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Monday, March 18,2013

Repaving REO Town

The city seeks input on redesigning Washington Avenue through REO Town

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, March 10 — Lansing city officials say that in about two years, the stretch of Washington Avenue between Malcolm X Street and Barnes Avenue — through the heart of REO Town — will look a lot different than it does today.
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Monday, March 18,2013

All together now

The Lansing City Council to discuss joining regional efforts to share fire services. Finance director says it’s unrelated to Tuesday’s millage election.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, May 2 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution at tonight’s meeting that would seek funding from the Michigan Municipal League to help study cost-saving measures for regionalizing fire services.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Development with tax breaks

Tax break packages on the Lansing City Council agenda for MedAssurant, former Knapp’s building

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, March 14 — Health insurance research firm MedAssurant may be one step closer to personal property tax exemptions after tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Council tables tax breaks for the Knapp’s project due to lack of votes

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, March 15 — The Lansing City Council delayed a vote Monday on abating nearly all state and local taxes for the proposed redevelopment of the Knapp’s building because of a lack of support, Councilman Brian Jeffries said.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Man’s best … personal trainer

MSU researcher says dog owners are far more likely to reach exercise goals

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, March 17 — New research at Michigan State University suggests dog owners who take the time to walk their dogs are 34 percent more likely to meet federal health goals.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Frenzy at the Capitol

Protests against Snyder, Republicans continue in downtown Lansing

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, March 16 — At about 12:45 p.m., some of the thousands of protesters on the Capitol lawn, after speeches from United Auto Workers President Bob King and Sen. Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, moved inside to the rotunda.
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Monday, March 18,2013

More on India

Mayor Virg Bernero: “We’re in the running”

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, March 16 — Lansing is still in the hunt as a location for an Indian manufacturing company looking to expand Mayor Virg Bernero said today.
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Monday, March 18,2013

LPD and MSP

Why was the Lansing Police Department called back before protests got heated at the Capitol Wednesday?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, March 18 — On Wednesday afternoon, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero addressed thousands of protesters on the Capitol lawn, supporting them in their fight against Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget and legislation pending viewed by those protesters as union-bashing.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Setting dates and a budget update

Lansing City Council to schedule two public hearings tonight, and the administration plans to give a budget update in Committee of the Whole

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, March 21 — The Lansing City Council has a thin agenda planned for tonight, but following the meeting, an administration representative is scheduled to give a budget update.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Securing recreation funds, shouting with the regulars and the governor affects the budget process

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, March 22 — Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting centered around scheduling a public hearing for next week’s meeting on whether the city should apply for state grant money to improve non-motorized transportation in west Lansing.
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