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Wednesday, August 20,2014

Compassion tour

Monks share blessings, smiles and peace in Lansing

by Belinda Thurston
More than 60 people attended a last minute stop on a Tibetan monk tour of the United States Sunday at The Light House Chapel. The Monks of Ganden Shartse Dokhang are touring to share their culture, philosophy and arts, and to raise money to build dorms and a prayer hall at their monastery in Southern India.
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Friday, August 15,2014

Cooley 'right-sizing'

Large-scale layoffs underway at WMU Cooley Law School

by Belinda Thurston
THURSDAY, Aug. 14 – Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School is delivering pink slips to faculty and staff in all of its Michigan campuses. Sources in Lansing who are being laid off say the cuts are deep, upwards of 50 percent. A Cooley spokesman disputed those numbers, but he said he did not have numbers.
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Friday, August 15,2014

Compassion Tour

Tibetan monks bring healing meditation ceremony to Lansing this Sunday

by Belinda Thurston
FRIDAY, Aug. 15 – It started with a trip to a psychic about a leg injury. It's ending with a troupe of Tibetan monks coming to Lansing offering a healing meditation ceremony.
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Wednesday, August 13,2014

10 things to know about the new City Pulse editor

by Belinda Thurston
I ran into a former colleague from the Lansing State Journal as I left the Waterfront Bar & Grille last Friday. His first words to me were, “You’re with the enemy now.” This snarky comment was in reference to my becoming editor of City Pulse. But in the last few years I’ve been active in the community, anything but being an enemy. I realized he doesn’t know me, and neither do many of you. Let me introduce myself with 10 things I want you to know about me:
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Tuesday, August 12,2014

Investigation fallout

Neighborhood Watch event casualty of financial investigation, but still to go on

by Todd Heywood
TUESDAY, Aug. 12 – The Clark Street Neighborhood Watch Night Out event is the first casualty of the Lansing Neighborhood Council's financial woes. The event was to receive funding - a $100 stipend for neighborhood watch programs and another $650 in grant money from the Mayor’s grant fund – for the crime and drug prevention event, coordinated by Kat Tyler.
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Tuesday, August 12,2014

Robin Williams

Locals share stories of depression, addiction and stigma

by Belinda Thurston
TUESDAY, Aug. 12 – Many of us who are grieving the Monday death of comedian and actor Robin Williams are taking to our social media accounts sharing quotes, favorite movies and changing our profile pictures and cover photos.
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Monday, August 11,2014

Financial investigation

Lansing Neighborhood Council assets frozen

by Todd Heywood
MONDAY, Aug. 11 – The Lansing Neighborhood Council’s assets have been frozen as a result of a police investigation into its finances. The move leaves some local nonprofits in limbo, unable to access their funds, because the LNC was their fiscal agent.
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Wednesday, August 6,2014

UPDATE: 8th District race

Schertzing declares himself the fresh-air candidate

by City Pulse Staff
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6 — Eric Schertzing may have found a slogan for his campaign for Congress: “I am a breath of fresh air.” That’s how he described himself today on City Pulse’s radio show after defeating three opponents in the Democratic primary race on Tuesday.
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Wednesday, August 6,2014

Belinda Thurston joins City Pulse as editor

by BERL SCHWARTZ
By happy coincidence, our cover this week features a photo (of model Nkiru Nnawulezi) from a joint project between photographer Jena McShane and the Just B yoga studio in REO Town). It and other photos in an exhibit called Lansing Loves Yoga were displayed at the City Market last Christmas.
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Wednesday, August 6,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Built in 1924 as the Olds Hotel, the building was repurposed as an office building in the 1990s and renamed after Michigan’s 43rd governor. Like many buildings downtown, this impressive block is often overshadowed by the grandeur of the Capitol. Pedestrians studying the building are encouraged to step within and enjoy the soaring atrium that replaces the hotel’s original light court.
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