Feb. 22 2012
Standing in front of the Veterans Memorial Courthouse in downtown Lansing, Byrum took a few digs at the current officeholder, retiring Clerk Mike Bryanton, who is backing Lansing Clerk Chris Swope as his...
Why is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigating Shannon Wiggins? Her husband's probation violation hearing may offer some clues.
Feb. 15 2012
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration executed a federal search warrant late last month at her eastside clinic. A spokesman for the federal agency could “neither confirm nor deny” that her...
Feb. 15 2012
There’s long-held tradition in naming buildings — Monticello, Farnsworth and Robie, to name a few. Houses are typically named after the first owner or the architect. What do you get when the...
Feb. 15 2012
However, all of the directors of the seven stores in the Lansing area say they have “no problem” with free publications, as one of them put it. But directors have no choice in the matter, one...
Feb. 15 2012
Lost somewhere in the hubbub about Rick Santorum’s sudden lead over eventual 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in some national and Michigan polls was a bit Monday on The New York...
Everybody's a critic as the Broad Museum finally settles to Earth
Feb. 15 2012
Even after ground broke in March 2010, it was hard to believe that a grassy plot among the ivy-covered halls of Michigan State would be home to the latest creation of a star architect who is altering cityscapes...
Feb. 14 2012
The explosive reaction generated news coverage in India and England. Political bloggers at The New York Times, Washington Post and Politico panned it. Slate tweeted that it’s “stupid and blatantly...
Coping with the loss of a daughter, Lori Black opens up about the final hours of Shayla Johnson’s life and why she thinks the media haven’t accurately portrayed her family
Feb. 13 2012
“This is pretty much what my life has become,” Lori Black says while walking into the dining room of her west Lansing home. She’s carrying two stacks of paper. The first is about 3 1/2...
Feb. 8 2012
Property: 1020 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing Owner: CCPL Real Estate Group Assessed value: $286,000 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: It is highly...
Micro-turbines may soon harness the hot air at City Hall
Feb. 8 2012
In his State of the City address Jan. 30, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said the city was working with an Indiana manufacturer to put micro-turbines on city buildings as the first in “a series of small-scale...
The mayor’s loose cannon strikes again, and other memorable Bernero blow-ups
Feb. 2 2012
“I was stunned,” Rossman-McKinney said Monday. “The way he specifically referred to Jim Nye in front of hundreds of people. You know our mayor. He gets pretty worked up — and he...
Feb. 1 2012
Opdyke was a Lansing architect who designed this striking modernist cube at 827 N. Washington Ave. Easily overlooked, this diminutive glass and steel box is among the best of the best in Lansing. Flat...
MSU students say they will draw up alternative energy transition plan
Feb. 1 2012
A coalition of Michigan State University students, frustrated with the university’s newly minted energy transition plan, announced Friday it will submit an alternative plan to MSU President Lou Anna...
Ferguson to run for fourth term on MSU Board of Trustees
Feb. 1 2012
Ferguson, a Democrat, says he still feels like he’s adding value to the university’s eight-member governing board. He enjoys what he’s doing and, at age 73, Ferguson is still viewed as...
Feb. 1 2012
Karger lived with a male partner for 10 years, but he hid the news, rushing his partner out and hiding pictures on family visits
Jan. 25 2012
The dismal collection of trees and fallen branches scattered across the front lawn do the city of Williamston a favor by concealing this abandoned house from the frequently traveled Grand River Avenue
What do you say about a Lansing casino?
Jan. 25 2012
City Pulse interviewed nine individuals in downtown Lansing Monday to get their reaction to the city’s announcement of bringing a tribally owned and operated casino downtown. Here’s what they...
Jan. 25 2012
Griffin Rivers, the former chairman of the Ingham County Democratic Party, announced Tuesday he was running for the open 68th House District seat being vacated by term-limited Rep. Joan Bauer, D-Lansing,...
MSU researchers are working on car engine technology that could reduce vehicle weight by 1,000 pounds and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 90 percent
Jan. 25 2012
Cooking-pot-sized generators could replace most of what’s under the hood in hybrid cars, which would mean lighter, cheaper, cleaner and more efficient vehicles
Jan. 25 2012
Although we do occasionally think of those who struggle in our own local community, a sustainability worldview believes we are linked to everyone as one human family, sharing one single planet, with one...

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