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Monday, July 8,2013

Kids in the Hall

City Council gets its first look at the city’s new lease agreement for the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex

by Sam Inglot
Monday, July 8 — The Lansing City Council’s first look at the new lease agreement between the city and a private company for the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex came with questions about the contract and the lessee at tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting.
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Friday, July 5,2013

Obituary: Darnell Oldham Sr.

Lansing City Council regular Darnell Oldham Sr. passes

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, July 5 — In less than six months, the Lansing City Council has lost two of its most vocal and regular critics from the public. Darnell Oldham Sr., known for biting speeches amplified by repetition and the occasional pause, passed away on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 66.
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Wednesday, July 3,2013

One year later

It’s been one year since the Niowave pole barn controversy flared: Negotiations progress, but no solution and no tax abatement vote foreseen

by Sam Inglot
Something happened at the Walnut Neighborhood Organization’s meeting Thursday that has never happened since Niowave Inc. celebrated the opening of a new 14,000-square-foot pole barn as part of its expansion. Someone from Niowave showed up.
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Wednesday, July 3,2013

Where's Lansing Twp?

Lansing-area townships making strides to protect the LGBT community, except Lansing Township

by Sam Inglot
Three Lansing-area townships have been pushing since May for local non-discrimination policies that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. The Lansing School District is making similar moves. But one player is missing from the party: Lansing Township.
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Wednesday, July 3,2013

Michigan’s tax unfairness

by Walt Sorg
Before we even consider taxes, the standard of living of those at the top has pulled away from the standard of living of those in the middle and the bottom. When we pile a regressive tax system on top of an income distribution that is becoming more and more unequal, it adds up to an especially hard double whammy for everyone except those at the top,” Ballard said.
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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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