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Tuesday, August 13,2013

Not running

East Lansing City Council member won’t seek third term

by City Pulse Staff
Tuesday, Aug. 13 — East Lansing City Council member Kevin Beard announced today that he would not seek a third term on the Council. Beard cited “professional opportunities” as the reason he wouldn’t run.
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Tuesday, August 13,2013

Politics and predators

Second referendum to ban wolf hunting has strong political overtones

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Aug. 13 — A second referendum campaign to keep Michigan wolves off the state’s hunting list is just as much about politics as it is about conservation. The group behind the effort feels the referendum is necessary to protect wolves, as well as the rights of voters.
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Monday, August 12,2013

Kids in the Hall

$1.1M federal grant tabled because the administration didn’t come to a neighborhood meeting, which Bernero called ‘petty.’ In St. Petersburg resolution, Council asks for annual human rights report, which Bernero called ‘idiotic.'

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Aug. 12 — Lansing City Councilwoman A’Lynne Boles-Robinson pulled a resolution to accept a $1.1 million federal grant from tonight’s meeting agenda because a representative from the Bernero Administration didn’t attend her monthly constituent meeting Saturday.
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Friday, August 9,2013

Filling the vacancy

Five apply for 4th District Ingham County Board of Commissioners seat

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, Aug. 9 — The Ingham County Board of Commissioners will consider five applicants seeking to fill a board seat that will be vacated in early September by outgoing board member Debbie De Leon.
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Friday, August 9,2013

50 years later

Lansing delegation traveling to D.C. later this month for a reenactment of the March on Washington

by Deborah Walker
Friday, Aug. 9 — A delegation from greater Lansing is traveling to Washington at the end of the month for a reenactment of the historic 1963 March on Washington and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
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Thursday, August 8,2013

BWL: Beware of phone scammers

Lansing Board of Water and Light reports fraudulent telephone calls asking for payments, threatening to turn off service

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, Aug. 8 — Lansing’s publicly owned utility is warning of “telephone calls from scam imposters” who have threatened to turn off customers’ service if they don’t provide credit card information over the phone or make wire money payments.
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Wednesday, August 7,2013

'GMageddon'

New film on Lansing's drive to keep GM revs up the spin

by Lawrence Cosentino
In the late 1990s, greater Lansing faced what many regarded as an existential threat: GM’s decision to pull out of Lansing after the demise of Oldsmobile. It was time for a team of rivals to unite in the face of doom. From “The Seven Samurai” to “The Avengers,” that makes for a rousing movie plot, but reality is usually messier.
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Wednesday, August 7,2013

EYE CANDY OF THE WEEK

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: Rosewood Inn, 15275 Francis Road, Watertown Township Owner: Valerie and Joseph Cordes Assessed value: $310,000 Rural America has a wealth of architectural styles. The Rosewood Inn Bed and Breakfast on Francis Road, just north of where Interstates 96 and 69 meet, is one...
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Wednesday, August 7,2013

Editor out, circ down

The State Journal's circulation numbers continue to plummet since introducing a paywall last year

by Andy Balaskovitz
Since close of business Friday, the daily newspaper in this town has been without an executive editor.
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Wednesday, August 7,2013

Replacing De Leon

Two seek to fill vacant seat on Ingham County Board of Commissioners; deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Two Lansing Democrats have applied so far to represent northwest Lansing on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners to fill out the term of Debbie De Leon.
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