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Wednesday, March 26,2014

Take the test (w/video)

Progress Michigan delivers urine-sample cups to Senate offices, asks those who voted for suspicion-based drug-testing of welfare recipients if they would do the same

by Katy Barth
Wednesday, March 26 — Progress Michigan delivered urine-sample cups to state senators today and asked if they would take a drug test. The cups were delivered to senators who voted for a proposed suspicion-based drug-testing program for certain recipients of state aid.
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Tuesday, March 25,2014

Marriage limbo

Elected officials, advocates petition Schuette to drop same-sex marriage appeal

by RJ Wolcott
Tuesday, March 25 — A group of marriage-equality advocates and elected officials today delivered 14,000 signatures and an album of wedding photos from Saturday urging Attorney General Bill Schuette to drop his appeal of a federal court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Michigan.
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Monday, March 24,2014

Kids in the Hall

Mayor Bernero proposes bolstering reserves with surplus in next year’s budget. ‘We have finally emerged from the financial devastation of the Great Recession.’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, March 24 — For the first time in nine years, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has proposed a balanced budget to the Lansing City Council that anticipates a $500,000 surplus to bolster the city’s sagging reserves.
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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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