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July 10 2013
Like the students and faculty who led Michigan State University to be the first public university to divest from firms doing business with apartheid South Africa, today's MSU students with the Fossil Free...
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City Council gets its first look at the city’s new lease agreement for the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex
July 8 2013
Monday, July 8 — The Lansing City Council’s first look at the new lease agreement between the city and a private company for the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex came with questions about the...
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Lansing City Council regular Darnell Oldham Sr. passes
July 5 2013
Friday, July 5 — In less than six months, the Lansing City Council has lost two of its most vocal and regular critics from the public. Darnell Oldham Sr., known for biting speeches amplified by repetition...
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It’s been one year since the Niowave pole barn controversy flared: Negotiations progress, but no solution and no tax abatement vote foreseen
July 3 2013
Something happened at the Walnut Neighborhood Organization’s meeting Thursday that has never happened since Niowave Inc. celebrated the opening of a new 14,000-square-foot pole barn as part of its...
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Property: Downtown Williamston
July 3 2013
The aged architecture and weathered wood of downtown Williamston’s historic district comforts you like an old rocking chair
Lansing-area townships making strides to protect the LGBT community, except Lansing Township
July 3 2013
Three Lansing-area townships have been pushing since May for local non-discrimination policies that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination in housing, employment...
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July 3 2013
Before we even consider taxes, the standard of living of those at the top has pulled away from the standard of living of those in the middle and the bottom. When we pile a regressive tax system on top...
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July 3 2013
You might already know that Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero recently signed a deal to let a private company run the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex
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Greater Lansing Meals-on-Wheels program struggles to find volunteers
July 2 2013
Tuesday, July 2 — The Tri-County Office on Aging is looking for an additional 100 people to deliver meals to the area’s older and disabled residents as part of its Meals-on-Wheels program
Possible transfer of soccer complex lease from public to private hands has some crying foul over the process. Others say it will be an economic boon for the city.
July 1 2013
After 15 years as a city-owned, publicly operated facility, the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex in southeast Lansing will likely fall under the control of a private company in late July
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City’s lease agreement over soccer complex is one month shy of requiring City Council approval
July 1 2013
Friday, June 28 — In what seems like an obvious attempt to circumvent the Lansing City Council, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has agreed to lease the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex to a private company...
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Due to missed project deadlines, the Lansing City Council is being asked to revoke Obsolete Property Rehabilitation exemption for Temple Club redevelopment
July 1 2013
Monday, July 1 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership are asking the City Council to revoke a 12-year tax incentive for the Temple Club redevelopment project in Old...
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Live coverage of Tri-County Regional Planning Commission's Michigan Flyer vote
June 27 2013
Wednesday, June 26 - The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission voted 10-9 in favor of the Michigan Flyer Grant. Commission member Brian McGrain was the tiebreaker. All of the other votes were the same...
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Seven-term commissioner will serve on tribal board in northern Michigan
June 27 2013
Thursday, June 27 — Ingham County Commissioner Debbie De Leon will be resigning from the Board of Commissioners later this summer to serve as vice chair of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa...
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Despite protests, student government will move its money to university accounts
June 27 2013
Thursday, June 27 — The Associated Students of Michigan State University has voted to transfer all of its funds into on-campus accounts following an ultimatum given by the university
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Cogenerating the pros and cons of the BWL's new REO Town power plant
June 26 2013
Efficient is the word for the Lansing Board of Water and Light's new $182 million, 100-megawatt power plant in south Lansing's REO Town, set to go online Monday. Inside its shiny bowels, combined cycle...
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One local couple waiting to see how U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Defense of Marriage Act will play out in Michigan
June 26 2013
Wednesday, June 26 — While the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act today, it remains to be seen how same-sex partners in Michigan will be affected by the ruling. Lansing City...
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Where is Houghton? A key supporter of a controversial grant to the bus service may miss meeting tonight, jeopardizing funding
June 26 2013
Wednesday, June 26 — Two members of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission who voted last month for a federal grant for Michigan Flyer may be absent from tonight’s meeting, creating doubt...
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Cogenerating the pros and cons of the BWL's new REO Town power plant
June 26 2013
Efficient is the word for the Lansing Board of Water and Light's new $182 million, 100-megawatt power plant in south Lansing's REO Town, set to go online Monday. Inside its shiny bowels, combined cycle...
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Citizens concerned about flooding, administration responds
June 25 2013
Tuesday, June 26 — At Monday’s Lansing City Council Committee of the Whole meeting, nine residents spoke out about problems they’ve had with flooding — and they believe the city...