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Wednesday, January 16,2013

On the college media

Declining advertising, circulation leading to 'great upheaval' in college newspaper publishing. How is The State News faring?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Twenty years ago, the letterhead on the stationery of The State News said it had a circulation of 38,000. Today, the campus newspaper at Michigan State University publishes 18,500 copies.
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Wednesday, January 16,2013

Cristo merger

Petition signatures are piling up against merging Cristo Rey Community Center and St. Vincent Catholic Charities

by Andy Balaskovitz
Opponents of a proposal to merge Cristo Rey Community Center with St. Vincent Catholic Charities say they've collected about 300 petition signatures against the idea in the past month.
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Wednesday, January 16,2013

Elementary Security

In the wake of the Newtown shooting, City Pulse visits 10 local elementary schools — and finds they're easily accessible

by Sam Inglot
Nearly 400 students listened as a voice came over the intercom at Murphy Elementary School in Haslett on Friday afternoon.
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Wednesday, January 16,2013

The MSU basketball model

by Walt Sorg
How do we build the new Michigan economy? The answer to this question is our most important political debate for 2013. After riding on the automobile-driven wave that was our 20th-century key to prosperity, politicians and economists continue to battle over the best economic model for the 21st century.
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Wednesday, January 16,2013

Eye Sore of the Week

by Dylan Sowle
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: It's easy to ignore small commercial and residential structures, otherwise known as background buildings. This home on the northwest side of Lansing is a good example.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

10 issues to watch in '13

by Kyle Melinn
Just when you thought Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature's 2011 mojo petered out in 2012, out pops right to work, the phase-out of the Personal Property Tax, the long-sought regional transit authority for southeast Michigan and new abortion restrictions.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

Eye Candy of the Week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
You just know something high-tech is going on inside this building. This week's feature — home to ACD.net, mid-Michigan's largest independent phone and Internet provider — is a cool cube of a building with vertical cladding, ribbon windows and an ever eye-pleasing blue-hued exterior complimented by orange accents.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

The Wood files

After being elected president of the Lansing City Council, is Carol Wood content as a City Council member?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Carol Wood moved two seats to her left on the City Council dais after being elected president last week by her colleagues. But she's still keeping an eye on another seat, one that's a floor below her Council office: the Mayor's Office.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

Pay up

Councilwoman A'Lynne Robinson's state rep campaign owes the state for not filing finance report

by Andy Balaskovitz
The state has fined Lansing City Councilwoman A'Lynne Robinson's campaign committee $1,000 for not filing a finance report after she was defeated in the August Democratic primary for state representative in the 68th district.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

Bank on it

Newly elected treasurer wants to form a land bank in Eaton County

by Andy Balaskovitz
Bob Robinson has a plan for the rising number of tax-foreclosed properties in Eaton County. Robinson, the newly elected Democratic treasurer there, is looking to do what Ingham and 32 other Michigan counties do to help manage property blight: set up a county land bank.
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