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Wednesday, July 23,2014

Magic Meals

by Matt Mikus
The new contract between Lansing School District and SodexoMAGIC, a partnership involving Earvin "Magic" Johnson, will provide healthy eating options and a third meal for after school programs. The third meal means a nutritional dinner for students who participate in sports or other after-school activities. But it comes as a higher cost than the former contract.
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Tuesday, July 22,2014

BWL expansion

Solar panels tripled, largest in state

by Matt Mikus
TUESDAY, July 22 — The Lansing Board of Water and Light unveiled the expansion of 385 solar panels at the Cedar Street solar array Tuesday, almost tripling the generating power from 54 kW to 158 kW.
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Wednesday, July 16,2014

Postponing King Coal’s retirement

Pressure is on for BWL to plan beyond aging coal plants

by Lawrence Cosentino
Fed up with delays by the Lansing Board of Water and Light to retire its coalfired Eckert Power Station, local activists are pressing the utility to set a date to close the 60-year-old facility.
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Wednesday, July 16,2014

Missing Goodrich’s

by BERL SCHWARTZ
I should probably be glad to see Goodrich’s ShopRite go. It’s been too convenient — especially on my way to home or office after a gym visit. I think there must be something akin to the Freshmen 15 when it comes to this store.
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Wednesday, July 16,2014

‘It’s personal’

Fearing reprisals, laid-off LSJ worker calls for boycott with 103 jobs lost

by BECKY McKENDRY
The man who posted a video calling for a boycott of the Lansing State Journal hopes his “crusade tugs on (people’s) heartstrings” enough to cause 10,000 readers to stop buying the paper or cancel their subscriptions.
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Wednesday, July 16,2014

Eye Candy of the Week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
This grand icon of Michigan State University was built in 1928-29. It is located on the former site of College Hall, which served as the first instructional building at MSU and had collapsed in the previous decade. The tower rises above its brick covered plaza to a height of 104 feet, overlooking the Campus Circle.
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Wednesday, July 16,2014

In Michigan, why not torture?

Supreme Court, A.G., embrace cruel and unusual punishment

by Mickey Hirten
Last week I wrote about Michiganīs shortsighted fiscal policies, its unwillingness to fund education, environment, roads, communities, etc. — investments that produce good jobs and real growth.
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Monday, July 14,2014

Take some off the top, please

LSJ shrinks as it moves to new press

by City Pulse Staff
MONDAY, July 14 — The Lansing State Journal marked its move to a new press today by giving readers a smaller paper.
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Thursday, July 10,2014

No print, no purchase

Video calls for boycott of the Lansing State Journal following Delta plant closure

by BECKY McKENDRY
WEDNESDAY, July 9 — As the Lansing State Journal prepares to print its last few issues at its Delta Township production facility, a video has surfaced online calling for a boycott of the daily newspaper.
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Wednesday, July 9,2014

Eyesore of the week

Over the years of publishing “Eye Sore of the Week,’’ we’ve received a few complaints from owners, usually in the category of sour grapes. Most just ignore us.

by BERL SCHWARTZ
A handful fix up their places, which are reborn in “Eye Candy of the Week.” The Eye Sore on June 18 was different: a burnedout house at 1508 E. Kalamazoo St. in Lansing. We, myself included since I proofread the page the story was on, should have handled it differently and will in the future.
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