Feb. 6 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: When a street vista terminates, like it does at Grand River and Michigan avenues in East Lansing, a good design principle is to place a building in the...
The Legacy of John Pollard
Feb. 4 2013
This ain't no shell game. I'm no spin doctor selling you snake oil. Friday marked the end of an era in the Lansing City Council chambers. The smoothest, straightest talking — and most fact-based,...
BWL gives REO Town's Grand Trunk railroad station $2.8 million makeover
Jan. 31 2013
A strangely lopsided, unlikely architectural tableau has opened to view on South Washington Avenue in Lansing's REO Town. Deep in the south shadow of the Lansing Board of Water and Light's mountainous...
A look inside the newly renovated Herrmann House, now the home of Lansing Community College President Brent Knight, and what it took to get there
Jan. 30 2013
When Lansing Community College President Brent Knight wakes up in the morning, $900,000 worth of historic renovations greet him outside of his canopy-style bed
Proposed EL ordinance would require landlords to distribute voter registration information to tenants
Jan. 30 2013
Some East Lansing landlords are balking at a proposal to require them to give tenants more than just keys. At a Jan. 15 East Lansing City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Nathan Triplett proposed an ordinance...
Jan. 30 2013
The Virg Bernero reelection campaign got underway Monday evening with a State of the City address right out of Ronald Reagan's "Morning in America." Bernero's nearly half-hour speech to a packed audience...
Research shows gun buyback programs like Lansing's are ineffective at reducing gun violence — but city officials are not dissuaded
Jan. 24 2013
Lansing is gearing up for its second gun buyback program in a year, but research shows these types of efforts are ineffective at reducing violent crime, says a professor at Michigan State University
Jan. 23 2013
Last week, we visited this northwest Lansing neighborhood to feature a tax-foreclosed eyesore that's slated for demolition. Here now is its next-door neighbor: Architecture, particularly residential infill,...
Schor seeks open carry ban in schools, other gun-free zones
Jan. 23 2013
President Barack Obama last week laid out what were reportedly "the most expansive gun-control policies" in generations. In Lansing, state Rep. Andy Schor is preparing to introduce his own gun control...
Jan. 23 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative Republican leaders have loudly proclaimed their desire to work on a bipartisan basis in 2013, a far cry from their one-party rule of the last two years. The governor's...
Jan. 23 2013
It's 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon in REO Town, and it looks more like 1923 than 2013. Dozens of construction workers in fluorescent green jackets are heading toward their cars, filtering out from a massive,...
Inconclusive data still pits Lansing police against civil liberties advocates over surveillance cameras after first homicide of the year
Jan. 16 2013
Lansing's first homicide of 2013 in plain view of one of the city's surveillance cameras has renewed criticism of their effectiveness. These types of crimes aren't supposed to happen in front of these...
Jan. 16 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: It's easy to ignore small commercial and residential structures, otherwise known as background buildings. This home on the northwest side of Lansing is...
Declining advertising, circulation leading to 'great upheaval' in college newspaper publishing. How is The State News faring?
Jan. 16 2013
Twenty years ago, the letterhead on the stationery of The State News said it had a circulation of 38,000. Today, the campus newspaper at Michigan State University publishes 18,500 copies
Petition signatures are piling up against merging Cristo Rey Community Center and St. Vincent Catholic Charities
Jan. 16 2013
Opponents of a proposal to merge Cristo Rey Community Center with St. Vincent Catholic Charities say they've collected about 300 petition signatures against the idea in the past month
Jan. 16 2013
How do we build the new Michigan economy? The answer to this question is our most important political debate for 2013. After riding on the automobile-driven wave that was our 20th-century key to prosperity,...
In the wake of the Newtown shooting, City Pulse visits 10 local elementary schools — and finds they're easily accessible
Jan. 16 2013
Nearly 400 students listened as a voice came over the intercom at Murphy Elementary School in Haslett on Friday afternoon
Capital Gateway project at a standstill until drain commissioner makes plans, but he says he's waiting on Bernero
Jan. 9 2013
Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann said the proposed Capital Gateway project at the old Red Cedar Golf Course has been delayed three or four months because Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has yet...
Jan. 9 2013
You just know something high-tech is going on inside this building. This week's feature — home to ACD.net, mid-Michigan's largest independent phone and Internet provider — is a cool cube of...
After being elected president of the Lansing City Council, is Carol Wood content as a City Council member?
Jan. 9 2013
Carol Wood moved two seats to her left on the City Council dais after being elected president last week by her colleagues. But she's still keeping an eye on another seat, one that's a floor below her Council...

Subscribe to Our Newsletter