City Pulse - News http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/articles.sec-233-1-news.html <![CDATA[Full of holes]]> <![CDATA[Who are we to judge?]]> If you thought “open” places of worship and “affirming” places of worship for the LGBT community is simply a matter of word choice, guess again. It is the difference between one religious organization defining your sexual orientation as a sin versus wholly acceptable. ]]> <![CDATA[Medicare money makers]]> Eight of Lansing’s top 10 Medicare billers raked in over $1 million each in 2012, according to a database released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to The Wall Street Journal. The other two brought in just under $1 million each. ]]> <![CDATA[The crazier, the better]]> <![CDATA[Sierra Club to BWL: Retire Eckert by 2017]]> Monday, April 14 — The Sierra Club over the weekend formally urged the Lansing Board of Water and Light to not spend millions on short-term pollution controls at its aging coal-fired Eckert plant, but rather on sustainable energy and upgrading transmission.]]> <![CDATA[This week from Capital News Service]]> Friday, April 4 — 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 include a bat-killing fungus discovered in Michigan; new highway construction zone safety stats; paving roads with gravel and expanded dredging projects.]]> <![CDATA[Already read that]]> An odd thing happened on the way to reviewing “Dreams Gone Wrong,” former State Rep. Lingg Brewer’s book about gamblers and campus unrest at MSU in the 1960s.]]> <![CDATA[Eyesore of the Week]]> Although this building features the truncated “witches hat” roof characteristic of nationally known fast-food franchise Pizza Hut, it was once the home of Lansing’s Famous Taco. Now vacant and boarded, its falling soffit is precariously held up by the former restaurant’s mechanical equipment. In a show of disregard toward the residents of nearby homes, even the Realtor’s sign is neglected and collapsed.]]> <![CDATA[Seeing art through]]> <![CDATA[Mayor for life?]]> There are some political jobs that are a perfect platform for higher office. But mayor isn’t one of them. ]]> <![CDATA[Kids in the Hall]]> Tuesday, April 8 — Let’s savor this one for a moment: In what could have been yet another messy dispute this year over legislative process, the Lansing City Council came together Monday night to pass a resolution extending strong support for the LGBT community.]]> <![CDATA[In solidarity, in a few weeks]]> Friday, April 4 — Lansing City Councilwoman Jessica Yorko wants the Council to show solidarity with the LGBT community after a hate crime took place in Ypsilanti Monday and as the attorney general mounts an appeal to a federal court ruling striking down same-sex marriage in Michigan. But a formal recognition won’t happen on Monday, according to Council President A’Lynne Boles.]]> <![CDATA[This week from Capital News Service]]> Friday, April 4 — 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 include a new study predicting more beach closures this summer after a harsh winter; a multi-million dollar test kitchen at MSU; a recycling proposal to turn coal ash into roads; how rural hospitals are dealing with the Affordable Care Act rollout; and more.]]> <![CDATA[Bernero not running in 8th]]> <![CDATA[Updated: Frandor owner suing city over Red Cedar project]]> Thursday, April 3 — The owner of Frandor Shopping Center is suing the city of Lansing, claiming business owners in the shopping center will be on the hook for helping pay tens of millions of dollars to redevelop the former Red Cedar Golf Course he says should be paid by private developers. ]]> <![CDATA[What’s happening in Lansing today]]> <![CDATA[Frenzy in the 8th]]> Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum is emerging as the leading Democrat to campaign for an open congressional seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers. Now she just has to decide whether to say yes.]]> <![CDATA[Eyecandy of the Week]]> Even setting aside the recent proliferation of zombie franchises, as a society, we have collective difficulties with death and its ultimate inevitability. Graveyards are nearly always located on outskirts of cities or in places no one visits.]]> <![CDATA[Mike at the mic]]> <![CDATA[Battling sexual assault at MSU]]> In the late hours of Aug. 29, 2010, a woman met two Michigan State University athletes at Wonders Hall. The three struck up a friendly conversation and decided to go to the men’s shared dorm room. What happened next has been a flashpoint of controversy at the campus and the surrounding community.]]>