Nov. 16 2017
Bauer, who represented the 68th District for six years until she was term limited in 2012, is a former Lansing City Councilwoman. Schor replaced her in the Legislature. Both are Democrats
RPA puts coal plants on life support; BWL plans to pull the plug anyway
Nov. 16 2017
The Trump administration is taking multiple steps to prolong the life of the nation’s aging coal-fired power plants, from reversing the Obama-era Clean Power Plan to intervening in the market and...
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East Lansing struggles after tax loss
Nov. 16 2017
Mayor Mark Meadows said the city will likely pursue those options in addition to making cuts to employees through attrition. That means when employees leave the municipal government, their positions will...
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Red Cedar Renaissance project worth wait
Nov. 16 2017
By a public vote, in two separate elections (the large majority voting for this project), the Montgomery Drain improvements and the Red Cedar development project have been demanded by the public
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Scandals cloud MSU President Lou Anna Simon’s growing legacy
Nov. 16 2017
In nearly 13 years as president, Simon has led the university through a transformation so thorough and multi-faceted that observers are beginning to compare her tenure to the epic 28-year reign of post-World...
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New city hall and downtown hotel, but no jail and courts
Nov. 16 2017
The developer, Beitler Real Estate Services, of Chicago, was one of four to submit plans but the only non-local one. Its president, J. Paul Beitler, is an alumnus of Michigan State University. His company’s...
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Nov. 10 2017
LANSING — Warmer weather and a cool state economy have teamed up to mean fewer snowmobile riders on state trails — and less money in the pockets of those who rely on them. A snowy winter...
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Nov. 9 2017
In a farewell address to the Rotary Club of Lansing, Virg Bernero called out community leaders for their willingness to accept mediocrity. His talk was pointedly titled “Mediocre or Marvelous: Metro...
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Nov. 9 2017
It’s called Downtown Okemos, or the Four Corners, but it’s overshadowed by long vacant buildings, empty lots overgrown with weeds and a few small businesses
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Nov. 9 2017
The new first family: State Rep. Andy Schor celebrates with his family at the Lansing Brewing Co. after easily defeating Lansing City Councilwoman Judi Brown Clarke for mayor. From left, Schor, son, Ryan,...
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Nov. 9 2017
But it’s not that simple. From the beginning, Brown Clarke’s campaign was quixotic and tentative. While she spent the last months of 2016 quietly “considering” a run for mayor,...
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Nov. 9 2017
Lansing Mayor-elect Andy Schor granted an exclusive onehour interview to City Pulse with editor and publisher Berl Schwartz and associate publisher Mickey Hirten The following excerpts have been edited...
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Nov. 9 2017
The publicly owned utility has proposed a 3.9 percent increase for the next three years on residential electric rates. In addition, it’s asking the BWL Board of Commissioners to approve a 5.5 percent...
Nov. 9 2017
“BWL provides multi-pronged customer assistance that ensures BWL dollars are contributed only to BWL customers in need,” said Steve Serkaian, a BWL spokesman. The BWL’s reason for not...
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Mayor-elect: I’m a ‘collaborator who can get things done faster’
Nov. 8 2017
Courtesy Photo WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8 — State Rep. Andy Schor was elected mayor of Lansing on Tuesday by a landslide margin: 72 percent to 28 percent for City Councilwoman Judi Brown Clarke. W
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Nov. 2 2017
On November 7th, residents of the City of East Lansing will have the opportunity to broaden the tax base of the City and reduce property taxes to a Charter maximum of 13 mills; a historic low and the lowest...
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Candidates for Lansing offices raised nearly $190,000
Nov. 2 2017
It’s that time of the year again — pumpkins, goblins and campaign finance reports. With five races for Lansing City offices and nine candidates on the ballot next Tuesday, the cash has been...
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Real estate PAC donates $32,823 to newcomer Stephens in EL Council race
Nov. 2 2017
That’s three times the $10,383 that Stephens, a Democrat seeking a nonpartisan seat on the Council, raised for his campaign, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Ingham County Clerk...
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Look for usual light turnout Tuesday in local races
Nov. 2 2017
Cities nationwide have problems getting people to vote in local elections. One study from Portland State University analyzed 23 million voting records and voters over the age of 65 are 15 times more likely...
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Co-location of Plymouth, Pilgrim churches sign of times for Lansing’s older faith community
Nov. 2 2017
When you step into Lansing’s Plymouth Congregational Church, at 2001 E. Grand River Ave., you notice a series of cozy rooms, the lighting throughout the building dim. Boxes are stacked in the corners....