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Friday, April 26,2013

A joking matter?

Local Democratic strategist says Gov. Snyder is “somewhat autistic.”

by Sam Inglot
Friday, April 26 — Earlier today, local Democratic political consultant Joe DiSano said on a WKAR TV program that he believes Gov. Rick Snyder is “somewhat autistic.”
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Thursday, April 25,2013

New health clinic opens at Eastern High School

Clinic will provide health service to Lansing School District students year round

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, April 25 — Lansing School District students will now be able to get access to primary and preventative health care at Eastern High School.
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Thursday, April 25,2013

On LSD

Printers, gas and a tabled resolution to cut four positions

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, April 25 — At tonight's Lansing Board of Education meeting, the board approved a modified lease for a large-scale printer, bought more gas for the buses and tabled a resolution related to possible administrative cuts.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

The mayor on pot

Mayor Bernero asks city attorney to look into how decriminalizing cannabis in the city would work, says pot enforcement is "not a priority for the Lansing Police Department."

by Andy Balaskovitz
Not long after voters in four Michigan cities elected in November to ease restrictions on possessing cannabis, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero got to thinking. In Flint and Grand Rapids, voters approved ballot initiatives to decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot. Bernero called Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell "on a lark" and left him a voicemail saying, "What is this, you crazy hippies decriminalized there? I didn’t realize Grand Rapids was like that."
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Money first, safety second

The Waverly Road Regional Network Connection does not get funding support from Lansing Township and Ingham County; city will press on with alternative plan.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing officials are "disheartened," "frustrated" and "disappointed" with Lansing Township and Ingham County for failing to support what they call an exemplary regional transportation project that would resolve serious safety concerns.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Keep it clean

Sodomy, a clean campaign pledge and negative politics mark uneasy start to 4th Ward City Council race

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing City Councilwoman Jessica Yorko called on her election challengers last weekend to sign a "clean campaign pledge" to keep the race to represent Lansing's 4th Ward civil. The call is directed specifically to the campaign of Chong-Anna Canfora, who has declined, calling it a "political stunt."
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

'The only solution'

Updates added to Niowave pole barn solution will be brought to City Council for approval

by Sam Inglot
The top official for the Lansing Economic Area Partnership said Tuesday afternoon that a solution has been reached for the Niowave pole barn problem. But this is the final offer, so neighbors will have to take it or leave it.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Electric carport installed at Lansing City Market

Solar-powered, two-bay BWL carport permanently installed

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, April 24 — On Tuesday, city and Board of Water and Light officials unveiled a new solar-powered, two-bay electric car charging station at the Lansing City Market.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

This War Isn't Working

by Walt Sorg
On April 10, 1933, Michigan became the first state to ratify the constitutional amendment ending Prohibition. It did so in a convention with elected delegates from each of Michigan’s 100 state House districts. The ratification passed 99-1.
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Monday, April 22,2013

Kids in the Hall

Budget hearings round 4: Fire, City Clerk and City Attorney. Also, Council unanimously approves GM tax abatement.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, April 22 — The Bernero administration wants to move the city’s Code Compliance Office into the Fire Department for what it says would allow for better enforcement of property issues.
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