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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Eye sore of the week

by Sam Inglot
Owner says: Property is for lease through CBRE MartinArchitecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Some buildings are more susceptible to blight than others. By nature, buildings that are not easily adaptable due to form — in this case, single-use ones — sit vacant longer. It's true, just look around.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

The race is on

With the filing deadline for city elections closed, campaign season officially begins

by Sam Inglot
The filing deadline to run for city elected offices officially closed at 4 p.m. Tuesday. From the looks of things, it's likely Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will coast to reelection.
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Tuesday, May 14,2013

Kicking up dust

Market Place project finally gets moving, developer expects completion in late 2014

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, May 14 — It only took six years and the threat of a legal action by the city, but developer Pat Gillespie has officially begun to work on his Market Place project in downtown Lansing. He expects the project to be complete in late 2014.
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Monday, May 13,2013

Kids in the Hall

Budget hearings round 7: Mayor’s Office and Community Media

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, May 15 — The city’s Office of Community Media had a strong year at its temporary home in a former National Guard armory. Within the next year it expects to be operating from the newly renovated Holmes Street School alongside a technology empowerment center.
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Monday, May 13,2013

Panel on discrimination in the Boy Scouts

Lansing Association for Human Rights to host panel about the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay members

by Sam Inglot
Monday, May 13 — The president of the Lansing Association for Human Rights says the Boy Scouts of America is going only “halfway” with a proposed policy that would partially lift the BSA’s ban on gay scouts.
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Friday, May 10,2013

Bernero announces reelection campaign

Two terms isn’t enough for Mayor Virg Bernero, who is seeking another four years in office. He also urges support for Dunbar, Houghton, Yorko and Brown Clarke for City Council.

by Sam Inglot
Friday, May 10 — Touting $1 billion of new investment and creating thousands of jobs during his two terms as Lansing’s mayor, Virg Bernero started his re-election campaign today.
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Friday, May 10,2013

Consumers Mutual

New insurance company to fill insurance gap

by Walt Sorg
Friday, May 10 — While the Legislature dithers over whether Michigan’s working poor should be allowed affordable health insurance, a consortium of local health agencies is moving ahead with expanding healthcare options for the state’s low-income families and small businesses.
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Friday, May 10,2013

Deemable Tech

A weekly column answering your technology questions

by Ray Hollister
Friday, May 10 — Editor’s note: “Deemable Tech” is a syndicated column by Jacksonville, Fla.-based writer Ray Hollister. It will appear weekly on lansingcitypulse.com.
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Thursday, May 9,2013

On LSD

End of year fund balance improvements and sinking fund expenditures

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, May 9 — The Lansing School District will have over $800,000 more in its coffers at the end of the year than earlier projected, according to a budget amendment presented at a Board of Education informational meeting tonight.
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Thursday, May 9,2013

Fracking up the future

Anti-fracking protesters disrupt DNR oil and gas land lease auction, no arrests

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, May 9 — A gas and mineral rights auction of public land by the Department of Natural Resources drew the ire of about 40 anti-fracking protesters at the Lansing Center today. Several protesters were escorted out of the auction for disruptive behavior, but no arrests were made.
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