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City Pulse sent a reporter to suffer through yesterday's MAGA rally and mixer. more
Michigan farmers can’t plant more wheat this year to make up for Ukrainian and Russian production that’s been lost to the ongoing war.  more
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a … flying car?  more
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is asking for the public’s help in gaining information for its recently created database to track and resolve cases of missing and murdered tribal members. more
Demand for independent senior living facilities is on the rise, with two additional sites undergoing construction in 2022 in Grand Traverse and Washtenaw counties.  more
the Board of Fire Commissioners voted yesterday to recommend two finalists for the job: Battle Creek Fire Chief Brian Sturdivant and Sterling Heights Assistant Fire Chief Edwin Miller. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and City Clerk Chris Swope are set to collectively receive about $18,000 in salary increases through 2023. more
Every year, the parents of thousands of children who live within the Lansing School District — for one reason or another — decide their kids are better off attending classes outside of the city and away from its public schools, according to Ingham Intermediate School District records.  more
A rally on the steps of the State Capitol is planned for Saturday (March 26) by supporters of former President Donald Trump and those who claim the 2020 election was “stolen.” The rally, set to last about three hours on Saturday afternoon, will then give way to a “MAGA Mixer.” City officials said authorities are keeping an eye on the rally. more
The proposal, titled the “Michigan Initiative for Community Healing,” aims to make Michigan the second state in the nation to steeply decriminalize the use and possession of all natural plants and mushrooms. more
Thicker paychecks could soon be en route to elected officials in Lansing following early discussions among the Elected Officers Compensation Commission over recent weeks — including the possibility of a five-figure raise for the mayor and a new car for the city clerk.  more
The city has joined the state of Michigan — and a host of other municipalities and companies — in ending its investments in Russian-based funds, including those operated by the Employee Retirement System and the Police and Fire Pension System. Mayor Andy Schor said he recently met Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitcschko to discuss the importance of economic sanctions on Russia and has since instructed his staff to track down and divest from all Russian investments.  more
One thing they don’t tell you about being a doctor is that your job doesn’t end once you retire. Dr. Surae Eaton-Sangster, 72, is one of Lansing’s most remembered family doctors. She sees her time working at Sparrow as a blessing and continues to view her profession as a means to connect with her greater community.  more
Two years ago, an invader so small that an army of 15,000 of them would fit on the head of a pin pushed the state into an emergency, shuttered our economy, locked us in homes, caused us to wear masks, restructured the way school and work got done and created a new, virtual world.  more
Patty Zimmerle had an infectious laugh. When she laughed, said her youngest son, Jeff Zimmerle, you just couldn’t help laughing along with her. That infectious laughter and quick smile served her well in real estate for years at the Coldwell Banker firm in Holt.  more
It’s been two years since COVID-19 was detected in Michigan. Since then, more than 2 million residents — including at least 88,000 people in Greater Lansing — have caught the virus, and more than 32,000 Michiganders have reportedly died from complications tied to their infections.  more
Within the two years since the coronavirus blew into Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has gone from aggressively managing a response to barely acknowledging its existence. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor’s fifth annual State of the City address was delivered in a virtual format yesterday. Here are a few quick takeaways from his speech. more
Lansing City Council President Adam Hussain has decided to withhold hundreds of pages of records involving an alleged sexual assault at the Lansing Fire Department. more
Terrance Cooper doesn’t want this story to be about Lansing’s problems. He’d rather not see more news coverage about rising levels of local gun violence. more
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