March 21 2012
Byrum, D- Onandaga, who cannot run for her post again because of term limits, said she received a call from Swope on Tuesday afternoon letting her know of his intentions not to run. She said the two plan...
March 21 2012
Property: 819 N. Larch St., Lansing Owner: Jennerin Inc. Assessed value: $17,700 Owner says: Demolished by the end of the year Nestled between a dirt alley driveway to the south and a vacant lot to the...
The other Gillespie says rentals, not owner-occupied, is key to success in developing a prime city block near downtown and across the street from the Capitol Complex
March 21 2012
Development plans were being floated for the mostly green space one block south from this living room, which was packed with about 20 neighbors. It’s the second major development announcement in...
Twenty percent of East Lansing Public Schools students live in the Lansing School District. Could a casino’s funding the Lansing Promise Scholarship change that?
March 21 2012
The pupil drain has left Lansing’s three high schools — Sexton, Eastern and Everett — with less than solid enrollment among eligible Lansing students. And one of these schools may be...
Pondering the fallout of closing the United States Postal Service’s Collins Road sorting facility
March 21 2012
Congress has put a moratorium on implementing the recommendations of the study until May 15, reportedly in order to come up with more comprehensive postal reform
March 21 2012
Live in Eaton County or elsewhere in the 7th Congressional District? A Democrat with some prior elected office experience? Have access to a little bit of money? No criminal record? The Michigan Democratic...
City of Lansing follows through on commitment for dedicated Public Media Center
March 21 2012
And boom: Brown is broadcasting his TV show worldwide on the Internet. Just another day in the life of local public access programming. “Time Slot 2X” is the second iteration of a public access...
March 14 2012
It’s easy to take great design for granted. Take the intersection of Rosewood and West Grand River avenues in East Lansing. It really has it all, and what makes this intersection so great is its...
Will the young, "creative class" build opposition to the downtown Lansing casino proposal? It already is.
March 14 2012
Turns out the people behind some organized opposition to Lansing’s downtown casino proposal are young, up-and-coming entrepreneurs who think a casino does nothing to bring more people like themselves...
PR man Bob Kolt takes on a new cause: the needs and wishes of the state’s seniors
March 14 2012
Kolt, a longtime Lansing public relations man, has worked for some big clients, but now he speaks for the state’s demographic 800-pound gorilla. Last week, Kolt was named president of the Michigan...
March 14 2012
He’s also signed on to a plan with neighboring Democratic state rep candidate Doug Drake to get voter approval for a $2 billion bond that would be used to cover tuition costs for Michigan students...
March 7 2012
Meijer shoppers who are used to picking up City Pulse there will still find it — they will just have to look in a new place starting next week
March 7 2012
Property: 500 S. Fairview Ave., Lansing Owners: Bobbie and Claudia Pelfery Assessed: $38,100 Owner says: Unable to be reached for comment Some houses flake away quietly at the edges, tucked among better...
East Lansing led the nation in local legislation that protected gay employees against discrimination. Forty years later, the city celebrates.
March 7 2012
Two score years ago, after hearing from an angry resident who didn’t want to pay the city $11 for mowing his vacant lot and before taking up the matter of an abandoned easement, the East Lansing...
March 7 2012
Salivating over a scorched earth Republican primary here a week ago, Michigan Democrats are moving all of their chips to the middle right now. In March. Let’s go
As a vote nears, members are still listening and making up their minds.
March 7 2012
If Jody Washington were speaking only as a constituent, and not the 1st Ward City Councilwoman, she said she would be thrilled to bring a casino to downtown Lansing
A look inside the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians: How tribal gaming is modernizing the Sault Tribe and how politics is tearing it apart
March 7 2012
Sault Ste. Marie — Outside the historic Chippewa County Court House, a statue depicting a Roman legend greets visitors near the north entrance. Two small children, Romulus and Remus, are feeding...
Feb. 29 2012
Meanwhile, Meijer also reached out to me, albeit with only a temporary solution. But, after some confusion, it’s clear to me now that Meijer is truly interested in a long-range solution that meets...
Could Sault Tribe members put a stop to the downtown casino deal?
Feb. 29 2012
The chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is worried his members will overturn the tribe’s vote to support a downtown Lansing casino, putting an end to over a year’s worth...
Feb. 29 2012
You’ve probably never noticed the plinth of erect concrete located in the median of Michigan Avenue on the eastside between Detroit Street and LaSalle Court. It is no ordinary bit of concrete —...

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