fireworks

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1:14 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Bigger fireworks, bigger safety concerns

American Eagle Super Store is one of the Midwest's largest fireworks retailers.
Kevin Lavery/WKAR

We’re celebrating Independence Day as a nation tomorrow, and that means fireworks. Michigan relaxed its fireworks sales law in 2012, so there are now more roadside stands and large retailers hawking their wares.

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NewsRoom
4:43 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Changes Could Be Coming To Michigan’s Fireworks Law

Lawmakers in Lansing are considering some changes to the Michigan’s controversial new fireworks law.

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NewsRoom
6:25 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Complaints Continue on MI Fireworks Law

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Some state lawmakers are already discussing possible changes to Michigan’s new fireworks law.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Wed July 4, 2012

New Law, Heat Wave Bring Ups and Downs for Fireworks Vendors

A new state law allows retailers to sell a more diverse array of fireworks in Michigan. But for some vendors, the recent heat wave is causing a drop in sales.
Kevin Lavery WKAR

Happy Independence Day!  As we celebrate our 236th birthday as a nation, you might not see as many fireworks light up the sky this evening.  The long stretch of hot, dry weather we’re experiencing is forcing many local authorities to postpone their fireworks displays.  For fireworks retailers, the season has been a good news, bad news story.  Some vendors are seeing the weather bite into their revenues, but they’re also reveling in a new state law that allows them to sell more pyrotechnics than ever before.

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NewsRoom
6:16 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Safety Concerns Lead to Fireworks Ban at Lansing July 4th Event

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City of Lansing officials say it will ban fireworks from Adado Riverfront Park Wednesday night at the city's Independence Day celebration.  

A statement from the office of Mayor Virg Bernero says the ban is due to dry conditions and to ensure safety.

NewsRoom
6:40 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Lansing Area Fire Departments Set Burning Ban

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Lansing area fire officials have imposed an outdoor burning ban to take effect Friday morning.

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NewsRoom
6:23 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Warren Could Challenge Michigan Fireworks Law

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A suburban Detroit mayor says a new ordinance under consideration in his city could challenge state law making powerful fireworks legal in Michigan.

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NewsRoom
6:38 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Mich. Communities Move to Silence Bigger Fireworks

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Grand Rapids is among a growing number of Michigan communities seeking to silence more powerful fireworks that now are legal in the state.

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