cs131219 http://wkar.org en Current State #224 | December 19, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-224-december-19-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> Lansing casino plans; Michigan legislative review; a Lansing Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops concert preview; and Sleepwalker spirits and ale.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:27:51 +0000 Current State 46911 at http://wkar.org Appeals court removes Lansing Casino Hurdle http://wkar.org/post/appeals-court-removes-lansing-casino-hurdle <p></p><p></p><p>Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati overturned a federal district judge’s ruling to grant the state an injunction that halted the proposed<a href="http://lansingkewadin.wordpress.com/"> Kewadin Lansing casino project</a>. The ruling clears the way for the <a href="http://www.saulttribe.com/">Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians</a> to proceed with its casino project, slated to be built near the Lansing Center downtown. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:23:52 +0000 Current State 46918 at http://wkar.org Appeals court removes Lansing Casino Hurdle Month (and 2013) in Review: December's biggest news stories http://wkar.org/post/month-and-2013-review-decembers-biggest-news-stories <p></p><p></p><p>The last few weeks have been eventful ones at the State Capitol.&nbsp; Legislators strongly considered measures involving education and phone service, among others.&nbsp; They passed measures involving abortion insurance, medical marijuana and others. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:18:20 +0000 Current State 46915 at http://wkar.org Month (and 2013) in Review: December's biggest news stories LSO celebrates season with holiday favorites http://wkar.org/post/lso-celebrates-season-holiday-favorites <p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://lansingsymphony.org/">Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s</a> Holiday Pops concert is Sunday at Wharton Center. <em>Current State’s </em>Melissa Benmark spoke with conductor <a href="http://lansingsymphony.org/Default.aspx?tabid=105">Timothy Muffitt</a> about the music, starting with some pieces that will include local students. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:11:10 +0000 Current State 46913 at http://wkar.org LSO celebrates season with holiday favorites Lansing brewery-distillery seeks community investors http://wkar.org/post/lansing-brewery-distillery-seeks-community-investors <p></p><p></p><p>Over the past decade there has been tremendous growth in Michigan based breweries. There’s <a href="http://foundersbrewing.com/">Founders</a> in Grand Rapids, <a href="http://bellsbeer.com/">Bell's</a> in Kalamazoo, <a href="http://www.atwaterbeer.com/">Atwater</a> in Detroit. In Lansing, there’s nothing. Matt Jason and Jeremy Sprague are hoping to change that. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:08:01 +0000 Current State 46912 at http://wkar.org Lansing brewery-distillery seeks community investors