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Sept. 18 2013
Byrum basically has to convince one person: presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mark Schauer. While Republicans will see a battle royale between tea party folks and Gov. Rick Snyder over Lt. Gov....
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South Lansing residents get behind class-action lawsuit over storm water, sewage flooding in their homes
Sept. 18 2013
An overnight storm dumped 4 inches of rain on Lansing on June 12 and 13. Predictably, basements flooded, leaving hundreds with sewage or rainwater backups. Predictably, residents railed against City...
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Rallies against U.S. military intervention in Syria last week differ on a very fundamental level
Sept. 17 2013
Tuesday, Sept. 17 — Separate protests in East Lansing and Corunna on the anniversary of 9/11 last week were each demonstrations against potential military action in Syria — but they were held...
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Sept. 13 2013
Friday, Sept. 13 — Each week, City Pulse will run a series of stories produced by Capital News Service correspondents at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. While reports cover...
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Lansing’s publicly owned utility to add wind to its renewable energy portfolio
Sept. 12 2013
Thursday, Sept. 12 — The Lansing Board of Water and Light is diversifying its renewable energy portfolio, announcing today that it will start distributing energy generated from wind turbines 45 miles...
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In an effort to improve student achievement and struggling schools, State Rep. Andy Schor proposes legislation that would incentive year-round schooling
Sept. 12 2013
Thursday, Sept. 12 — State Rep. Andy Schor, D-Lansing, introduced legislation today that would incentive school districts’ moving to a year-round calendar, which he believes may help low-achieving...
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Former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton is encouraged that the White House and Congress are not taking a free pass on debating Syria
Sept. 11 2013
Wednesday, Sept. 11 — As Washington swirls with proposals, counter-proposals, and political brinksmanship in response to diplomatic efforts on Syria, the situation has a lot of people scratching...
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Supporters for military action in Syria are few and far between in greater Lansing
Sept. 11 2013
About 10 years ago, Anas Attal was attending a soccer match at a stadium in his hometown of Homs, Syria, when security guards opened the gates to the field. Hearing the story, I imagined what it would...
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Goetsch-Winckler House
Sept. 11 2013
Properties: Frank Lloyd Wright home tour, Okemos Houses are one of the most private architectural typologies and everyone loves to sneak a peek. It’s hard to pass up a look at interiors typically...
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For small-scale farmers and the environment, the stakes are high as Wal-Mart redefines the meaning of local agriculture
Sept. 11 2013
Most people around here haven’t heard of Capac. A village about an hour north of Detroit and 90 minutes from Lansing, Capac has a population of less than 2,000 and a rural landscape historically...
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An able-bodied writer with two cars and his internal conflict while riding Wal-Mart’s shuttle
Sept. 11 2013
About 15 people are aboard the Saturday bus to the Walmart Supercenter in Delta Township. Two are in wheelchairs. Most are seniors, a few with their grandkids. There’s a lot of laughter among the...
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Vigil to protest possible military action in Syria to be held Wednesday in East Lansing
Sept. 10 2013
Tuesday, Sept. 10 — A peace demonstration, fittingly named “A Vigil for Peace — Opposing U.S. Military Action in Syria,” will be held Wednesday in East Lansing. It will take place...
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Sept. 6 2013
Friday, Sept. 6 — Each week, City Pulse will run a series of stories produced by Capital News Service correspondents at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. While reports cover...
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Families of the Okemos 7 react to recent federal news related to marijuana policy
Sept. 5 2013
Thursday, Sept. 5 — JoAnn Forsberg and her family aren’t exactly rejoicing over the U.S. Justice Department’s announcement last week that it will largely leave it to states to regulate...
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The battle between the Zeineh family and eastside residents
Sept. 4 2013
It’s been a tug-of-war summer on the 2000 block of East Michigan Avenue. The city, neighbors and business owners nearby find themselves pitted against a longtime East Side property owner and his...
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Sept. 4 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: An intersection is a microcosm of the community. But in the last 70 years, the intersection has become one of those places that people least want to be....
Those behind the scenes of the deal announced Tuesday between Niowave and the Walnut Neighborhood weigh in on the media's role over past 14 months
Sept. 4 2013
Bob Trezise first realized he had a problem in the Walnut Neighborhood 428 days ago. As president and CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, he helped announce on July 3, 2012 — alongside...
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Sept. 4 2013
I received some useful comments on the last column from folks who want to support local businesses, especially those that match their values, which is sometimes still a challenge. But a little progress...
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Lansing Housing Commission hosting public open houses at Oliver Towers as part of effort to sell it — bring your flashlight
Aug. 29 2013
Thursday, Aug. 29 — The Lansing Housing Commission is actively trying to sell its abandoned, eight-story Oliver Towers building downtown and will host two public open houses next week in an attempt...
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Ingham County Board of Commissioners selects Brian Crenshaw to fill seat of outgoing commissioner Debbie De Leon
Aug. 28 2013
Wednesday, Aug. 28 — The Ingham County Board of Commissioners chose Democrat Bryan Crenshaw Tuesday to fill the soon-to-be vacant seat of commissioner Debbie De Leon, who is resigning to take a job...