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Council, with 3 absentees, fails to overcome veto
June 1 2017
Todd Todd Heywood/City Pulse THURSDAY. June 1 — With three members absent, opponents failed last night to block the Bernero administration’s plan to transfer management of the Groesbeck Golf
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Northwest Initiative plans mobile farmers market for this summer
May 31 2017
After wrestling with this persistent problem from several angles, the nonprofit NorthWest Initiative is summoning a ghost from the streets of old Lansing for help. If all goes according to plan, a mobile...
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Law enforcement, civil rights leaders work on response to antigay bias crimes
May 31 2017
Wirth, 27, was found in his home in the 1100 block of Kalamazoo Street shortly before 7 a.m. on May 21. Police who were called to the home to respond to a burglar alarm,found the back door open. Wirth...
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Past Tense Music Video Release At The Loft
May 31 2017
Local metal group Past Tense headlines and debuts a new music video Friday at the Loft. Opening the show are Deveraux, Jonestown Crows and LOA. The new video, “Let the Sin Begin,” was filmed...
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All you need is a $1 bill.
May 31 2017
“I think when you’re a fan of the place where you live, not only does that improve your day to day mood, but it makes you more likely to invite friends and family to come visit,” said...
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Local grave markers reveal an obscured history of the Civil War
May 31 2017
History well remembers Gen. John Logan, a politician — he was the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 1884 — and a general in the Union Army in the Civil War
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East Lansing church creates safe space for immigrants, refugees
May 26 2017
While the City of Lansing has waffled on whether or not to label itself a sanctuary city, one local faith community is stepping up and declaring itself a sanctuary. And it’s more than a label —...
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Mayoral, City Council elections bring political signs — some improperly placed
May 25 2017
Are you demonstrating your support for a candidate by putting a campaign sign on your property? You might want to make sure you’re not violating the city’s ordinance that prohibits placing...
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Michigan data show discrimination, medical issues a significant problem
May 25 2017
“The survey results were dramatic,” said Merissa Kovach, policy strategist at the American Civil Liberties Union, “and demonstrate the devastating consequences that discrimination and...
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Herbert-Herman Cancer Center takes humanistic approach to treatment
May 24 2017
As we toured the airy atrium, a worker on a high platform was stringing dozens of wires overhead, getting ready for a hundredpiece hanging sculpture by Lansing glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith. The central...
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Council plans special meeting on overriding Bernero veto
May 24 2017
His sticking point? “I want to see a plan,” he said. Critics say that is exactly why the City Council should override last week’s veto by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero: There is no indepth...
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With Bernero voicing his opposition, a split Council readies to consider ordinance
May 24 2017
“The ordinance completely ignores the Planning Board recommendation that called for reasonable zoning standards for dispensaries,” he went on
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Friends to remember murdered friend at candlelight vigil tonight
May 24 2017
Kevin Wirth, 27, was found beaten and stabbed to death in his eastside home early Sunday morning, Lansing’s seventh homicide this year. Larkin Henry Neely Jr, 30, of Detroit was arraigned this...
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Bernero vetoes proposal to shift golf course to LEPFA
May 18 2017
Lansing Virg Bernero vetoed today City Council’s decision to prevent him from shifting control of Groesbeck Golf Course from the parks department to the Lansing Entertainment and Public Affairs Authority.
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May 17 2017
LGBTQ people are no strangers to the search for a new home. We understand and feel the depth and relief behind a word like “sanctuary.” Sanctuary is what a home is supposed to be, but for many,...
May 17 2017
The word “asexual” and the associated spectrum remains an abstract concept to many, but once explained, it is actually rather simple to understand. As we learn more about human behavior, we...
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May 17 2017
After years of delays and false starts, a proposed $380 million development on the city’s former Red Cedar Golf Course on Michigan Avenue could be moving swiftly to the formal approval process with...
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Solar energy comes to a full boil in mid-Michigan
May 17 2017
From 60 acres of solar carports going up on the MSU campus to the Lansing Board of Water & Light’s growing solar arrays to a 1,000-panel community solar “garden” in an East Lansing park,...
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Not much meat, but Brown Clarke has a good outing before Chamber
May 17 2017
Good meant sounding thoughtful on difficult issues. Good also meant not going on the offensive, an important factor after nearly 12 years of incumbent Virg Bernero’s bulldog approach. Many people,...
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Picnic in the pavilion? Not at Moore’s River Park
May 17 2017
The 61-year-old, two-story picnic shelter was structurally unsound, a periodic city inspection revealed

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