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A day after an 18-year-old fatally shot 19 students and two teachers and wounded 17 others at an Uvalde, Texas, school, Michigan Senate Democrats wanted to talk about it.  more
We all know former President Donald Trump plays fast and loose with the finer details of established facts, but his legacy should be a lesson to do better, not duplicate his … more
I frequent bookstores. Sometimes I go there to find a new book. To read in a comfy chair. To watch people finding books, and reading in their comfy chairs.  In addition to new and used books, … more
It could be the young man with the jittery leg intently studying his phone at the coffee shop or the older, well-dressed man quickly thumbing through profiles seeking just a few hours of connection. … more
We’ve never been a fan of term limits for elected officials at any level of government. more
At long last, Michigan voters will have their first say since 1992 on legislative term limits.   more
Lansing isn’t unusual among older American cities in facing enormous and growing challenges with maintaining its aging housing stock, especially rental properties.   more
Nothing is official until it's official, but we know it's coming. The U.S. Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade, likely next month.  more
Last month, City Pulse ran a cover story regarding an upcoming millage proposal that would raise almost $130 million to replace four buildings, renovate Sexton High School and ensure working air … more
Ten years ago, then-Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing told City Pulse he had serious concerns about Lansing Township’s plan to “play developer” by putting its finances on the line for a new project at the Eastwood Towne Center known as The Heights.  more
Her voice cracking with emotion, Sen. Lana Theis talked about how today’s children are being exposed to almost unspeakable subjects and material.  more
On the occasion of this year’s 420 Week, the annual celebration of all things cannabis, let’s take an especially savory moment to reflect on the astonishing progress we’ve made in Michigan toward normalizing our favorite herb. As our region’s legal cannabis economy continues to blossom, transforming vacant storefronts into growing concerns and sprouting thousands of new jobs, we really are quite pleased with where things stand today.  more
Michigan's Republican Party is lining up a record-breaking 10 candidates for governor this year.   more
Who’s keeping an eye on Michigan’s $78.2 billion annual budget? On state legislators who drive drunk? On suspiciously cloaked political and campaign finances?  more
If you’ve never heard of Timothy Leary, let us fill you in. Leary was a Harvard psychology professor and countercultural icon of the 1960s who advocated for the widespread acceptance and use of psychedelic drugs. more
When the Lansing Fire Department’s first female battalion chief, Shawn Deprez, went public with accusations that she was sexually assaulted and continuously harassed while employed at the department, this newspaper filed a public records request asking the city for documents related to its investigation of her allegations. more
The functional head of the Michigan Republican Party grabbed firm hold of a third rail in partisan politics this week by endorsing two statewide candidates running in competitive races for the party's nomination.  more
I am running to be the next state representative for the new 74th House District in the Democratic primary election on Aug. 2 because residents in south Lansing and Holt are facing urgent crises that require immediate action. more
Riverwalk Theatre and the Costume Shop have been a part of the Lansing community in some form for over 60 years as Riverwalk Theatre, the Okemos Barn and Community Circle Players. The past two years have been unlike any others in our history. more
It was almost exactly two years ago when I sat in a Lansing School District Board of Education meeting interviewing candidates to become our next superintendent when then-Superintendent Sam Sinicropi leaned over to me and whispered “Detroit (Public Schools) is closing.” more
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