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Saturday, March 22,2014

A day of marriage

Ingham County clerk issued 57 marriage licenses to same-sex couples Saturday, but she won’t be able to issue any more until at least Wednesday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Saturday, March 22 — Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum issued marriage licenses to 57 same-sex couples today, hours before a federal appeals court put a halt to her ability to do so.
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Friday, March 21,2014

City seeks to fill citizen board vacancies

May 1 deadline for the public to apply to vacancies on Lansing boards and commissions

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, March 21 — The city of Lansing is seeking citizens to fill vacancies on several boards and commissions. The application deadline for June appointments is May 1.
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Friday, March 21,2014

Get married Monday

Ingham County clerk will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Monday morning “if it’s still legal”

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, March 21 — Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum said today she will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at 8 a.m. Monday “if it is still legal.”
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Friday, March 21,2014

BREAKING: Officials responding to mercury spill

A November mercury spill at the East Lansing wastewater treatment plant went unreported for roughly four months. EL, county officials finishing clean up.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, March 21 — The Ingham County Health Department is in the process of clearing a mercury spill at the East Lansing wastewater treatment plant that occurred in November and should have been reported to authorities.
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Thursday, March 20,2014

Keep calm and March on

The city of East Lansing gives tips on how to NOT riot, reminds potential gatherers: ‘No one is anonymous anymore’

by Kyle Koehler
Thursday, March 20 — There must be a big sporting event going on involving Michigan State University. In preparation of March Madness, the epitome of college basketball competition, the city of East Lansing warns residents and visitors to be calm and conscious of their actions.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Red Cedar growing

Red Cedar Renaissance project could surpass $200M, still no final sale price negotiated for former golf course land

by Andy Balaskovitz
The Red Cedar Renaissance project on Lansing’s East Side just keeps getting bigger and denser. Developers and economic development officials say it could surpass $200 million in private investment — $75 million more than what has been planned thus far.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Council is open to ballpark plan

Lansing City Council president going to “fight the fight” in support of new ballpark plans; other members seeking more financial information and answers for eliminating green space in ballpark

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing City Council President A’Lynne Boles is ready to “fight the fight” alongside the Bernero administration to sell the Council on a roughly $22 million, public/private redevelopment plan for Cooley Law School Stadium.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Zeineh wins one against city

East Side attorney and property owner Edwar Zeineh wins judgment against city, prepares for appeal

by Andy Balaskovitz
District Judge Hugh Clarke Jr. has ordered Lansing to pay East Side property owner Edwar Zeineh $7,200 in attorney fees after the city wrongfully towed two vehicles from Zeineh’s property that blocked passage through an alley on the 2000 block of Michigan Avenue.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Eyecandy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: Harold A. Childs House, 343 M.A.C Ave., East Lansing Owner: Kathleen Terry and Jamie Lidstrom Assessed value: $78,100 This house is located in a transition area between East Lansing’s commercial and residential zones. Appropriately, the building’s history recal...
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Wrong side of history

Jim Crow reasoning, politics guide Schuette in same-sex marriage case

by Mickey Hirten
History won’t look kindly on people like Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette who fight so passionately to withhold from our friends and neighbors their rightful, fundamental civil rights.
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