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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Join the club

Highlighting Lansing’s newfound economic development prowess, another official backs consolidation concept

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Dec. 7 — The president and CEO of a regional economic development agency joined the chorus of officials today who support the concept of consolidating area units of government with the city of Lansing.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Big day coming

City braces for Right to Work protests Tuesday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Dec. 10 — The city of Lansing is preparing for a big day of protests Tuesday against pending “Right to Work” legislation, announcing on Sunday that several downtown streets will be blocked off to hold anticipated crowds.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Kids in the Hall

Fireworks in December; those determined Niowave neighbors; and RTW opposition

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Dec. 10 — The Lansing City Council unanimously adopted a revised fireworks ordinance tonight that hopes to calm aggravated residents who were sick of putting up with loud fireworks all night.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

'Stable'

Lansing gets good news on its bond rating, economic outlook

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Dec. 17 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero announced some welcome economic news today: the city’s economic outlook has gone from “negative” to “stable,” according to the rating service Standard and Poor’s.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Kids in the Hall

At final meeting of the year, Council approves a parking lot

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Dec. 17 — At its meeting tonight, the Lansing City Council gave the Michigan Retailers Association approval to build a surface parking lot on a small vacant parcel of land near downtown.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Trevino charged

Local medical marijuana dispensary owner charged with two felonies after traffic incident

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Jan. 2 — A 40-year-old Lansing man prominent in the medical marijuana community was arraigned today in 54A District Court on two felony counts after a traffic incident involving alcohol.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Wood for prez?

Rumors around City Hall suggest Councilwoman Carol Wood has the votes to be this year’s president

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Jan. 3 — Carol Wood may be elected Lansing City Council president today. Third Ward Councilwoman and former Council President A’Lynne Robinson would be vice president as part of the deal.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Update: Kids in the Hall

In swift vote, Carol Wood is nominated president and A’Lynne Robinson vice president of City Council for 2013

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Jan. 3 — For Brian Jeffries, Kathie Dunbar’s 2012 performance didn’t improve as he hoped it would. After the two Lansing City Council members reached an agreement last year making Jeffries Council president in 2012 in exchange for Dunbar’s presidency this year, Jeffries said today that it was based on the condition that her record as a Council member would improve.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

State of the City set

Historic train depot in REO Town chosen as site of this year's State of the City address

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Jan. 7 — A historic train depot in REO Town will be the site of this year’s annual State of the City speech delivered by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Kids in the Hall

Council committee moves on replacing city attorney

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Jan. 7 — The Lansing City Council voted tonight to move forward with a replacement for outgoing City Attorney Brig Smith.
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