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Wednesday, February 13,2013

Was it good for you?

ArtGasm fails to achieve climax, but shows 'big city' promise

by Sam Inglot
It had live music, spoken word performances, fire spinning and half-naked women serving as paint canvases, but multiple organizing snafus made ArtGasm — an experimental event that was held in a REO Town warehouse on Feb. 8— more of an outlandish party and less of the bona fide festival it was supposed to be.
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Wednesday, February 6,2013

Gay scouts

Lansing scouting, religious leaders support making optional the ban on gay Boy Scouts

by Sam Inglot
For years, assistant scoutmaster Brad Shafer of Okemos has advocated an end to the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay members. He's hoping for progress today when the national organization votes on whether to make such a ban an option for local troops.
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Wednesday, January 30,2013

The Knight house

A look inside the newly renovated Herrmann House, now the home of Lansing Community College President Brent Knight, and what it took to get there

by Sam Inglot
When Lansing Community College President Brent Knight wakes up in the morning, $900,000 worth of historic renovations greet him outside of his canopy-style bed.
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Wednesday, January 30,2013

Rentals and registration

Proposed EL ordinance would require landlords to distribute voter registration information to tenants

by Sam Inglot
Some East Lansing landlords are balking at a proposal to require them to give tenants more than just keys. At a Jan. 15 East Lansing City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Nathan Triplett proposed an ordinance that would require landlords to distribute voter registration information to tenants when they move in.
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

Eye sore of the week

by Sam Inglot
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Did you know that porches — the commonplace, wood-frame, open-air versions like this one on North Jenison Avenue — are uniquely North American?
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

Grading the graders

A study of 96 classrooms in the Lansing School District

by Sam Inglot
Lansing School District teachers are creating positive relationships and classroom environments for their students, but their teaching techniques could use improvement, according to results of a recent study.
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Wednesday, December 12,2012

Taking Up The Fight

by Sam Inglot
By 5 p.m., it seemed like there were more Michigan State Police troopers on the Capitol grounds than protesters.
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Wednesday, December 5,2012

Changing strategy

Residents reject Niowave's landscaping plan. And they have a message: Fix the pole barn or we're coming to your neighborhoods with picket signs.

by Sam Inglot
For five months, residents of the Walnut Neighborhood have been pushing a mantra on Niowave officials regarding the white, 14,000-square-foot pole barn they built on the property: "Fix the fašade."
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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Filling in

Things are looking up for vacancy-plagued Colonial Village Shopping Center

by Sam Inglot
Excited neighbors at the opening of a new Family Dollar store in a vacant storefront of the Colonial Village Shopping Center have more good news coming: Sources say a grocery store will move into the former L&L Food Center next door that closed two years ago.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

Eye sore of the week

by Sam Inglot
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Left unsecured, an exposed roof is a death sentence to any building. The roof is the first line of defense against wind, rain and snow — not to mention sleet.
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