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A look at the 36 Lansing Charter Commission candidates

Lansing voters will decide on May 7 which nine of 36 candidates will serve on the Charter Revision Commission.
Protesters, including a delegation from Lansing, in Washington, D.C. in January demanding a change in the Biden administration policy on Gaza.

Ingham County’s 13% ‘uncommitted’ Democratic primary vote matches statewide trend

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28 — A push to get Michiganders to vote “uncommitted” in yesterday’s Democratic Presidential Primary saw 13.16% of Ingham County voters do so, nearly matching …
Lansing Council Vice President Adam Hussain raised several concerns with the New Vision Lansing downtown housing project at yesterday's Committee of the Whole meeting. During the formal meeting that followed, the Council decided to delay accepting a pair of $40 million state grants, including one that was expected to be applied toward that development.

City Council stalls $228 million downtown Lansing housing plan 

TUESDAY, Feb. 27 — The fate of a $228 million downtown Lansing housing development is uncertain after Lansing City Council President Adam Hussain raised questions about using a $40 million …
The new design for the Tower on Grand (left), 215 S. Grand Ave., as compared to the original proposal shared by developer John Gentilozzi in August.

City Council delays action on New Vision Lansing downtown housing development

MONDAY, Feb.26 — The developers of the $228 million New Vision Lansing plan for downtown housing have dramatically reduced the number of units of “workforce” residences the project would include. …
The city of Lansing plans to remove the islands from a portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Ionia and Lenawee streets. Neighbors lament the loss of trees.

City planning to remove islands on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Some westside Lansing residents are concerned about a city proposal to remove the tree-covered islands on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Ionia and Lenawee streets. “It’s …
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Binging on beef at Bobcat Bonnie’s

My boyfriend and I frequently travel around the state for concerts, and every time I tell my mom we’re going to Ferndale, Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo, she excitedly suggests we should stop at Bobcat Bonnie’s for its array of options that suit both of our diets.

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Donald Trump dominates Michigan GOP caucuses, builds on delegate lead

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More places install drop-off boxes for surrendered babies. Critics say they’re a gimmick.

The pitch feels noble, visceral: Prevent newborns from being discarded in dumpsters, and do it in a way that shields the mother and protects her anonymity while safeguarding the baby’s health and …

Rewind: News Highlights From The Last 7 Days

Krystal Davis-Dunn claimed in a federal lawsuit that her former supervisors at the Ingham County Health Department used racial slurs, including calling her “Aunt Jemina,” and that …

Lottery overplays its hand in Michigan School Aid Fund

Returning from spring break, my student told me that their parents planned a family vacation to Hawaii for her younger sibling’s spring school break. Could she go?

Arts & Culture

‘The Thanksgiving Play’ is a hilarious satire of white wokeness

From left: Keara Hayes as Alicia, Ashley Weinbrecht-Morris as Logan, Chris Chamberlain as Jaxton and Chris Pongracz as Caden in Lansing Community College’s production of “The Thanksgiving Play,” by Larissa FastHorse.
Lansing Community College’s production of “The Thanksgiving Play” might not be seasonal, but it is incredibly timely.

An artsy weekend of activities

Whether you prefer film, music, theater, visual art, dance or comedy, Greater Lansing offers events for all arts enthusiasts this weekend. There’s also Impression 5 Science Center’s LEGOPalooza fundraiser, a euchre tournament, a few Friday evening fish fries and more.

‘Salamander’ comes home

When Paul Rothman was in high school, he created a short film that made it into the East Lansing Film Festival. That early success led him to enroll in the film program at Lansing Community College, but he didn’t finish film school.

Pincanna offers truly top-shelf products at accessible price points

Pincanna’s Clemendo live resin, produced in collaboration with Michigan cultivator Peninsula Gardens, is rich in terpenes, has a light citrus flavor and is priced at a reasonable $45 for 3.5 grams.

One of the perks of being City Pulse’s Lansterdam columnist is getting to try free dope from local shops and growers.

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Sparrow Health pulls funding for independent childbirth classes

Sparrow Health System is taking its labor and delivery classes in-house, which a local nonprofit fears will limit accessibility to affordable, independent education on childbirth.

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Biggest March Madness upsets since 1982 compiled a ranking of the biggest men's March Madness upsets since 1982—when the term was coined—using Sports Reference data.

The county receiving the most Small Business Administration loans in each state

Flippa identified the county in each state where applicants were approved for the most Small Business Administration loan funds per capita in 2023.

A death sentence: Native Americans shut out of the nation's liver transplant system

The Markup investigates why, despite being more likely to die of liver disease, Native Americans are far less likely to make the transplant list than white people.

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