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Wednesday, October 29,2014

Michigan wolf hunting referendum

Are wolves the villains or the victims and does hunting help?

by Belinda Thurston
The story behind the wolf hunting proposals on the Nov. 4 ballot could be a modern-day fairy tale – sometimes the wolf is the villain and sometimes the victim. Michiganīs voters may write the ending. It starts in 2012 when the Upper Peninsula wolf population was removed from the endangered species list after making a comeback from near extinction due to bounty hunters. New litters of puppies thrived and healthy packs developed in the remote wilderness.
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Wednesday, October 29,2014

Schertzing and Bishop battle

by Belinda Thurston
Short, fast and heavily funded. That’s how to describe the mad scramble that is the 8th Congressional seat race. And the outcome is anything but a given. The district, heavily Republican leaning, spans Ingham, Livingston and northern Oakland counties, including Rochester Hills. Yet, the newspaper endorsements are nodding to Eric Schertzing, the Democrat in the race, including the Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal and Livingston Daily Press & Argus (which usually endorses Republican).
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Wednesday, October 29,2014

Health plans fill ACA holes

by Belinda Thurston
Voters are being asked Tuesday to vote for a millage to support the Ingham County Health Plan, which provides health coverage for low-income residents.
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Wednesday, October 29,2014

BWL ballot items create more voice, oversight

by Belinda Thurston
The growing chill in air brings a shiver of dread for the approaching winter along with the sour and frightening memories of the Board of Water & Light massive power outage last year. Two proposed city charter revisions on the Nov. 4 ballot stem from the utility’s failed communication and overall response to the ice storm around Christmas 2013. Between 34,000 and 40,000 businesses and households were without power, some for more than a week.
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Wednesday, October 29,2014

Regional trail system funding

Ingham County seeks tax for county trail system maintenance and improvements

by Belinda Thurston
When you run or ride your bike on a trail you donīt follow municipal lines. You meander along a stream or river. You get lost in the vista or the wildlife. And before you know it you could have crossed from East Lansing to Lansing to Delhi Township, all in an afternoon trek. The ride is a chance to appreciate the entire region’s beauty and the connection the trail system provided.
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Wednesday, October 29,2014

Sell a park, buy a building

by Michael Gerstein
Lansing voters will determine the fate of the Miller Road Community Center and Grand Woods Park in Delta Township Nov. 4 in two ballot proposals to sell the city properties. The local Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. has leased the 5,900-square-foot former community center at 6025 Curry Lane – one of the properties on the chopping block – since 2013. The nonprofit did not return phone calls or messages to City Pulse.
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Friday, October 24,2014

Cleaning Up: One game at a time

East Lansing neighborhood cleanup brings neighbors together

by KRISTA WILSON
WANTED: Eager volunteers who don’t mind getting a little dirty. The Community Relations Coalition is hosting a neighborhood cleanup Sunday, following the cross-state rivalry football matchup between the Spartans and the Wolverines Saturday.
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Friday, October 24,2014

History lessons

Dyke Heights and Other Sights educates about Lansing’s LGBT history

by Kelly Reid
THURSDAY, OCT. 23 – It was a Lansing tour like no other. Dyke Heights and Other Sights: an LGBT History Tour of Lansing held Wednesday night highlighted little, to lesser known facts
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Thursday, October 23,2014

Top dog

Seltz new Ingham County Animal Control director

by Belinda Thurston
The new director of the Ingham County Animal Control seems like he can handle just about anything.  He can fly a helicopter and handle alligators and venomous snakes. He’s patient;
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Thursday, October 23,2014

Look, up in the sky!

Partial solar eclipse could be a sunset showstopper in Lansing

by Belinda Thurston
In ancient times when there was an eclipse, people would bang on pots and pans to scare away what they thought was a dragon trying to eat the sun. They would stop when the dragon went away,
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