Williamston readies transgender policy for schools
Oct. 26 2017
School Board members have been working on a policy for months. At issue: which bathroom and locker room may transgender and gender-nonconforming students use? Should they participate in sports based on...
Quality, higher wages make for a box store with a conscience
Oct. 26 2017
It’s a difficult question: Should a business’ main goal be profit or something more public? Businesses like Tom’s Shoes, Starbucks, Method Cleaning Products and more have emerged and...
McClurken crime mailer image repels some supporters
Oct. 26 2017
Despite being “uncomfortable” with an image on a political mailer for his campaign, 4th Ward City Council candidate Jim McClurken approved it for release, triggering political criticism, the...
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New Lansing ordinance in effect after clerk rules against petition
Oct. 20 2017
FRIDAY, Oct. 20 — Lansing’s new medical marijuana ordinance has taken effect after City Clerk Chris Swope ruled against a petition drive to put it on the ballot. Swope found too few valid signature
Diwali officially recognized
Oct. 20 2017
Photo by Shruti Saripalli On Oct. 18, State Rep. Christine Greig, D-Farmington Hills, was one of several co-sponsors of a resolution that was adopted immediately in the Michigan House
Oct. 19 2017
The Lansing City Council is evenly divided between at-large members, who represent the entire city, and those who represent each of the city’s four wards. The latter, if they do their job right,...
Oct. 19 2017
With more than a year to go, 3 Dems are chasing a House seat Three Democratic women have stepped forward in the race for the 69th District state House seat that Rep. Sam Singh can’t seek again in...
Oct. 19 2017
The Okemos Channel Eight Okemos High School football players kneeling at their game Friday against Holt. Three players knelt during the National Anthem at their Oct. 6 Homecoming game against Jackson....
Oct. 19 2017
1218 Maryland Ave., Lansing Owned by Richard and Daphne Merryman This house gives the appearance of being abandoned, but inside work is under way to bring it up to code so it can be inhabited again, thanks...
Oct. 19 2017
As part of its tree-trimming program, contractors for the Lansing Board of Water & Light last week clear-cut a strip of wooded area at Groesbeck Golf Course. The area, along Ormond Road at Maryland Avenue,...
Oct. 19 2017
Preservation Lansing celebrates five extreme acts of love A color-corrected mansion, a stubborn holdout in a sea of parking lots, a modest but sweet old house in North Lansing, the state Capitol dome...
Agustin Arbulu
Oct. 13 2017
FRIDAY, Oct. 13 —The Michigan Civil Rights Commission voted unanimously during a secret meeting to award the commission’s director a $24,740 bonus. Agustin Arbulu, who is paid $152,250 a year
Oct. 12 2017
East Lansing Police are on the look out for the people they say started at least seven arson fires during post-game celebrations on Saturday night. Police said after Michigan State University bested the...
Oct. 12 2017
The decision on Friday came months after neighbors filed a suit claiming the entranceway would cause irreparable harm to a portion of the Mason Esker in the park. Jamo rejected that claim, calling it “speculative...
Oct. 12 2017
Singh, who represents East Lansing in the House and came up through the Council, has endorsed the 21-year-old Stephens for one of two Council seats that will be filled on Nov. 7. But he is backing neither...
Oct. 12 2017
“Tina may mean well, but doesn’t follow through,” said one neighborhood activist from Forest View Neighborhood Association. She wished to remain anonymous because she has to continue...
Oct. 12 2017
On Friday, the committee submitted 6,500 signatures for review and certification to Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope. The new ordinance was set to go into effect the next day, but with the signatures on...
Jody Washington
Oct. 11 2017
In a lengthy text message, Washington told publisher Berl Schwartz today she would no longer talk to City Pulse because it endorsed Tina Houghton, who is seeking a third term representing the 2nd Ward...
Oct. 5 2017
Facing an unexpected increase in retirement costs, combined with lagging property values and a state law capping the property tax on the new values, Ingham County commissioners are asking voters to approve...
Oct. 5 2017
Blighted building to be Demolished Friday The East Lansing eyesore at Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road is set to be demolished Friday, but a driver couldn’t wait. Police D said the man crashed...