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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Keep it clean

Sodomy, a clean campaign pledge and negative politics mark uneasy start to 4th Ward City Council race

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing City Councilwoman Jessica Yorko called on her election challengers last weekend to sign a "clean campaign pledge" to keep the race to represent Lansing's 4th Ward civil. The call is directed specifically to the campaign of Chong-Anna Canfora, who has declined, calling it a "political stunt."
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

'The only solution'

Updates added to Niowave pole barn solution will be brought to City Council for approval

by Sam Inglot
The top official for the Lansing Economic Area Partnership said Tuesday afternoon that a solution has been reached for the Niowave pole barn problem. But this is the final offer, so neighbors will have to take it or leave it.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Electric carport installed at Lansing City Market

Solar-powered, two-bay BWL carport permanently installed

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, April 24 — On Tuesday, city and Board of Water and Light officials unveiled a new solar-powered, two-bay electric car charging station at the Lansing City Market.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

This War Isn't Working

by Walt Sorg
On April 10, 1933, Michigan became the first state to ratify the constitutional amendment ending Prohibition. It did so in a convention with elected delegates from each of Michigan’s 100 state House districts. The ratification passed 99-1.
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Monday, April 22,2013

Kids in the Hall

Budget hearings round 4: Fire, City Clerk and City Attorney. Also, Council unanimously approves GM tax abatement.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, April 22 — The Bernero administration wants to move the city’s Code Compliance Office into the Fire Department for what it says would allow for better enforcement of property issues.
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Monday, April 22,2013

Fighting foreclosures

Recent court rulings may help clarify foreclosure practices by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

by Sam Inglot
Monday, April 22 — Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. hopes that recent court rulings will help stem the tide of what he says are illegal foreclosures in the county.
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Friday, April 19,2013

Filling up the boards and commissions

Administration seeking candidates for expiring and vacant board and commission seats

by Sam Inglot
Friday, April 19 — If you’re interested in getting more involved in local government, there are a number of expiring and vacant City board and commission positions available. The deadline for application is May 1.
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Friday, April 19,2013

Re-opening CADL’s South Lansing Library

Seven weeks and over $125,000 later, the Capital Area District Library’s south Lansing branch reintroduces itself to community

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, April 19 — The Capital Area District Library’s South Lansing branch would like to reintroduce itself to the community.
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Thursday, April 18,2013

Yankowski named chief

Mayor appoints Captain Mike Yankowski as interim police chief

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, April 18 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has named Captain Mike Yankowski as interim police chief for the city of Lansing.
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Wednesday, April 17,2013

What's next for Whitmer?

Checking in with City Pulse readers' favorite politician: Grateful to serve and unsure of the future

by Kyle Melinn
About 13 years ago, 28-year-old Gretchen Whitmer knocked her first door in East Lansing and Meridian Township as a candidate for the 69th state House district. The eager first-time candidate had a law degree. She had a couple of years' experience as an attorney. She served on the staff of former House Speaker Curtis Hertel, Sr., father of Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel, Jr.
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