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Friday, April 12,2013

Lansing’s declining property values

Over a five-year period, the city’s property values fell by over 34 percent

by Sam Inglot
Friday, April 12 — Lansing is on par with the city of Detroit when it comes to declining property values, according to information compiled by the state and recently published by Bridge Magazine.
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Wednesday, April 10,2013

Banning fracking in Michigan

Signature-gathering campaign to ban fracking starts this week

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, April 9 — Friday kicks off a six-month signature-gathering campaign for a group that’s trying to ban fracking in Michigan.
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Monday, April 8,2013

Son of a president

Steve Ford, son of President Gerald Ford, gives lecture in Lansing

by Sam Inglot
Monday, April 8 — Before a crowd of several hundred people, Steve Ford, the youngest son of President Gerald Ford, spoke at the Lansing Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series today in South Lansing.
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Friday, April 5,2013

Grand River oil spill update

A ‘monster rain’ is needed to wash away excess hydraulic fluid

by Sam Inglot
Friday, April 5 — A “monster rain” is needed to wash the excess hydraulic fluid that spilled into the Grand River earlier this week into absorbent booms, an official with the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council said today.
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Thursday, April 4,2013

MSU students to administration: Divest in big oil

The launch of a new environmental campaign calls for MSU to disinvest in oil companies contributing to climate change

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, April 4 — The gathering may have been small, but the message was big. MSU Fossil Free, a re-launched student environmental group at Michigan State University, called on the school to divest the millions of dollars it has pledged to oil companies.
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

The solution?

Proposed Niowave pole barn solution: brick, fake windows, a painted roof, $200,000

by Sam Inglot
A proposed solution to the Niowave Inc. pole barn controversy features a brick fašade on two walls, fake windows, a parking lot and landscaping, at a cost of $200,000.
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

Development problems

A city contractor and tax abatement beneficiary has been late on paying taxes, but says the redevelopment of the Holmes Street School will be completed this summer

by Sam Inglot
The redevelopment of the former Holmes Street School into a high-tech workplace is scheduled to wrap up this summer. But the project's completion comes after years of late tax payments and delays due to the economy from a developer who has received tax abatements and money as a city contractor.
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Monday, April 1,2013

Newest LCC house won’t be demolished

Former headquarters of Michigan Sheriffs Association purchased by LCC

by Sam Inglot
Monday, April 1 — This is not a joke: One of the newest buildings purchased by Lansing Community College won’t be demolished, but future plans for the structure are still up in the air.
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Thursday, March 28,2013

More LSD contracts

Four employee groups get new contracts

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, March 27 — Four remaining employee groups with the Lansing School District got new contracts today, which include no layoffs and no salary increases.
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Thursday, March 28,2013

A silent protest against Right to Work

Right-to-Work legislation officially takes effect today in Michigan; protests pop up in Lansing and around the state

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, March 28 — It’s official: Michigan is a Right-to-Work state, effective today. However, the roughly 50 people on the steps of the Capitol this afternoon weren’t celebrating — they were protesting.
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