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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Election coverage 2012: Going negative

54B District Court race gets political

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Oct. 30 — In an email to his supporters, state Rep. Mark Meadows — who is seeking the judgeship of the 54B District Court — said even though his opponent has decided to distribute “negative” campaign materials, he won’t be doing the same.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Handley: Guilty

Local artist follows through on plan to plead guilty to felony charge related to Capitol graffiti incident

by Sam Inglot
Monday, Nov. 5 — The young local artist who spray-painted the Capitol and a nearby war memorial could face up to three months in jail and thousands of dollars in fines.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Turnout

Lansing area clerks say voter numbers looking a lot like ‘08

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Nov. 6 — From what clerks in the area have said, things are looking similar to the 2008 presidential election when it comes to voter turnout at the polls.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Dems win big locally

Surprises, upsets and history at the polls

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Nov. 7 — Democrats won some surprising and historic victories in Lansing and Ingham County on Tuesday.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Fix the debt

Coalition calls on feds to avoid fiscal cliff, solve debt crisis

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Nov. 14 — The Michigan chapter of a national nonpartisan coalition of business leaders, politicians and advocates have a simple message for Congress and the president: Fix the debt.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Lansing Roots

Greater Lansing Food Bank “incubator farm” to offer shared growing space

by Sam Inglot
Monday, Dec. 3 — Building on a roughly 30-year history of offering greater Lansing access to gardening opportunities through its Garden Project, the Greater Lansing Food Bank has launched a new effort to share gardening space among the community.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Gunning against legislation

Lansing elected officials say bill would put guns in the “hands of criminals”

by Sam Inglot
Monday, Dec. 3 — At a press conference today inside the Capitol, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero had some potent words for a bill he and other opponents say would make it easier for criminals to obtain guns.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Konstruction

Restoration of the Knapp’s Center begins

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Dec. 4 — After three years of the city and developers facing economic hurdles, restoration of the Knapp’s Center in downtown Lansing is formally underway.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Handley sentenced

Graffiti artist sentenced to probation and fines

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Dec. 5 — As long as he follows through with probation, Jeffrey Scott Handley Jr. will not have a felony on his record nor serve jail time for tagging Capitol property with graffiti three months ago.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

‘Union busting!’ at the Capitol

Protesters crowd the Capitol rotunda to oppose Right to Work

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Dec. 5 — Could we be witnessing the death of labor unions in Michigan? Today around 3:30 p.m., hundreds of protesters flocked to the innards of the Capitol Building to protest Right to Work legislation being considered in the state Senate.
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