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Monday, December 2,2013

Kids in the Hall

Council approves plans for five different redevelopment projects, including SLU for a church on South MLK

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Dec. 2 — Despite objections from the city’s Planning Department and citizen-advisory Planning Board, the Lansing City Council unanimously approved a special land use request tonight for a church to open on South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
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Wednesday, November 27,2013

David vs. Lansing

South-side resident takes on city over house demolition and loses

by Andy Balaskovitz
In 1989, David Glenn paid $10,000 for a “shabby” 1,500-square-foot single-family home near West Cavanaugh Road and South Cedar Street. Since then, he’s spent over $50,000 on the house, which has included taxes, renovations and fees associated with a nearly decade-long fight with the city to keep it standing.
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Wednesday, November 27,2013

Political notes from around town

Will 9-1-1 pensions have political implications?

by Walt Sorg
The consolidation of 9-1-1 emergency dispatch services has left an unexpected $1.5 million hole in Ingham County’s budget — and it’s creating some significant friction between the city and county governments.
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Wednesday, November 27,2013

This week from Capital News Service

Aquaculture growth hampered, expanded dental care, emission permit approved for DTE and more

by CNS correspondents
Wednesday, Nov. 27 — Each week, City Pulse runs a series of stories produced by Capital News Service correspondents at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. This week’s topics cover the hampered growth of Michigan’s aquaculture industry, a federal grant to expand dental care, the state Court of Appeals approving an air emissions permit for DTE Energy and more.
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Wednesday, November 27,2013

Eye Candy of the Week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: Red Cedar Friends Meeting House, 1400 Turner St., Lansing Owner: Red Cedar Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Assessed value: $0 During the initial stages of this building’s design, architect Tim Mrozowski, AIA, was determined to reflect the atmosphe...
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Tuesday, November 26,2013

Kids in the Hall

Internal auditor calls city’s relationship with Dewpoint ‘cozy’ and work invoices ‘disturbing’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Nov. 25 — A month after Internal Auditor Jim DeLine called on the Bernero administration to provide details on the city’s relationship with local tech company Dewpoint Inc., he still doesn’t have all the information he’s looking for.
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Friday, November 22,2013

‘The president’s been shot’

Local, statewide officials recall Nov. 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated

by Bill Castanier
“The president’s been shot.” No words could be more succinct and terrifying at the same time.
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Friday, November 22,2013

Guest column: Dogged journalism is a blessing, not a curse

Former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton on the media, the National Security Agency and leaked information

by Lee H. Hamilton
Friday, Nov. 22 — Let’s start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what’s happening in the world — and understand the plans of allies and enemies — to keep the nation prepared and secure.
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Friday, November 22,2013

This week from Capital News Service

Fewer state employees, tougher oversight on charter schools, unmet demand for engineers and more

by CNS correspondents
Friday, Nov. 22 — Each week, City Pulse runs a series of stories produced by Capital News Service correspondents at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. This week’s topics cover the declining number of state employees, a proposal for tougher oversight on charter schools, unmet demand for engineers and more.
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Thursday, November 21,2013

Whitmer withdraws name for LG, AG in ‘14

‘At this point in time, I have to spend a little more energy on the home front’

by Kyle Melinn
Thursday, Nov. 21 — Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, said today she will not put her name on a statewide ticket in 2014, meaning a run for lieutenant governor or attorney general is out.
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