Newsskyline
Feb. 8 2017
Lansing City Attorney James Smiertka has complained that a story in last week’s City Pulse on the settlement with his predecessor, Janene McIntyre, was inaccurate
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Federal, state reprisals chill sanctuary city ardor
Feb. 8 2017
A rising chorus of voices is calling for Lansing to openly declare itself a sanctuary city, where local officials limit cooperation with federal immigration agents, as a substantive shield and symbolic...
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Feb. 3 2017
LANSING — It’s early days for the Trump administration, but environmental advocates throughout Michigan are already alarmed about the future of the state’s public lands and natural resourc
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Feb. 1 2017
Myrlie Evers-Williams, 83, entered the history books as the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, but that was far from the end of her story. Evers-Williams had worked closely with her husband,...
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Needle exchange program could head off HIV outbreak
Feb. 1 2017
In a race against time, the Ingham County Health Department and other local agencies are working to set up a needle exchange program to head off a potential outbreak of HIV and other communicable diseases...
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Feb. 1 2017
A reader suggested the southside entrance to the Michigan Avenue stairs to the River Trail as an eyesore because it’s across the street from the Lansing Center and hence creates a bad impression...
Newsskyline
Feb. 1 2017
His article on Lansing's failure to properly publish notification of a hearing regarding development proposals at the former School for the Blind resulted in City Council's inability to consider providing...
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Former city auditor seeks to replace former boss on City Council
Feb. 1 2017
Having had a front row seat to the making of legislative sausage in Lansing, Jim DeLine, the City Council’s recently retired internal auditor, wants into the kitchen. He’s announced that...
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City attorney said McIntyre filed employment claim against the city
Feb. 1 2017
The still largely unexplained $160,663 payout to former City Attorney Janene McIntyre was preceded by a legal claim she made against the city, according to the minutes of an obscure council committee...
Jan. 31 2017
Cover story: City Pulse’s first-ever Women’s Health Issue City Pulse offers a variety of stories on women’s health topics, ranging from birth control to fitness to heart disease
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Jan. 30 2017
MONDAY, Jan. 30 — In response to executives orders signed over the weekend by President Donald Trump, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is pushing back. After meeting with community leaders and advocates
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Jan. 25 2017
For the school choice lobby — including billionaire Betsy DeVos — this is a chance to make specious claims without referencing where their data came from. Their claims about the impact of school...
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Jan. 25 2017
Parents understand that education options open doors for their children. Every child is unique, with distinct interests and learning styles. Moms and dads know that a school that might work for one student...
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City Council rift could complicate upcoming development decisions
Jan. 25 2017
The deadlock over Lansing City Council leadership is over — but the chasm between two Council factions is neither bridged nor resolved, laying the groundwork for gridlock that could impact major...
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BWL rolls out proposed designs for substation walls, solicits public input
Jan. 25 2017
When you put a power substation next to a park, do you try to hide it, hope people ignore it or lean into its industrial look?
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Three challengers aim to unseat Lansing Council members
Jan. 25 2017
Two weeks ago, James McClurken became the first official candidate for Lansing City Council. He announced he’s challenging Fourth Ward Councilmember Jessica Yorko, who has not yet filed paperwork...
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Deeply divided council, in search of leadership solution, has resulted to secret meetings which may violate state law
Jan. 23 2017
MONDAY Jan. 23 – A deeply divided City Council, searching for a solution to a leadership impasse, has been meeting secretly and likely violating Michigan’s Open Meetings Act to find solutions...
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Jan. 20 2017
LANSING — Michigan lobbyist and business executive Betsy DeVos’ nomination as U.S. secretary of education has been met with criticism from Michigan educators and public school advocates who
Newsskyline
Jan. 20 2017
FRIDAY, Jan. 20 — A roundup of news from around the state, provided by our partners at Capital News Service. Follow the links for the full stories.Rural schools have pluses, minuses: Schools out...
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Jan. 18 2017
To illustrate, the 2016 campaign brought us New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s derisive, “When reporters act like jerks, you need to treat them that way. The guy’s a complete idiot, self-consumed...

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