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Monday, April 29,2013

Major investment announcement coming

Governor, Mayor Virg Bernero set to join Jackson National Life Insurance president and CEO to make “major corporate investment” announcement

by City Pulse Staff
Monday, April 29 — Gov. Rick Snyder and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero are scheduled to make a “major corporate investment” announcement at Jackson National Life Insurance Co. Tuesday morning, according to a media advisory issued today.
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Monday, April 29,2013

New Davenport campus to be completed this summer

Remodeling of nine-story building set to wrap up in July

by Sam Inglot
Monday, April 29 — Construction on the new $11 million Davenport University campus in downtown Lansing is scheduled to be completed this summer in time for the arrival of students in the fall.
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Monday, April 29,2013

Politics and climate change

MSU researcher studies how politics affect beliefs on global warming

by Sam Inglot
Monday, April 29 — If you believe in the science behind climate change, you’re more likely to support combating it regardless of your political affiliation, according to new research at Michigan State University. However, you’re more likely to be a Democrat.
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Monday, April 29,2013

Whitmer: Expect Schauer to be Dems' governor nominee

Senate Democratic Leader believes former Congressman Mark Schauer will be the party’s nominee for governor

by Walt Sorg
Monday, April 29 — State Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer predicted today that former Congressman Mark Schauer will be the Democrats’ candidate for governor in 2014.
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Friday, April 26,2013

Do we need LPD in schools?

Absolutely, Bernero says. Council member Jody Washington disagrees.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, April 25 — First Ward City Councilwoman Jody Washington and Mayor Virg Bernero are at odds over whether Lansing police officers should be in the city’s three high schools for security measures.
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Friday, April 26,2013

A joking matter?

Local Democratic strategist says Gov. Snyder is “somewhat autistic.”

by Sam Inglot
Friday, April 26 — Earlier today, local Democratic political consultant Joe DiSano said on a WKAR TV program that he believes Gov. Rick Snyder is “somewhat autistic.”
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Thursday, April 25,2013

New health clinic opens at Eastern High School

Clinic will provide health service to Lansing School District students year round

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, April 25 — Lansing School District students will now be able to get access to primary and preventative health care at Eastern High School.
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Thursday, April 25,2013

On LSD

Printers, gas and a tabled resolution to cut four positions

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, April 25 — At tonight's Lansing Board of Education meeting, the board approved a modified lease for a large-scale printer, bought more gas for the buses and tabled a resolution related to possible administrative cuts.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

The mayor on pot

Mayor Bernero asks city attorney to look into how decriminalizing cannabis in the city would work, says pot enforcement is "not a priority for the Lansing Police Department."

by Andy Balaskovitz
Not long after voters in four Michigan cities elected in November to ease restrictions on possessing cannabis, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero got to thinking. In Flint and Grand Rapids, voters approved ballot initiatives to decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot. Bernero called Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell "on a lark" and left him a voicemail saying, "What is this, you crazy hippies decriminalized there? I didn’t realize Grand Rapids was like that."
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Money first, safety second

The Waverly Road Regional Network Connection does not get funding support from Lansing Township and Ingham County; city will press on with alternative plan.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing officials are "disheartened," "frustrated" and "disappointed" with Lansing Township and Ingham County for failing to support what they call an exemplary regional transportation project that would resolve serious safety concerns.
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