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On Friday, Julie Vandenboom became the first candidate to file for the Lansing City Charter Commission election. “I’m not an attorney. I don’t feel like I’m a … more
Be careful where you answer the call of nature. Nature might call back — with a vengeance. Not long ago, I was biking the winding stretch of the Lansing River Trail that links the Potter … more
“I think I shall never see. A poem as pretty as a tree.” This simple line by poet Joyce Kilmer referred to a living tree, but it can apply to this year’s State of Michigan Christmas … more
If giant red balls descending on downtown Lansing heralds the start of the holiday season, then Silver Bells in the City is the event that rings it in with an extra loud “ding-dong!” … more
  UAW workers at two of Lansing’s three auto plants voted against a contract with General Motors last week. UAW Local 1753, representing 200 workers at GM’s Lansing … more
FRIDAY, Nov. 17 — Lansing Shuffle will host a free Thanksgiving meal 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday for Lansing-area individuals and families in need. more
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16 — Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and Lansing Police Chief Ellery Sosebee say there’s a limit to how much the city can do to prevent illegal firearms. For this reason, they’ve asked state legislators for more support. more
One of the special things about our annual City Pulse Top of the Town Contest, now 16 years running, is seeing how many folks will take the ultimate challenge of voting in every category. more
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15 —The East Lansing City Council elected George Brookover last night to fill the mayoral seat once occupied by his father. After newly elected members Kerry Ebersole Singh, Mark Meadows and Erik Altmann took their oaths of office, Meadows nominated Brookover. It went uncontested. more
The City of Lansing on Friday announced a new overnight family warming center set to open Nov. 27 at the Letts Community Center. The facility, at 1220 W. Kalamazoo St., is a pilot program that will … more
TUESDAY, Nov. 14  — The election date to select the nine members of Lansing’s Charter Revision Commission has been set for May 7 primary next year, City Clerk Chris Swope said today. … more
TUESDAY — Michigan State University sophomore Elaina Rankin’s interest in becoming a public defender bloomed when she was just a freshman at Avondale High School. It was 2018, and … more
Angelina Benli, a 24-year-old student in Michigan State University’s political science Ph.D. program, moved from New York City to Lansing’s Stadium District in June 2022. more
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8 — For the first time since the City Charter was created in 1978, voters yesterday narrowly approved creating a commission to review it for possible changes. more
The Okemos school district canceled Scholastic Book Fairs because the sponsor moved select books on race, racism and LGBTQ+ issues into a collection that would be more difficult to choose, the … more
TUESDAY, Nov. 7 — Despite early voting and absentee voting options, some voters still said they preferred making the trek out to their physical polling places. “It’s just easy … more
Last Saturday, Brian Daniels taught two more classes at EmPOWer Lansing before closing the doors for good. more
In the early 2000s, Mike Karl was a face among the countless homeless individuals living in Reutter Park in Lansing, struggling with alcoholism. Today, Karl is the inspiration for a bill that seeks to establish a Homeless Bill of Rights. more
Josie Shapiro, a first-year Michigan State University student who is Jewish, is “furious” as she considers her feelings and reactions and how they’ve evolved in the three-and-a-half weeks since the Hamas attack in Israel. more
Standing at the steps of the state Capitol on Sunday, Michigan State University senior Omar Mahmoud’s thoughts turned to his Palestinian grandmother. “She was one of the 750,000 who were kicked out of their homes in 1948,” Mahmoud said, referring to the year Israel entered into statehood. more
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