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Press freedom threatened in democracies, dictatorships alike

These early days of 2022 are an opportune time to look back and assess last year’s press freedom environment in the United States and abroad.
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Clean energy, reliable grid among top energy issues in Michigan

As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden made a series of energy-related promises, including net-zero emissions by 2050 and the launch of “a national effort aimed at creating the jobs we need to …
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Detroit’s status as ‘food desert’ challenged as more produce options emerge

Is it fair to call Detroit a food desert? Many people, including researchers, have regarded Detroit as a food desert. Yet the term food desert is no longer correct in describing all of Detroit.
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Group targets rising opioid deaths in communities of color

Opioid overdose deaths have increased dramatically among African American and Hispanic populations in the state, according to new data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 
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Workers needed but older employees still face age discrimination

Paula Cunningham has retired twice.  “Well, I transitioned twice,” she said.  Cunningham was the president of Lansing Community College then the CEO of Capitol National …
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Rural internet access competes with other needs for federal aid

As local governments wrestle with the question of how to spend their share of American Rescue Plan Act money from Washington, some are earmarking it to improve broadband access and affordability for their residents. 
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Fishing heritage in Leland gets preservation boost

 Each day in Fishtown, a small fishing district in Leland, Amanda Holmes, the executive director of the Fishtown Preservation Society, receives a visit from a local elderly man who grew up in the area and likes to check preservation efforts.

A Hunter's Tale

To learn more about “A Hunter’s Tale,” visit • For the next installment, pick up the Jan. 26 issue of City Pulse.

The people that made the ’60s America’s most radical decade

Historian Kevin Boyle’s new book, “The Shattering,” has no surprises, major revelations and no sappy stories. Instead, it is packed to the brim with tales of courageous individuals who stood for justice and truth. “The Shattering” is a straightforward look at the tumultuous decade of the ’60s, and how it shaped the course of United States history.

Favorite Things: Deanna Brown and her late brother’s leather satchel

Deanna Brown is the owner of Everything is Cheesecake. She was inspired to become an entrepreneur by her brother Danny, who passed away from cancer and left behind something precious to Deanna, a leather satchel. 
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Arts & Culture
Snowshoe hiking class at Harris Nature Center
Saturday, Jan. 22 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. $15/person with equipment, $20/person with rented …
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Life Changing Album: Sally Potter talks ‘The Water Lily,’ by Priscilla Herdman
Sally Potter has long been a driving force in the Mid-Michigan folk music community as a singer, song leader and promoter at the Ten …
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Ten Pound Fiddle delays concerts until March
THURSDAY, Jan. 13 – Ten Pound Fiddle announced yesterday that it is postponing all weekly concerts until early March. The …
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City Pulse People Issue 2022: Jared Waltrip aka Bentley James - Drag queen
Jared Waltrip, 30, was born in Flint and grew up near Detoit. He moved to Lansing after marrying his husband, Trennen Reich. Waltrip …
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City Pulse People Issue 2022: Tammara McCollum - Owner of Smoothie Queen
Tammara McCollum, 29, is the owner of Smoothie Queen, a successful shop that operates out of the Allen Neighborhood Center’s …
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