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Lansing Mayor Andy Schor today announced a “restructuring” of top city officials, shuffling his chief of staff into a newly created deputy mayor position and re-creating two other new jobs.  more
As a federal discrimination lawsuit goes on against the city of East Lansing, its elected officials aren’t backing down from what they see as a national fight in defense of basic civil liberties and equal protections for LGBTQ citizens. more
Ingham County is learning a few more lessons in how to handle crimes against its LGBTQ community. more
Profiles of this year's LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award honorees. more
It started in the nadir of 2004, when the state passed a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage, and continued through an epic legal fight, with Nessel in a leading role, that culminated in the Supreme Court’s 2015 recognition of same-sex marriage as a constitutional right. more
Last week, a canvasser from a progressive advocacy group knocked on my door and asked me to fill out a survey. It was mostly basic stuff, like whether my job offers health insurance or whether I’d faced discrimination. But at the end, it presented a conundrum. more
One of the many times U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin received applause during her town hall at Sexton High School last week was for the simple comment that she read the entire 448-page Mueller report. more
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Officials at Sparrow Health System maintain that more than 90 deficiencies uncovered in a recent safety inspection were “entirely resolved” in recent weeks. But many details about the problems (and their fixes) remain unknown. more
Ingham County commissioners are looking to hold themselves to a higher ethical standard after taking steps to scrap and rewrite a longstanding policy to guide their conduct as elected officials. more
Local activists and elected leaders are “fed up” with hunger in Greater Lansing. more
Campaign flyers urging residents to vote for a Lansing City Council candidate appear to have violated state, federal and local laws after they were found in mailboxes across the city earlier this week. more
A new electric scooter company is poised to corner the rental market in Greater Lansing later this summer. Sean Flood, CEO of the South Carolina-based rental startup Gotcha, today announced plans to drop off about 200 electric scooter rentals throughout Michigan State University, Lansing and East Lansing by late August. more
Six dispensaries are state-approved to sell medical marijuana in Lansing after another round of licenses were announced earlier today by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.  more
All the copies of this week’s City Pulse, which featured an article about Sparrow Hospital's accreditation problems, went missing from Sparrow Health System facilities after they were delivered yesterday.  more
A national organization that accredits Sparrow Hospital has issued a preliminary denial after finding scores of deficiencies during a recent unannounced safety inspection. more
At age 5, I lost my sight. We didn’t discover until 30 years later that it was a hereditary condition called Stickler Syndrome. Blindness is a symptom of it along with cleft palate, arthritis and joint problems. It affects anywhere on the body there are connective tissues. more
But books close and curtains come down. As Eastern High School moves to a newly refurbished, technologically tricked-out HQ a few miles east — the former Pattengill Middle School — the fate of the 1929 edifice, one of the most significant historic structures in the city, is up in the air. Eastside community members, historic preservationists and city officials don’t want to lose another of Lansing’s key landmarks, but the school’s owner, next-door Sparrow Health System, is holding the building’s prognosis close to the chest. more
James, the Republicans' 2018 U.S. Senate nominee, has become quite the hot commodity after outperforming expectations last year in a race against U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Delta Township. That has led to speculation he will run against Michigan’s other Democratic U.S. senator, Gary Peters, in 2020. And the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee wants him to run against freshman Rep. Haley Stevens in the 11th District. more
The existential danger isn’t Trump. It’s that there are no more big men. more
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