Current BRT plans throw bikes inside — and under — the bus
Sept. 7 2016
When the half-mile Frandor-to-MSU stretch of Michigan Avenue was repaved two years ago, the Tri-County Bicycle Association successfully lobbied the state Department of Transportation to put in bike lanes....
Contradictions hobble plan to save Scott House
Sept. 7 2016
The future of a proposal to move the city-owned house at the center of the Scott Park controversy and convert it to condos is hazy at best “For the record, we have not revoked our proposal,”...
Sept. 7 2016
The passing of Labor Day hints of the approaching chilly football Saturdays and the heat of Election Day. Since most press is directed toward the national elections, we might be inclined to overlook local...
Consensus eludes CATA's proposed $133 million Bus Rapid Transit system
Sept. 7 2016
Last week, I randomly collared 22 people waiting for a bus at three stops along Route 1, the Lansing metro area’s main drag along Michigan and Grand River avenues, and asked them if they knew what...
Will young professionals rent in student-driven site?
Sept. 7 2016
The developer’s marketing pitch and its pricing “by the bed” reflect the practices used by the region’s large student housing providers. Each apartment comes fully furnished and...
Vacant storefronts tarnish Lansing's ‘Main Street’
Sept. 7 2016
On a map it's Washington Square, but for Lansing it's really Main Street. Look at old photos and its clear that this was where shopping and entertainment happened: Walgreen Drugs, Woolworth’s, Richman's...
Aug. 31 2016
For visitors approaching from the west along Grand River, this building housing Tavern 109 appears to sit in the middle of the avenue. An irregularity in the city plan, possibly following a bend in the...
Let court of public opinion, not the courts, rule
Aug. 31 2016
I remember my shock the first time I read a newspaper editorial attacking the paper’s own columnist. The columnist was Joe McGinniss, who went onto a successful career as a nonfiction book writer
MSU professor’s Trump embrace irks Latino community
Aug. 31 2016
He’s Latino. He’s a long-time Republican. He’s supporting Donald Trump for the presidency
Libel, privacy and fairness buttress good journalism
Aug. 24 2016
Gawker, the intrusive and often salacious website, has been forced to close. It's about time
Greater transparency sought on BWL substation expense
Aug. 24 2016
A coalition of community members and groups is asking the Lansing City Council to appoint an independent committee to review the plans and costs associated with a controversial power substation plan
Investigation continues into campaign violations
Aug. 24 2016
A candidate for Lansing Community College trustee has been dismissed from her post at the Ingham County Register of Deeds
Rally attendees explain the appeal of the Republican presidential nominee
Aug. 22 2016
MONDAY, Aug. 22 — Patti Christmas, of Eaton Rapids and Tim Kepler, of Charlotte, stood in the parking lot in front of the Summit in Dimondale Friday, greeting each law enforcement officer
Supporters descend on The Summit in Eaton County
Aug. 19 2016
City Pulse, like all the local media, is on location at The Summit in Dimondale for Donald Trump's 5 p.m. rally. This report will be updated occasionally throughout the afternoon with photos, quotes and...
Alleged perpetrator identified, abandoned puppy available for adoption
Aug. 18 2016
THURSDAY, Aug. 18 — The person believed responsible for abandoning a puppy in a dumpster in south Lansing has been identified. Ingham County Animal Control rescued the puppy Aug. 11 and offere
Aug. 17 2016
The lazy hazy days of August are in full force here in Michigan, filled with trips to the lake, drives Up North and the consumption of burgers, beer and all things high in calories
State preservationists call substation site historical
Aug. 17 2016
State historic preservation officials have weighed in on a big part of the controversy over the Lansing Board of Water & Light’s plan to replace Scott Park with a power substation. Their verdict?...
Aug. 17 2016
Gertrude Stein is credited with coining the phrase “There is no there, there” to describe the pervasive anonymity of our built environment. This state of "placelessness" is frequently used...
State probing donations to Eaton sheriff’s campaign
Aug. 17 2016
Thousands of dollars’ worth of corporate campaign donations to the reelection campaign of Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich are being investigated by the secretary of state for potential violations...
8-week-old puppy found in dumpster; reward offered
Aug. 12 2016
FRIDAY, Aug. 12 — The Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter is offering a $500 reward for information about an 8-week-old puppy found in a dumpster in South Lansing yesterday morning. “It

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