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Wednesday, July 3,2013

Eye Candy of the Week

Property: Downtown Williamston

by Eric Finkler
The aged architecture and weathered wood of downtown Williamston’s historic district comforts you like an old rocking chair.
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Wednesday, July 3,2013

Soccer saga

by Kara Hope
You might already know that Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero recently signed a deal to let a private company run the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex.
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Tuesday, July 2,2013

Volunteer shortage for Meals-on-Wheels

Greater Lansing Meals-on-Wheels program struggles to find volunteers

by Kali Jo Wolkow
Tuesday, July 2 — The Tri-County Office on Aging is looking for an additional 100 people to deliver meals to the area’s older and disabled residents as part of its Meals-on-Wheels program.
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Monday, July 1,2013

Tax incentive for Temple Club may be revoked

Due to missed project deadlines, the Lansing City Council is being asked to revoke Obsolete Property Rehabilitation exemption for Temple Club redevelopment

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, July 1 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership are asking the City Council to revoke a 12-year tax incentive for the Temple Club redevelopment project in Old Town because developers have missed completion deadlines.
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Monday, July 1,2013

The future of Hope

Possible transfer of soccer complex lease from public to private hands has some crying foul over the process. Others say it will be an economic boon for the city.

by Sam Inglot
After 15 years as a city-owned, publicly operated facility, the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex in southeast Lansing will likely fall under the control of a private company in late July.
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Monday, July 1,2013

59 months

City’s lease agreement over soccer complex is one month shy of requiring City Council approval

by Sam Inglot
Friday, June 28 — In what seems like an obvious attempt to circumvent the Lansing City Council, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has agreed to lease the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex to a private company for 59 months — one month shy of the five-year threshold that would require Council approval.
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Thursday, June 27,2013

De Leon to resign from Ingham County Board of Commissioners

Seven-term commissioner will serve on tribal board in northern Michigan

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, June 27 — Ingham County Commissioner Debbie De Leon will be resigning from the Board of Commissioners later this summer to serve as vice chair of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. “I am fortunate and extremely honored to have been elected by the ...
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Thursday, June 27,2013

Update: ASMSU acquiesces to administration demands

Despite protests, student government will move its money to university accounts

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, June 27 — The Associated Students of Michigan State University has voted to transfer all of its funds into on-campus accounts following an ultimatum given by the university.
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Thursday, June 27,2013

Airport-Flyer vote

Live coverage of Tri-County Regional Planning Commission's Michigan Flyer vote

by Sam Inglot and Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, June 26 - The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission voted 10-9 in favor of the Michigan Flyer Grant. Commission member Brian McGrain was the tiebreaker. All of the other votes were the same as the May meeting.
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Wednesday, June 26,2013

The good, the bad and the efficient

Cogenerating the pros and cons of the BWL's new REO Town power plant

by Lawrence Cosentino
Efficient is the word for the Lansing Board of Water and Light's new $182 million, 100-megawatt power plant in south Lansing's REO Town, set to go online Monday. Inside its shiny bowels, combined cycle technology will rile up steam and electricity with the same gas flame.
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