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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Computergate codified

City Council adopts computer usage policy city attorney says is unenforceable

by Sam Inglot
A new internal policy requiring City Council members to sign out their computers to take home and that restricts the use of social media websites is unenforceable, the city attorney says.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

‘Protection Notice’

Faith community challenges U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, Congress to fix immigration policies

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, May 1 — Members of the faith community today delivered a “Protection Notice” to U.S. Rep Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, which called for “comprehensive immigration reform.”
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Medicaid face-palm

by Walt Sorg
There's a reason we have clichés. Quite often, they reflect reality. "Cutting off your nose to spite your face." That is an apt description of the state Legislature as it ponders whether Michigan should be a part of the federal expansion of Medicaid.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Eye sore of the week

by Dylan Sowle
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This structure, indicative of so many in the Lansing area, is vacant and nearly windowless. Ribbon windows on the south and east sides have been filled in with masonry block, closing it off from the street — unapproachable to the point of irrelevance.
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Tuesday, April 30,2013

Kids in the Hall

Budget hearings round 5: Several budgets and Computergate rekindled

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, April 30 — Although there were some budget discussions, Monday night’s Lansing City Council meeting was highlighted by a “Computergate”-inspired policy that was approved — but which is also totally unenforceable, according to the city attorney.
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Monday, April 29,2013

Major investment announcement coming

Governor, Mayor Virg Bernero set to join Jackson National Life Insurance president and CEO to make “major corporate investment” announcement

by City Pulse Staff
Monday, April 29 — Gov. Rick Snyder and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero are scheduled to make a “major corporate investment” announcement at Jackson National Life Insurance Co. Tuesday morning, according to a media advisory issued today.
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Monday, April 29,2013

New Davenport campus to be completed this summer

Remodeling of nine-story building set to wrap up in July

by Sam Inglot
Monday, April 29 — Construction on the new $11 million Davenport University campus in downtown Lansing is scheduled to be completed this summer in time for the arrival of students in the fall.
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Monday, April 29,2013

Politics and climate change

MSU researcher studies how politics affect beliefs on global warming

by Sam Inglot
Monday, April 29 — If you believe in the science behind climate change, you’re more likely to support combating it regardless of your political affiliation, according to new research at Michigan State University. However, you’re more likely to be a Democrat.
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Monday, April 29,2013

Whitmer: Expect Schauer to be Dems' governor nominee

Senate Democratic Leader believes former Congressman Mark Schauer will be the party’s nominee for governor

by Walt Sorg
Monday, April 29 — State Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer predicted today that former Congressman Mark Schauer will be the Democrats’ candidate for governor in 2014.
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Friday, April 26,2013

Do we need LPD in schools?

Absolutely, Bernero says. Council member Jody Washington disagrees.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, April 25 — First Ward City Councilwoman Jody Washington and Mayor Virg Bernero are at odds over whether Lansing police officers should be in the city’s three high schools for security measures.
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