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Lansing Mayor Andy Schor’s administration has also made a routine out of forcing local media outlets — including City Pulse and the Lansing State Journal — to use the legislation to obtain even rudimentary-level details and supplemental records over the most insignificant of topics. more
America got it right. So did President-elect Joe Biden, claiming the nation’s highest office over the weekend with a call to unity and civility. It is a time to heal, he said. He’s right, but it will take time. more
Back in 2006, when the Michigan Democrats last flipped the majority in the state House, the Republican floor leader at the time, Steve Tobocman, sat down with the incoming speaker on how to create a more bipartisanship atmosphere. more
Lansing city retirees are up in arms over Mayor Andy Schor’s decision to rein in the city’s burgeoning legacy costs by reducing retiree health care benefits. more
My, how things have changed this campaign season. more
Six days away from the most consequential election of our lifetime. Six days before a national reckoning that will change the course of American history more
It’s the week before Election day. more
In 1961, Dr. Seuss snuck into the book “The Sneetches and Other Stories” a tale about “The Zax,” a pair of hairy creatures who crossed paths in the desert. One was traveling north and the other south and both refused to move out of the way of the other. more
It’s always the right time to do the right thing. We state that principle up front — with a hat tip to Spike Lee’s eponymous film — because it aptly expresses our approach to delivering news to our readers to the best of our ability. more
In the 1970s, conservationists championed the idea of using the revenue generated from the extraction of nonrenewable energy sources on state-owned land to purchase land for permanent public benefit. more
Last week was a tough one for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Close on the heels of the Michigan Supreme Court ruling that reined in her emergency powers, the FBI arrested a cadre of mouth-breathing morons who were plotting to kidnap or assassinate the governor and launch a coup against state government by storming the State Capitol building and taking hostages. more
Last week, City Pulse endorsed former Vice President Joseph Biden for president. Here are the rest of our recommendations. more
Four years ago, American voters made a grave error. Electing a snake oil salesman instead of a stateswoman to hold our nation’s highest office has plunged the United States into a dark and dangerous period of division and delusion. more
Nobody knows better than a woman how to look in the mirror, see beauty and still decide there is room for enhancement. So don’t doubt my patriotism when I, an African American woman, write there is room for improvement in the visage of Michigan female voters. Especially White female voters. more
As protests against police brutality subside in cities across the nation, displaced on the nightly news by the never-ending pandemic and the looming presidential election, demands for greater police accountability and transparency are on the rise here in Lansing and elsewhere. more
Last week Mayor Andy Schor announced his intent to open up a new chapter in the storied history of the Lansing City Market more
On Nov. 3 voters in Eaton County will choose between Sheriff Tom Reich, a two-term incumbent, and former state Sen. Rick Jones, who was sheriff for four years before being elected to the state Legislature. more
Nailed to a huge tree outside a house somewhere between Eagle and Portland, I ran across a first-of-its-kind yard sign reading, "MEDIA IS THE VIRUS." more
The more things change, the more they stay the same. more
Until now the most important election in my life was my first. It was 1968, and I was stationed in Thailand. more
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