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Friday, May 3,2013

Bike-share pilot likely coming to Lansing

Funding still needed for community bike-share program, but prospects look good

by Sam Inglot
Friday, May 3 — Come August, Lansing could be the pilot city for a new company that wants to start a community bike-sharing program here.
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Thursday, May 2,2013

U.S. Rep. Gary Peters makes campaign stop in Lansing

Senate hopeful, joined by state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, discusses his priorities

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, May 2 — U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Hills, said one of his biggest priorities in Congress has been helping out small businesses, which will continue if he is elected to the U.S. Senate.
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Thursday, May 2,2013

On LSD

Lansing Board of Education pink slips 140 teachers, 35 other employees

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, May 2 — Through a combination of layoffs and eliminating positions, the Lansing Board of Education unanimously approved pink-slipping 140 teachers and 35 employees at its meeting tonight.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Get on my lawn!

Front-yard gardeners kill the turf and woo the world with food and flowers

by Lawrence Cosentino
Everybody wants to brag about his garden, right? Maybe get it into the newspaper? "I'm not interested," an 80-ish woman in her bathrobe said curtly at the curb. "Not interested."
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Pot petition

Bernero "inclined" to support City Charter amendment to legalize less than an ounce of marijuana on private property in Lansing. Legal questions abound.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Should it be legal to possess up to an ounce of marijuana on private property in Lansing if you're over 21? City voters may get a chance to answer that question at the polls in November.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Market Place taking too long

Gillespie is in violation of development agreement, city exploring “legal remedies”

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, May 1 — Local developer Pat Gillespie is in violation of a development agreement for his downtown Market Place project, the head of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership said today. The city is looking at its legal options for moving forward.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

The cleanup crew

River conservation program still going strong after two decades

by Sam Inglot
Booze bottles, syringes, old cars — just a sampling of what's been pulled out of the Grand and Red Cedar rivers since the Adopt A River campaign debuted 20 years ago.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Computergate codified

City Council adopts computer usage policy city attorney says is unenforceable

by Sam Inglot
A new internal policy requiring City Council members to sign out their computers to take home and that restricts the use of social media websites is unenforceable, the city attorney says.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

‘Protection Notice’

Faith community challenges U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, Congress to fix immigration policies

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, May 1 — Members of the faith community today delivered a “Protection Notice” to U.S. Rep Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, which called for “comprehensive immigration reform.”
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Medicaid face-palm

by Walt Sorg
There's a reason we have clichés. Quite often, they reflect reality. "Cutting off your nose to spite your face." That is an apt description of the state Legislature as it ponders whether Michigan should be a part of the federal expansion of Medicaid.
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