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Wednesday, December 19,2012

Bernero v. Rodgers

What's a fair salary for a township supervisor? And is it relevant to a consolidation discussion?

by Sam Inglot
You can almost feel the love between the executives of Lansing and Lansing Township when it comes to consolidating their two communities.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

'Worried'

What going over the fiscal cliff would mean for Lansing

by Sam Inglot
Lots is at stake in Lansing in the fight over the fiscal cliff. The term is used to describe federal sequestration, a series of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases that could take effect in January if Congress can't enact a plan that would reduce the national deficit by $1.2 trillion.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

From pole barn to policy

Lansing City Council to consider new ordinance after Niowave pole barn fallout

by Sam Inglot
The Niowave pole barn fiasco has prompted the Lansing City Council to consider new legislation that would require notifying the Council about any new construction on sites with an already approved special land use permit.
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Wednesday, October 3,2012

Democratic drains

Critics of the Eaton County drain commissioner say he's nearly impossible to contact and wanted guns for his office. The incumbent says it's either untrue or taken out of context

by Sam Inglot
Guns. Partisan politics. Used cars. County drains. Who says Ingham County is the only place with interesting drain commissioner races? Republicans are attempting to reclaim this countywide seat they held for years.
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Wednesday, October 3,2012

A Tea Party trail

Why are Republicans in Delhi Township denying their Tea Party roots?

by Sam Inglot
Despite leaving a trail of Tea Party affiliations in his wake — along with the opinions of other elected officials — Delhi Township supervisor candidate Jeff Hall remains adamant that he is not a tea partier. But why?
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Wednesday, September 5,2012

The empty halls of the Lansing School District

by Sam Inglot
Northwestern Elementary School, just south of the airport, looks more like a crack house than a school. The building, which has sat vacant for nearly a decade, is a sharp contrast to the surrounding neighborhood of modest homes.
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Wednesday, August 29,2012

Delhi blame game

Is a new era of politics dawning in Delhi Township?

by Sam Inglot
Following strong showings in the Aug. 7 primary, it's obvious a new breed of Republican politicians are gaining support in Delhi Township — and at least two township officials say the shift is contributing to a new era of divisive politics.
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Wednesday, August 29,2012

Eyesore of the week

by Sam Inglot
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Great outdoor places, particularly outdoor rooms, are as invaluable to a community as great buildings. An outdoor room is an open-air place defined by edges, hedges and a tree canopy or garden walls — or it could be the outdoor space beneath the canopy of a filling station from an earlier era.
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Wednesday, August 29,2012

Welcome Week a high time for dealers

by Sam Inglot
With a new school year comes Welcome Week. With Welcome Week come parties. And with parties, more often than not, comes pot. To get a sense of what this time of year means for all those illegal dealers out there, City Pulse sat down with two of them who used to do it.
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Wednesday, August 22,2012

Failing to unite the tribes

54B District Court judge candidates, along with East Lansing officials, are against district court consolidation

by Sam Inglot
East Lansing has no interest in consolidating its court system with those of Lansing and Mason, which could have saved $1.6 million a year for the county, according to a recent consolidation plan.
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