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Wednesday, July 16,2014

‘It’s personal’

Fearing reprisals, laid-off LSJ worker calls for boycott with 103 jobs lost

by BECKY McKENDRY
The man who posted a video calling for a boycott of the Lansing State Journal hopes his “crusade tugs on (people’s) heartstrings” enough to cause 10,000 readers to stop buying the paper or cancel their subscriptions.
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Thursday, July 10,2014

No print, no purchase

Video calls for boycott of the Lansing State Journal following Delta plant closure

by BECKY McKENDRY
WEDNESDAY, July 9 — As the Lansing State Journal prepares to print its last few issues at its Delta Township production facility, a video has surfaced online calling for a boycott of the daily newspaper.
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Wednesday, July 9,2014

Gender gap

Program aims to turn curious girls into women with tech careers

by BECKY McKENDRY
When Laura Dillon began studying mathematics in 1969, as one of the only women in her program of study, she felt like “an oddity.” “We’re the exception as opposed to the rule,” she said.
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Thursday, July 3,2014

Streamlining the process

Procedural changes to medical marijuana considered

by BECKY McKENDRY
FRIDAY, July 3 — Applying for medical marijuana in Michigan could soon become a little simpler.
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Wednesday, July 2,2014

Young and uninsured

Extending health coverage to the hardest-to-reach demographic

by BECKY McKENDRY
Niklous Koehler, 25, equates buying his own health coverage with a major life step. “I’m prepared because it’s something that I have to do, but at the same time, it’s the last step to adulthood,” he said. “It’s always been in the back of my mind.”
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Monday, June 30,2014

Kids in the Hall

Council approves low-income housing project in Abigail building

by BECKY McKENDRY
MONDAY, June 30 — The Lansing City Council approved the Abigail project tonight, clearing the way for low and moderate income housing to proceed in the Abigail Building on the former campus of the Michigan School for the Blind.
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Wednesday, June 25,2014

Refugee kids to Lansing?

by BECKY McKENDRY
Much attention is swirling around the “humanitarian crisis” at the nation’s borders — droves of unaccompanied minors from Central America entering the country, seeking refugee status that is likely to bring many to mid-Michigan.
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Wednesday, June 25,2014

PrEP-aring for action

Newly launched campaign blends HIV education, online outreach with local events

by BECKY McKENDRY
Monday marked the launch of PrEP4ITNow, an online campaign stressing the importance of HIV testing, status awareness and prevention education.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

A ‘caucus of one’

Lansing City Council steers toward unified front with one exception

by BECKY McKENDRY
Something unusual is happening in the chambers of Lansing City Hall: Things are calm. For the last several weeks, Council has essentially been in lock step with the exception of At-Large Councilwoman Carol Wood.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Let us prey

Factions at Friendship Baptist Church move farther apart

by BECKY McKENDRY
The deep divide at Lansing’s ironically named Friendship Baptist Church saw members this weekend barricading the church’s exits.
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