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Thursday, May 16,2013

It's a tie

Transportation Review Committee makes no recommendation on Michigan Flyer expansion because of tie vote

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, May 16 — The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission’s Transportation Review Committee won’t be making a recommendation to the full commission on Michigan Flyer expanding its runs between East Lansing and Ann Arbor because of a tie vote at its meeting Wednesday night.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Eye sore of the week

by Sam Inglot
Owner says: Property is for lease through CBRE MartinArchitecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Some buildings are more susceptible to blight than others. By nature, buildings that are not easily adaptable due to form — in this case, single-use ones — sit vacant longer. It's true, just look around.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

The race is on

With the filing deadline for city elections closed, campaign season officially begins

by Sam Inglot
The filing deadline to run for city elected offices officially closed at 4 p.m. Tuesday. From the looks of things, it's likely Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will coast to reelection.
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Tuesday, May 14,2013

Kicking up dust

Market Place project finally gets moving, developer expects completion in late 2014

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, May 14 — It only took six years and the threat of a legal action by the city, but developer Pat Gillespie has officially begun to work on his Market Place project in downtown Lansing. He expects the project to be complete in late 2014.
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Monday, May 13,2013

Panel on discrimination in the Boy Scouts

Lansing Association for Human Rights to host panel about the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay members

by Sam Inglot
Monday, May 13 — The president of the Lansing Association for Human Rights says the Boy Scouts of America is going only “halfway” with a proposed policy that would partially lift the BSA’s ban on gay scouts.
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Friday, May 10,2013

Bernero announces reelection campaign

Two terms isn’t enough for Mayor Virg Bernero, who is seeking another four years in office. He also urges support for Dunbar, Houghton, Yorko and Brown Clarke for City Council.

by Sam Inglot
Friday, May 10 — Touting $1 billion of new investment and creating thousands of jobs during his two terms as Lansing’s mayor, Virg Bernero started his re-election campaign today.
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Tuesday, April 30,2013

Kids in the Hall

Budget hearings round 5: Several budgets and Computergate rekindled

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, April 30 — Although there were some budget discussions, Monday night’s Lansing City Council meeting was highlighted by a “Computergate”-inspired policy that was approved — but which is also totally unenforceable, according to the city attorney.
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Monday, April 29,2013

New Davenport campus to be completed this summer

Remodeling of nine-story building set to wrap up in July

by Sam Inglot
Monday, April 29 — Construction on the new $11 million Davenport University campus in downtown Lansing is scheduled to be completed this summer in time for the arrival of students in the fall.
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Monday, April 29,2013

Politics and climate change

MSU researcher studies how politics affect beliefs on global warming

by Sam Inglot
Monday, April 29 — If you believe in the science behind climate change, you’re more likely to support combating it regardless of your political affiliation, according to new research at Michigan State University. However, you’re more likely to be a Democrat.
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Friday, April 26,2013

A joking matter?

Local Democratic strategist says Gov. Snyder is “somewhat autistic.”

by Sam Inglot
Friday, April 26 — Earlier today, local Democratic political consultant Joe DiSano said on a WKAR TV program that he believes Gov. Rick Snyder is “somewhat autistic.”
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