Advisory committee not meeting state requirements
June 10 2015
The East Lansing Public Schools sex education programming —already the subject of scrutiny over its abstinence-only contract program SMART — may be in violation of Michigan’s laws and...
Diocese of Lansing asks for help for struggling city
June 10 2015
That many of Michigan´s cities are struggling is well known. Detroit is the nation´s poster child for a city in decline. On the west side of the state, Benton Harbor is near collapse. The...
June 3 2015
Impression 5 Science Center is planning a new $450,000 exhibit: a two-story permanent “water park” that will combine play with education. The project has received a $250,000 commitment from...
Regional leaders differ on Bernero’s proposal
June 3 2015
Leaders in neighboring Lansing communities that rely on the Lansing Board of Water and Light for water and electric service had mixed reactions to Mayor Virg Bernero’s announcement in City Pulse...
June 3 2015
Property: 1701 Turner St., Lansing Owner: James V. Ward Jr. Efforts to contact the owner were unsuccessful Looking beyond the weedy pavement and the board-covered windows, this building is located...
Former Florida governor´s approach out of step with Republican rivals
June 3 2015
Jeb Bush visited Lansing last week, not yet an official candidate for president, but clearly running. In the crowded field of Republicans he´s a strong contender with name recognition (for good...
May 27 2015
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s adamant opposition to even considering the sale of the Board of Water & Light has softened to the point that he is calling on his Financial Health Team to study the potential...
Selling BWL would resolve many problems
May 27 2015
That Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will consider selling the city´s electric utility is encouraging, if somewhat wrong footed. Bernero finally acknowledges that BWL is a valuable and vulnerable asset....
May 27 2015
This building, like the neighborhood surrounding it, takes its name from horticulturalist Liberty Hyde Bailey. Born in South Haven, Bailey graduated from the Michigan Agricultural College in 1882 and later...
Measure advancing; Snyder will decide
May 27 2015
The war between the state GOP and organized labor is being fought in Lansing again. After their success with so-called Right to Work legislation, Republicans in Lansing have set their sights on prevailing...
May 27 2015
Student snoozing through a boring lecture might be a thing of the past in classes offered by Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters. PopBoardz is an innovative, interactive new...
May 20 2015
Looking beyond the obvious problems caused by the vegetation that has enveloped this simple house, it seems to be sited particularly close to the busy public way. The east-facing front porch would make...
Historic Lansing car dealership to be demolished to make way for housing
May 20 2015
Leo Jerome wants to be there the day the wrecking crew levels Story Oldsmobile. Last week, Jerome announced he’d sold the eastside Lansing property to a market rate housing developers. There’s...
Disparity stark in Baltimore’s side-by-side neighborhoods
May 20 2015
Just three weeks after rioting in some of Baltimore´s poorest neighborhoods, this past weekend´s Preakness Stakes, the city´s premier sporting event, happened without incident. I was...
Neighbors contend company is scamming LEAP, city
May 20 2015
The Niowave pole barn saga continues with new questions raised by Walnut Neighborhood activists about expenses that the high-tech company has submitted to the city of Lansing for reimbursement. “Looks...
Volunteers brighten the Capitol grounds on Planting Day
May 19 2015
TUESDAY, MAY 19 — The lawn of the state Capitol is in full bloom following this morning’s annual Capitol Flower Planting Day event. Despite temperatures in the 50s, the event gathered about...
Lansing law firm alleges fraud against Boles
May 14 2015
THURSDAY, MAY 14 — Lansing City Councilwoman A’Lynne Boles is being sued by a Lansing law firm that claims she failed to deliver services she had agreed to do
Survey offers city suggestions to improve its ailing waterfront facility
May 13 2015
Armed with the results from the survey it conducted this winter, Lansing is weighing a series of initiatives to reposition the struggling City Market
May 13 2015
Property: 107 W. Riverside St. Williamston Owners: Paula and Ken Zichi Oops: City Pulse mislabeled this eyecandy as an eyesore last week, for which we deserve a black eye. When originally constructed,...
Notice of proposed 911 tower mobilizes nearby residents, township officials
May 13 2015
They reasoned. They pleaded. They cried. They bucked the sheriff. They hauled out visual aids. In the end, they toppled the invading tower — for now. A group of Clinton County residents got a whirlwind...

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