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Mona Ramouni with her two mini guide horses, Cherry (left) and Cali, in her home in Okemos.

What bothers Mona Ramouni is not being seen

Jose Saramago’s novel “Blindness” imagines a world where suddenly everyone went blind. The world descended into chaos; people misbehaved, and violence dominated. It was not a pretty picture.
Yale University Professor Ned Blackhawk’s newest book, “The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History,” aims to “rejuvenate U.S. history outside of the tropes of discourse that have bred exclusion.”

Ned Blackhawk redefines United States history through the lens of Natives

In preparation for an exhibit by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, I’m doing a deep dive into immigration history.

Dine like a townie at Corey’s Lounge

Corey’s Lounge 1511 S. Cedar St., Lansing 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-midnight Friday Noon-midnight Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday (517) 482-3132
Julian Van Dyke as Delbert Tibbs, one of six people whose stories of wrongful conviction and death-row sentences are portrayed in Riverwalk Theatre’s production of “The Exonerated.”

Riverwalk’s ‘The Exonerated’ is a gripping and haunting look at wrongful conviction

In the 1760s, English jurist William Blackstone wrote, “It is better that 10 guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” Riverwalk Theatre’s current production, “The …
MSU student-activists Maya Manuel (left) of Sit Down MSU and Saylor Reinders of Students Demand Action lead a rally today against gun violence from the steps of the state Capitol, just over one year following the deadly campus shooting that killed three students and injured five more.

One year after campus shooting, MSU students rally against gun violence at the state Capitol

THURSDAY, Feb. 15 — As MSU students past and present gathered at the state Capitol this afternoon to rally against gun violence, speaker Maya Manuel embraced her tears. “Just a year …
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The trials and tribulations of chicken husbandry

Scrambled eggs and baguette a la Secondo in “Big Night.”

I’ve raised a lot of chickens. Probably hundreds. For eggs, not meat. I give them the best lives I can, including a generous retirement plan when they reach a certain age, with free room and board, yet they rarely arrive at those emerald pastures. Precious few have lived long enough to die in their sleep. I blame myself.

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4 things to watch in Michigan’s presidential primary 

With polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday is the final day Michiganders can cast their vote in the presidential primary.  As state election workers prepare to tally selections for each …

GOP backs voting by mail, yet turns to courts to restrict it in battleground states

Fearing that Democrats hold a crucial edge in ballots cast before Election Day, national Republicans are working to convince their voters to take advantage of mail and early voting this year. “We …

Rewind: News Highlights From The Last 7 Days

I ngham County Clerk Barb Byrum and her husband filed a motion to dismiss a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming they used “political influence” when petitioning for their …

Five groups of people who care about next week’s primary election

Why are we voting in this presidential primary again?

Arts & Culture

A folksy finale to February

Get your folk on this weekend with concerts by the Wild Honey Collective and May Erlewine, plus a couple of mandolin workshops at Elderly Instruments. If that’s not your speed, there are plenty of other options for live music, as well as a gothic prom, an orchid show, two comedy events and much more.

‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’

  The classic fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” will make its way to the stage of the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre Saturday and Sunday afternoons (Feb. 24 and 25). Praised …

Pincanna offers truly top-shelf products at accessible price points

Pincanna’s Clemendo live resin, produced in collaboration with Michigan cultivator Peninsula Gardens, is rich in terpenes, has a light citrus flavor and is priced at a reasonable $45 for 3.5 grams.

One of the perks of being City Pulse’s Lansterdam columnist is getting to try free dope from local shops and growers.

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Sparrow Health pulls funding for independent childbirth classes

Sparrow Health System is taking its labor and delivery classes in-house, which a local nonprofit fears will limit accessibility to affordable, independent education on childbirth.

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The 10 states where the ultra-wealthy have the highest net worth

SmartAsset breaks down the top 10 states where the ultra-wealthy hold the greatest net worth.

Which states need K-12 educators the most—and in which subjects? looks at the national teacher shortage and which states need educators the most in which subjects.

Urban agriculture isn't as climate-friendly as it seems – but these best practices can transform gardens and city farms

Urban agriculture is expected to be an important feature of 21st century sustainability and can have many benefits for communities and cities, including providing fresh produce in neighborhoods with few other options. …

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