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East Lansing Voters OK Marijuana Decriminalization

Posted: 05/06/2015 - EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Voters in East Lansing have approved a measure to decriminalize marijuana. Unofficial returns from Tuesday's vote showed 65 percent in favor of the proposal and 35 percent voting against the measure. The charter amendment was to make the use, possession and transfer of up to 1 ounce of the marijuana legal for people 21 years or older on private property. Voters in a number of Michigan communities have approved similar measures in recent years. The vote comes amid statewide marijuana legalization efforts. Michigan bans marijuana use and possession unless it's medical marijuana.

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Plan B: Road Funding Talks Today

Posted: 05/06/2015 - Prop One is defeated, but our roads and bridges are still in bad shape. So what's next? Lawmakers will be talking "Plan B" today.

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Grand Rapids Removing Cross Display

Posted: 05/06/2015 - Grand Rapids has removed a display of crosses on public property after the American Civil Liberties Union contacted the city.

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Prop 1 Fails, Governor Headed Back to Drawing Board

Posted: 05/05/2015 - Governor Snyder was optimistic earlier Tuesday night. He told us he expected Proposal 1 to pass before the numbers started coming in. Around two hours later, he sent out a press release admitting defeat.

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Governor Admits Defeat on Proposal 1

Updated: 05/06/2015 - Governor Rick Snyder releases statement asking lawmakers to find another solution to Michigan's road-funding crisis.

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EXCLUSIVE: Lansing Mayor Threatens to Sell BWL

Updated: 05/05/2015 - It could be one of the biggest blockbuster deals in Lansing's history putting a for-sale sign on the Board of Water and Light. It's something Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is calling for if he doesn't see a big change in oversight at the city-owned utility. It's a complete turnaround from what the Mayor said in his "State of the City" speech in January.

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Turnout Low in Prop 1 Election

Updated: 05/06/2015 - Voter turnout in the City of Lansing hovered around 15 percent Tuesday, as Michiganders cast their votes for Proposal 1 -- the plan to raise the sales tax to fix the roads. "We haven't had a huge turnout...

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Two Dead Bodies Discovered in Backyard

Updated: 05/06/2015 - The Ionia County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of a husband and wife found in their backyard Monday evening.

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It's World Asthma Day

Posted: 05/05/2015 - World Asthma Day is celebrated the first Tuesday of May. It's dedicated to asthma prevention, diagnoses and treatment.

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