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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Wind versus natural gas

Environmental group and governor on different pages on energy

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Nov. 28 — In a special message on energy and the environment today, Gov. Rick Snyder hyped up natural gas as a mainstay for Michigan’s future energy needs. It was a different vision than of those in front of the Capitol this morning who touted wind energy as the saving grace of the state’s energy portfolio.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

‘Effectively a cut’

School aid changes could cost Lansing schools millions based on how it structures kindergarten classes

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, May 22 — A proposed change in the State School Aid Act this year could negate all $2.5 million that was saved by the Lansing School District in its new reconfiguration plan.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Union organizers picket annual Peckham fundraiser (multimedia)

United Peckham Employee Group members wanted to draw attention to what they claim are unfair labor practices by the Lansing-based Peckham Industries

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, June 12 — Four organizers with the United Peckham employees union held banners and signs outside an annual golf outing expressing no love for Peckham Industries and how the union feels they’re treating employees.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Pastures of plenty

A Mason farmer mows and harvests the long grass at Waverly Golf Course, resulting in happy people and happy cows

by Sam Inglot
Friday, June 22 — The city hasn’t tended to the grassy, overgrown 115 acres of Waverly Golf Course in a while, but recently, a Mason beef farmer has taken over the job to use the grass as cattle feed.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Unanimous support for Caamal Canul

Lansing school board approves a contract extension for the superintendent. “Thank God there’s finally some leadership going on,

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, June 28 — The Lansing school board voted unanimously tonight to extend Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul’s contract for one year.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Re-examining special land use permits

Now the Niowave saga has City Council members saying special land use permit requirements need revising

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, July 25 – Lansing City Council members said today in a committee meeting that revisions are necessary to the city’s special land use permitting process so that it includes aesthetic requirements on properties.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

LCC pool safe for now

Board tasks LCC president to find alternatives to closing pool

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, July 31 — Plans to turn Lansing Community College’s six-lane pool into a food court have been tabled for now.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Charges dropped

City drops 19 counts of trespassing against Occupy Lansing protestors

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Aug. 1 — To avoid the costs and time of going to trial, the city of Lansing has dropped charges against Occupy Lansing protestors who refused to leave Reutter Park after curfew.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

‘Fill the Bus’

MSU student-veteran seeks to collect back-to-school supplies for area youths, raise awareness about the need for more campus-based services for veterans

by Sam Inglot
Monday, Aug. 6 — A Michigan State University student and military veteran is using Welcome Week to help meet local kids’ back-to-school needs.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Labor violations complaint filed against Peckham

The National Labor Relations Board alleges the nonprofit of unfair labor practices, Peckham denies accusations

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Aug. 9 — The National Labor Relations Board has filed a formal complaint against Peckham Vocational Industries saying the management has engaged in unfair labor practices.
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