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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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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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Wednesday, June 26,2013

Update: Flyer-airport controversy

Where is Houghton? A key supporter of a controversial grant to the bus service may miss meeting tonight, jeopardizing funding

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, June 26 — Two members of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission who voted last month for a federal grant for Michigan Flyer may be absent from tonight’s meeting, creating doubt about approval.
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Wednesday, June 26,2013

DOMA aftermath

One local couple waiting to see how U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Defense of Marriage Act will play out in Michigan

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, June 26 — While the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act today, it remains to be seen how same-sex partners in Michigan will be affected by the ruling. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope, who nine years ago married his partner Brad Rakowski in Windsor, Ontario, is unclear how today’s DOMA ruling would affect the couple’s ability to qualify for both federal and state benefits.
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Tuesday, June 25,2013

Kids in the Hall

Citizens concerned about flooding, administration responds

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, June 26 — At Monday’s Lansing City Council Committee of the Whole meeting, nine residents spoke out about problems they’ve had with flooding — and they believe the city is to blame.
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