Rollback on Ingham county caucus minutes comes to light — two years later
Nov. 30 2017
Seeking to limit how and what information is available to the public, Democrats on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners have curtailed full reporting of their caucus meetings — a freedom of information...
Ingham County Commission quietly ends meeting videos
Nov. 22 2017
The decision was prompted by a February email from Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum as a possible cost-saving measure as commissioners faced a budget crisis. In April, commissioners approved a resolution...
MSU experts wrestle with food access at Cristo Rey
Nov. 22 2017
“This gym space was used to play bas ketball, to host fun events, quinceañeras (15th birthday parties for girls), social activities,” Garcia said. “Today we use this gym as a space...
Meridian Mall faces shifting paradigm in suburban retail landscape
Nov. 22 2017
The future of CBL Properties’ Meridian Mall could see it no longer relying on housing anchor stores, many of which are downsizing. J.C. Penney, RadioShack, Macy’s and Sears have all announced...
Nov. 22 2017
An unidentified Missouri man is wanted on a felony warrant for malicious destruction of property, but Meridian Township Police say they’re not going to seek extradition. And that’s just the...
Nov. 16 2017
Bauer, who represented the 68th District for six years until she was term limited in 2012, is a former Lansing City Councilwoman. Schor replaced her in the Legislature. Both are Democrats
RPA puts coal plants on life support; BWL plans to pull the plug anyway
Nov. 16 2017
The Trump administration is taking multiple steps to prolong the life of the nation’s aging coal-fired power plants, from reversing the Obama-era Clean Power Plan to intervening in the market and...
East Lansing struggles after tax loss
Nov. 16 2017
Mayor Mark Meadows said the city will likely pursue those options in addition to making cuts to employees through attrition. That means when employees leave the municipal government, their positions will...
Red Cedar Renaissance project worth wait
Nov. 16 2017
By a public vote, in two separate elections (the large majority voting for this project), the Montgomery Drain improvements and the Red Cedar development project have been demanded by the public
Scandals cloud MSU President Lou Anna Simon’s growing legacy
Nov. 16 2017
In nearly 13 years as president, Simon has led the university through a transformation so thorough and multi-faceted that observers are beginning to compare her tenure to the epic 28-year reign of post-World...
New city hall and downtown hotel, but no jail and courts
Nov. 16 2017
The developer, Beitler Real Estate Services, of Chicago, was one of four to submit plans but the only non-local one. Its president, J. Paul Beitler, is an alumnus of Michigan State University. His company’s...
Nov. 10 2017
LANSING — Warmer weather and a cool state economy have teamed up to mean fewer snowmobile riders on state trails — and less money in the pockets of those who rely on them. A snowy winter...
Nov. 9 2017
In a farewell address to the Rotary Club of Lansing, Virg Bernero called out community leaders for their willingness to accept mediocrity. His talk was pointedly titled “Mediocre or Marvelous: Metro...
Nov. 9 2017
It’s called Downtown Okemos, or the Four Corners, but it’s overshadowed by long vacant buildings, empty lots overgrown with weeds and a few small businesses
Nov. 9 2017
The new first family: State Rep. Andy Schor celebrates with his family at the Lansing Brewing Co. after easily defeating Lansing City Councilwoman Judi Brown Clarke for mayor. From left, Schor, son, Ryan,...
Nov. 9 2017
But it’s not that simple. From the beginning, Brown Clarke’s campaign was quixotic and tentative. While she spent the last months of 2016 quietly “considering” a run for mayor,...
Nov. 9 2017
Lansing Mayor-elect Andy Schor granted an exclusive onehour interview to City Pulse with editor and publisher Berl Schwartz and associate publisher Mickey Hirten The following excerpts have been edited...
Nov. 9 2017
The publicly owned utility has proposed a 3.9 percent increase for the next three years on residential electric rates. In addition, it’s asking the BWL Board of Commissioners to approve a 5.5 percent...
Nov. 9 2017
“BWL provides multi-pronged customer assistance that ensures BWL dollars are contributed only to BWL customers in need,” said Steve Serkaian, a BWL spokesman. The BWL’s reason for not...
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Mayor-elect: I’m a ‘collaborator who can get things done faster’
Nov. 8 2017
Courtesy Photo WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8 — State Rep. Andy Schor was elected mayor of Lansing on Tuesday by a landslide margin: 72 percent to 28 percent for City Councilwoman Judi Brown Clarke. W