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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Robo name-calling

Automated phone messages say Bernero made “anti-woman” comments

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, July 11 — There’s a robo-call circulating around Lansing that claims Mayor Virg Bernero referred to a City Councilwoman as a “man in drag.” It’s unclear who’s behind the call, but some residents have received it as many as four times in one day.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Guns for groceries

In efforts to curb gun violence, city gun buyback program is getting legs

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, July 12 – Mayor Virg Bernero and police officials announced today they are confident a new “Guns for groceries” program will be ready to go Aug. 1, though details are still murky.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Pool decision coming soon?

Plans for the pool at LCC may be made at end of July

by Sam Inglot
FRIDAY, July 13 – The fate of the pool at Lansing Community College, which is used by nearly 500 people a week, may soon be decided.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

A funky endorsement

P-Funk leader George Clinton gives support to Lance Enderle. “We have mutual friends,” says the candidate

by Sam Inglot
Monday, July 16 — Funk music innovator and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, George Clinton, has endorsed Democrat Lance Enderle for Congress.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

'Vagina, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah...'

Protesters sing a song of frustration

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, July 18 — This morning a small band of protesters interrupted the Michigan House of Representatives with a catchy tune addressing a serious issue.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Niowave pole barn

Company expected to delay request for tax abatement

by Sam Inglot
Friday, July 20 – The high-tech firm Niowave Inc., which has been under pressure from neighbors for building a massive pole barn next to its headquarters, is expected to delay its request for a $200,000 tax abatement from the city of Lansing, city officials say.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Kids in the Hall

Down with corporate personhood! Give us Occupy costs!

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, August 6 — Pushing back against corporate-influenced politics was the theme of Monday night’s City Council gathering.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Coal dusting

City looking for more regulation after north Lansing coal fire

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Aug. 15 — During a community meeting Monday night, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said the city is looking into new regulations on large coal storage piles close to residential areas after one caught fire in a north Lansing neighborhood earlier this month.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Reaching out

Mayor to meet with Niowave’s neighbors

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Aug. 15 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and other city officials reportedly will meet with Walnut Neighborhood residents to discuss the Niowave pole barn.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

On LSD

Will the Lansing School District buy into charter schools?

by Sam Inglot
Friday, Aug. 17 — The Lansing School District has heard pitches from two different charter schools in the past two months. As a charter school authorizer, the district would be able to appoint the governing board of the charter schools and would receive three percent of the per-pupil funding for each student that attends the school.
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