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As the large-scale construction in downtown East Lansing has shifted the city’ s cultural events to the intersection of Bailey and Albert streets, the collection of artistic fence panels installed there have enjoyed increased attention. more
The fight over the separation of refugee families at the United States border is part of a bigger picture that has Lansing-area refugee support workers deeply concerned: the sharpest drop in refugee resettlement, nationwide and in greater Lansing, in half a century. more
“We’ll be burning them using a centuries-old Japanese method called ‘Shou Sugi Ban,’ which literally translated means burn cedar board,” Fowler said. “Burning the boards helps preserve them, makes them water-resistant and gives them a dark color that can maintain the heat. more
Even without such documentation, one need only look at the river rock walls to conclude that it predates the modern building above. The foundation most likely served as the original lower level to the barn, where the sloped site accommodated farm animals below, while hay was stored above. more
More than 120 Larry Nassar survivors are urging the Michigan State University Board of Trustees to can interim President John Engler for suggesting in a private email during the height of settlement negotiations that survivor Rachael Denhollander was getting kickbacks from her attorney. more
The Michigan LGBTQ community celebrated gay pride month starting Thursday with the City Pulse Awards program at Spiral, then Friday at the White Party in three venues in Old Town; then Saturday, first with the annual Michigan Pride march and rally at the Capitol, followed by the festival in Old Town. more
Michigan is constitutionally required to balance its budget every year, which means legislators don’t have much appetite to slide special projects into the $56 billion document. This year, legislative leaders divvied up $52 million in legislative pork for the entire state. more
The 3rd Annual City Pulse LGBTQ Inclusion Awards. Seven community members and Williamston Community Schools are awarded for their outstanding LGBTQ activism. June is pride month and Lansing is all about it! more
Last week’s state House votes to repeal the state’s 53-year-old prevailing wage law and adopt work requirements for Medicaid expansion recipients may have long-term impacts on Michigan residents, but the actual vote had an immediate impact on one Ingham County commissioner. more
She was referring to the former general manager of the Lansing Board of Water & Light, who left town for a New York vacation during the catastrophic ice storm in December 2013. He was ultimately fired by the utility, and sued. He walked away with a $650,000 settlement. more
A bouquet of pink and white roses and a small stem of plastic flowers sit underneath a light pole just outside unit 2436 of the LeRoy Froh Housing Complex. Just beyond, the unit itself is closed off by plywood on the first floor windows and a hinged locked plywood door covering the front entrance. more
A request for proposals to purchase the building expired April 26 without a single submission.The new process ends at 2 p.m. Aug. 22. The Colonial Revival house sits between Cooley Gardens and the new Central Substation that the Lansing Board of Water & Light is building on the southwest corner of Washington Avenue and Malcolm X Street along I-496. more
The property was transferred in ownership to the Ingham County Treasurer’s Office on May 1. On May 22, city code compliance officials cited the property for its overgrown grass. more
Schor said ultimately the $242 million project to redevelop the old Red Cedar golf course on the east end of Michigan Avenue hinges on getting the support of six of the eight Council members. The city charter requires six votes because the property is parkland, he said. more
Leaders and attorneys involved in high profile federal lawsuits involving LGBT equality in Michigan had differing ideas of how Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v the Colorado Civil Rights Commission could impact that litigation. more
I was a junior in college when I shared a podium with RFK for a speech I helped arrange in April 1968 at the University of Pennsylvania as part of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. When he was assassinated two months later, I attended the funeral and burial as the sole representative of the college press. more
The Senate Republican-led drive to approve the citizen initiative to legalize recreational marijuana died in the House on Tuesday after a final attempt to sway a few Democratic votes fell short, meaning the question will appear on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot, likely as Proposal 1. more
WEDNESDAY, June 6 — Book lovers, and some of those with an on-again, off-again relationship with reading, will be gathering to discuss what it is that keeps them reading, and how they can build that more
FRIDAY, June 1 — Trust between the public and the media has “fractured,” the president and CEO of PBS said yesterday while visiting member station WKAR. more
More than seven years of a completely Republican-run state government and progressives are getting antsy. Petitions for at least seven left-leaning ballot proposals have been actively circulated and now they’re starting to roll into the Secretary of State’s Office just ahead of Thursday’s deadline. more
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