CS130313 http://wkar.org en Current State #43 | March 13, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-43-march-13-2013 <p></p><p>Today on&nbsp;<em>Current State:&nbsp;</em> A debate on biodiversity and commerce in Michigan; the Lansing Jaycees features in&nbsp;<em>Neighbors in Action</em>;&nbsp;<em>Lansing City Pulse</em> reporters on the LPD's&nbsp;missing cold case list; a Jackson ice cream institution reopens; and an Ann Arbor high school orchestra wins national acclaim.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:18:12 +0000 Current State 32616 at http://wkar.org Biodiversity and commerce in Michigan http://wkar.org/post/biodiversity-and-commerce-michigan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposed bill making its way through the Michigan legislature aims to put tighter limits on the Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Commission.</span></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:10:37 +0000 Current State 32612 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Lansing Jaycees http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-lansing-jaycees <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the annual Capitol Easter Egg Hunt to collecting toys and school supplies for needy families, the </span><a href="http://www.lansingjaycees.org/mod/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing Jaycees</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hold more than 20 community service events a year. </span></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:57:55 +0000 Current State 32611 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Lansing Jaycees No cold case list at LPD, reports Lansing City Pulse http://wkar.org/post/no-cold-case-list-lpd-reports-lansing-city-pulse <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The latest edition of the </span><a href="http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Lansing City Pulse</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is out today and one of the main stories is quite an interesting one.</span></p><p></p><p>In the process of reporting what they thought would be a rather straightforward piece that intended to highlight some of the Lansing Police Department’s cold homicide cases, <em>City Pulse</em> reporters Rich Tupica and Steve Miller discovered that the LPD, unlike many other police departments across the country, does not have such a cold case list readily available. This surprised them, so they changed their story to find out why.</p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:52:19 +0000 Current State 32613 at http://wkar.org No cold case list at LPD, reports Lansing City Pulse The Parlour, a Jackson institution, is back in business http://wkar.org/post/parlour-jackson-institution-back-business <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been a gloomy winter for ice cream lovers in Jackson. An iconic ice cream emporium called The </span>Parlour<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> closed down in December, after roughly a century of satisfying the city’s sweet tooth.</span></p><p>With spring approaching, though, The Parlour is back under new ownership.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><em>WKAR</em>’s Scott Pohl visited iconic ice cream shop on its first day back in operation last week.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:37:19 +0000 Current State 32601 at http://wkar.org The Parlour, a Jackson institution, is back in business Ann Arbor high school orchestra wins top national award http://wkar.org/post/ann-arbor-high-school-orchestra-wins-top-national-award <p></p><div></div><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.annarbor.com/news/pioneer-high-school-students-named-2013-national-orchestra-festival-grand-champions/">Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Chamber Orchestra</a> was selected as one of 15 orchestras to play at the 2013 National Orchestra Festival Competition held at the American String Teacher’s Association conference in Providence, Rhode Island. Last week, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Pioneer Chamber Orchestra won first place in the string division and was named Grand Champion of the entire event.</span></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:34:51 +0000 Current State 32598 at http://wkar.org Ann Arbor high school orchestra wins top national award