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May 10 2013
Friday, May 10 — Editor’s note: “Deemable Tech” is a syndicated column by Jacksonville, Fla.-based writer Ray Hollister. It will appear weekly on lansingcitypulse.com
Two terms isn’t enough for Mayor Virg Bernero, who is seeking another four years in office. He also urges support for Dunbar, Houghton, Yorko and Brown Clarke for City Council.
May 10 2013
Friday, May 10 — Touting $1 billion of new investment and creating thousands of jobs during his two terms as Lansing’s mayor, Virg Bernero started his re-election campaign today
Anti-fracking protesters disrupt DNR oil and gas land lease auction, no arrests
May 9 2013
Thursday, May 9 — A gas and mineral rights auction of public land by the Department of Natural Resources drew the ire of about 40 anti-fracking protesters at the Lansing Center today. Several protesters...
End of year fund balance improvements and sinking fund expenditures
May 9 2013
Thursday, May 9 — The Lansing School District will have over $800,000 more in its coffers at the end of the year than earlier projected, according to a budget amendment presented at a Board of Education...
Meridian, Delta and Delhi townships plan to introduce LGBT nondiscrimination policies this summer
May 8 2013
Wednesday, May 8 — Because the Republican-controlled state Legislature doesn’t seem interested in expanding civil rights protections to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens, local...
Lest we forget when Jackson National Life successfully argued its new headquarters was "obsolete" to lower its property tax payments. On Tuesday, a compromise was reached with the city.
May 8 2013
As the local media drank up good jobs news last week like an alcoholic at a Christmas party, there's been no mention of the fact that less than three years ago, Jackson National Life Insurance Co. fought...
May 8 2013
In general, coffee shops have quite the adaptive reuse history — it's an inherent part of coffee-shop DNA. In mid-Michigan alone, coffee shops occupy existing storefronts, houses and gas stations
Week-long visioning sessions for Grand River/Michigan corridor come to a close
May 8 2013
For over three hours inside the Lansing Center last week, politicians worked alongside concerned citizens, engineers and planners alongside transportation advocates to visualize the future of Grand River...
How Lansing fees would change under Mayor Virg Bernero's budget
May 8 2013
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has introduced 33 new fees and proposes increasing 86 existing fees for various city services as part of his budget that would start July 1. The changes are projected to raise...
In an effort to "redefine the neighborhood," a community group forms to reshape and connect the neighborhood northwest of the Capitol
May 8 2013
Ora B. Fuller has lived above her store, Shanora's Wigs and General Merchandise at 829 W. Saginaw St., for the past 32 years. She's seen the neighborhood around her survive a reputation as a drug and crime...
May 8 2013
In a rare change of pace, the state House of Representatives wants more facts before deciding on a controversial policy
Spartan Stores grocer moving into former L&L location in Colonial Village
May 6 2013
Monday, May 6 — A Valu Land grocery store is moving into the former L&L Food Center location in Colonial Village Shopping Center, filling a void that’s been in the area for two-and-a-half years....
Budget hearings round 6: A countywide economic development millage? Niowave-inspired ordinance passes unanimously.
May 6 2013
Tuesday, May 7 — The head of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership said Monday night that Ingham County commissioners are considering a millage to support economic development activities countywide
Funding still needed for community bike-share program, but prospects look good
May 3 2013
Friday, May 3 — Come August, Lansing could be the pilot city for a new company that wants to start a community bike-sharing program here
City, Gillespie reach an agreement to get downtown project moving
May 3 2013
Friday, May 3 — The Bernero administration has brokered a deal with developer Pat Gillespie to get his downtown Market Place development moving, which includes a timeline for when “substantial...
Senate hopeful, joined by state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, discusses his priorities
May 2 2013
Thursday, May 2 — U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Hills, said one of his biggest priorities in Congress has been helping out small businesses, which will continue if he is elected to the U.S....
Lansing Board of Education pink slips 140 teachers, 35 other employees
May 2 2013
Thursday, May 2 — Through a combination of layoffs and eliminating positions, the Lansing Board of Education unanimously approved pink-slipping 140 teachers and 35 employees at its meeting tonight
May 1 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This structure, indicative of so many in the Lansing area, is vacant and nearly windowless. Ribbon windows on the south and east sides have been filled...
Bernero "inclined" to support City Charter amendment to legalize less than an ounce of marijuana on private property in Lansing. Legal questions abound.
May 1 2013
Should it be legal to possess up to an ounce of marijuana on private property in Lansing if you're over 21? City voters may get a chance to answer that question at the polls in November
River conservation program still going strong after two decades
May 1 2013
Booze bottles, syringes, old cars — just a sampling of what's been pulled out of the Grand and Red Cedar rivers since the Adopt A River campaign debuted 20 years ago

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