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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Who let the dogs out?

Mayor says the city has a vicious dog problem, others say it’s entirely an enforcement and ownership problem

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, March 5 — The chairwoman of a City Council committee tasked with drafting a “vicious dog” ordinance said today she’s not interested in pursuing regulations that would target specific breeds — particularly pit bulls.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Education Achievement Authority bill resurfaces

Six LSD schools could fall under the EAA authority

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, March 6 — The Lansing School District could lose control of six schools under proposed legislation that targets persistently low performing buildings in the state.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

'11th hour' meetings

Last-minute meetings between Niowave and Walnut residents give some hope for renewed negotiations. What exactly are they doing in that pole barn, anyway?

by Sam Inglot
There's cautious optimism from Walnut Neighborhood residents as they meet with key Niowave Inc. officials in the final weeks of what's been an eight-month showdown over the appearance of a 14,000-square-foot pole barn.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Wind versus natural gas

Environmental group and governor on different pages on energy

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Nov. 28 — In a special message on energy and the environment today, Gov. Rick Snyder hyped up natural gas as a mainstay for Michigan’s future energy needs. It was a different vision than of those in front of the Capitol this morning who touted wind energy as the saving grace of the state’s energy portfolio.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

‘Effectively a cut’

School aid changes could cost Lansing schools millions based on how it structures kindergarten classes

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, May 22 — A proposed change in the State School Aid Act this year could negate all $2.5 million that was saved by the Lansing School District in its new reconfiguration plan.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Union organizers picket annual Peckham fundraiser (multimedia)

United Peckham Employee Group members wanted to draw attention to what they claim are unfair labor practices by the Lansing-based Peckham Industries

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, June 12 — Four organizers with the United Peckham employees union held banners and signs outside an annual golf outing expressing no love for Peckham Industries and how the union feels they’re treating employees.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Pastures of plenty

A Mason farmer mows and harvests the long grass at Waverly Golf Course, resulting in happy people and happy cows

by Sam Inglot
Friday, June 22 — The city hasn’t tended to the grassy, overgrown 115 acres of Waverly Golf Course in a while, but recently, a Mason beef farmer has taken over the job to use the grass as cattle feed.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Unanimous support for Caamal Canul

Lansing school board approves a contract extension for the superintendent. “Thank God there’s finally some leadership going on,

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, June 28 — The Lansing school board voted unanimously tonight to extend Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul’s contract for one year.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Re-examining special land use permits

Now the Niowave saga has City Council members saying special land use permit requirements need revising

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, July 25 – Lansing City Council members said today in a committee meeting that revisions are necessary to the city’s special land use permitting process so that it includes aesthetic requirements on properties.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

LCC pool safe for now

Board tasks LCC president to find alternatives to closing pool

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, July 31 — Plans to turn Lansing Community College’s six-lane pool into a food court have been tabled for now.
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