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It was the worst of times, a perfectly miserable year by any measure. Between a murderous pandemic, a corrupt and conniving president, a sharply divided and angry populace, and a sickening wave of deadly police brutality, mainly against people of color, what more could possibly go wrong? more
Last July, Lansing code compliance officers conducted an inspection of the Porter Apartments, a 98-unit, low-income apartment building for senior citizens located on Townsend Street in downtown Lansing. more
One trillion four hundred billion dollars. That’s how much students owe the federal government for college student loans. It’s a curse. more
As if the death, despair and financial ruin wrought by COVID-19 isn’t enough to make 2020 the worst year in modern history, a sharp increase in homicides in the city of Lansing is adding to the community’s misery. more
The global campaign to vaccinate as many humans as possible against the ravages of the coronavirus is officially underway more
Summer is a long way off, but we can almost hear the joyous sounds of children frolicking in a newly refurbished Moores Park Pool. The distance between here and there is measured not in months, but in dollars, and lots of them. more
The next step for President-elect Joe Biden is to adopt the U.S. Postal Service slogan: Neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night will stop me from richly rewarding African American voters, for they flipped Michigan for Biden/Harris. more
Jan.20 can’t come soon enough, but there is still plenty of time for thousands more Michiganders to die from COVID-19 before President-elect Biden takes the reins and implements a national pandemic containment strategy. more
Whitmer’s hands have been tied by a Republican legislature that sued to strip her emergency powers, granted under a 1945 law passed by the body. more
The 2020 election is in the books in Michigan. Unless you’re President Trump or believe something is going to come of his spaghetti-on-the-wall lawsuits. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor’s administration has also made a routine out of forcing local media outlets — including City Pulse and the Lansing State Journal — to use the legislation to obtain even rudimentary-level details and supplemental records over the most insignificant of topics. more
America got it right. So did President-elect Joe Biden, claiming the nation’s highest office over the weekend with a call to unity and civility. It is a time to heal, he said. He’s right, but it will take time. more
Back in 2006, when the Michigan Democrats last flipped the majority in the state House, the Republican floor leader at the time, Steve Tobocman, sat down with the incoming speaker on how to create a more bipartisanship atmosphere. more
Lansing city retirees are up in arms over Mayor Andy Schor’s decision to rein in the city’s burgeoning legacy costs by reducing retiree health care benefits. more
My, how things have changed this campaign season. more
Six days away from the most consequential election of our lifetime. Six days before a national reckoning that will change the course of American history more
It’s the week before Election day. more
In 1961, Dr. Seuss snuck into the book “The Sneetches and Other Stories” a tale about “The Zax,” a pair of hairy creatures who crossed paths in the desert. One was traveling north and the other south and both refused to move out of the way of the other. more
It’s always the right time to do the right thing. We state that principle up front — with a hat tip to Spike Lee’s eponymous film — because it aptly expresses our approach to delivering news to our readers to the best of our ability. more
In the 1970s, conservationists championed the idea of using the revenue generated from the extraction of nonrenewable energy sources on state-owned land to purchase land for permanent public benefit. more
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