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Wednesday, July 30,2014

Voters must decide on CADL, CATA millages

by Mickey Hirten
Voters next Tuesday will find a few countywide proposals and, in some cities and townships, local millages on their ballots. Heading the list are millage renewals for the Capital Area District Library and the Capital Area Transportation Authority. Neither is seeking increases, which seems to have dampened what could have been opposition to these proposals.
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Wednesday, July 30,2014

Dirt

What politics and farming have in common

by Mickey Hirten
One quick election note: This has been a refreshingly civil summer election season without many seriously contested primary fights. Which makes the attack mailing from the group that calls itself Capitol Region Progress a notable exception.
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Wednesday, July 30,2014

Prop 1: new tax and new revenue

by Matt Mikus
It seems clear cut: Vote for Proposal 1 and businesses will no longer pay a tedious tax, while local governments continue to collect funds to spend on police and fire departments.
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Wednesday, July 23,2014

Schertzing campaign

Democratic candidate for Congress touts support from women

by City Pulse Staff
WEDNESDAY, July 23 — Sixteen women led by Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer formally endorsed Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing for Congress today on the steps of the Michigan Women’s Historical Museum today.
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Wednesday, July 23,2014

Dispensary framework

Michigan moves toward the return of medical marijuana dispensaries — this time under much stricter regulation

by Andy Balaskovitz
For Robin Schneider, House Bill 4271 has been three years in the making. The legislation — approved overwhelmingly by the state House in December and unanimously by a Senate committee last week — would allow local municipalities to regulate, or ban, medical marijuana “provisioning centers” if they choose.
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Wednesday, July 23,2014

Eyesore of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: 108 S. Hosmer St., Lansing Owner: 108 Hosmer LLC Assessed Value: $227,000 There is good news about this week’s eyesore: It is apparently on its way to being an eye candy. A 2001 fire badly damaged the vacant apartment building visible from Michigan Avenue, but the owners...
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Wednesday, July 23,2014

Magic Meals

by Matt Mikus
The new contract between Lansing School District and SodexoMAGIC, a partnership involving Earvin "Magic" Johnson, will provide healthy eating options and a third meal for after school programs. The third meal means a nutritional dinner for students who participate in sports or other after-school activities. But it comes as a higher cost than the former contract.
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Tuesday, July 22,2014

BWL expansion

Solar panels tripled, largest in state

by Matt Mikus
TUESDAY, July 22 — The Lansing Board of Water and Light unveiled the expansion of 385 solar panels at the Cedar Street solar array Tuesday, almost tripling the generating power from 54 kW to 158 kW.
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Wednesday, July 16,2014

Postponing King Coal’s retirement

Pressure is on for BWL to plan beyond aging coal plants

by Lawrence Cosentino
Fed up with delays by the Lansing Board of Water and Light to retire its coalfired Eckert Power Station, local activists are pressing the utility to set a date to close the 60-year-old facility.
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Wednesday, July 16,2014

Missing Goodrich’s

by BERL SCHWARTZ
I should probably be glad to see Goodrich’s ShopRite go. It’s been too convenient — especially on my way to home or office after a gym visit. I think there must be something akin to the Freshmen 15 when it comes to this store.
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