Former city auditor seeks to replace former boss on City Council
Feb. 1 2017
Having had a front row seat to the making of legislative sausage in Lansing, Jim DeLine, the City Council’s recently retired internal auditor, wants into the kitchen. He’s announced that...
City attorney said McIntyre filed employment claim against the city
Feb. 1 2017
The still largely unexplained $160,663 payout to former City Attorney Janene McIntyre was preceded by a legal claim she made against the city, according to the minutes of an obscure council committee...
Jan. 31 2017
Cover story: City Pulse’s first-ever Women’s Health Issue City Pulse offers a variety of stories on women’s health topics, ranging from birth control to fitness to heart disease
Jan. 30 2017
MONDAY, Jan. 30 — In response to executives orders signed over the weekend by President Donald Trump, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is pushing back. After meeting with community leaders and advocates
Jan. 25 2017
For the school choice lobby — including billionaire Betsy DeVos — this is a chance to make specious claims without referencing where their data came from. Their claims about the impact of school...
Jan. 25 2017
Parents understand that education options open doors for their children. Every child is unique, with distinct interests and learning styles. Moms and dads know that a school that might work for one student...
City Council rift could complicate upcoming development decisions
Jan. 25 2017
The deadlock over Lansing City Council leadership is over — but the chasm between two Council factions is neither bridged nor resolved, laying the groundwork for gridlock that could impact major...
BWL rolls out proposed designs for substation walls, solicits public input
Jan. 25 2017
When you put a power substation next to a park, do you try to hide it, hope people ignore it or lean into its industrial look?
Three challengers aim to unseat Lansing Council members
Jan. 25 2017
Two weeks ago, James McClurken became the first official candidate for Lansing City Council. He announced he’s challenging Fourth Ward Councilmember Jessica Yorko, who has not yet filed paperwork...
Deeply divided council, in search of leadership solution, has resulted to secret meetings which may violate state law
Jan. 23 2017
MONDAY Jan. 23 – A deeply divided City Council, searching for a solution to a leadership impasse, has been meeting secretly and likely violating Michigan’s Open Meetings Act to find solutions...
Jan. 20 2017
LANSING — Michigan lobbyist and business executive Betsy DeVos’ nomination as U.S. secretary of education has been met with criticism from Michigan educators and public school advocates who
Jan. 20 2017
FRIDAY, Jan. 20 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Rural schools have pluses, minuses: Schools out...
Jan. 18 2017
To illustrate, the 2016 campaign brought us New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s derisive, “When reporters act like jerks, you need to treat them that way. The guy’s a complete idiot, self-consumed...
Jan. 18 2017
The phenomenal increase of income inequality is the biggest economic story of our time. As recently as 1978, the most affluent 1 percent of American households received less than 9 percent of all of...
Trump era brings protests both large scale and personal
Jan. 18 2017
A morning phone call last week is still gnawing at Aubrey Marron’s conscience
Trump supporters keep their fingers crossed
Jan. 18 2017
Get out there and see what Donald Trump supporters are thinking. It’s already a journalism cliche
Landlords can regulate use in their properties
Jan. 18 2017
It’s been a recurring problem. Over the last several months, Donald Cuthbert has awakened to the smell of marijuana permeating his home from his neighbor’s property
Jan. 18 2017
While not as obviously eye-catching as its Old Town neighbors (or the delightful mural on its northern wing), this building exhibits a simple elegance and authentic details. The main front facade is divided...
New maps show where overdose crisis is worse
Jan. 18 2017
“Scanner — 30-year-old male overdose victim, not breathing, needles on floor nearby, 3600 block of Lathrop.”
City Council fails yet again to select 2017 leadership
Jan. 17 2017
TUESDAY, Jan. 17— The third time is, apparently, not the charm for the Lansing City Council