City Pulse - News <![CDATA[Bernero: Time to look at BWL sale]]> <![CDATA[Right step]]> <![CDATA[Eye candy of the week]]> This building, like the neighborhood surrounding it, takes its name from horticulturalist Liberty Hyde Bailey. Born in South Haven, Bailey graduated from the Michigan Agricultural College in 1882 and later contributed to the founding of agricultural extension services and the 4-H movement.]]> <![CDATA[Prevailing wage ban]]> <![CDATA[A new tool for MSU educators]]> Student snoozing through a boring lecture might be a thing of the past in classes offered by Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters. PopBoardz is an innovative, interactive new app that gives educators and students alike a new presentation tool — but this isn’t your typical slideshow. Created by budding software developer Moonbeach Inc., the app allows users to create a single-page presentation comprising 16 “tiles.” Each tile can hold a piece of media, from PDFs to webpages, to image slideshows and videos. Think PowerPoint meets Pinterest.]]> <![CDATA[Eyesore of the week]]> Looking beyond the obvious problems caused by the vegetation that has enveloped this simple house, it seems to be sited particularly close to the busy public way. The east-facing front porch would make for pleasant evening gatherings, sheltering its users from the setting summer sun. Outside but still covered, people can interact and strengthen neighborhood connections.]]> <![CDATA[End of Story]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Two different cities]]> <![CDATA[New Niowave charges]]> The Niowave pole barn saga continues with new questions raised by Walnut Neighborhood activists about expenses that the high-tech company has submitted to the city of Lansing for reimbursement. “Looks to me like Niowave scammed LEAP and the City again for the $62,000 Brownfield reimbursement, paying their own internal employees $53,853.51 and provided no explanation or breakdown of this internal charge,” activist Dale Schrader emailed other residents.]]> <![CDATA[May flowers arrive]]> TUESDAY, MAY 19 — The lawn of the state Capitol is in full bloom following this morning’s annual Capitol Flower Planting Day event. Despite temperatures in the 50s, the event gathered about 40 volunteers to work alongside Capitol event staff in sprucing up the lawn’s vacant flowerbeds.]]> <![CDATA[Councilwoman sued]]> THURSDAY, MAY 14 — Lansing City Councilwoman A’Lynne Boles is being sued by a Lansing law firm that claims she failed to deliver services she had agreed to do.]]> <![CDATA[Market makeover]]> Armed with the results from the survey it conducted this winter, Lansing is weighing a series of initiatives to reposition the struggling City Market. ]]> <![CDATA[Eye candy of the week]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Attack of the 300-foot mushroom]]> They reasoned. They pleaded. They cried. They bucked the sheriff. They hauled out visual aids. In the end, they toppled the invading tower — for now. A group of Clinton County residents got a whirlwind civics lesson last week when they banded together to fight off a proposed 300- foot wireless communication tower for emergency 911 services, scheduled to go up near several houses in Victor and Bath townships this fall.]]> <![CDATA[High road on potholes]]> <![CDATA[Walk this way]]> <![CDATA[Help from Hertel]]> <![CDATA[Prop 1 breakdown]]> Proposal 1, the broad-reaching ballot question Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders birthed the week before Christmas to raise $1.288 billion in annual road funding dollars, blew a piston and died. With votes still being counted Tuesday night, they were running 78 percent opposed — the worst rejection of a constitutional amendment in almost 40 years.]]> <![CDATA[High time for change]]> <![CDATA[Lansing report]]> LANSING – Lots of young people in Michigan want to be State Police troopers, but almost all of them are white men. The State Police, like law enforcement agencies across the country, are struggling to recruit minorities into their ranks.]]>