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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
Most recently, his gross insensitivity at the height of the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, made clear by public statements that revealed his deep lack of empathy for the survivors of Nassar’s predations, simply can’t be forgotten — or forgiven. more
No one disputes that Lansing Community College is an important anchor institution in Lansing and a significant economic driver in the city’s downtown. more
Few issues kindle public passions more than questions of crime and punishment, of justice for the victims of crime and of mercy for those who commit them. more
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