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Monday, September 23,2013

Kids in the Hall

Public hearing for church that wants to expand to the heart of REO Town

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Sept. 23 — Several dozen members from the Holt-based Riverview Church packed the Lansing City Council chambers tonight trying to convince the Council to let them expand to the center of REO Town.
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Friday, September 20,2013

Brielle Green update

Maria and Steve Green get more visitation time with their 7-month-old daughter, but yet to regain custody

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Sept. 20 — It wasn’t what they’d hoped for, but Maria and Gordon “Steve” Green will at least temporarily get to visit their 7-month-old daughter more often.
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Friday, September 20,2013

This week from Capital News Service

by CNS correspondents
Friday, Sept. 20 — 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, September 19,2013

Market Place under way

Construction started Monday on new Market Place apartments

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, Sept. 19 — Construction on developer Pat Gillespie’s prominent Market Place project started Monday following years of delays caused by the housing market and recent pressure from the city to get moving.
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Thursday, September 19,2013

State objects to Lansing’s pot petition

Attorney General’s Office and Gov. Rick Snyder say Lansing’s marijuana ballot question would violate state law. City attorney approves it for ballots anyway.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Sept. 19 — A marijuana legalization proposal will remain on the November ballot in Lansing, despite a notice from the state saying the City Charter amendment would violate state law, City Clerk Chris Swope said today.
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Thursday, September 19,2013

MSU launches, celebrates new LGBTQ studies specialization

All-day event Friday celebrates new launch of undergraduate specialization

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Sept. 19 — Celebrating the launch this semester of a new LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies undergraduate specialization, Michigan State University is hosting an all day symposium Friday welcoming the new discipline.
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Wednesday, September 18,2013

‘$7.40’s got to go’

Protesters demand Legislature to raise state minimum wage to $10 an hour

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Sept. 18 — While opponents of raising the minimum wage commonly say that it’ll hurt employers, over 100 protesters outside of Lansing City Hall today argued just the opposite. That doing so empowers consumers — and thus employers.
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Wednesday, September 18,2013

'Free Bree'

The case of 7-month-old Brielle Green and her parents' fight to bring her back home

by Andy Balaskovitz
Maria and Gordon “Steve” Green want to know why being legally registered medical marijuana patients makes them unfit to live with their 7-month-old daughter. More than 100 people who staged a protest on their behalf in downtown Lansing Tuesday are wondering the same thing.
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Wednesday, September 18,2013

A civil action coming

South Lansing residents get behind class-action lawsuit over storm water, sewage flooding in their homes

by Andy Balaskovitz
An overnight storm dumped 4 inches of rain on Lansing on June 12 and 13. Predictably, basements flooded, leaving hundreds with sewage or rainwater backups. Predictably, residents railed against City Hall. “In this area, the systems have failed,” Deanna Ray, a resident of the Coachlight Neighborhood in south Lansing, told the State Journal.
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Wednesday, September 18,2013

Political notes from around town

by Walt Sorg
Byrum basically has to convince one person: presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mark Schauer. While Republicans will see a battle royale between tea party folks and Gov. Rick Snyder over Lt. Gov. Brian Calley'euro;'s nomination at their party'euro;'s convention, Democrats will happily endorse whomever Schauer wants.
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