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The results of the survey — which was conducted through Mayor Andy Schor’s 40-plus member Racial Justice and Equity Alliance — was released one day after the Lansing City Council approved federal grant funding last week geared toward hiring five more police officers in the Capital City. more
Five of the six mayoral candidates facing off in the August primary election battled it out on stage last night at a live, 60-minute televised debate hosted by FOX 47 News and City Pulse. more
City Pulse needs your help. This time, we do not have our hand out, although your contributions are always welcome. (Please see P. 3 for information on our June fundraising campaign.) more
The League of Women Voters of the Lansing Area offers this Voter Guide that includes biographical information about the candidates and their answers to questions about current issues. In addition to candidate information, local ballot proposals are listed.  more
Seventeen candidates, including three incumbents, are facing off in the August primary election for a chance to lay out a renewed direction for the city of Lansing. By next year, the Capital City could find itself with a new mayor and up to four new members of the City Council. more
The candidates’ ability to repair longstanding racial inequities, reform public safety and help curb the city’s skyrocketing levels of gun violence are undoubtedly key issues in this year’s election cycle. We asked the candidates directly: How do you plan to use your position, if elected, to drive forward some meaningful social equity and/or public safety reforms in Lansing? more
In addition to selecting top candidates running for office in the city Lansing, voters in Ingham County will have a chance to decide on two ballot proposals at the primary election on Aug. 3. Voters in Eaton County will also consider a bonding proposal for Potterville Public Schools. more
A former Lansing resident will spend the next six months in Ingham County’s jail for allegedly transmitting HIV to his former girlfriend despite apparently weak and questionable evidence within publicly available records to support his criminal prosecution. more
WEDNESDAY, June 16 — Over the last month, five mayoral candidates facing off in the August primary election have outlined their platforms in a series of opinion columns published in City Pulse. … more
Two more murders. Two more Lansing teenagers dead, bringing the city’s 2021 death toll by homicide to 15. And it’s only June. At this rate, Lansing is on track to easily outstrip last year’s record of 22 homicides — the most murders in a single year in decades. With the hottest days of summer just ahead, we’re bracing for even more senseless violence while community leaders scramble for answers. more
The headline on the front of the Lansing State Journal on July 25, 1972, might be described as cheeky: “City’s Night Life Can Get Real ‘Gay.’” The accompanying tagline, “Perversion Downtown Varies,” carried a darker message, at once moralistic and salacious. more
This weekly column has allowed me an opportunity to sample some of the best recreational cannabis products available in Greater Lansing. And over the last year, I’ve browsed through just about every store in town. That’s why I can say — with some degree of certainty — that First Class Cannabis Co. holds the title for the cheapest selection in the Capital City. more
This week’s City Pulse cover artist, Julian Van Dyke, has deep roots in Lansing. Since his early days in Old Town studios in the 1980s, his art has sprung up like colorful blossoms all around town — at the downtown library, music festivals, on walls, in galleries and, most recently, in a series of lively coloring and activity books for young people. As a volunteer member of Lansing’s Juneteenth committee, Van Dyke designed the event’s logo in his trademark up-with-people, coloring-book style. more
For many African-Americans, the sudden mass embrace of the Juneteenth holiday in 2021 smacks of Columbus “discovering” America. more
An East Lansing real estate developer has filed suit against the local news site East Lansing Info and its publisher, Alice Dreger, alleging that a series of “false and defamatory” statements have humiliated him and his company and jeopardized his business relationships. more
An obscenity-laced, racist voicemail left on the House office voicemail for a Black state representative is being investigated by law enforcement. more
Police say the Councilwoman and mayoral candidate was driving northbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when she failed to stop at a red light and struck and totaled both her car and a westbound car on Kalamazoo Street driven by a 75-year old woman. more
Lansing City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Kathie Dunbar blacked out during a virtual candidate forum hosted last week by the Eastside Neighborhood Organization following a car crash that reportedly took place over Memorial Day weekend. more
Ever heard of a news desert? It’s what you call a community that has lost its local newspapers. Over the past two decades, it’s happened far more often than you might think. More than 2,100 local newspapers, including 70 dailies and 2,000 weekly publications, have permanently turned off the lights, leaving hundreds of communities across the nation with no local print journalism. more
Mike McKissic wants to end an epidemic in Greater Lansing.  more
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