Reflections and repercussions, 10 years after 9/11
Sept. 7 2011
The approach of Sept. 11, 2011, has set off a plume of words and images reliving the horrors and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, but the anniversary has also opened a quiet back door to reflection. David Hollister,...
Sept. 7 2011
This week, WKAR Radio will air reports focusing on local residents affected by Sept. 11. These will include interviews with a Michigan State University psychiatrist and Pakistani Muslim woman who embraced...
Lansing City Council to meet Thursday afternoon over some light business
Sept. 7 2011
Wednesday, Sept. 7 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon over some minor business that includes granting nonprofit status to a local organization, settling two special...
Aug. 31 2011
Since late spring, progressive types angry about the public school cuts and the anti-union stuff coming out of Republican-led Lansing have been passing around recall petitions. They want Gov. Rick Snyder...
Aug. 31 2011
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: Sure 1434 Pontiac may look humble next to its two-story statuesque neighbors, but this bungalow can rival even the grandest American house with its efficient...
City announces plan to give Davenport University the Oliver Towers property in exchange for the college’s downtown campus. Towers would be demolished.
Aug. 31 2011
As part of a draft development agreement to be announced today by city officials, Davenport University would move its Lansing campus to the Oliver Towers property at Capitol Avenue and Shiawassee Street...
A look at the 11-year history of the nearly deserted building
Aug. 31 2011
The fire gutted the first floor and destroyed the fire and elevator systems, causing $250,000 worth of damages. After repairs, the Lansing Housing Commission was able to move into the first floor, but...
Aug. 31 2011
Is anything about those four sentences unclear to you? It was for the Ingham County Elections Commission. They ruled last week that the wording was so unclear, it wasn’t fit to put on the top of...
Start the new school year off right by getting the lowdown on the coolest places in town that won’t be advertised anywhere else.
Aug. 31 2011
Going back to school can be stressful. You have to find all your classes in buildings you might never have been to, buy expensive textbooks you might never use and pray that your teacher for your 8 a.m....
This story was corrected to reflect the correct name of the chairman of the WKAR Community Advisory Board.
Aug. 26 2011
Where does MSU get off not answering fair questions about WKAR’s financial situation?
Lansing skyline
Aug. 24 2011
Like an individual snowflake, every skyline is unique. Big or small. Short or tall. With a single glimpse you can see where a city has been, where it is now and from the arrangement of construction cranes...
The city and the developer of Market Place intended for construction to have started by now. What happened?
Aug. 24 2011
It’s approaching four years since the city and developer Pat Gillespie announced plans to transplant the Lansing City Market to downtown just east of the Grand River, accompanied by a mostly residential...
Aug. 24 2011
When controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones confirmed his plans to attend a rally in Lansing, reader underdog5056 asked, “Who in the world invited this goon in the first place?” That would...
Will the Red Cedar Golf Course proposal be the catalyst that finally brings the Michigan State University community into the city?
Aug. 24 2011
It’s no secret Lansing has struggled to attract Michigan State University students into Lansing, both for leisure and employment. It’s also no secret that the city’s trying to change...
Aug. 24 2011
A pair of Lansing City Council members up for re-election this November are not flatly ruling out the possibility of running for the state House of Representatives next year
Aug. 24 2011
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has endorsed four candidates for Lansing City Council, his executive assistant Randy Hannan confirmed to MLive.com
Aug. 24 2011
Ryan Richmond owns Relief Choices, a dispensary with three locations throughout the state (including one on Michigan Avenue in Lansing). Unlike some of his colleagues, he’s not quite as threatened...
Three ballot proposals scheduled for City Council vote on Monday
Aug. 19 2011
Friday, Aug. 19 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote on three proposals Monday that could end up on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot
Aug. 17 2011
The first night was the worst. At 5 p.m., our production editor quit. We’d been bickering about my desire for paper proofs versus his desire to proofread the first issue of City Pulse on a computer...
City clerk says the annual number of Lansing City Council meetings is ‘excessive.’ What do Council candidates think?
Aug. 17 2011
While five candidates support or are open to City Clerk Chris Swope’s proposal that he says would cut costs and align Lansing with nearly every other city in the state, two are against and one is...

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