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A proposal headed to the August ballot aims to maintain tax revenues for the Lansing Police and Fire departments and fund local road and sidewalk maintenance. more
Hundreds of businesses will soon be eligible to apply for $11 million in grants. more
“Nothing is softer and more yielding than water, yet nothing is better in attacking the solid and forceful,” teaches Chinese sage Laozi in the Dao de Ching. more
The Ingham County Health Department is back to using the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this week after a nationwide administrative pause was prompted by six reports of women who had developed blood clots after receiving those particular vaccinations.  more
Lansing residents could soon have the option to fundamentally shift how they elect their mayors, clerks and members of the City Council through a method that would consider second-choice preferences, eliminate primary elections and shift a wider candidate pool to the general election. more
The precarious state of Michigan’s river dams blasted its way into the public consciousness last May when the catastrophic failure of two dams near Midland sent torrents of water surging into nearby communities, causing millions of dollars in damage to public infrastructure and private property. Could the same thing happen in Lansing? Today’s City Pulse story on dam safety in Michigan suggests the answer, under the right circumstances, could be yes (see page 16). more
A Windsor Township resident and attorney who sued former Township Clerk and current At-Large Lansing City Council candidate Linda Keefe has a warning for local voters: Don't trust Keefe. more
“We never, ever, approached Rina for sex. Ever. … I’ve got issues with my ex-wife. She’s my ex-wife, for God’s sake. But I can say with certainty that she’s not a sexual predator.” Sam Dunbar more
TUESDAY, May 4 — A voice that resembled that of Michael Lynn Jr., the co-leader of the Lansing chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement, spoke up at the public comment portion of last … more
Research suggests that social media doesn’t provide the same benefits of real-life interactions. more
Church attendance is down, and more houses of worship are predicted to close at an accelerated rate, a national report finds.  more
Several local neighborhood Facebook groups were alive with questions overnight following  reports that helicopters were circling over the city of Lansing. more
Ronda Liskey and her son Roy have spent most of their lives in the small town of Laingsburg. And if all goes well after opening a pot shop there this month, they might just retire there too. more
Four local school districts are leaning on new tax levies and millage renewals to drive renovations, new construction and other improvements for students in Greater Lansing. more
A partnership between McLaren Greater Lansing and the Ingham County Health Department aims to vaccinate up to 4,000 people daily at a clinic at the Michigan State University Pavilion. Officials are averaging only about 1,400 doses administered there every day. The expansion — which began with staff assistance on Tuesday— ramps that rate up by 185%. more
Imagine picking up a craft beer from Lansing Brewing Co. and then meandering across the street — cup in hand — to grab a rye whiskey from Michigrain Distillery. How about a pina colada on the beach at Rotary Park or a sidewalk cocktail in REO Town and Old Town? more
With a sizable cash-on-hand lead, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor is already lining up organized labor endorsements that have traditionally helped to influence the outcome of local elections. more
The city of Lansing is trying to entice a biopharmaceutical company to build a large manufacturing facility near the Capital Region International Airport. more
Dear Jeff Bezos: You saved The Washington Post. So, why are you allowing one of your companies to undermine local journalism? more
The U.S. Census Bureau confirmed Monday what we long expected: Michigan will lose a congressional seat in 2022, officially starting an uncomfortable round of musical chairs as Michigan’s 14-member delegation shrivels to 13. more
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