Historic Union Depot in hands of unknown buyer
July 13 2016
Who’s buying it is still a secret, but the for-sale sign in front of the historic Clara’s Station Lansing on Michigan Avenue has a “pending” notice pasted over it
Prosecutor candidate retains group tied to shadowy political nonprofit
July 13 2016
WEDNESDAY. July 13 — A Democratic candidate for Ingham County prosecutor is being criticized for hiring a campaign group tied to a shadowy political nonprofit known for incendiary campaign rhetoric
July 6 2016
This house sits on a broad residential lot behind a circular drive that leads to a deep cathedral-ceilinged portico. Custom designed louvered copper lanterns flank the entry steps. A cascade of telescoping...
State troopers Cleveland bound for Republican convention duty
July 6 2016
As Cleveland braces for the onslaught of protests expected to accompany the Republican Party’s convention July 18 to 21, more than 100 Michigan State Police troopers will be on loan to assist law...
City attorney takes harder line than Bernero
July 6 2016
An already complicated battle over Lansing’s medical marijuana industry has gotten even more controversial with the appointment of James Smiertka as the new Lansing city attorney
Short staffed, city attorney contracts for outside law firm
July 6 2016
Struggling to maintain basic legal operations, the City Attorney’s Office in Lansing is hiring outside legal counsel for various cases
How could Dunnings’ staffers, authorities not have known?
July 6 2016
With Gretchen Whitmer the new county prosecutor and disgraced Stuart Dunnings III, “retired,” his sordid prostitution and coercion case enters a new and politically fraught phase for him and...
July 5 2016
Cover story: ‘Labeled,’ but not licked “Dense,” “slow learner,” “retard” — Eric Staib has been pigeonholed, pegged and pinned...
Meridian residents heckle CATA at tense township board meeting
June 29 2016
The ins and outs of CATA's proposed $133 million Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT, system along Lansing's Michigan Avenue- Grand River Avenue corridor would be hard enough to sort out in a calm Zen garden. A...
Move could close facility on Pennsylvania Avenue
June 29 2016
Michigan State University and McLaren Greater Lansing officials are in negotiations about building a new hospital on MSU property in the area of Forest Road and Collins Road, southwest of campus, according...
‘I was a hate-crime victim’
June 29 2016
“This is how I’m going to die.” That was all I could think as I lay face down, my hands cuffed behind my back while the two men rained blows down on the back and side of my head
Council comfortable with Bernero’s latest choice for city attorney
June 22 2016
For months, the Lansing City Attorney’s Office has been rocked by one controversy after another. That’s something City Attorney nominee Jim Smiertka hopes to fix
June 22 2016
This sign faces the southbound lane of Capitol City Boulevard, seen as one departs the Capital Region International Airport. For reasons of practicality and safety, most airports are located in wide open...
Landmark Clara’s Lansing Station closing after 37 years
June 22 2016
With its cone-shaped towers, carved stone arches and vintage attached railcar, Clara’s Lansing Station is more than just the most visually striking restaurant in town — since 1979, it’s...
From Lansing and Orlando, shock, sadness and unity
June 15 2016
As the cast of Riverwalk Theater’s production of “Rent” slowly merged back into the crowd of people — some wearing “Love Wins” t-shirts, and others wrapped in rainbow...
June 15 2016
This building and its mirror image seen at the right edge of the photo form bookends that will eventually frame an entrance to this long-term development on the east side of Lansing. Designer-builder Dave...
Location sets Outfield apartments apart from other downtown housing
June 15 2016
There is a definite grad school-housing vibe to the Outfield, starting with the first-floor lounge with its panoramic view of the field, a bar, pool and shuffleboard tables, couches and, of course, big-screen...
June 14 2016
From Lansing and Orlando, shock sadness and unity As the cast of Riverwalk Theater’s production of “Rent” slowly merged back into the crowd of people — some wearing “Love...
June 8 2016
This property was featured as an Eyesore in, 2009 (http://lansingcitypulse.com/article- 3521-eyesore-of-the-week.html and its neglected conditions remain much the same. The broken windows noted then are...
Will the Zika virus spoil your summertime fun?
June 8 2016
As I write this column, spring — or what feels like summer — is finally here in the great Midwest. After more than a few false starts, it looks like the days that we all long for during the...

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