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In 2011, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) declared feral swine to be an invasive species and banned their possession. more
Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney Carol Siemon is apologizing to the families of murder victims after announcing plans to possibly commute the sentences of some prisoners serving life in prison without parole, as detailed in last week’s cover story in City Pulse. more
We welcome other reasonable, politically viable ideas to bake the local half of the road repair loaf, but we’ve all been waiting a long time for a realistic plan to come forward. more
The city of Lansing has asked a judge to put into receivership One Church One Family, the nonprofit formerly headed by Joan Jackson Johnson, who was suspended as director of the human relations department over alleged conflicts of interest.  more
The Wharton Center for Performing Arts has rearranged its gift shop following several complaints about an offensive display that showed African American figurines hung by rope from a tree. more
A petition that aims to amend Michigan’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include protections for the LGBTQ community was approved this week by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers.  more
Bringing an end to the long, national nightmare that is Donald Trump begins with choosing the strongest standard bearer from an impressive array of Democratic candidates. more
As the national anthem echoed across the Lansing Center at last week’s 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day luncheon, newly elected Lansing City Councilman Brandon Betz sat placidly in his chair and refused to stand. more
Michigan is only starting to come to grips with a hydra-headed threat from over 4700 “forever chemicals,” widely known as PFAS, making their way into the state’s waterways, animals and people. more
Carol Siemon is all about second chances, even for convicted murderers. more
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We miss you, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. And we know we’re not alone. more
“You can’t say no to the speaker,” Whitmer smiled as she accepted the gig that will propel her into the national conversation next week. more
Reports from a recent audit point to mismanaged funds, conflicting interests and grant-funded nepotism stemming from Joan Jackson Johnson’s activities as director of Lansing’s Department of Human Relations and Community Services. more
Ingham County’s top executive has resigned from the job. more
The audit also said the director, Joan Jackson Johnson, may have personally benefitted. Jackson Johnson was placed on leave this month while the state Attorney General’s Office investigates.  more
As the Lansing City Council prepped an ordinance on recreational weed last year, it also set a clear directive to prohibit events like Ann Arbor’s Hash Bash where pot can be freely smoked within the city.  more
As the old phrase goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."   more
Across the nation, a dramatically downscaled vision of affordable housing is popping up, like outcrops of colorful mushrooms, and it’s starting to pop up in Lansing. more
Festooned with greenery and smelling of fresh pine, the wheelchair ramp on the north side of 615 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. is a cheerful sight and a possible life saver for the resident, a 90-year-old veteran who had developed health issues and become prone to falling in recent months.  more
In some other time and in some other place, Sen. Pete Lucido’s careless comments to younger women he’d met around the state Capitol would have been nervously laughed off.    more
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