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Monday, April 8,2013

Son of a president

Steve Ford, son of President Gerald Ford, gives lecture in Lansing

by Sam Inglot
Monday, April 8 — Before a crowd of several hundred people, Steve Ford, the youngest son of President Gerald Ford, spoke at the Lansing Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series today in South Lansing.
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Friday, April 5,2013

Grand River oil spill update

A ‘monster rain’ is needed to wash away excess hydraulic fluid

by Sam Inglot
Friday, April 5 — A “monster rain” is needed to wash the excess hydraulic fluid that spilled into the Grand River earlier this week into absorbent booms, an official with the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council said today.
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Thursday, April 4,2013

MSU students to administration: Divest in big oil

The launch of a new environmental campaign calls for MSU to disinvest in oil companies contributing to climate change

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, April 4 — The gathering may have been small, but the message was big. MSU Fossil Free, a re-launched student environmental group at Michigan State University, called on the school to divest the millions of dollars it has pledged to oil companies.
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

Sloshing toward justice

Inside and outside the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage plunge

by Lawrence Cosentino
WASHINGTON — Last Tuesday morning, while the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on California's anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8, a quiet contingent from a South Carolina Baptist church, about 50 strong, made its way to the roiling press area at the center of the steps. A forest of signs went up: "Kids do best with a mom and dad."
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

'Sidewalk to Nowhere' on the ropes

With a deadline Tuesday, the Waverly Road sidewalk project envisioned by the Bernero administration may not happen

by Andy Balaskovitz
A sidewalk project along Waverly Road — a goal of the Bernero administration for over two years — may not happen unless Lansing Township and Ingham County agree by Tuesday to help pay for it.
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

The solution?

Proposed Niowave pole barn solution: brick, fake windows, a painted roof, $200,000

by Sam Inglot
A proposed solution to the Niowave Inc. pole barn controversy features a brick fašade on two walls, fake windows, a parking lot and landscaping, at a cost of $200,000.
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

Development problems

A city contractor and tax abatement beneficiary has been late on paying taxes, but says the redevelopment of the Holmes Street School will be completed this summer

by Sam Inglot
The redevelopment of the former Holmes Street School into a high-tech workplace is scheduled to wrap up this summer. But the project's completion comes after years of late tax payments and delays due to the economy from a developer who has received tax abatements and money as a city contractor.
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

The pendulum has swung

How the Republican Party is pillaging Michigan's natural resources

by Walt Sorg
Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you. It is the official motto of a state now advertising itself as a "19-million-acre playground that’s Pure Michigan."
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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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