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It’s taken a while, but the game of division, subtraction, exclusion, and confrontation employed by those in the extreme Make America Great Again movement appears to be losing ground with … more
At long last, the journey to a new home for Lansing’s municipal government appears to be in the home stretch. After a divided City Council rejected Mayor Andy Schor’s proposal to … more
It was refreshing to read Kyle Melinn acknowledge the crisis in care that requires legislative action (“Passing auto insurance reform now can avoid needless complications later,” May 8). … more
I’m almost ashamed to admit this, but I forgot to vote last week. It completely slipped my mind. How is this possible? I write about elections for a living. I’ve spent the last two weeks … more
Behind the scenes, some House Democrats have considered withholding their support for the state budget until the majority votes on reforming the state’s auto insurance law to assist victims of … more
(The writers are members of the East Lansing City Council.)   East Lansing residents should take note of a ballot initiative underway that, if successful, would overturn the rental … more
(This guest column was written by retired Ingham Court Judge James R. Giddings; attorneys Eric Williams and Patrick Levine Rose; Nell Kuhnmuench, J.D.; and veterinarian Kath Edsall.)   A … more
(The writer is a longtime East Lansing resident and real estate agent.) I’ve been a resident of East Lansing since 1958 when my husband and I moved to East Lansing so he could complete a … more
(The writer is a former East Lansing housing inspector.) East Lansing’s Housing Code Needs Reform Last week, East Lansing City Councilperson Erik Altmann submitted a dark and dire … more
It was spring 1957, and I was a draftee soldier at Fort Eustis, Virginia.  Soon to be released and needing money, I was also a volunteer soldier-waiter at the Officer’s Club. more
After many years, multiple community input sessions and a half-dozen studies, the Michigan Avenue Rehabilitation Project is in full swing.  more
The popular narrative is that if it hadn’t been for Ross Perot in 1992, George H.W. Bush would have won a second presidential term and there wouldn’t have been a Bill Clinton. more
(The writer is a member of the East Lansing City Council.) The City Pulse recently published an article about rental regulations in East Lansing ( … more
Before East Lansing knew of Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo (pronounced IZ-o), Lansing had Tom Izzo (pronounced EYE-zo). more
Monday marked the first time the governor and every other state official were required to post on a state website where they and their spouses get their money. more
As a longtime resident of the close-knit Dimondale community, I’ve witnessed the many changes that have come our way over the years. more
(Jill Baker is president of the Grand Pointe Property Owners Association and resides in Dimondale.) As a longtime resident of the close-knit Dimondale community, I've witnessed the many changes … more
Try to find any video, audio or any proof at all that Republican frontrunner Mike Rogers or Democratic frontrunner Elissa Slotkin have engaged in any real debates with their primary opponents in their U.S. Senate races. more
Lansing voters are now receiving absentee ballots for the city’s May 7 special election, in which nine members of the new Lansing Charter Commission will be selected. more
In bringing his road show to Grand Rapids on Tuesday, the opportunistic Donald Trump drove home the murder of 25-year-old Ruby Garcia, whose death, presumably, came at the hands of an undocumented immigrant. more
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