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Thursday, August 1,2013

Whole Foods coming to town

Supermarket chain plans 2015 opening in Meridian Township

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, Aug. 1 — Whole Foods Market, the Austin, Texas-based grocery chain specializing in natural and organic foods, reportedly plans to open a new location in Meridian Township in 2015.
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Thursday, August 1,2013

An ELF in August

Lansing resident becomes first person in Michigan to own brand new hybrid vehicle

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Aug. 1 — For Lansing resident Yvonne LeFave, Christmas came early this year. On Wednesday, she became the first person in the state to own an ELF.
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Wednesday, July 31,2013

Politics and prevailing wage

Whether Lansing voters know it, the issue of prevailing wage is driving next week's primary election.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Within hours after City Pulse published an innocuous line in a July 17 online story that said City Council member Brian Jeffries opposed Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero on significant issues, such as prevailing wage, the editorial staff heard from both camps within hours.
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Wednesday, July 31,2013

LSJ phases out executive editor

In restructuring move, executive editor Mickey Hirten’s last day at the Journal is Friday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, July 31 — The Lansing State Journal announced today that it’s phasing out executive editor Mickey Hirten’s position as part of a news department restructuring.
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Wednesday, July 31,2013

Lansing prevailing wage ordinance in limbo

Building trades group challenges Lansing’s prevailing wage ordinance and wins in Circuit Court; city preparing for appeal

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, July 31 — The city of Lansing’s prevailing wage ordinance, which requires area-standard wages be paid on city-funded construction projects, has been on hold since November after a building trades group challenged its constitutionality under state law and won.
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Wednesday, July 31,2013

Reining in the rain gardens

A closer look at the maintenance of the Michigan Avenue rain gardens

by Sam Inglot
Tim O’Rourke, one of the co-owners of Stober’s Bar on East Michigan Avenue, is frustrated. The city of Lansing rain garden outside his business — which he didn’t build and isn’t responsible for maintaining — has to be cared for by his employees because no one else will.
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Wednesday, July 31,2013

Bike share rolls out

First public bike share program in Michigan set to launch Sunday in Lansing

by Sam Inglot
Sunday will be a day of firsts. Lansing will be the first city in Michigan to have a public bike share program. And the launch will be the first project of A2B Bikeshare, a new Ann Arbor startup specializing in the niche market.
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Monday, July 29,2013

Kids in the Hall

St. Petersburg resolution taken off agenda

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, July 29 — A resolution condemning discrimination against LGBT advocates and their allies in St. Petersburg, Russia — a Lansing Sister City — was pulled from tonight’s City Council agenda because the two may not be sister cities at all.
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Monday, July 29,2013

Under new management

Mid-Michigan Sports Turf takes over at Hope Soccer Complex

by Sam Inglot
Monday, July 19 — Mid-Michigan Sports Turf LLC has officially taken over at the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex. The company’s owner is pitching a future “championship artificial turf field” as the spark for economic development on Lansing’s southeast side.
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Friday, July 26,2013

Primary election finance reports are in

Bernero has lopsided fundraising lead in mayor’s race; Dunbar tops At-Large candidates; and in close 4th Ward, Canfora lands contributions from four Council members

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, July 26 — In an example of what’s proving to be a lopsided mayoral race, incumbent Mayor Virg Bernero reported earning more than $75,000 in campaign contributions for the reporting period leading up to the Aug. 6 Primary Election. His next closest opponent raised less than $1,000.
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