Oct. 3 2012
No campaign season is truly complete without the biennial "voter suppression/secure vote" scrum that Democrats and Republicans can't help but roll around, particularly when they smell a close election....
Oct. 3 2012
Even the most market crazy economist believes that for markets to work their magic there needs to be accurate information available for consumers. Joseph Stiglitz got his Nobel recognition precisely for...
Oct. 3 2012
Leading up to the Nov. 6 election, City Pulse is taking to the streets to ask residents from all walks of life this inherently loaded — or plainly simple — question: "Are you better off than...
Oct. 3 2012
After an hour-long conversation with punk legend Henry Rollins, one thing is clear: The guy is intensely patriotic and socially aware. For those who've followed his 30-year career, it should come as no...
A devoted group in East Lansing, unsuccessful in seeking a City Council appointment, frustrates its target
Sept. 26 2012
They're like the Lansing City Council regulars but better versed in legal issues and more litigious. A trio of East Lansing City Council candidates who each unsuccessfully sought the appointment to one...
Sept. 26 2012
Rumor has it that there are Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Okemos. It's a mid-century suburban legend you may have been privy to at some time or another, often uttered when the subject turns to architecture...
Sept. 26 2012
Jennifer Granholm and I have at least one thing in common: neither of us plans to run for public office again. I can hear the masses cheering already! We are finally free to say exactly what we are thinking...
Lansing area leaders weigh in on Eastwood Towne Center
Sept. 26 2012
Bring up Eastwood Towne Center in conversation with any one of the various officials or leaders in Ingham County and you're likely to get a range of thoughts on the development. It all depends on whom...
Sept. 19 2012
Gary Glenn the Lansing sign painter is sounding like Gary Glenn the well-known homophobe who runs the American Family Association-Michigan
A deeper look at the man who tagged the Capitol
Sept. 19 2012
A young artist defaces the Capitol and a state war memorial in retaliation after authorities prevent him from illegally holding an art show in an abandoned building. He gets caught and faces up to five...
Sept. 19 2012
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: One glance at 722 Chestnut and it's clear that one of its character-defining features is a large front gable dormer stationed prominently on the roof. Gables...
Sept. 19 2012
Medical marijuana advocates are tired of the Republican-led Legislature and Attorney General Bill Schuette chipping away at the 2008 voter-initiated law. Today they're planning on letting them know
Pilot program aims to keep tenants in their homes
Sept. 19 2012
A new program starting today in the 55th District Court is an attempt by social service organizations and the court system to curb evictions by settling disputes between landlords and tenants outside of...
Walnut Neighborhood residents, fed up with another Niowave no-show, display their frustration
Sept. 19 2012
Three or four weeks ago, Walnut Neighborhood resident Dale Schrader had 100 lawn signs made urging neighborhood company Niowave to "fix the facade!" of its new 14,000-square-foot pole barn in the residential...
Sept. 19 2012
Hoping to inherit political capital enjoyed in the '80s by their sacred leader, Ronald Reagan, Republicans are once again using this question as a way to gain an advantage on President Obama this election
Where are they now? The greater Lansing area's major development projects and where they stand, revisited.
Sept. 19 2012
Of seven major development projects waiting to rise in Lansing in 2009, four — Capitol Club Tower, City Center Studios, Lansing Gateway and SOBI Square — never got off the ground. The other...
Sept. 12 2012
Dear readers: As you may have noticed, we've received a spate of letters about "Savage Love," our new, frank and at times profane column on sex and relationships. Overall, we've heard from some two dozen...
Hotels interested in Capital Gateway project, Parks Board chairman more optimistic of Red Cedar Golf Course plans
Sept. 12 2012
Major hotel chains are already interested in staking their claim to the Capital Gateway project, say the developers hoping to transform dozens of acres at the former Red Cedar Golf Course
Sept. 12 2012
This presents a real problem for Michigan Republicans because a loss of Romney enthusiasm in 2012 could be catastrophic. Proposal 2, the collective bargaining constitutional guarantee that would throw...
César Chávez and North Lansing's Latino history
Sept. 12 2012
On July 30, 1973, labor leader César Chávez visited Lansing as part of a four-day swing through Michigan to gather support for a grape and lettuce boycott. In a speech at Cristo Rey Community...

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