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Thursday, April 17,2014

Something to hold

What are record-store owners’ picks on Record Store Day?

by RJ Wolcott
Thursday, April 17 — A seemingly endless array of album artwork abounds as the sounds of the ‘70s welcome visitors to The Record Lounge, 111 Division St. in East Lansing. Plastered on the shops’ exterior windows are advertisements for Saturday’s upcoming event, Record Store Day, the most significant event for owners and aficionados across the country.
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Tuesday, March 25,2014

Marriage limbo

Elected officials, advocates petition Schuette to drop same-sex marriage appeal

by RJ Wolcott
Tuesday, March 25 — A group of marriage-equality advocates and elected officials today delivered 14,000 signatures and an album of wedding photos from Saturday urging Attorney General Bill Schuette to drop his appeal of a federal court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Michigan.
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Thursday, March 13,2014

Roof relents

Volunteers of America warehouse roof buckles after prolonged winter weather, costing more than $100,000 in damage and goods lost

by RJ Wolcott
Thursday, March 13 — Workers at the Volunteers of America warehouse in Mason were startled Wednesday afternoon by the sounds of the roof buckling above them. Layers of compacted ice and snow — the result of this winter’s intensity — finally bellied the warehouse’s roof, causing more than $100,000 in damage to the building and goods within, a Volunteers of America spokesman said.
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Wednesday, March 5,2014

Anti-Zionist speakers banned

As controversy entangles Hillel chapters, discussions of Israel- Palestine issues at MSU must happen elsewhere

by RJ Wolcott
The opportunity for students to assemble and speak freely among their faculty and peers is a time-honored tradition in university settings.
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Wednesday, February 26,2014

Eyesore of the week

by RJ Wolcott
It was hard to pick just one spot in Lansing for this week’s pothole-of-the-week eyesore. City Pulse readers have spoken and, just like the rest of the state, appear to be well in tune with the third-worldly state of the roads. Thanks, Old Man Winter.
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Wednesday, February 19,2014

Water damage

Turner-Dodge House will need extensive repairs after burst pipe

by RJ Wolcott
Lansing’s historic Turner-Dodge House will be closed until June due to extensive water damage caused by a malfunction in the building’s sprinkler system. A power outage, coupled with a particularly cold evening, caused the third story sprinkler system to burst, sending water cascading throughout the 19th century home.
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Friday, February 14,2014

Rocking the riverfront

O.A.R and Dirty Heads announced for inaugural Lansing festival

by RJ Wolcott
Friday, Feb. 14 — While the relief of April showers and the subsequent unthawing of the capital region feels beyond reach, organizers for the 2014 Microbrew & Music Festival hope the announcement of the events headliners will warm Lansing’s spirits.
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Thursday, February 13,2014

From the schoolyard to center stage

A retrospective on 10 years with Kanye West

by RJ Wolcott
Thursday, Feb. 13 — Who could have possibly known that an upstart art school dropout named Kanye West would become one of the most controversial figures in modern music? Besides West himself that is.
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Friday, January 31,2014

Wiki thump

Broad Museum joins 15 other sites in promoting female figures online

by RJ Wolcott
Friday, Jan. 31 — Wikipedia, the bane of teachers and the toast of lazy students around the world, provides terabyte upon terabyte of free information online. Whether looking for Lincoln’s birthday (Feb. 12, 1809) or the number of residents in Lansing (113,996), nearly any imaginable fact or figure can be found with a simple search.
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Monday, January 20,2014

From Yamasaki to reality

Lansing one of three capital cities selected by U.S. EPA to develop green infrastructure at Capitol Complex

by RJ Wolcott
Monday, Jan. 20 — In searching for plans to promote sustainability and ecologically friendly infrastructure in Lansing, Bob Johnson, the city’s director of planning and neighborhood development, found inspiration in the form of a long-shelved city plan from 1987.
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