Bernero campaign under investigation by the Secretary of State’s Office over contributions, though a resolution may not be reached till 2014
Oct. 30 2013
Mayor Virg Bernero’s reelection campaign has been mum since allegations surfaced last week that two aides funneled a portion of their contractual pay to the reelection campaigns of Council members...
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Oct. 30 2013
Yorko boycotts forum Lansing city Councilwoman Jessica Yorko created a mini-storm by boycotting a meet-the-candidates forum over the weekend at Grace Lutheran Church. Yorko had a campaign volunteer deliver...
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Developer Pat Gillespie to break ground Thursday on latest mixed-use project, ‘Midtown’
Oct. 30 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 30 — Developer Pat Gillespie is scheduled to break ground Thursday on his “Midtown” project on Lansing’s eastern border. The mixed-use residential/commercial building...
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In high-profile medical marijuana and child custody case, parents win
Oct. 25 2013
Friday, Oct. 25 — After a six-week battle with the state Department of Human Services, Lansing parents Steve and Maria Green regained custody of their 7-month-old daughter,Brielle, today
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SNAP cards at farmers markets; a rejected contamination suit on the Pine River; tighter regs on mobile dental clinics; mechanical harvesting; and more
Oct. 25 2013
Friday, Oct. 25 — Each week, City Pulse will run a series of stories produced by Capital News Service correspondents at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. This week’s topics...
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East Lansing City Council candidate admits wrongdoing, apologizes for using nonprofit resources to promote campaign
Oct. 25 2013
Friday, Oct. 25 — An East Lansing City Council candidate who founded the East Lansing Film Festival has admitted wrongdoing and apologized for using film festival resources to promote her campaign
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Campaign finance expert says allegations would be hard to prove without direct evidence
Oct. 24 2013
Thursday, Oct. 24 — Updated 3:35 p.m.: Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero denies having told his campaign staff to direct their payments as contract employees to Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar's campaign
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Two of Bernero's campaign staffers make big donations to Dunbar, Yorko days after getting paid big for work on Bernero’s campaign
Oct. 24 2013
Thursday, Oct. 24 — On a Friday in June, two of Mayor Virg Bernero’s campaign staffers were paid significantly more as contract workers than they had been previously for helping run his reelection....
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Developer Pat Gillespie unveils new look of Marketplace project, first phase to open in fall 2014
Oct. 23 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 23 — As the economy changed, so did developer Pat Gillespie’s plans for his major downtown development, Marketplace. But construction has started on the first phase of his riverfront...
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Former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton on how to avoid governing by crisis
Oct. 23 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 23 — One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown. Yes, the capital...
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Is this the year Bernero gets his wish of breaking up Carol Wood and Brian Jeffries?
Oct. 23 2013
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and City Councilman Brian Jeffries live around the corner from each other, but their personalities are light years apart. In turn, those differences have caused a Grand Canyonsized...
Voters to decide on financial help for schools in Okemos, Williamston, Perry and Webberville
Oct. 23 2013
Decisions on a new middle-school roof, general repairs, renewing operating funds and a new tablet-computer-based curriculum face voters in four Ingham County school districts
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Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope running unopposed for second term in a row — he must be doing something right
Oct. 23 2013
Since being elected Lansing’s city clerk in 2005, Chris Swope has successfully lobbied to cut the number of required annual City Council meetings in half, consolidated voting precincts to save money...
A predictable mayoral race, a quiet 2nd Ward and close calls in the 4th Ward and At-Large
Oct. 23 2013
If there’s a foregone conclusion to any of this year’s mayoral and City Council races, let’s just come out and say it: Few would disagree that Virg Bernero is coasting to his third term...
Oct. 23 2013
This election is an off year for unity among organized labor. Let’s take Mayor Virg Bernero and his slate, for example
In weeks leading up to Nov. 5 election, Lansing City Attorney’s Office still investigating what pot-related ballot question means
Oct. 23 2013
As of late last week, it’s still unclear what, exactly, a pot-related ballot question being decided by Lansing voters this election would mean for marijuana enforcement if it passes
Charlotte income tax proposal is playing factor in mayoral race
Oct. 23 2013
Charlotte voters will decide if the Eaton County seat will become the 23rd Michigan city to levy a local income tax. The proposal, debated for nearly a year by City Council, would raise an estimated $1.1...
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Two four-year, one partial two-year term up for grabs on East Lansing City Council
Oct. 23 2013
The five-member East Lansing City Council will get at least two new members starting next year. Two seats are up for four-year terms. Another seat is up to complete the remaining two years of the term...
Delta Township passes non-discrimination ordinance, joining dozens of other jurisdictions across the state
Oct. 22 2013
Tuesday, Oct. 22 — The Delta Township Board of Trustees unanimously adopted an ordinance Monday night preventing discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation...
City Pulse committee interviews candidates for Mayor’s Office and City Council
Oct. 22 2013
For the first time in its history, City Pulse put together an Endorsement Advisory Committee made up of various members of the community to meet with citywide candidates for elected office in the 2013...