City Pulse - News <![CDATA[Probe under way]]> THURSDAY, July 30 — Third Ward City Councilwoman A’Lynne Boles is facing questions on several fronts for campaign activities in the run-up to Tuesday’s primary election. Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum said yesterday she is looking into several possible violations of state campaign law. But the bigger issue may be an ethical one over Boles’ use of city funds to send a newsletter to select constituents in the last weeks of the campaign. ]]> <![CDATA[DeWeese illegally diverted drugs, FBI claims; license suspended]]> In a sweeping affidavit filed in federal court, the FBI alleges that said Dr. Paul DeWeese, a former Republican state lawmaker from Mid-Michigan, illegally diverted prescription drugs — like Norco, Xanax, and Ritalin — to the street.]]> <![CDATA[2015 PRIMARY ELECTION PREVIEW]]> <![CDATA[Raw deal]]> Donya Davis served seven years of a 22- year prison sentence after a sexual assault victim identified him in a lineup. Post-conviction DNA testing tied the crime to another man. The 36-year-old Detroit man was released in summer 2014. What do you say to him now? Congratulations?]]> <![CDATA[Slanted survey]]> <![CDATA[Comeback trail?]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Stay loose on BWL]]> <![CDATA[Leverage and Recreation]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Eyesore of the week]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Pot drives]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Access granted]]> THURSDAY, JULY 16 — Lansing-area students are about to get a little help with their math homework. The Grainger Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) to support its iMath after-school tutoring program. The foundation is the philanthropic arm of W.W. Grainger Inc., an Illinois-based industrial supply company that has operated a branch in Lansing for over 40 years.]]> <![CDATA[McCloudy days at BWL]]> Despite having his reappointment nomination withdrawn late Monday afternoon by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Lansing Board of Water and Light Commissioner Anthony McCloud will continue to serve in his position. ]]> <![CDATA[Overtime for MSU, ESPN]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Eye candy of the week]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Wheat and chaff]]> <![CDATA[Oops]]> <![CDATA[Certified: Uncovering Lansing´s hidden rental crisis]]> Bancroft Court is a quiet street nestled in the Genesee Neighborhood on Lansing’s near west side. The house at 816 is a mustard yellow two-story, three bedroom, single-family home built in 1916, decorated with flowers in a new bed. Children’s toys are on the porch and yard. The exterior masks an appalling interior. ]]> <![CDATA[Behind the inspection at 816 Bancroft Court]]> The results of a city inspection of the rental property at 816 Bancroft Court not only found safety violations, but also revealed the complicated relationships inspectors share with tenants and landlords in the city. Larry Connelly, a city inspector, visited the property on Thursday based on a complaint filed by City Council members. That complaint was based on photos shared by City Pulse and an expression of concern for the tenant’s health and safety.]]> <![CDATA[Out in the cold?]]> Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s reappointment of a firstterm Board of Water and Light commissioner is in jeopardy after he refused to tell City Council members whether he would support selling the public utility. At least three members of the Lansing City Council said they are not prepared to approve the reappointment of Anthony McCloud, the third ward representative to the Lansing Board of Water and Light. Other Council members did not respond to inquiries from City Pulse about McCloud’s reappointment, which has been tabled until Monday in order have more members present for the vote. To be reappointed, he will need to gain a simple majority approval of those present.]]> <![CDATA[Eyesore of the week]]> ]]>