April 28 2017
LANSING — On May Day, workers and immigrants across Michigan will rally to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.Under the slogan “Rise up,” the Michigan effort...
Trio of dogs released after judge reverses decision to euthanize them
April 26 2017
Prosecutors argued in late July that the dogs killed the goats and therefore, under state law, needed to be euthanized as a risk to public safety. But Ionia County Animal Control officials disagreed....
Bishop finds a safe place for town halls: Small-town Stockbridge, a GOP stronghold
April 26 2017
Bishop carried Stockbirdge Township 53.5 percent to 30.4 percent for Democrat Suzanna Shkreli. The county went the other way: 56 percent for Shkreli and 38 percent for Bishop
A Q&A with Rep. Mike Bishop
April 26 2017
Following his townhall meetings, U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, sat down with Todd Heywood to answer a few questions about national and political concerns
Gonorrhea, chlamydia raging in Ingham County as Health Department rolls out education effort
April 26 2017
The “clap” and “clam” — street names for gonorrhea and chlamydia — are occurring well above the national rate in Ingham County, particularly among African Americans
March for Science brings activism with an attention span to state Capitol
April 26 2017
There have been heady days of political protest in Michigan’s history, but none as heady as Saturday’s March for Science
In his last year of life, progressive warrior Bob Alexander saw new cause for optimism
April 26 2017
In late January 2016, Alexander was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He fought it off with his trademark energy and dry humor for over a year, surprising even those who had strained to keep up with the...
Polly Pothole scouts some potential nests, meets a friend
April 25 2017
This week, Polly's tour of greater Lansing's biggest and best potholes took her to the 3300 block of Jerree Street on the city's southwest side. There she toured a sizable crater nestled among
April 21 2017
A senator is pushing to renew a 2013 law that allows students to anonymously send tips regarding bullying and crime in their schools to help improve safety
Outlets would be forced to Lansing's far ends
April 19 2017
Only a few defied the ruling — and nothing happened to them in Lansing, thanks to the progressive position of the Bernero administration. Gradually, old owners reopened and new ones came along until...
April 19 2017
Undaunted by failure in 2016, advocates see 2018 as the year Michigan will legalize adult-use of marijuana. There is money behind the initiative, momentum from other states that have ended pot prohibition,...
April 19 2017
To build support for legalization and discourage locales from restricting marijuana businesses, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act is studded with sweeteners — an array of fees...
April 19 2017
The new attorney general of the United States, Jeff Sessions, recently declared that marijuana was “only slightly less awful” than heroin
April 19 2017
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero may as well be called Mayorajuana, given his outspoken support for legalization — even though he claims never to have had even a puff. Bernero’s policy has been to...
Strict proposed ordinance uses zoning to sharply reduce dispensaries
April 19 2017
Those conclusions are based on taking a map provided by the City Council of proposed restricted and non-restricted areas and placing on it the existing dispensaries that City Pulse was able to determine...
Lansing’s reefer madness approach shortsighted as state moves rapidly toward legalization
April 19 2017
Politicians are trying to balance the future against constituents with a reefer madness mentality who would kill the marijuana business in Lansing if they could. Our likely future mayor, Andy Schor, has...
April 19 2017
Lansing isn't one of them. For a city that sees itself as progressive, Lansing is weighing rules and regulations that will decimate its fledgling medical marijuana industry. Of 62 medical marijuana dispensaries...
Congressman can expect a greeting from protesters tomorrow
April 19 2017
When 500 of your constituents create a cardboard cutout of you and ask it questions at a town hall in your stead, there has to be a breakdown in communication somewhere. That’s exactly what happened...
April 18 2017
Polly poses in her first pothole, located in the 100 block of Baker Street in REO Town. She rejected the spacious hole in the road because it was also a sinkhole.Todd Heywood/City Pulse TUESDAY
April 14 2017
LANSING — Some religious leaders are questioning the necessity of a House bill aimed at further protecting their First Amendment rights.The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jeffrey Noble, R-Plymouth, would...