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Community rallies around damaged downtown storefronts

Lansing is resilient.

‘Everybody trusted Jack’

The life of attorney and philanthropist Jack Davis, one of Lansing’s most stalwart champions, gives the lie to the old saying, ‘It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it.”

Shards and tears: Without warning, protesters hit with tear gas in tense night

The sequence of events raised serious questions about police tactics used in Lansing and across the country in response to protesters.

As MSU goes, so goes the local economy. But how does it go?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives and created anxiety in ways few people have experienced. The recovery will take months, if not years. And for some communities, complex decisions yet to be made could impact that recovery time.
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The CP Edit: America the sick

With apologies for our use of profanity, we have to ask: What the hell is wrong with this country?
Coronavirus in Michigan: Day 85

Friends and family again allowed to visit patients in health care facilities

Loved ones can once again accompany people to medical appointments and can also again visit friends and family in the hospital.

MSU refuses to pay undisclosed ransom to hackers

Officials at Michigan State University will not pay a ransom recently demanded by hackers that are threatening to publish a trove of stolen university records online.
Coronavirus in Michigan: Day 84

Large retailers must accept bottle returns starting June 15

Retailers with bottle return facilities located at the front of the store (or housed in a separate area with reverse vending machines) must begin accepting empty cans and bottles for deposits beginning June 15 — with a few key safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Protesters against police brutality march peacefully through East Lansing

"We need to start being proactive, not reactive."

Citing Whitmer, Schor orders curfew for tonight

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor just ordered a curfew till 5 a.m. tomorrow, effective immediately.
Coronavirus in Michigan: Day 83

Whitmer eases up on statewide lockdown orders

MONDAY, June 1 — Michiganders must still stay safe, but they no longer need to stay home. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today several rescissions to her stay-at-home executive order. Among …
A tale of two mayors

Lansing, East Lansing mayors differ on protest takeaway

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor defended the response of police with tear gas to disperse protesters after they set a car on fire, broke windows and graffitied downtown Lansing buildings. East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier had a different take.
Coronavirus in Michigan: Day 82

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Greater Lansing

Michigan tracked at least another 513 coronavirus cases statewide this afternoon with another 28 virus-related deaths, pushing the case count past 57,000 with nearly 5,500 reported dead.

Clean up starts after night of destruction and tear gas

Most businesses that had windows shattered already had crews boarding up storefronts and assessing repairs. Others scrubbed graffiti like “Fuck 12” and “BLM” from brick walls. A car that was burned in the middle of Washington Avenue had already been towed.
Turn It Down!

Locals Pick Locals: Vol. IX — Summer Mix Edition

So while its strange times like we’ve never seen before, this week “Locals Pick Locals” Vol. 9 digs back and unearths some optimistic, summery tunes that’ll hopefully brighten your day.
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City Pulse on Radio/TV
City Pulse Zoom interview with Tim Daman
Tim Daman, president and CEO of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, shares his thoughts on topics ranging from how the governor …
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City Pulse Zoom interview with Bob Trezise
WEDNESDAY, May 20 — Bob Trezise Jr. is the president and CEO of LEAP — the Lansing Area Economic Partnership, which is …
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City Pulse On the Air, May 31, 2020: Matt Grossmann, gardening in quarantine and The Woolies
On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, reporter Cole Tunningley talks to several Lansing residents about finding solace in …
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Arts & Culture
From the skate park to parking lots
Skateboarding has a certain reputation. Both violent and undeniably cool, the sport has attracted daredevil teens since its inception. …
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Rhea Van Atta and her family of plants
Rhea Van Atta, owner of the Old Town General Store, is in her element when Michigan’s summer sun starts to shine bright and …
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Four sunny season sativas to smoke down this summer
Lansterdam in Review is a new column written by Kyle Kaminski, a City Pulse staff writer and cannabis enthusiast who has been smoking …
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Food
Finley’s Grill & Smokehouse to close Lansing location
This story was updated Thursday, May 28 at 2:34 p.m. MONDAY, May 18 — COVID-19 claimed a business victim today: …
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Time of the season: Cocktails that are perfect for the heat
As the calendar turns from spring to summer, most people's wardrobes turn from drab and dark to bright and fun. Much the same …
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Farmers market season makes it way back to Greater Lansing
It’s mid-May, the time each year when people head outside to their home gardens, put herbs and vegetable plants in the soil and …
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