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Another couple of Republicans — one-time FOX 47 anchor Paul Junge and East Lansing attorney Kristina Lyke — pledged last week to run in the 8th Congressional District next year, creating a four-pack of candidates vying to face U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor plugged a hole in the Board of Water & Light’s Board of Commissioners Monday night by naming Deshon Leek, a veteran plumber and union steward, to the Third Ward seat, but the repair job isn’t making everyone happy. more
A recent article in City Pulse regarding possible reuses for the Lansing City Market got me thinking that a perfect marriage with our new beach on the river would be a carousel. I more
This is an original oil on wood from an artist in the UK. It was created probably 20 some years ago. I used to do a lot of buying on eBay and antique stores. I like the original art pieces. more
BWL workers were spotted this morning reinstalling the Christmas ornaments on Michigan Avenue’s traffic circle just in front of the Capitol. The classic Lansing decoration is arriving in the nick of time, as preparations continue for Silver Bells in the City Friday.  more
Scientists trying to control non-native mussels in the Great Lakes have come up with a new idea: kill them with the same destructive algae that sometimes blooms too much and threatens water quality.  more
Connoisseurs of specialty coffees seem willing to pay a lot more for their cup of joe if they know the beans come from farmer cooperatives. more
What’s orange, flies to Mexico every year and was recently proposed as a Michigan icon? more
After Michiganders tested the first wave of driverless buses, the greatest gripe was the lack of music. more
The city of Lansing is pulling together some help for our most vulnerable neighbors, handing out many of the bare necessities for homeless people and those living at the margins as winter hits early.  more
It’s official: Kroger will not reconsider its ban on City Pulse. more
A sarcastic line in a mailer from Lansing Councilwoman Jody Washington gave life to a strong undercurrent in the race for the First Ward Council seat, which Washington lost last week. more
A delicate dance of expectations between Lansing’s Board of Water and Light and its owners — the public — has quietly started. more
Sen. Jeremy Moss, D-Southfield, wants to put a large menorah nearby as a public celebration of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, an eight-day “festival of lights,” which this year begins Dec. 22. He has support from a pair of House members and Lansing Mayor Andy Schor. more
The hubbub about Lansing Mayor Andy Schor’s special pot of money he uses to dole out charitable gifts and other odds and ends looks like it can be put to rest for now. more
A new study in the Journal of Great Lakes Research found that it may be getting even harder.  Warmer waters increase the larval sea lamprey’s tolerance to TFM, a chemical widely-used to kill lampreys during their larval stage, according to the researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. more
For 75 years, Smokey Bear has used this anthem to promote fire safety. Today, agencies like the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the U.S. Forest Service tackle wildfires through a contradictory method: by starting them. more
The state Aging and Adult Services Agency should tighten up its criminal background check policies for employees, contractors’ staff and volunteers to better protect older adults, a new report says. more
Michigan researchers recently created a series of steps to show people how to rid Great Lakes islands of plants and animals that invade their ecosystems. more
Engineering students at Northwestern Michigan College program autonomous rovers to inspect environments underwater and in the air in-real time. more
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