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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. more
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 … more
For years, Lansing officials have been trying to redevelop the site of the old Fisher Body Plant, a General Motors factory on the city’s west side that was closed in 2005 and largely demolished two years later. more
MSU suspended classes and held numerous events Tuesday in remembrance of the Feb. 13, 2023, campus mass shooting, highlighted by a scheduled evening vigil and luminary lighting at Lot 62 near Spartan … more
TUESDAY, Feb. 13 — In front of a packed chamber, Lansing’s City Council voted 7-0 last night to pass a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Lansing became the seventh city in … more
Lansing has long been touted as an affordable place to live. In 2018, it was listed as the nation’s best affordable city by, which cited the average price of rent at the time as $734. more
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7 — For months, Lansing residents have flooded the public comment portion of City Council meetings asking it to pass a resolution calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza. more
Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum and her husband used “their local political influence” to get their son readmitted to Mason schools after he was expelled for allegedly sexually … more
TUESDAY, Feb. 6 — A federal lawsuit claims that Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum and her husband used political influence to get their son reinstated to Mason schools after he was expelled for allegedly sexually assaulting … more
FRIDAY, Feb. 2 — Black women are subjected to "pet to threat," a prominent African American historian and author agreed yesterday as she kicked off a Black History Month lecture series at Michigan State University. more
On Jan. 18, business owners in the Eastwood Towne Center received calls from a phone number that matched that of the Lansing Township Police Department. more
The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office released footage Friday from the fatal officer-involved shooting of Garrett Freeman on Jan. 11 in Roxand Township. It shows officers chasing him by car … more
Joan Bauer thought she was through with politics. more
Lansing opened its new election office at 1221 Reo Road Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Formerly an elementary school, the Reo Voting Center is one of two places where voters can cast early … more
MONDAY, Jan. 22 — The former Gabriels Community Credit Union will still close on Feb. 29 — but will reopen with a video teller and ATM for banking and a community facility that will offer … more
SATURDAY, Jan. 20 — Trustees at Lansing Community College will review applications Monday night of candidates to fill two board openings. LCC spokeswoman Marilyn Twine declined yesterday … more
THURSDAY, Jan. 18 — Plans are advancing to move Lansing’s City Hall to the historic Masonic Temple building. Announced in September by Mayor Andy Schor, the proposal to purchase the … more
As blizzard conditions blanketed the Lansing area Friday night, three Michigan State University students sat cross-legged and sprawled on the floor of the Islamic Center of East Lansing, waiting for a bus to take them to a Washington, D.C., protest the next day. more
Sportswriter Roland Lazenby’s new biography of Earvin “Magic” Johnson reminded me of one of the best pieces of journalism ever written, “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold.”  In 1966, Gay Talese, on assignment for Esquire magazine, wrote a major profile of the Rat Pack legend without ever talking to him, instead opting to talk to his friends. more
Dear Readers, I’m Maggie George, the political correspondent at the Michigan Information and Research Service and a contributor to City Pulse. more
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