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Wednesday, October 9,2013

The public-safety vote

Police union and administration at odds over how best to promote public safety in Lansing — who’s right?

by Andy Balaskovitz
In late May, the Fraternal Order of Police announced its endorsements in this year’s Lansing City Council races. Particularly, it announced its support for Chong-Anna Canfora, who is taking on incumbent Councilwoman Jessica Yorko in the 4th Ward.
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Wednesday, October 9,2013

Clean coal coming

What carbon-dioxide regulations for new power plants — and forthcoming regulations for existing plants — mean for greater Lansing. Also, BWL and union investigating August explosion at Eckert Power Station

by Andy McGlashen
As some climate activists see it, the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent proposal to begin limiting carbon emissions from new power plants means the Obama administration is finally getting tough on global warming.
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Wednesday, October 9,2013

Explosion investigation

by Andy McGlashen
The head of a local union representing workers at Lansing Board of Water and Light power plants says he has serious concerns about two explosions on Aug. 25 at the Eckert Power Station.
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Wednesday, October 9,2013

Parks and trails millage?

Ingham County Board of Commissioners to consider a millage for county parks and trails, could be on ballots in 2014

by Walt Sorg
Ingham County may ask voters to approve a major step in promoting non-motorized transportation and restoring beleaguered parks.
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Wednesday, October 9,2013

Political notes from around town

by Walt Sorg
Pain-free shutdown for our reps Both Lansing-area U.S. representatives continue to collect their congressional paychecks during the federal government shutdown. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, and Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, are paid $174,000 a year. As former state legislators, both also are eligible for state pensions and health care.
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Wednesday, October 9,2013

Guest column: It’s time for an intervention

Former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton on a broken Congress

by Lee H. Hamilton
Wednesday, Oct. 9 — The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what? Congress is unable to do its job. It displays neither competence nor responsibility. It lurches — reeling from crisis to crisis, each one self-manufactured in an effort to postpone the reckoning from some earlier crisis.
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Monday, October 7,2013

Kids in the Hall

Council approves student-housing plans for former Harley Hotel on Dunckel Road

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Oct. 7 — The Lansing City Council unanimously approved two requests tonight from a developer who wants to repurpose a vacant hotel in the southeast corner of the city for student housing.
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Saturday, October 5,2013

2013 citywide candidate questionnaires

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, Sept. 26 — City Pulse asked candidates for City Council and the Mayor's Office to complete questionnaires leading up to this year's General Election on Nov. 5. Click on their names below to see their responses. Not all candidates have submitted responses as of 5 p.m. Se...
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Saturday, October 5,2013

Ted O'Dell questionnaire

by City Pulse Staff
2013 General Election questionnaire. ...
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Friday, October 4,2013

Green trial delayed

Prosecutor’s Office needs time for more witnesses and to add allegations in Steve and Maria Green’s custody case in light of daughter’s hair test that came back positive for marijuana

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Oct. 4 — A jury trial scheduled for Monday in Lansing residents Steve and Maria Green’s custody case has been rescheduled for Oct. 28 following new allegations that a hair follicle test of their 7-month-old daughter was positive for marijuana.
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