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At long last, Michigan voters will have their first say since 1992 on legislative term limits.   more
Lansing isn’t unusual among older American cities in facing enormous and growing challenges with maintaining its aging housing stock, especially rental properties.   more
One of the few positives to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic was a renewed interest in bolstering area downtowns that suffered mightily from closures and capacity restrictions on restaurants and other indoor venues. more
Nothing is official until it's official, but we know it's coming. The U.S. Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade, likely next month.  more
Last month, City Pulse ran a cover story regarding an upcoming millage proposal that would raise almost $130 million to replace four buildings, renovate Sexton High School and ensure working air … more
Ten years ago, then-Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing told City Pulse he had serious concerns about Lansing Township’s plan to “play developer” by putting its finances on the line for a new project at the Eastwood Towne Center known as The Heights.  more
Her voice cracking with emotion, Sen. Lana Theis talked about how today’s children are being exposed to almost unspeakable subjects and material.  more
I am writing in response to the April 13 City Pulse editorial about my son Noah, who was killed in October by yet more gun violence in Ingham County. The unnamed author said the kids who were charged in his death deserved to be punished for their actions and that there are few crimes as heinous as taking a life. What do you consider proper punishment for taking a life?  more
On the occasion of this year’s 420 Week, the annual celebration of all things cannabis, let’s take an especially savory moment to reflect on the astonishing progress we’ve made in Michigan toward normalizing our favorite herb. As our region’s legal cannabis economy continues to blossom, transforming vacant storefronts into growing concerns and sprouting thousands of new jobs, we really are quite pleased with where things stand today.  more
Michigan's Republican Party is lining up a record-breaking 10 candidates for governor this year.   more
In October, 18-year-old Noah Sisung was gunned down and later found unresponsive behind the wheel of his pickup truck along Pennsylvania Avenue near Kendon Road in south Lansing. When cops arrived on scene, he was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  more
What you're not about to read is not scientific. This didn't come from some university or eggheaded think tank. This is just an observation, after covering Michigan politics for more than 20 years.  more
Who’s keeping an eye on Michigan’s $78.2 billion annual budget? On state legislators who drive drunk? On suspiciously cloaked political and campaign finances?  more
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, southwest Michigan's member of Congress since “Platoon” was a box office smash in early 1987, became the latest political casualty of former President Donald Trump when he faced reality this week. He said this term, his 18th, would be his last. more
This week’s editorial begins with a hat tip to Lansing resident Steve Harry, a state retiree and public policy enthusiast who regularly uses Michigan’s sunshine law to obtain public records that illuminate how our tax dollars are being spent by city government. more
We’ll cut right to the chase. We’re big supporters of the Lansing School District’s bond proposal that aims to invest nearly $130 million in another major round of modernizing the district’s aging facilities. more
As I write my column, I am listening to the historic confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. She is the first Black woman to be nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court. This is Black history in the making. And it's not even Black History Month.  more
Supporting the Lansing School District bond proposal on May 3 means supporting a better future for Lansing’s children and our city as a whole. Whether you have students in the district or not, voting yes on the May 3 bond should be an easy decision for every Lansing resident. more
If you’ve never heard of Timothy Leary, let us fill you in. Leary was a Harvard psychology professor and countercultural icon of the 1960s who advocated for the widespread acceptance and use of psychedelic drugs. more
By now, you may have seen or heard by now the heart-wrenching story of Kelley Miller. more
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