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Wednesday, March 13,2013

The St. Anne cross

MSU law professor, East Lansing city attorney disagree on the St. Anne Lofts cross

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Oct. 10 — In the opinion of one Michigan State University law professor, the $3 million of public financing that went into the St. Anne Lofts development in downtown East Lansing may constitute a violation of the “establishment clause” of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Sault Tribe reacts

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians wants a federal judge to dismiss Attorney General Bill Schuette’s lawsuit against a Lansing casino

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Nov. 13 — In response to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s attempt to stop their casino project in Lansing, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has asked a federal judge to dismiss the case.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

On LSD

The legacy of declining student enrollment in the Lansing School District continues

by Sam Inglot
Friday, Dec. 14 — For 35 of the past 42 years, the Lansing School District saw a decline in student enrollment. The latest student count data, discussed at length at a board meeting Thursday night, shows a continuing trend.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Howls of protest

Coalition plans on getting 2014 referendum to ban wolf hunting

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Jan. 22 — A coalition seeking to protect Michigan wolves has launched a referendum campaign in response to legislation passed in the lame duck session that makes the state’s small wolf population open to hunting.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Financial Empowerment Center in store for Lansing

Grant allows city to help economically struggling residents

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Jan. 8 — With the help of a hefty $1.5 million grant, Lansing will be able to help thousands of low-income residents get one-on-one financial counseling to tackle their economic woes and help pull them out of poverty.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

'Walk of Shame'

Protesters bash Gov. Snyder and state reps who supported right to work

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Jan. 9 — Around college towns, the phrase “walk of shame” is usually reserved for co-eds who walk home with smudged makeup and a broken heel after a long night of partying. But today, protesters wanted the first day of the new legislative session to be an embarrassing walk for state representatives who supported right to work last month.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

On LSD

Board of Education elects new leadership

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Jan. 10 — The Lansing Board of Education approved a new slate of board officers at an organizational meeting tonight, electing Guillermo López to replace Myra Ford as board president.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Bernero: ‘Put down the guns, stop the killing’

Mayors group calls for federal action to reduce gun violence

by Sam Inglot
Monday, Jan. 14 — The Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition is calling on the federal government for universal background checks when purchasing guns, a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines and making gun trafficking a federal crime.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

‘Comprehensive immigration reform’

Immigration reform advocates: Deportations are tearing families apart

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Jan. 15 — Several groups who want U.S. immigration laws reformed met on the steps of the Capitol Building today as part of a national movement to call the federal government to action.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Real talk about counterfeit goods

MSU experts, federal agent: Product counterfeiting is a profitable, dangerous industry

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Jan. 16 — If you think counterfeit goods are limited to Coach handbags and football jerseys, think again. Experts from Michigan State University and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security say everything from Christmas lights and toothpaste to pesticides and aviation parts are counterfeited.
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