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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Sobering news as the budget process winds down. Also, Council approves a permit for redeveloping the old Silver Dollar property; Emergent Biosolutions wants to expand; and supporting striking Red Cross workers.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, May 14 — In a matter of three hours between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. today, the City Council learned from the Bernero administration that the General Fund may have to start funding a $1.6 million deficit for the city’s Tax Increment Financing Authority starting in 2014; a budget deficit in the city’s General Fund will appear at the end of this fiscal year; and the city may have to inject another $3 million annually into its two retirement systems due to rising health care costs.
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Monday, March 18,2013

God and sexuality

MSU panel to discuss the “perceived” conflict between religion and sexuality

by Alyssa Gienapp
Wednesday, Feb. 23 — Being gay and Christian is not an oxymoron. At least that’s what a panel discussion will address Thursday at Michigan State University.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Holy Cross comes back to life

The St. Andrew Dung-Lac Parish moves into the former Holy Cross Catholic Church

by Alyssa Gienapp
Tuesday, April 5 — The former Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lansing will have new tenants soon: the St. Andrew Dung-Lac Parish, a Vietnamese Catholic congregation.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Bikes in the light

Lansing-area bicycle advocates receive national acclaim

by Fiona Guo
Wednesday, March 23 — Mid-Michigan is attracting national attention for its efforts to improve non-motorized transportation routes.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Rally for mental health

‘Walk-a-Mile In My Shoes’ draws nearly 2,000 from around the state

by Fiona Guo
Thursday, May 12 — The Capitol lawn was packed Wednesday with nearly 2,000 people from across the state donning shirts that read, “Mental Health Matters,” “On the road again” and “Hope with every STEP.”
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Monday, March 18,2013

Safety first on fracking

Environmental groups urge caution as new natural gas drilling method emerges

by Tracy Key
Wednesday, May 18 — The state Department of Natural Resources says that when in Michigan, you’re never more than six miles from a lake or river. In fact, Michigan is home to more than 11,000 inland lakes and about 36,000 miles of rivers and has the second largest amount of coastline in any state, behind Alaska.
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Monday, March 18,2013

New face on the flock

A new leader for the diverse Peoples Church in East Lansing

by Tracy Key
Thursday, July 21 — A new voice will lead Sunday services at the interdenominational Peoples Church in East Lansing starting this weekend.
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Monday, March 18,2013

A moveable peace

Activists march to Capitol calling for peace commission

by Tracy Key
Wednesday, Aug. 10 — An enormous white cloth dove, carried by peace activists, flapped and fluttered in the gentle breeze Tuesday morning at the Capitol, where a 10-day peace walk campaign finally reached the finish line calling for a state Commission for Peace and Justice.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Beyond hot dogs

PETA names Cooley Law School Stadium a top 10 vegetarian-friendly ballpark

by Christina Strong
Friday, May 20 — Eating hot dogs at a baseball game is about as common in American culture as eating turkey on Thanksgiving. Traditional? yes. Vegetarian-friendly? No.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Antibiotics and your food

Restaurant chain with Lansing-area presence supports campaign against antibiotic overuse in food industry

by Christina Strong
Monday, May 23 — The extensive use of antibiotics in farm animals has sparked a national debate and a new campaign against the practice has garnered support from at least one local restaurant.
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