As new federal health care regulations took effect Thursday, dozens in Ingham County lose coverage: an ‘unintended consequence.’
Sept. 29 2010
Fifty-four employees from 18 local businesses (including City Pulse) were notified recently that U.S. Health and Life Insurance Co. will terminate the 6-year-old Ingham County Advantage health insurance...
Why does the Public Safety Committee meet so much, anyway?
Sept. 29 2010
Tim Kaltenbach was surprised when he heard the news that Jessica Yorko, his successor on the Lansing City Council, had missed 27 of 33 Public Safety Committee meetings in roughly seven months
Sept. 29 2010
With burners on high, the election season is heating up and Republicans are cranking out rhetoric of winning a majority in Congress this November
Is Rick Snyder really a nerd?
Sept. 29 2010
We’ve heard about Snyder’s three college degrees by age 23. He’s obviously brilliant, but being brilliant doesn’t make you a nerd. He doesn’t wear glasses, let alone thick...
The Lansing City Council votes tonight on the snow and ice removal ordinance and granting a special land use permit to a mega church
Sept. 27 2010
Monday, Sept. 27 — After nearly two years, the proposed snow and ice removal ordinance, which grants the city permission to clear snow from sidewalks if residents fail to do so (and charges them),...
Stephen Jahner, owner of Capital City Collectibles for 30 years, has died. He was 55.
Sept. 24 2010
Friday, Sept. 24 — Some knew him as the “Mad Hatter” for his top hats, tailed coats and ruffled renaissance shirts. Others knew him as a man who bled green and white for his devout loyalty...
MSU faculty behind a five-year, $4.2 million federal grant to make Great Lakes climate change research more succinct, useful
Sept. 23 2010
Thursday, Sept. 23 — Climate change research done on the Great Lakes region is a hodgepodge and in most cases not very useful for policymakers. Researchers from Michigan State University, the University...
Too little too late, Mr. Rogers
Sept. 22 2010
Lance Enderle is willing to do the hard work to help Michigan residents get back on their feet. He isn’t afraid to answer tough questions. He’s willing to stand up to special interests (he...
Suspicions arise that the Grand River took on coal ash in addition to sewage and storm water after Thursday’s rain
Sept. 22 2010
The Lansing Board of Water and Light is midway through moving 450,000 cubic yards of toxic legacy coal ash the byproduct of burning coal that contains arsenic, mercury and boron from its property north...
Capital Area District Library
Sept. 22 2010
Property: Capital Area District Library (Downtown), Lansing Every community has a library, the lucky ones have several, but how often do we really take the time to appreciate the buildings? Lansing is...
Sept. 22 2010
Michigan’s top issue is male-to-female transgender individuals using women restrooms. It’s certainly not the other way around. I mean if female-to-male transgender individuals (or anyone else...
Fourth Ward Councilwoman Jessica Yorko’s committee attendance in sharp contrast with her colleagues’
Sept. 22 2010
At a Sept. 13 City Council meeting, regular attendee John Pollard presented a Freedom of Information Act request he filed with the city asking for all Council members’ attendance records at committee...
Potential Marketplace development could bring upgrades to the pedway that crosses the Grand River
Sept. 22 2010
Standing on the Michigan Avenue bridge looking north with an architectural designer offers a unique perspective of much of the recent downtown activity: the Ottawa Power Station, City Market, River Trail,...
Sept. 22 2010
“As (a) regional group of recycling coordinators, we have held different recycling events for separate items,” said Lori Miller, assistant recycling coordinator for the city. “But as...
Sept. 22 2010
For ten long years Mike Rogers has been consistent. He consistently rubber stamped the disastrous policies of the Bush/ Cheney administration. He consistently ignored Michigan’s manufacturing losses,...
Sept. 22 2010
Every night at about 9:30, Vivian “Mama Bear” Thomas waits excitedly for her friends to come by for dinner. She sits beneath a deck umbrella and blue plastic tarps, held together by dead tree...
A new detoxification center to open with hopes of reducing burden on police, paramedics
Sept. 22 2010
A new place will open in Lansing soon where area police and paramedics can take drunken people to get sober. Wedged between Domino’s Pizza and a big red house at 810 W. Saginaw St., the 11-bed clinic...
The abortion issue surfaces on the campaign trail
Sept. 22 2010
Virg Bernero’s Democratic gubernatorial campaign is chasing women as of late … their vote, that is.At campaign stops in Lansing, Flint and Southfield Monday, Bernero and running mate Brenda...
Small downtown event aims to draw attention to a big problem: maintaining public spaces
Sept. 17 2010
By 11 a.m., local organizers of PARK(ing) Day 2010 had green Astroturf laid down across three parking spaces on Washington Square near Allegan Street. Ring toss boxes were set up to pass the time within...
Sept. 15 2010
Bureaucrats scream, money, more and more money, as if it is the cure to every, and all, problems. Money is only a tool and must be used correctly. We do not need the greed of ignorant bureaucrats to continually...