Grill closes its doors
THURSDAY, Feb. 11 — Champion's Sports Bar & Grill, a classic tavern-style eatery operating out of Holt for the past 20 …
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East Lansing Food Co-op to return as part of Allen Neighborhood Center 
After years of dormancy following the closure of its storefront in 2017, the East Lansing Food Co-op is working to …
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Chocolate Loves Coffee 
Flash in the Pan is food writer Ari LeVaux’s weekly recipe column. It runs in about 100 newspapers nationwide, …
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