Aug. 31 2016
I remember my shock the first time I read a newspaper editorial attacking the paper’s own columnist. The columnist was Joe McGinniss, who went onto a successful career as a nonfiction book writer
Aug. 17 2016
It started with a phone call. My seven-year gig as general manager of The State News had ended — a parting of the ways — and now what? “Maybe I should start a newspaper,” I said...
Aug. 5 2016
FRIDAY, Aug. 5 — Former state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, expects to decide by the end of March if she will seek the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018. “I’m seriously...
July 27 2016
The ride up the elevator is swift — 20 seconds, one second per floor. Then three flights to the waiting room. The door to the observation deck is heavy. The carillon, the biggest in Texas, is above....
July 20 2016
In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for same-sex marriage — particularly meaningful here in Snyder-Schuette Land, where it was still banned. But in June this year, a homophobic homegrown terrorist...
June 15 2016
It is just a coincidence but a very appropriate one that this week City Pulse begins publishing the monthly LAHR newsletter, The LGBT News, in our pages
April 27 2016
At-large Lansing Park Board member Paul Holland proposed at the board’s April meeting that the BWL nudge its proposed Central Substation a bit to the west, a move that would allow development of...
April 20 2016
Here’s what’s up: City Pulse and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing are cosponsoring this project. If an artist’s work is selected for the cover, the artist agrees to give the work to...
April 13 2016
Bob Ford, architect of the Lansing Board of Water & Light\'s plan for the Central Substation, makes a point to Lansing Parks Board member at the Foster Community Center.Berl Schwartz/City Pulse&
March 30 2016
For years now, I’ve admired what the Boise Weekly, an alternative newspaper in Idaho, does with its covers. Every week, they feature original art that is unrelated to content. At the end of the...
March 16 2016
They got upbraided because they want more information before deciding if the city’s master plan should be changed to allow for the substation on what is now parkland. After all, it’s not some...
March 9 2016
As speculation swirls around why Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero agreed to a settlement with former City Attorney Janene McIntyre, one story line is if he had not, she would have sued the city for sexual...
March 2 2016
Sparrow Health System has given alumni and preservationists hope that the main building at Eastern High School or at least part of it may be saved
Feb. 17 2016
But for a reason that has barely surfaced so far, a Sanders nomination and victory would be YUGER. While we’ve long had Jews in Congress and on the Supreme Court, Sanders would be the first major-party...
Dec. 9 2015
Frank Sinatra had a favorite toast. “May you live to be 1,000 years old,” he would say, “and may mine be the last voice you hear.”
Oct. 30 2015
FRIDAY, OCT. 30 — East Lansing City Council candidate Erik Altmann said today that the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce has done the city a “real favor with this smear campaign” against...
Aug. 12 2015
Eric Schertzing takes it as a good sign that Republicans quickly attacked actress Melissa Gilbert when she announced her candidacy for the 8th Congressional District seat. It means that they...
July 22 2015
The war over whether to sell the Lansing Board of Water & Light has already claimed its first victim. Commissioner Anthony McCloud’s reappointment stalled before the City Council...
July 1 2015
A drug addiction and pain treatment center owned and operated by former state Rep. Paul DeWeese was raided last month by a multi-jurisdictional task force led by the FBI June 21. Opioid Recovery Center/Lansing...
June 3 2015
Impression 5 Science Center is planning a new $450,000 exhibit: a two-story permanent “water park” that will combine play with education. The project has received a $250,000 commitment from...

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