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The City of Lansing is more than meets the eye. more
Every once in a while, an elected official comes along who does their job with a compelling combination of humility, humor, common sense and stone cold competence. more
After more than two months of “recommending” that Michigan residents wear face coverings to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. more
A key lesson to be learned from our present circumstances is that democracy is not a spectator sport. Watching from the sidelines simply isn’t an option because too much is at stake. more
About 20% of full-time workers — some 26 million people — have a young child at home. If schools don’t reopen this fall, many of them will face pronounced hardship.  more
Sadly, a postcard isn’t going to fix the vexing racial issues that have dogged Schor and his team for the past year. more
A week after Lansing police unleashed tear-gas canisters on rioters and bystanders in downtown Lansing, the city’s growing protest movement against police brutality has taken a welcome turn … more
With apologies for our use of profanity, we have to ask: What the hell is wrong with this country? more
As summer splashes across the Great Lakes State, the heat is rising in more ways than one. more
OK folks, we’ve had it. Put on a damn mask or stay out of retail stores. It’s simple. more
Spring has finally sprung, and it couldn’t come at a better time. more
If Michigan’s independent voters need a compelling argument for which party they should support in the November elections, last week’s debacle at the State Capitol made an emphatic case for voting Democratic. more
As our state and federal governments desperately scramble to create a financial safety net for families and businesses, injecting billions of dollars into the economy through grants, loans and enhanced unemployment benefits, cities across the state and nation are bracing for their own fiscal tsunami. more
As protests go, last week’s Operation Gridlock was one of the larger gatherings to descend on Lansing in recent years. more
In the throes of the worst health and economic crisis in modern history, one thing we are thankful for is that Gretchen Whitmer is Michigan’s governor and not Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey. more
The more we learn about the coronavirus, it seems the less we really know. Case in point: the shifting guidance from public health authorities on whether we should all be covering our faces with a homemade mask to slow the spread of the virus. more
A broad consensus has emerged among epidemiological experts that we stand little chance of conquering COVID-19 without a massive expansion in testing to determine the true extent of the pandemic, especially to identify those infected with the virus who are asymptomatic more
As I left the Better Health Store, I found a plastic bag hanging on my car door. Inside was a roll of toilet paper. Given that my license plate is CTYPULS, I feared a disgruntled reader was delivering an opinion on what paper City Pulse is worth printing on. more
The rapidly escalating COVID-19 crisis has entered a dangerous new phase, fraught with an unsettling uncertainty that gives rise to legitimate fears for the future of our state and nation. more
As reported in these pages last week, the Lansing Housing Commission’s interim executive director, Doug Fleming, announced his intent to sell more than 200 units of scattered public housing jointly owned by the City of Lansing, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs and the commission. more
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