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Wednesday, April 3,2013

Healthy soil in your backyard

Time to prepare your backyard gardens — here’s how

by Dylan Sowle
Wednesday, April 3 — The Allen Neighborhood Center has already been hard at work this year teaching gardening and small-scale agriculture in an urban area. On Saturday, it continues that effort with a “Soil Care in Home and Community Gardens” workshop at the Hunter Park GardenHouse.
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Monday, April 1,2013

Kids in the Hall

Budget hearings round 1: Fees and revenues

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, April 1 — The Lansing City Council kicked off its weekly budget hearings under President Carol Wood tonight with a look at how the Bernero administration proposes bringing in new revenue to the city.
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Monday, April 1,2013

Newest LCC house won’t be demolished

Former headquarters of Michigan Sheriffs Association purchased by LCC

by Sam Inglot
Monday, April 1 — This is not a joke: One of the newest buildings purchased by Lansing Community College won’t be demolished, but future plans for the structure are still up in the air.
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Friday, March 29,2013

'We're not doing enough'

Mayor Bernero budgets for a cold-case detective

by City Pulse Staff
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero announced Monday that he wants to create a new position in the Lansing Police Department dedicated to unsolved homicides. He cited a March 18 City Pulse cover story as his inspiration.
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Friday, March 29,2013

Council night

Council starts budget deliberations Monday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, March 29 — The Lansing City Council will begin its weekly budget hearings Monday night, starting with fees and revenues proposed by the Bernero administration.
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Thursday, March 28,2013

Wood: computergate not over

City Council president says controversy over Kathie Dunbar’s computer is not resolved

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, March 28 — Lansing City Council President Carol Wood said Wednesday she believes a controversy surrounding Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar’s city-issued laptop computer is not over. She will continue to seek answers.
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Thursday, March 28,2013

More LSD contracts

Four employee groups get new contracts

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, March 27 — Four remaining employee groups with the Lansing School District got new contracts today, which include no layoffs and no salary increases.
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Thursday, March 28,2013

A silent protest against Right to Work

Right-to-Work legislation officially takes effect today in Michigan; protests pop up in Lansing and around the state

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, March 28 — It’s official: Michigan is a Right-to-Work state, effective today. However, the roughly 50 people on the steps of the Capitol this afternoon weren’t celebrating — they were protesting.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

Thumbs on the scale

Coalition says taxpayer money props up animal factory farms

by Lawrence Cosentino
Michigan's large-scale factory farms belly up to the federal Farm Bill for tens of millions of dollars in environmental funds better spent on sustainable farming, according to a report issued Wednesday by the advocacy group Less = More.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
There's something about a stone house that draws people to it. More than likely, it's the subtle balance of quaint rustic character with a bit of grandeur — a castle, on a small scale.
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