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The latest medical marijuana ordinance was introduced at Monday night’s Lansing City Council meeting, but a public hearing date was not set.

 

 


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A new proposed ordinance on regulating and licensing medical marijuana businesses goes before the Lansing city council tonight.


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There are two dozen people running for four seats on the Lansing City Council this year. There will be a primary election in August to narrow the field before the November general election. WKAR is bringing you conversations with the candidates. Alexander Rusek is an attorney with an Okemos-based law firm who’s running for one of two at-large seats to be decided this year.


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A state panel recommended salary hikes Friday for Michigan's governor and other statewide officials, urging legislators to restore the pay and expense allowances they sliced by 10 percent seven years ago.

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Courtesy photo / Michigan Sheriff's Association

Clinton County Sheriff Lawrence Jerue says he doesn’t think signs were missed in the suicide death of State Representative John Kivela. While being arrested, Kivela reportedly tried to walk in front of traffic on southbound US-127 and told the arresting officer “my life is over.”


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Marc Patrick Townsend failed to appear before the Lansing Election Commission today to prove his eligibility to run for mayor.

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Today Mayor Bernero vetoed a major change to his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget that the Lansing City Council adopted on Monday.

 


Michigan OKs form of marijuana, prevailing wage petitions. 

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A battle is heating up in Lansing over the state’s corrections budget. 

Michigan State University outdoor sign
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With the Trump administration’s proposed travel bans tied up in courts, many MSU students are in limbo. Some would have returned to their home countries for the summer. But instead, they’re staying in Michigan. WKAR’s Katie Cook explains.   

 


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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Tina Houghton is in her eighth year representing Lansing’s second ward on the city council, and she’s running for a third term.


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A national vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee is coming to East Lansing today to speak with fellow Democrats.


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During at taping of "Off the Record" at WKAR-TV, attorney Geoffrey Fieger said he is 'darn serious' about running for governor again. 

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Rick Pluta / WKAR-MSU

Flags in Michigan were lowered on Friday in honor of state lawmaker. 

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Hundreds gather for mental health services, many oppose Governor Snyder overhaul. 

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