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In response to the sexual assault allegations against two standout freshman Michigan State University basketball players in 2010, the university ignored its own sexual assault protocols in moving Keith...
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The Stanton Memo is out. It sounds like a salvo from the political wars in Washington, but a memo by Lansing utility expert and former state regulator Tom Stanton is part of a local conflict over Lansing’s...
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Lansing artists coalesce for a new gallery
Feb. 22 2018
It’s unfair to say they came out of the blue. After three years of transforming a dilapidated Old Town building at 718 E. Grand River Ave. into an illustrious urban gallery, META Collective, a new...
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The manufactured home park was sold on Dec. 15 on land contract to Riverview Estates MHC LLC, a California company, by South Lyon-based Riverview 110 Estates LLC. The sale price does not appear in city...
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In 2009, when Rick Snyder was considering a run for governor, he conducted a series of small meetings to bounce ideas around and get feedback from various citizens. As a person in one of those meetings,...

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New owners act
The manufactured home park was sold on Dec. 15 on land contract to Riverview Estates MHC LLC, a California company, by South Lyon-based Riverview 110 Estates...
State owes county recycling fee for Governor’s Mansion
“I think this might be an error on the city’s part. That doesn’t make sense,” wrote Snyder spokesman Ari Adler Friday. “Do...
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Liz Carroll comes to Ten Pound Fiddle
As a young girl, renowned Irish fiddle player and composer Liz Carroll felt lucky to grow up in a household full of musicians with a rich Irish history....
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“I never heard of chimichangas or fajitas before I moved here,” said Jorge Vera, one of Acapulco’s co-owners. “Those don’t...
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City won’t identify people behind marijuana license applications
Who knows? Not the public, at least. Citing state law, city government is refusing to release the identities of the financial backers behind medical marijuana...
The campaign, called “Promote the Vote,” seeks to give military members more time to vote, automatically register citizens when they conduct...

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Growth spurt
When the emergency rules regarding medical marijuana licensing were released by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) in December, they included a provision allowing potential licensees...
Feb. 8 2018
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Night for Notables honors great Michigan writers
Ford will be interviewed by another Notable Book author, Monica McFawn, whose collection of short stories and her first book, “Bright Shards of Somewhere Else,” won a Notable Book Award in...
Jan. 25 2018
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Lansing booking company hits the 10-year mark
To celebrate the milestone, Twin Peaks, PUP and notable locals Michigander, Greet Death and Stefanie Haapala, performed a commemorative concert last week at the Crofoot in Pontiac. Well attended and highly...
Jan. 25 2018
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Prosecutor Siemon could reopen MSU sexual assault cases
The multiple investigations of Michigan State University and its failures to address cases of sexual assault allegedly committed by athletes also involves actions — or inactions by the Ingham County...
Feb. 1 2018
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This week, the local dining scene was shaken by the surprise closing of the Dolson in Charlotte. It had been a joint effort between the Lansing-based restaurant group Potent Potables Project and the Charlotte-based...
Jan. 29 2018
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MSU Latinx Film Fest reveals unseen lives
An untapped world of film will soon crack open for all of Lansing to see. The history of the “Jimi Hendrix of accordion,” a Spanish thriller about cult suicide and a forensic detective’s...
Feb. 1 2018
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Lansing artists coalesce for a new gallery
It’s unfair to say they came out of the blue. After three years of transforming a dilapidated Old Town building at 718 E. Grand River Ave. into an illustrious urban gallery, META Collective, a new...
Feb. 22 2018
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Lansing poet Eric Crosley brings a collaborative experience to the Robin Theatre
Crosley’s roots take us to mid50’s rural Indiana, where he discovered his transgender identity at the very young age of five. The realization made life problematic for Crosley, who was forced...
Feb. 22 2018
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‘Thus With a Kiss I Die’ packs an immersive theater experience
Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre has an outstanding history of producing plays that address critical social and cultural issues. From “In the Blood” to “Baltimore”...
Feb. 22 2018
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On our first visit, I knew beforehand I was going for comfort food. The meatloaf special with mashed potatoes, gravy and steamed vegetables and a roll ($7.95) fit the bill. The portions were generous and,...
Feb. 15 2018
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For starters, let’s underscore that EnVie is not, and doesn’t claim to be, a French restaurant. That, fellow diners, is a good thing
Jan. 18 2018
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BBQ joint lives up to Guy Fieri-hype
On the Southern end of the food spectrum are items like smoked beef brisket ($12.95 for a half-pound) and baby back ribs ($30.95 for a full rack, plus two sides). I maintain that Saddleback BBQ in REO...
Dec. 21 2017

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How the HIV epidemic in Michigan could be ended in a decade Hope and challenges in the trenches
With effective biomedical interventions, but no cure, Michigan leaders believe the end of HIV could come as soon as a decade. The question: Is the infrastructure in place to remove barriers and finance...
Jan. 18 2018
Creating without perceived borders or limits
“The shortest statement of philosophy I have is my living, or the word ‘I.’” —Audre Lorde As an artist, I find that the most direct reflection of my identity can be found...
Dec. 21 2017
The holiday season has arrived and adult survivors of child sexual abuse will once again be navigating festivities where their perpetrator may have a seat at the table.
It is common for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence to skip family reunions, birthday parties, funerals, weddings, and holiday dinners to avoid having to share these experiences with the...
Dec. 21 2017

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This week on City Pulse on the air, Publisher of the Lansing City Pulse Berl Schwartz speaks with the three East Lansing city council candidates: Ruth Beier, Susan Woods and Aaron Stephens
Oct. 23 2017