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Monday, March 18,2013

Creating a sense of place

Eight local arts and culture organizations receive “Sense of Place” grants

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Wednesday, Dec. 14 — Eight local arts and culture organizations will receive grants totaling $125,000 as part of the Lansing Economic Development Corp.’s arts and culture “Sense of Place” grant program, city officials announced today.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Re-evaluating policy

MSU professor looks at public school siting policy in Michigan

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Friday, Dec. 16 — Many school districts throughout the state are suffering from declining enrollment and funding shortfalls, but the underlying problems may be the fault of state policy, rather than a district itself, an MSU professor says.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Trees for a cause

Habitat for Humanity sells Christmas trees to raise money to build a new house

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Tuesday, Dec. 20 — Buying a Christmas tree can do more than decorate a home for the holidays — it can also help build a new home for a family in need.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Moving forward

St. Vincent de Paul thrift store copes with fire, tries to continue providing assistance

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Monday, Dec. 19 — The smell of charred wood is overpowering at the site of the St. Vincent de Paul store at 1020 S. Washington Ave. Every window is boarded up with new plywood. Char marks are visible around the edges of the wood. The smell of ash contrasts drastically with the Christmas wreath hanging on the front of the building. A man on a bike gazed sadly at the store as he rode past.
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Monday, March 18,2013

'Reverse Robin Hood'

Snyder’s achievement-based funding plan could hurt poorer school districts

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Thursday, Dec. 22 — Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to link school funding with student achievement could be disastrous for already under-funded districts, says an executive of the Michigan Association of School Boards.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Taking another look

More research is needed before cyber school expansion becomes law, education expert says

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Tuesday, Jan. 3 — Full-time online schools are becoming the next big education craze, but not everyone is sold on the idea, an executive from the Michigan Association of School Boards says.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Remembering San Francisco

Local dispensary owner warns Michigan about what might be in store

by Michael Malott
The Golden Age of medical marijuana dispensaries is now over. But what happens now for medical marijuana patients?
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Monday, March 18,2013

Taking the Capitol steps

Medical marijuana advocates protest pending legislation, Appeals Court decision

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Wednesday, Sept. 7 — Over 1,000 members of the medical marijuana community gathered today at the Capitol steps to protect users’ rights.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Council Night

Discussion of Oliver Towers exchange and FY2013 budget on the agenda for Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Friday, Sept. 30 — Not much is scheduled for the regular City Council meeting Monday, but the Committee of the Whole meeting afterward should provide more information.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Educating the movement

Ingham County Register of Deeds speaks to Occupy Lansing participants about foreclosure

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Tuesday, Oct. 18 — Occupy Lansing participants received insight into the foreclosure process in preparation for their march against Chase Bank later this afternoon.
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