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Monday, June 30,2014

Kids in the Hall

Council approves low-income housing project in Abigail building

by BECKY McKENDRY
MONDAY, June 30 — The Lansing City Council approved the Abigail project tonight, clearing the way for low and moderate income housing to proceed in the Abigail Building on the former campus of the Michigan School for the Blind.
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Friday, June 27,2014

Oil on the Grand River

Source of Thursday’s spill unknown; environmental official cites ongoing problem

by Todd A. Heywood
FRIDAY, June 27 — A minor oil spill found Thursday on the Grand River is being cleaned up today. The spill, literally feet from the Brenke Fish Ladder in Old Town, is being partially contained by absorbent booms, and workers are vacuuming the oil from the surface of the water.
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Wednesday, June 25,2014

Refugee kids to Lansing?

by BECKY McKENDRY
Much attention is swirling around the “humanitarian crisis” at the nation’s borders — droves of unaccompanied minors from Central America entering the country, seeking refugee status that is likely to bring many to mid-Michigan.
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Wednesday, June 25,2014

PrEP-aring for action

Newly launched campaign blends HIV education, online outreach with local events

by BECKY McKENDRY
Monday marked the launch of PrEP4ITNow, an online campaign stressing the importance of HIV testing, status awareness and prevention education.
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Wednesday, June 25,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: 123 S. Washington Square (Rouser Building), Lansing While this building is showing its age in some minor details, it remains a graceful presence along South Washington Square. Despite its prominent corner location, the building’s eye-catching neighbors easily divert at...
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Wednesday, June 25,2014

Work 4 hours, start to floss

Volunteer dental program to become permanent fixture

by Alexa McCarthy
Care Free Medical and Dental’s Pay It Forward program, which trades volunteer hours for dental services, will be a permanent fixture within the next two months.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

A ‘caucus of one’

Lansing City Council steers toward unified front with one exception

by BECKY McKENDRY
Something unusual is happening in the chambers of Lansing City Hall: Things are calm. For the last several weeks, Council has essentially been in lock step with the exception of At-Large Councilwoman Carol Wood.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Let us prey

Factions at Friendship Baptist Church move farther apart

by BECKY McKENDRY
The deep divide at Lansing’s ironically named Friendship Baptist Church saw members this weekend barricading the church’s exits.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Eyesore of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Before this house was significantly damaged by fire, it was a humble example of the Craftsman style. In exchange for the low pitched roof, typical of the style, this home has ample room for living above the front porch and in a dormer on its west side. The resulting form is called “bungaloid,” which accounts for this additional upper level space. In contrast, the related term “bungalow,” which is frequently paired with the Craftsman style, never includes more than a single story.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Regionalism: We like it, but we don´t

One of the good things that may surface from Lansing Board of Water and Light´s disastrous ice storm performance is a better understanding of the value of regionalism

by Mickey Hirten
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero signaled last week that he is willing to expand BWL´s board of commissioners, adding non-voting members from East Lansing, Delta Township and a rotating annual seat shared by Delhi, Lansing, Meridian and DeWitt townships.
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