East Lansing church creates safe space for immigrants, refugees
May 26 2017
While the City of Lansing has waffled on whether or not to label itself a sanctuary city, one local faith community is stepping up and declaring itself a sanctuary. And it’s more than a label —...
Mayoral, City Council elections bring political signs — some improperly placed
May 25 2017
Are you demonstrating your support for a candidate by putting a campaign sign on your property? You might want to make sure you’re not violating the city’s ordinance that prohibits placing...
Michigan data show discrimination, medical issues a significant problem
May 25 2017
“The survey results were dramatic,” said Merissa Kovach, policy strategist at the American Civil Liberties Union, “and demonstrate the devastating consequences that discrimination and...
Herbert-Herman Cancer Center takes humanistic approach to treatment
May 24 2017
As we toured the airy atrium, a worker on a high platform was stringing dozens of wires overhead, getting ready for a hundredpiece hanging sculpture by Lansing glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith. The central...
Council plans special meeting on overriding Bernero veto
May 24 2017
His sticking point? “I want to see a plan,” he said. Critics say that is exactly why the City Council should override last week’s veto by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero: There is no indepth...
With Bernero voicing his opposition, a split Council readies to consider ordinance
May 24 2017
“The ordinance completely ignores the Planning Board recommendation that called for reasonable zoning standards for dispensaries,” he went on
Friends to remember murdered friend at candlelight vigil tonight
May 24 2017
Kevin Wirth, 27, was found beaten and stabbed to death in his eastside home early Sunday morning, Lansing’s seventh homicide this year. Larkin Henry Neely Jr, 30, of Detroit was arraigned this...
Bernero vetoes proposal to shift golf course to LEPFA
May 18 2017
Lansing Virg Bernero vetoed today City Council’s decision to prevent him from shifting control of Groesbeck Golf Course from the parks department to the Lansing Entertainment and Public Affairs Authority.
May 17 2017
LGBTQ people are no strangers to the search for a new home. We understand and feel the depth and relief behind a word like “sanctuary.” Sanctuary is what a home is supposed to be, but for many,...
May 17 2017
The word “asexual” and the associated spectrum remains an abstract concept to many, but once explained, it is actually rather simple to understand. As we learn more about human behavior, we...
May 17 2017
After years of delays and false starts, a proposed $380 million development on the city’s former Red Cedar Golf Course on Michigan Avenue could be moving swiftly to the formal approval process with...
Solar energy comes to a full boil in mid-Michigan
May 17 2017
From 60 acres of solar carports going up on the MSU campus to the Lansing Board of Water & Light’s growing solar arrays to a 1,000-panel community solar “garden” in an East Lansing park,...
Not much meat, but Brown Clarke has a good outing before Chamber
May 17 2017
Good meant sounding thoughtful on difficult issues. Good also meant not going on the offensive, an important factor after nearly 12 years of incumbent Virg Bernero’s bulldog approach. Many people,...
Picnic in the pavilion? Not at Moore’s River Park
May 17 2017
The 61-year-old, two-story picnic shelter was structurally unsound, a periodic city inspection revealed
Demolition begins on LCC ventilation tower to make room for new clock tower
May 17 2017
Demolition of one of Lansing Community College’s most recognizable — if not aesthetically pleasing — landmarks began today
Planning Board member under fire for marijuana advocacy
May 11 2017
Three Lansing City Council members think Planning Board member Josh Hovey has a conflict of interest and want him to resign. Hovey is the spokesman for a marijuana legalization ballot initiative and as...
Council questions budget plan to transfer golf course to LEPFA
May 11 2017
Council members have expressed concern at budget hearings over the Bernero administration’s proposal to shift the management of the Groesbeck Golf Course to the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities...
Woman fighting to make BWL pay for house it burned down in 2015
May 11 2017
Two women from the BWL knocked on her door and asked permission to hook a hose up to her outside faucet to aid her neighbor. Initially, she declined, according to a transcript of a deposition on file at...
City Pulse’s totally biased, subjective introduction to the candidates for Lansing city offices
May 4 2017
So, when you hit the polls on Aug. 8 for the City of Lansing primary election, or start voting absentee five weeks earlier (unless, of course, you’re in the majority, which doesn’t bother to...
May 4 2017
Don’t believe me? Ask the folks in Austin, Ind. One drug user there became infected with HIV. Within a year, 190 cases of HIV linked to needle sharing had been identified in the rural community....

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