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Friday, November 15,2013

This week from Capital News Service

Trouble for Michigan forests, drops in the number of juveniles sent to “schools for crime,” expanding Internet access in rural areas and more

by CNS correspondents
Friday, Nov. 15 — Each week, City Pulse runs a series of stories produced by Capital News Service correspondents at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. This week’s topics cover trouble for Michigan forests, drops in juveniles sent to “schools for crime,” expanding Internet access in rural areas and more.
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Wednesday, November 13,2013

On stands today: “Judi Brown Clarke” issue

by City Pulse Staff
Cover story: ‘Faction Lansing’Judi Brown Clarke has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated, elected to multiple sports halls of fame and set world records. Last week, she was elected to the Lansing City Council, bringing a clean slate to the often fractious city government. In...
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Wednesday, November 13,2013

What master plan?

Churches migrate to commercial zones. But what’s the point of a master plan when City Council votes to ignore it?

by Andy Balaskovitz
For the second month in a row, the Lansing City Council is considering whether to allow a church to move into one of the city’s commercial corridors.
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Wednesday, November 13,2013

The year ahead

Picking a president and the strong representation of women on Council

by Andy Balaskovitz
At the outset of 2014, the eight-member Lansing City Council will huddle together — in open doors and behind closed ones — to negotiate electing a new president for the year.
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Wednesday, November 13,2013

‘Green’ businesses, where art thou?

by Terry Link
The Lansing metro area is home to roughly 500,000 of us. Now, a city of that size should be able to offer a pretty diverse array of products and services that provide employment to many. In recent conversations, I’ve begun to hear about what’s missing from the area, what might be considered business opportunities or at least an expansion of existing businesses to fill the niches that are not being covered.
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Wednesday, November 13,2013

‘Faction Lansing’

Lansing City Councilwoman-elect Judi Brown Clarke’s return to the spotlight with teamwork spirit

by Walt Sorg
There’s never been someone quite like Judi Brown Clarke on the Lansing City Council. On one day, she can be joining her college coach, Jim Bibbs, as a volunteer track coach at East Lansing High School. The next she can be hosting a fundraiser featuring her friend who happens to...
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Friday, November 8,2013

Spiral goes nude

Spiral Video and Dance Bar celebrates 15 years with first fully nude dancers following federal court decision

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Nov. 8 — Spiral Video and Dance Bar in Old Town celebrates 15 years in business Saturday with an all-new kind of show: Fully nude dancers. It’s a party that couldn’t have happened for the 14-year anniversary.
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Friday, November 8,2013

This week from Capital News Service

Low immunization rates, pharmaceutical drug shortages and abuses, economic opportunity by ZIP code and more

by CNS correspondents
Friday, Nov. 8 — Each week, City Pulse runs a series of stories produced by Capital News Service correspondents at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. This week’s topics cover Michigan’s low immunization rates among children, separate stories on pharmaceutical drug shortages and abuse and a new study that shows economic opportunity by ZIP code.
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Thursday, November 7,2013

Guest column: Time to fish or cut bait on tax reform

Former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton on political timidity hindering tax reform

by Lee H. Hamilton
Thursday, Nov. 7 — As Congress moves forward on budget negotiations, the word out of Washington is to expect nothing major: no grand bargain, just more stopgap, short-term fixes. Yet there’s one ray of hope. The House and Senate chairs of the tax-writing committees, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, are preparing a comprehensive tax reform plan. They see the budget negotiations as their opportunity to enact much-needed changes to our bloated, off-kilter tax laws.
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Wednesday, November 6,2013

On stands today: “Lansing-Area Food Hubs” issue

by City Pulse Staff
Cover story: The logistics of going local The national trend of “food hubs” linking local farmers with local stomachs is finally wriggling down the gullet of greater Lansing, writes Lawrence Cosentino. So far, it’s a tale of two gulps. In the heart of Lansing&rs...
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