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Tuesday, August 13,2013

Politics and predators

Second referendum to ban wolf hunting has strong political overtones

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Aug. 13 — A second referendum campaign to keep Michigan wolves off the state’s hunting list is just as much about politics as it is about conservation. The group behind the effort feels the referendum is necessary to protect wolves, as well as the rights of voters.
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Monday, July 29,2013

Under new management

Mid-Michigan Sports Turf takes over at Hope Soccer Complex

by Sam Inglot
Monday, July 19 — Mid-Michigan Sports Turf LLC has officially taken over at the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex. The company’s owner is pitching a future “championship artificial turf field” as the spark for economic development on Lansing’s southeast side.
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Friday, July 26,2013

On LSD

Former LPD Chief of Police Teresa Szymanski starts as chief operations officer for Lansing Schools

by Sam Inglot
Friday, July 19 — Although she’s still technically a 'chief,' she won't be getting a badge or uniform with this job. Former Lansing Police Department Chief of Police Teresa Szymanski has started a new position as chief of operations officer for the Lansing School District.
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Thursday, July 25,2013

Lansing Township joins the party

Township begins discussing LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, July 25 — Lansing Township has officially begun discussions to create an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance, joining three other Lansing-area townships that are pushing for similar measures.
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Thursday, July 25,2013

On LSD

School board unanimously adopts new policies on teacher layoffs, recalls, placement and evaluations; says administration has more work to do on regulations

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, July 25 — The Lansing Board of Education unanimously adopted new policies regarding the layoffs, recalls, placements and evaluations of teachers at a special meeting tonight. However, the board had some concerns with the regulations that carry out the policies and asked the administration to rework them.
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Wednesday, July 17,2013

Votes and the veto

In a City Council race with veto implications, how do 4th Ward voters perceive Councilwoman Jessica Yorko's support of the mayor?

by Sam Inglot
The city's budget battle this year was not won by compromise between the Lansing City Council and Mayor Virg Bernero. Bernero got his way by vetoing all of the amendments the Council had made to his budget.
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Wednesday, July 10,2013

Severing with seniority

Lansing School District teacher layoffs will likely no longer be based solely on seniority

by Sam Inglot
Ben Baldwin probably reached the coda of his career as Lansing Everett High School's band director too early.
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Wednesday, July 10,2013

Eye sore of the week

by Sam Inglot
Property: 565 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing Assessed value: $270,700 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment
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Monday, July 8,2013

Kids in the Hall

City Council gets its first look at the city’s new lease agreement for the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex

by Sam Inglot
Monday, July 8 — The Lansing City Council’s first look at the new lease agreement between the city and a private company for the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex came with questions about the contract and the lessee at tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting.
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Wednesday, July 3,2013

One year later

It’s been one year since the Niowave pole barn controversy flared: Negotiations progress, but no solution and no tax abatement vote foreseen

by Sam Inglot
Something happened at the Walnut Neighborhood Organization’s meeting Thursday that has never happened since Niowave Inc. celebrated the opening of a new 14,000-square-foot pole barn as part of its expansion. Someone from Niowave showed up.
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