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On behalf of BWL’s over 800 employees, members of the IBEW Local 352 and 800 retirees, we want to respond to some of the inaccuracies published in last week’s City Pulse in an opinion piece by City Council member Brian T. Jackson on the BWL’s clean energy plan and policies. more
Ingham County commissioners may hire a third party to create a criminal justice monitoring system, tasked with breaking down the decisions coming out of the county’s courts and Prosecutor’s Office by demographic groups. more
Michigan House Democrats will return to Lansing in January without a majority until probably late April, when special elections in Dem-heavy Westland and Warren are conducted. more
In their dash to repeal as many Rick Snyder-era policies as possible, the 2023 Democratic-controlled Michigan Legislature has earned the most liberal voting record in at least the last 20 years, and … more
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is the “Best State/National Politician” and “Best Local Politician,” according to the readers of this fine publication, as voted for in the Top of the Town contest. She’s also the second “Worst Local Politician.” more
Does Peter Meijer always buy his groceries at Meijer, the supermarket his grandfather Hendrik founded back in 1934? more
Corridors serve as the front door to neighborhoods. They feature businesses, hospitals, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, fitness studios, churches, doctors’ offices, repair shops, and … more
Members of the Michigan Republican Party’s 100-some-member state committee are “well on their way” to collecting the signatures needed to bounce Chair Kristina Karamo, an unprecedented move in state partisan politics. more
My student was writing a paper in favor of living together before marriage, which incidentally, he was doing with his girlfriend — whom he planned to marry, he said. Their parents did not approve. My writing assignment was helping him think through this real problem. But, he told me, his research showed that only a low percentage of co-habiting couples actually married. more
The catastrophic storm that devastated Greater Lansing this summer tragically took the lives of several people in our community, knocked out power for tens of thousands of families and caused millions of dollars in property damage. It’s just the latest example of increasingly extreme weather here in Michigan and across the country. more
A little over a year ago, Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley turned in his 90-day notice. He was tired of dealing with a group of micro-managing trustees, several of whom had told him to hit the road only months before. more
The catastrophic storm that devastated Greater Lansing this summer tragically took the lives of several people in our community, knocked out power for tens of thousands of families and caused millions of dollars in property damage. It’s just the latest example of increasingly extreme weather here in Michigan and across the country. more
It’s time once again for Lansing and East Lansing voters to choose representatives to serve on their respective city councils. Sadly, less than 20% of eligible voters are expected to participate in the off-year, more
By now, we all know the pro-choice/reproductive freedom movement propelled Democrats last year to their best ballot victories in a generation. more
Sunday’s shooting death of Ted Lawson as he campaigned door-to-door for Lansing City Council candidate Trini Lopez Pehlivanoglu on a neighborhood street can’t be simply chalked up as a sad tragedy and the city’s ninth homicide of the year. more
 Access to broadband internet during the Coronavirus pandemic was one of the most significant and advantageous tools for families, students and workers during a historic, frightening period of world history. more
A unique new housing co-op that will mix young adult refugees with native-born Americans is coming to Lansing. more
My student was so looking forward to getting his new laptop computer. While he waited, he wasn’t doing his writing assignments. Then he stopped coming to class. more
Last week, state Rep. Karen Whitsett, D-Detroit, derailed progressive Democrats’ plan to roll back more than 40 years of assorted abortion restrictions and barriers more
Assisted Outpatient Treatment — AOT —is an effective tool to help individuals with serious mental health conditions who are caught in a cycle of repeat hospitalizations, homelessness and incarcerations.  more
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