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A group of female students at Lansing Catholic High School are claiming they are being sexually harassed by school employees, according to a letter that says it was written by the students. more
In 2011 I got back from a successful book tour in Germany where some of my audiences had been college students and I found myself missing the classroom intensely.  Three days later, I received an email from the chairman of Michigan State University’s English Department asking if I’d consider teaching there. more
Few issues kindle public passions more than questions of crime and punishment, of justice for the victims of crime and of mercy for those who commit them. more
Vice President Mike Pence’s seventh Michigan visit in 10 months blew through Lansing Tuesday with a warm embrace of the state’s farmers at the Michigan Farm Bureau’s legislative seminar and a surprise pancake order at the Fleetwood Diner on South Cedar. more
The Lansing Planning Board will hold a public hearing next week to consider a controversial rezoning request and special land use permit for Lansing Community College to build a new five-story parking ramp downtown on Capitol Avenue. more
After $2.5 million in federal fines were assessed against the city of Lansing for botched financial filings to the IRS, officials are bracing for financial turmoil as the city’s “rainy day” reserve funds dip to their lowest point in several years to keep the budget balanced amid recent missteps. more
A local nonprofit organization formerly operated by Lansing’s retired human relations director who is under federal investigation will likely fall into the hands of a court-appointed receiver as the matter heads to a courtroom without an actual defendant. more
Nominate your favorite people, places and businesses for Top of the Town 2020! more
There are many, many things wrong with Michael Bloomberg’s billion-dollar vanity exercise. But there is one thing he gets right, and it’s also the thing that gives me pause about Bernie Sanders’ increasingly likely nomination.   more
Pot smokers rejoice. Recreational marijuana sales are coming to Lansing later this week. more
Vice President Mike Pence was spotted at the Fleetwood Diner during his busy trip to Mid-Michigan. more
The Lansing City Council is expected to tweak a city ordinance to strengthen financial controls and increase oversight on spending within its Human Relations and Community Services Department in light of conflicts-of-interest problems discovered under former executive director Joan Jackson Johnson.  more
Shirley Mitchner knows that nothing will bring her son back to life after his friends left him to die on the banks of the Grand River in Lansing. She just hopes that others won’t be forced to meet a similar fate.  more
U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly), her supporters and a smattering of counterprotesters flooded East Lansing High School tonight for the congresswoman’s State of the District town hall. more
They're all conservative. They all support President Donald Trump and his policies. They all oppose "red flag" policies or any firearm restrictions. They're all anti-abortion. They'll all against Medicare for All and Bernie Sanders'-style "socialism." They're all tough on illegal immigration. more
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The Michigan Senate’s rejection of Anna Mitterling to the Natural Resources Commission is the shot heard around Lansing as the start of the 2020 political season in town. more
Seven local funding proposals will be on the ballot at next month’s presidential primary election. Everything (as always) could use some extra cash in Ingham County, officials said. But how do voters decide what deserves it? This primary election guide is designed to help in that decision. more
As unfunded costs for pensions and retirement benefits continue to rise, Lansing’s Financial Health Team is warning city officials to stockpile cash into its reserve funds and prepare for difficult financial days ahead. more
Few people in the Capital region are unfamiliar with Joan Jackson Johnson, the former director of Lansing’s Human Relations and Community Services Department and a highly regarded advocate for the poor, homeless and downtrodden. more
It’s been two years since I took office as the Mayor of Lansing and we have done so much. The pace is extraordinary, yet rewarding and exciting. I thank the City Pulse for the grade of B in their recent editorial (Feb. 12), and we have much more coming for Lansing!   more
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