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When Joe Prevo Jr. started his Eagle Scout project at 16 years old, he hardly could have imagined that his work would one day bring a community together. It was a simple landscaping project, a flower bed built around a large and stoic, wooden cross. Over the years, it became overgrown and dilapidated. more
Strange Matter Coffee & Bakery has closed its downtown Lansing location until either a COVID-19 vaccine is discovered or a more profitable use can be found for the space. more
Charles D. Carey, senior partner at CIG Capital, told City Pulse he wants his firm to get behind a 30-story, mixed-use high rise. Lansing's tallest building, the Boji Tower, is 23 floors. more
As nationwide concerns set in over delays in the U.S. Postal Service ahead of an expected record-breaking number of mail-in ballots for this year’s General Election, a postal union official sees little problem locally. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor is on the defensive amid a racial discrimination lawsuit from several current and former employees and leaked audio in which Schor recognized “racial issues” and apologized to one of the plaintiffs — hardly something a defense attorney ever wants to hear. more
Mark Meadows can cite many reasons a sane person would quit the East Lansing City Council. more
A lawsuit against Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and the city was filed last week by seven current and former Black city employees. Leaked audio of Schor recognizing the existence of — and apologizing for — widespread racial issues at the Fire Department surfaced over the weekend. And Fire Chief Mike Mackey, after only 16 months of the job, confirmed his resignation Monday. more
An increasing nationwide clog in mail delivery is pushing some elected officials to demand solutions from the federal government in order to ensure voters across Michigan aren’t disenfranchised by service interruptions at the U.S. Postal Service. more
Michigan Democrats will vote virtually next week on two nominees for Michigan State University Board of Trustees, and it's doubtful that the name of Joel Ferguson will be among the choices. more
“I’m leaving for personal reasons,” Mackey confirmed today. “It’s nothing to do with that" lawsuit. more
As several current and former Black city employees push forward with a lawsuit against the mayor and the city of Lansing, leaked audio from last year has surfaced of Lansing Mayor Andy Schor recognizing and apologizing for alleged racism at the Lansing Fire Department. more
“It’s not fun working for the city of Lansing if you’re an African American,” plaintiffs' lawyer says more
Nine Black current and former city of Lansing employees have sued the city, the mayor, the firefighters’ union and others for racial discimination and race-based retaliation. more
No statewide ballot questions? No competitive statewide political race? Very few compelling races anywhere? No matter. A record 2.2 million Michiganders voted in last week’s primary. more
A plan to reallocate millions of dollars from the Lansing Police Department to social services faces an uphill struggle as both city officials and local activists push back against the concept. more
Voters on the east side are pretty much everywhere on the social spectrum, and by a 52-vote margin this time they went with a chicken farmer. more
As we approach the November election, one thing is crystal clear: Access to quality, affordable health care is a top priority for Michigan voters. more
The Lansing City Council Monday began consideration of an ordinance to allow free overnight parking, which is banned from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. That would also end the permit system for overnight parking that was instituted last March. A hearing is set for Aug. 24. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor is facing a backlash, particularly within the Black community, over a recent campaign fundraising letter that states those challenging him for reelection in 2021 are “using” George Floyd’s death and COVID-19 to “tear down Lansing’s progress.” more
East Lansing residents experiencing financial hardships tied to the COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible to apply for emergency rent and mortgage assistance. more
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