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Wednesday, July 17,2013

More on the Okemos 7

by JoAnn Forsberg
We hold no grudges toward federal workers; federal laws are the problem. A tug-of-war exists between the states and the federal government.
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Tuesday, July 16,2013

Church & state

Public buildings and churches on next Lansing Historical Society tour

by City Pulse Staff
Tuesday, July 16 — The Historical Society of Greater Lansing continues its Behind the Fašade tours this weekend with “Church and State,” a look at some of downtown’s oldest churches and state buildings.
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Friday, July 12,2013

LAHR PAC releases candidate ratings

Ratings give a glimpse into how city office candidates view LGBT, women’s health rights

by Sam Inglot
Friday, July 12 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and At-Large City Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar have received the highest rating in this year’s primary election races from the political action committee of Lansing’s gay rights organization.
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Thursday, July 11,2013

The Okemos 7

How a group of white-collar men gets entwined in a drug conspiracy when state and federal law collide

by Andy Balaskovitz
"I must say you don’t look like the typical drug defendant that we have in our court.” U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Scoville was talking to 65-year-old Dennis Corey in a federal courtroom in Grand Rapids in December. Corey, with a slim build and silver hair, was looking back at five federal charges for his role in a medical marijuana growing operation across the street from Okemos High School.
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Thursday, July 11,2013

Dems proposed ‘fracking’ regulations

Bill package would require more transparency to protect the state’s water supplies

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, July 11 —House Democrats, including three local representatives, introduced legislation today to increase transparency and accountability from gas companies that practice horizontal hydraulic fracturing, — commonly called “fracking.”
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Wednesday, July 10,2013

Water versus stone

Persistent passion earns Dave Dempsey top award for Great Lakes advocacy

by Lawrence Cosentino
Quietly, slowly, water erodes the strongest rock. Dave Dempsey's lifelong push against the despoilers, exploiters and developers that pressure the Great Lakes operates on that scale.
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Wednesday, July 10,2013

Putting pressure on fossil fuels

by Terry Link
Like the students and faculty who led Michigan State University to be the first public university to divest from firms doing business with apartheid South Africa, today's MSU students with the Fossil Free Campaign have a mission: Pressuring the administration to divest its endowment holdings from fossil fuel companies.
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Wednesday, July 10,2013

Severing with seniority

Lansing School District teacher layoffs will likely no longer be based solely on seniority

by Sam Inglot
Ben Baldwin probably reached the coda of his career as Lansing Everett High School's band director too early.
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Wednesday, July 10,2013

Eye sore of the week

by Sam Inglot
Property: 565 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing Assessed value: $270,700 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment
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Wednesday, July 10,2013

Hope and change

by Virg Bernero
One thing I’ve learned during my eight years as mayor of Lansing is that change is hard. The status quo is a powerful force, and most people, especially politicians, are firmly wedded to keeping things just as they are
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