State of the City: A more diplomatic approach to regionalism and curbing gun violence
March 13 2013
Monday, Jan. 28 — If critics oppose Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s vision of regionalism because they say he’s too antagonistic in his approach, particularly consolidating local units of...
Land bank, local company want to recycle more houses slated for demolition
March 13 2013
Thursday, Jan. 31 — Rather than simply leveling demolition-bound houses it owns, the Ingham County Land Bank wants to see more of them “deconstructed” to recycle and reuse the materials
Financial Health Team: Cities are screwed, now let’s fix it
March 13 2013
Monday, Feb. 4 — Two members of the mostly mayoral-appointed Financial Health Team briefed the Lansing City Council tonight with a simple message on the team’s progress: Lansing, along with...
Dunbar alleges ‘politically motivated witch hunt’ against her, directed by Council member Brian Jeffries. Jeffries denies
March 13 2013
Tuesday, Feb. 5 — Lansing City Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar claims she is the target of a politically motivated attack in which “several” Council members, particularly Brian Jeffries, are...
Second phase of voting in Top of the Town awards starts in March
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Feb. 6 — The first round of the 2013 City Pulse/WLNS Top of the Town awards closed Tuesday night, but the contest is far from over. In March, for the first time ever, the top five nominees...
Yorko doesn’t think Council should have met in closed session over computer usage; marketing Waverly Golf Course; and bid transparency ordinance stalls
March 13 2013
Monday, Feb. 11 — What started out as a discussion in closed session — then on to a four-member City Council committee — has now emerged before the full Council dais
Greater Lansing Housing Coalition lands $80,000 grant for home repair program for low-income seniors
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Feb. 13 — The Greater Lansing Housing Coalition will ramp up its free home maintenance assistance for low-income seniors thanks to an $80,000 grant it received recently from AARP
Niowave ordinance, personal property tax exemption move out of committee
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Feb. 20 — Two pieces of business related to Niowave, the particle accelerator company headquartered in the Walnut Neighborhood, made some headway with the Lansing City Council today
Ingham County Dems lining up behind Lon Johnson for state party chair
March 13 2013
Thursday, Feb. 21 — Several prominent Ingham County Democrats are backing Lon Johnson to chair the Michigan Democratic Party leading up to Saturday’s convention in Detroit. Johnson is challenging...
Board of Ed approves bids for boardroom reconstruction, computers and toilet paper
March 13 2013
Thursday, Feb. 21 — The Lansing Board of Education unanimously approved over $236,000 worth of purchase recommendations from the administration at tonight’s board meeting
Not for iPads only, bond proposal would raise $5.3 million over five years
March 13 2013
Friday, Feb. 22 — The superintendent of East Lansing Public Schools says a bond proposal asking for $5.3 million to improve technology in the district won’t simply be used to pay for student...
Follow City Pulse’s coverage Saturday from the Cobo Center
March 13 2013
Friday, Feb. 22 — The 2013 Michigan Democratic Party Convention is this Saturday at the Cobo Center in Detroit and City Pulse will be there covering the day’s events and getting reaction from...
Michigan Dems converge on Detroit to strategize, elect chairman
March 13 2013
Saturday, Feb. 23 — Thousands of Michigan Democrats have packed the Cobo Center in Detroit to discuss strategies going into the 2014 elections and to elect a party chairman
Union workers protest city project contracted out to non-Lansing workers. Mayor says everyone had an opportunity to bid.
March 13 2013
Monday, Feb. 25 — Roughly 150 union workers and supporters lined South Street just east of REO Town today to protest a city construction project they say is using out-of-city, non-union workers
Mayor’s call for vicious dog ordinance, revised snow removal ordinance has Council support. Setting a date with Niowave. The computer thing.
March 13 2013
Tuesday, Feb. 25 — Mayor Virg Bernero says the city needs to address its “vicious dog” problem and the “bureaucratic nightmare” of a snow removal ordinance. And it looks like...
March 13 2013
Tuesday, Feb. 26 — A story that appeared on lansingcitypulse.com last week incorrectly said that the Delta Township Board adopted an ordinance that banned public spitting at a Feb. 18 meeting. In...
App designer turns to crowd sourcing to fund her project that rates LGBT-friendly businesses
March 13 2013
Thursday, Feb. 27 — A masters thesis turned Kickstarter project aims to rate LGBT-friendly businesses through a mobile device and computer application. Emily Brozovic began work on an application...
Lansing’s daily announces it's looking for a new building
March 13 2013
Thursday, Feb. 28 — Update: The Lansing State Journal has announced that it’s looking to sell its downtown office building
U.P. legislator is trying to undermine the Department of Natural Resources with proposed bill
March 13 2013
Friday, March 1 — Even though he’s from the natural-resource rich wilds of the Upper Peninsula, state Sen. Tom Casperson is ticking off a lot of people in the environmental community. It started...
Walnut neighborhood protests Niowave with a pole barn of their own
March 13 2013
Monday, March 4 —Nearly nine months after Niowave erected a pole barn in their community, members of the Walnut Neighborhood Organization built their own pole barn in protest and parked it right...

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