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Monday, March 17,2014

Sunshine Week Op-ed: Support pending legislation for transparency

Access to information should be a common goal for better government, better lives

by Charles Hill
Monday, March 17 — If you’ve been watching what goes on in Washington and some statehouses across the country, you might wonder if there’s any issue that everyone should be able to agree on whether they are conservative or liberal or libertarian, Democrat or Republican, pro-this or anti-that.
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Friday, March 14,2014

This week from Capital News Service

New threat to osprey, nearshore water risks, bracing for spring floods and more

by CNS correspondents
Friday, March 14 — 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 include the interaction between wildlife and power development; the cold winter’s effects on dairy production; creative class work in schools; plus much more.
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Thursday, March 13,2014

Sound off on ballpark plan

Share your thoughts on “The Outfield,” a proposed mixed-use development inside Cooley Law School Stadium that coincides with infrastructure improvements

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, March 13 — City and economic development officials formally proposed a $22 million public/private renovation of Cooley Law School Stadium Wednesday — but is it the right project for the city? We want to hear from you.
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Thursday, March 13,2014

Roof relents

Volunteers of America warehouse roof buckles after prolonged winter weather, costing more than $100,000 in damage and goods lost

by RJ Wolcott
Thursday, March 13 — Workers at the Volunteers of America warehouse in Mason were startled Wednesday afternoon by the sounds of the roof buckling above them. Layers of compacted ice and snow — the result of this winter’s intensity — finally bellied the warehouse’s roof, causing more than $100,000 in damage to the building and goods within, a Volunteers of America spokesman said.
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
WEDNESDAY 12 >> iAN&ANi Russian-born cellist Ian Maksin earned his classical chops from Mstislav Rostropovich, and he has played with the likes of Sting, Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy and Andrea Bocelli. (Now there's a dinner party.) In 2011 he joined with Bulgarian pianist ...
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

Delivery of City Pulse delayed because of weather

by City Pulse
Wednesday, Mar. 12 — Delivery of the print version of this week's City Pulse has been delayed because of the weather. All locations will be delivered by Thursday. Meanwhile, the Digital Edition, which is an exact replica of this week's print edition, is available on this website. Thanks for your understanding.
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

Tech ambassadors

LEAP representatives promote Lansing at SXSW, look for ideas

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Last weekend, three members of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership flew to Austin, Texas, to attend the annual music, film and technology showcase South by Southwest. Steve Willobee, director of business development, Sara Graham, director of talent and communications, and Jeff Smith, director of the new economy division, joined over 24,000 people from 73 countries for three days of networking, new gadget ogling and riding on Miley Cyrus’ wrecking ball. Seriously.
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

Budget skies clearing

In run-up to budget season, Lansing’s finances looking good — for now

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing may have turned a corner on its annual budget woes — at least in the short term. For the first time in a decade, the administration will propose a budget for the next fiscal year that doesn’t involve cuts to resolve a deficit.
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

If you build it...

Apartments inside Cooley Law School Stadium? Why not, city officials ask

by Andy Balaskovitz
For the past year, the Lansing Lugnuts and its host city have been working on a plan that makes $10 million worth of stadium maintenance and upgrades a whole lot sexier.
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

Rethinking MSU’s endowment

Some ideas on how MSU’s $2 billion endowment might be spent to benefit the local economy

by Terry Link
The public relations team at Michigan State University did a fine job getting out the word about the school’s growing endowment recently. And the State Journal genuflected nicely towards its financial success in an editorial.
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