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Monday, June 16,2014

Kids in the Hall

Lansing City Council postpones Abigail vote

by BECKY McKENDRY
MONDAY, June 16 — Lansing City Council will wait until June 30 to determine the outcome of the Abigail Building on the former campus of the Michigan School for the Blind.
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Wednesday, June 11,2014

Managing the Schertzing campaign

National political organization recruits East Lansing native Abby Clark, former field organizer for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, to manage Eric Schertzing’s congressional campaign

by Andy Balaskovitz
Abby Clark got her first taste for politics at a time when many people her age couldn’t have cared less for the Democratic process. It was 2000, she had just turned 18 years old, the economy was booming and apathy ran strong among her peers.
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Wednesday, June 11,2014

‘All things digital’

City hiring a social media manager to fix disorganized digital presence

by BECKY McKENDRY
Lansing is about to get social media savvy. Within the next couple of weeks, the city plans to post a job opening for a contractual social media manager. The 30-to-40-houra-week job is expected to pay $16 an hour, depending on experience.
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Wednesday, June 11,2014

Mark’s memes

In the battle against Rick Snyder, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful puts his eggs in the social media basket

by BECKY McKENDRY
In his battle against incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate is being outspent and dealing with name recognition and favorability deficits in the polls. But he has swirled up a storm of online attention, thanks to his campaign’s targeted use of social media. The 52-year-old former congressman from Battle Creek boasts over 30,000 Facebook fans and over 4,200 Twitter followers, thanks to a humorous approach that makes his online persona seem more at home on a Buzzfeed list than a stuffy politician’s website.
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Wednesday, June 11,2014

Reaching out

Lansing shelter involves students in abuse prevention

by BECKY McKENDRY
WEDNESDAY, June 11 — The Lansing domestic abuse shelter EVE is creating a Youth Advisory Board to combat teen dating violence. The board, which will develop dating violence prevention programs, will be made up of Ingham County students in grades 9 through 11. The goal is to develop abuse education curricula to present to area schools and community centers.
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Wednesday, June 11,2014

Eyecandy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: 810 West Grand River (Psi Upsilon Fraternity), East Lansing Built in 1926, this building serves as the home of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Michigan State University. Built in the Italian Renaissance style, it borrows details directly from original Italian sources. At the h...
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Wednesday, June 11,2014

Rogers misleads on Bergdahl

by Mickey Hirten
For Republicans like mid-Michiganīs Congressman Mike Rogers, the mediafueled outrage over the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his Taliban captors is simply politics trumping patriotism.
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Monday, June 9,2014

Kids in the Hall

Council approves Cooley Law School Stadium project

by BECKY McKENDRY
MONDAY, June 9 — Before voting on the Outfield project, Lansing City Councilman Derrick Quinney held up the inaugural baseball from the first Lansing Lugnuts game he attended with his son in April 1996.
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Friday, June 6,2014

Cosmetic appeal

Sephora cosmetics store opens today at Eastwood Towne Center

by BECKY McKENDRY
FRIDAY, June 6 — Sephora, a Paris-based cosmetics store with over 1,700 stores worldwide, opened a location today at Eastwood Towne Center, 3003 Preyde Blvd., Lansing Township.
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Thursday, June 5,2014

Middle of the road

Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing pushes moderate image, explains key positions

by BECKY McKENDRY
THURSDAY, June 5 — As he eyes Michigan’s 8th Congressional District seat, Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing maintains that his moderate “country boy, county boy” image will propel him to the finish line.
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