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Wednesday, October 16,2013

Per-diem pay?

Lansing City Council candidates disagree on whether Council salaries should be tied to meeting attendance

by Andy Balaskovitz
About a month ago, 4th Ward Lansing City Council candidate Chong-Anna Canfora called for moving the Council to an attendance-based salary — an apparent jab at her opponent, Councilwoman Jessica Yorko, and her attendance record.
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Wednesday, October 16,2013

Political notes from around town

by Walt Sorg
A newly released poll shows the government shutdown has hurt U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, politically. Rogers, generally considered politically invulnerable, narrowly loses to a generic Democrat 47 percent to 44 percent in a poll commissioned by the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org.
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Wednesday, October 16,2013

Still fighting HIV

State report finds HIV rates remain high, including in Ingham County

by BECKY McKENDRY
The HIV crisis is far from over in Michigan. And among counties with high HIV rates, Ingham ranks near the top.
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Wednesday, October 16,2013

Eye Candy of the Week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
The majestic Ingham County Courthouse generally dominates the subject of architecture in Mason. If one follows the south edge of Courthouse Square to the west, a short walk along Ash Street will lead to the Capital Area District Libraries Mason branch.
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Tuesday, October 15,2013

Park District planning

Second of three charrettes on East Lansing’s Park District redevelopment scheduled for Wednesday

by City Pulse Staff
Tuesday, Oct. 15 — DTN Management, the local property management company behind the Park District redevelopment, is inviting the public to plan how its prominent East Lansing project should look.
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Monday, October 14,2013

Kids in the Hall

Riverview Church gets permit to expand into REO Town; Niowave saga officially ends

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Oct. 14 — Despite objections from the city’s Planning Department and concerns from the LGBT community, the Lansing City Council unanimously approved a request tonight from a Holt-based church to expand into REO Town.
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Monday, October 14,2013

Clean energy achievable, affordable

Michigan Public Service Commission draft report shows cleaner energy can be achieved at affordable price

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Oct. 14 — Supporters of statewide renewable energy expansion are pointing to a draft report from the Michigan Public Service Commission that says the state can achieve a higher renewable portfolio standard without drastically increasing costs.
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Friday, October 11,2013

This week from Capital News Service

A new study on HIV rates, a state sweet, heroin in the U.P. and more

by CNS correspondents
Friday, Oct. 11 — Each week, City Pulse will run a series of stories produced by Capital News Service correspondents at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. While reports cover the entire state, some will be focused on the greater Lansing region.
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Thursday, October 10,2013

March against Monsanto

On Saturday, protesters of agriculture giant Monsanto and unregulated GMO use will gather at Capitol

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, Oct. 10 — From Kenya to South Korea, Latvia to Lansing, protesters around the world are getting together Saturday to protest agriculture behemoth Monsanto and more generally the widespread use of Genetically Modified Organisms in our food. “March Against Monsanto” events are being held worldwide and organizers are meeting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the state Capitol for Lansing’s rally.
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Wednesday, October 9,2013

Eyesore of the week

by Andy Balaskovitz
Architect Dan Bollman says: There is an old Merrie Melodies cartoon that offers a whimsical illustration of the land on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line. One side — the industrial north — is parched, cracked and lifeless, while the Dixie side is bountiful and verdant.
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