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City Pulse's Purple Michigan series

Purple Michigan is a six-part series reporting on the presidential campaign in Michigan in different locations across the state. This series is paid for by contributions from you to the City Pulse Fund for Community Journalism. To contribute, please go to lansingcitypulse.com/donation.

City Pulse Social Justice and Equity Survey

When it comes to issues over which local elected officials have much control, social equity and equality are two. They may not be able to do much about COVID-19 and the economy, but they can help our communities deal with and overcome the byproducts of racism.

City Pulse On the Air, Oct. 25, 2020: Matt Grossmann and Mark Grebner

On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, editor and publisher Berl Schwartz continues his conversation about the 2020 presidential election with MSU political scientist Matt Grossmann. Schwartz also interviews Ingham County Commissioner and voting analyst Mark Grebner.

Old Town book shop specializes in true crime and the paranormal

Deadtime Stories, a bookstore specializing in all things spooky, has opened up in Thrift Witch’s Dark Arts Market, just in time for Halloween.

New MSU Broad Museum director has plans beyond the pandemic

In a normal world, Monica Ramirez-Montagut, the new director of MSU’s Broad Art Museum, would be all over the place by now, spreading the news about the latest art at the Broad and exhibits to come.

UPDATE: Eric Trump schedules Lansing stop amid nationwide MAGA tour

Donald Trump’s second son is slated to make a campaign stop tomorrow afternoon in Lansing at Schlegel Sand and Gravel on Wood Road. 

Clerk: Ingham Co. Commission candidate misreports campaign donations

A Democratic candidate for the Ingham County Board of Commissioners has been given less than two weeks to fix a series of mistakes in his campaign finance report or risk falling further out of compliance with state law, county officials said.
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Struggling hospitality industry faces new challenge as winter looms

The state’s hospitality industry adjusted to COVID-19 with mixed results but now there’s a new challenge: winter.
Capital News Service

Study suggests rural strategies help economies of shrinking cities

You won’t find barns and silos in Detroit.

City Pulse On the Air: Matt Grossman, Jo Shoup, Ashley Stommen and Nick & the Jaguars

Reporter Cole Tunningley speaks with locals Jo Shoup and Ashley Stommen about the coronavirus' impact on nightlife in Lansing. Music editor Rich Tupica closes things out with a track by early Motown act Nick & the Jaguars.

Lansing clerk opens another satellite office for absentee voting

Another satellite office for Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope will open next week as the third full-service location to register to vote and pick up and return absentee ballots.

Candidate for Ingham Co. Commission fined $1,000 for late campaign finance reporting

A candidate for Ingham County Board of Commissioners has been fined $1,000 after he filed a report on campaign spending three months late — and only after City Pulse reported that he appeared to have violated state law.

Casa de Rosado passes out sugar skull kits for Dia de Los Muertos

Casa de Rosado is kicking off its yearly Dia de Los Muertos celebration with a sugar skull kit distribution effort.

Trick-or-treating guidelines released for Lansing and East Lansing

Lansing and East Lansing have released guidelines on how to properly celebrate the spooky holiday.

Attorneys clear county commissioner over recent campaign donation suggestion

Ingham County attorneys have weighed in: It’s OK for members of the county’s Democratic Caucus to  discuss partisan politics at county-facilitated public meetings.
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City Pulse Newsmakers Debate: Eaton County Sheriff candidates Tom Reich and Rick Jones
Incumbent Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich and former state Sen. Rick Jones, who are running against each other for sheriff on Nov. …
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City Pulse Zoom interview with Gabrielle Lawrence
City Pulse's Zoom interview with Gabrielle Lawrence, president of the Lansing Public School District Board of Education.
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City Pulse Zoom interview with Lansing racial equity adviser Teresa Bingman
As mentors go, Lansing attorney Teresa Bingham has had a pretty good one: Anita Hill.  “Not only …
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Jack C. Davis remembered: Part 2
MONDAY, June 1 — Jack C. Davis, a lawyer, arts patron and champion of many causes — often with his checkbook — died …
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City Pulse On the Air, Sept. 6, 2020: Matt Grossmann, Art in the Wild and New Era
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Sept. 6, 2020: Matt Grossmann, Art in the Wild and New Era On this edition of …
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City Pulse On the Air, Aug. 30, 2020: Kathleen Gray and Matt Grossmann
City Pulse Radio · City Pulse On the Air, Aug. 30, 2020: Matt Grossmann, On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, …
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Arts & Culture
Take a look inside Meijer’s Capital City Market 
Capital City Market Grand Opening  8 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14  600 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing  (517) 333-3000, …
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East Lansing Arts Commission accepting grant applications 
THURSDAY, Oct. 8 — Calling all starving artists! The East Lansing Arts Commission is accepting applications for its Fiscal Year …
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That time Big Star played five nights in Lansing
Back when I was still researching information for my oral-history book, “There Was A Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell …
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Could 'The Loft' come back?
THURSDAY, Oct. 8 — Roy Kirby has a permanent scar he obtained from playing at The Loft. He and his bandmates in the band …
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Annual Lansing music festival goes streaming
13th Annual GTG Fest Saturday, Oct. 10 Streaming live performances from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. View at GTG Records Facebook page …
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Michigan author’s latest novel dissects the Bath school bombing
A long discarded Lansing Fire Department phone log contains a simple entry indicating an emergency call from Bath on May 18, …
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Food
Shop selling homemade fair-trade chocolate, coffee opens in Meridian Mall
Marketplace Manna Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 1982 W. Grand River Ave., …
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New cookbook highlights food of Great Lakes Indigenous peoples
A new cookbook serves up the culture along with the food of the Indigenous people of the Great Lakes region. “Eating with the …
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Medical exemptions create loopholes for mask compliance
None of the eight employees at Joe’s Gizzard City in Potterville wear face masks. Despite a longstanding state mandate that …
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Okemos eatery delivers fresh twist on Mediterranean cuisine
Opening up your first restaurant is a daunting prospect. Rae Suboh, owner of Bread Bites in Okemos, unfortunately opened up his first …
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The Claddagh Irish Pub permanently closes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2 — COVID-19 has claimed yet another Greater Lansing restaurant. The Claddagh Irish Pub, located in the …
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