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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...
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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....
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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
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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...
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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
City Council adopts computer usage policy city attorney says is unenforceable
May 1 2013
A new internal policy requiring City Council members to sign out their computers to take home and that restricts the use of social media websites is unenforceable, the city attorney says
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May 1 2013
There's a reason we have clichés. Quite often, they reflect reality. "Cutting off your nose to spite your face." That is an apt description of the state Legislature as it ponders whether Michigan...
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Front-yard gardeners kill the turf and woo the world with food and flowers
May 1 2013
Everybody wants to brag about his garden, right? Maybe get it into the newspaper? "I'm not interested," an 80-ish woman in her bathrobe said curtly at the curb. "Not interested."
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Gillespie is in violation of development agreement, city exploring “legal remedies”
May 1 2013
Wednesday, May 1 — Local developer Pat Gillespie is in violation of a development agreement for his downtown Market Place project, the head of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership said today. The...
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Faith community challenges U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, Congress to fix immigration policies
May 1 2013
Wednesday, May 1 — Members of the faith community today delivered a “Protection Notice” to U.S. Rep Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, which called for “comprehensive immigration reform.”
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Budget hearings round 5: Several budgets and Computergate rekindled
April 30 2013
Tuesday, April 30 — Although there were some budget discussions, Monday night’s Lansing City Council meeting was highlighted by a “Computergate”-inspired policy that was approved...
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Remodeling of nine-story building set to wrap up in July
April 29 2013
Monday, April 29 — Construction on the new $11 million Davenport University campus in downtown Lansing is scheduled to be completed this summer in time for the arrival of students in the fall
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MSU researcher studies how politics affect beliefs on global warming
April 29 2013
Monday, April 29 — If you believe in the science behind climate change, you’re more likely to support combating it regardless of your political affiliation, according to new research at Michigan...
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Senate Democratic Leader believes former Congressman Mark Schauer will be the party’s nominee for governor
April 29 2013
Monday, April 29 — State Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer predicted today that former Congressman Mark Schauer will be the Democrats’ candidate for governor in 2014
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Governor, Mayor Virg Bernero set to join Jackson National Life Insurance president and CEO to make “major corporate investment” announcement
April 29 2013
Monday, April 29 — Gov. Rick Snyder and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero are scheduled to make a “major corporate investment” announcement at Jackson National Life Insurance Co. Tuesday morning,...
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Absolutely, Bernero says. Council member Jody Washington disagrees.
April 26 2013
Thursday, April 25 — First Ward City Councilwoman Jody Washington and Mayor Virg Bernero are at odds over whether Lansing police officers should be in the city’s three high schools for security...
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Local Democratic strategist says Gov. Snyder is “somewhat autistic.”
April 26 2013
Friday, April 26 — Earlier today, local Democratic political consultant Joe DiSano said on a WKAR TV program that he believes Gov. Rick Snyder is “somewhat autistic.”
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Clinic will provide health service to Lansing School District students year round
April 25 2013
Thursday, April 25 — Lansing School District students will now be able to get access to primary and preventative health care at Eastern High School
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Printers, gas and a tabled resolution to cut four positions
April 25 2013
Thursday, April 25 — At tonight's Lansing Board of Education meeting, the board approved a modified lease for a large-scale printer, bought more gas for the buses and tabled a resolution related...