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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Shootings and the media

MSU researcher says violent shooters thrive on widespread media coverage — and the media is partly to blame for not treating all violence equally

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Dec. 26 — School shootings are as old as the United States of America, but the way we look at them has changed in the past few decades, which is like fuel for the perpetrators, says a Michigan State University researcher.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

On LSD

A look at the issues to come in 2013: employee contracts and funding support

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Dec. 27 — There’s plenty of uncertainty heading into 2013 for the Lansing School District, including renegotiating contracts for nearly all district employees and uncertain budget support from the state and federal governments.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Local food growth

Transportation is a big challenge for the growing local food market

by Sam Inglot
Friday, Jan. 4 — The popularity and demand for locally grown food is increasing — however, this growing interest doesn’t come without challenges, according to two Lansing-area experts.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Building up deconstruction

Land bank, local company want to recycle more houses slated for demolition

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Jan. 31 — Rather than simply leveling demolition-bound houses it owns, the Ingham County Land Bank wants to see more of them “deconstructed” to recycle and reuse the materials.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Brewer vs. Johnson

Ingham County Dems lining up behind Lon Johnson for state party chair

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Feb. 21 — Several prominent Ingham County Democrats are backing Lon Johnson to chair the Michigan Democratic Party leading up to Saturday’s convention in Detroit. Johnson is challenging Mark Brewer, who is seeking re-election after chairing the state party since the mid ‘90s.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Council committee moves forward with Niowave

Niowave ordinance, personal property tax exemption move out of committee

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Feb. 20 — Two pieces of business related to Niowave, the particle accelerator company headquartered in the Walnut Neighborhood, made some headway with the Lansing City Council today.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

On LSD

Board of Ed approves bids for boardroom reconstruction, computers and toilet paper

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Feb. 21 — The Lansing Board of Education unanimously approved over $236,000 worth of purchase recommendations from the administration at tonight’s board meeting.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

East Lansing Schools to ask voters for technology money

Not for iPads only, bond proposal would raise $5.3 million over five years

by Sam Inglot
Friday, Feb. 22 — The superintendent of East Lansing Public Schools says a bond proposal asking for $5.3 million to improve technology in the district won’t simply be used to pay for student iPads — but some of it will.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

2013 Michigan Democratic Party Convention

Michigan Dems converge on Detroit to strategize, elect chairman

by Sam Inglot
Saturday, Feb. 23 — Thousands of Michigan Democrats have packed the Cobo Center in Detroit to discuss strategies going into the 2014 elections and to elect a party chairman.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

‘Local jobs for local workers’

Union workers protest city project contracted out to non-Lansing workers. Mayor says everyone had an opportunity to bid.

by Sam Inglot
Monday, Feb. 25 — Roughly 150 union workers and supporters lined South Street just east of REO Town today to protest a city construction project they say is using out-of-city, non-union workers.
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