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I gave my journalism students an assignment to use the internet to discover information about public people. One was Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero. We looked for his residence, his spouse, her … more
Lansing’s First Ward has had uneven representation on the City Council for decades, culminating in Brandon Betz’s resignation after the Council censored him for his abusive verbal … more
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon has been stuck at around 40% in the polls for the better part of a month now. She still doesn't have any money. She's getting pummeled in TV ad … more
We need to vote this year to save our democracy. It is that simple.  more
When COVID came sweeping through Ingham County, Maria Yokich-Grebner’s job as a dental billing specialist stopped for a time. When the dental office reopened, it was slow. Patients were spaced … more
In the runup to the Nov. 8 General Election, abortion has suddenly and somewhat remarkably rocketed to the top of voter concerns in Michigan, eclipsing other matters of public import like inflation, … more
The wait times in the emergency rooms at Lansing area hospitals are unacceptable. Since the COVID pandemic, there has been an increase in the length of time that it takes for patients to be seen by providers. more
(The writer is a longtime Lansing builder who has been restoring homes for four and a half decades.)  Lansing residents of a certain age have fond memories of Jake’s New & Used … more
We at City Pulse are continually impressed by the community of creative individuals that surrounds us. We feel nothing short of pride as we cover your wins and losses, opportunities and … more
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer broke a 57-year tradition of governors’ leading the Mackinac Bridge walk this past Labor Day, opting to attend a sparsely attended union gathering in Detroit instead. … more
Imagine yourself in pain from a probable case of monkeypox as you arrive by ambulance all alone at the emergency room of Sparrow Hospital. To say it would be stressful is an understatement. Add to … more
"It's like nobody has seen a primary election and a general election before," said the Republican political consultant who picked up the phone.   Yes, the website for Tom Barrett, the MI-7 … more
When President Biden signed an executive order last week that canceled college student loans up to $20,000. America restarted on a long overdue shift back to the idea that education is a common good. … more
The pandemic was kind to golf. “The numbers are official,” Golf Digest declared: “Golf’s surge in popularity in 2020 was even better than predicted.” And reporting … more
Waiting for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-led Legislature to announce some large tax cut, a $500 rebate, a gas tax holiday or some other substantive tax cut anytime soon?   … more
I turned 29 a few days ago, I've lived here in Lansing since 2019, I'm a half white-half Latino male, and I’m writing about an article written by Todd Heywood about the challenges still faced … more
By any measure, Emily Dievendorf's 25-vote win over Jon Horford in the 77th House District Democrat primary two Tuesdays ago was a surprise.  Horford had many more endorsements. He raised … more
Conservative commentator Tudor Dixon rode into the Republican gubernatorial nomination this week on the backs of the influential DeVos family in West Michigan and former President Donald Trump's late … more
As previously noted in this space, we’re big fans of writing the final chapter in the history of Lansing Township via annexation by the city of Lansing. Now comes a group of more than 100 … more
The writer is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the new 75th state House District in next Tuesday’s (Aug. 2) primary election.   I am running for state representative … more
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