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Wednesday, November 7,2012

House D's avoid bloody battle

by Kyle Melinn
The rise of Tim Greimel, who is expected to be named the Democrats' new leader in the state House of Representatives, has been nothing less than fascinating. Greimel, of Pontiac, a former Oakland County commissioner who only joined the legislature in March, sealed the deal behind the scenes Saturday.
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Wednesday, November 7,2012

Paywall: 6 months later

Circulation's down for the LSJ since it unveiled a paywall six months ago, though corporate is confident

by Andy Balaskovitz
Diane Gracia-Wing, an East Lansing resident who subscribed to the Lansing State Journal for over 30 years, says her hometown daily is useless to her. For Gracia-Wing, the quality of content has declined so much over the past several years, she couldn't justify a seven-day home delivery subscription to content she could get for free elsewhere.
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Wednesday, November 7,2012

Eye sore of the week

by Sam Inglot
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Architectural character is most often the result of practical responses to social and environmental aspects, as well as the available materials, of a given place. What is acceptable in one place can be disagreeable in another.
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Friday, November 2,2012

Commissioner candidates

by City Pulse Staff
District 1: West Lansing, south of the river (D) Victor Celentino (i)Age:  47Occupation: Special education teacher, Lansing School DistrictDistrict’s most important issue: Unemployment and the economy.  (R) Phillip HofmeisterDid not respond to questionnaire Dis...
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Wednesday, October 31,2012

Endorsements and coverage

by City Pulse Staff
The logic is simple: If we in Ingham County can support the zoo, perhaps we can find it within our means to support human beings. We urge a "yes" vote on a first-time countywide millage, for $52 per $100,000 of property value, to support the Ingham Health Plan.
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Wednesday, October 31,2012

Circuit seat

Last-minute ad spices up judicial race

by Andy Balaskovitz
A field of five candidates in August's primary election for a vacant 30th Circuit Court judge seat was narrowed to two — and things between those two have gone sour.
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Wednesday, October 31,2012

Countywide stronghold

Meet the candidates for countywide seats in Ingham County

by Andy Balaskovitz
Will 2012 be the first year in over a decade that a Republican is elected to a countywide position in Ingham County? No. But we'll give our due deference to Republican challengers trying to make races out of it.
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Wednesday, October 31,2012

Sludge match

Divisive politics in Delhi Township

by Sam Inglot
The election battle lines in Delhi Township were drawn in sludge. The sides call each other a trio of tea partiers and devotees of a township good old boys' club. The teams were set last spring when Delhi Township Supervisor Stuart Goodrich supported a proposed $5.1 million sludge dryer. That’s when it really hit the fan.
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Wednesday, October 24,2012

Lansing TV stations see $5M boost from political ads

by Kyle Melinn
Lansing's four major television networks are seeing more than $5 million in revenue this campaign season. But it's not as much as the stations hoped — and not as much as it could have been.
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Wednesday, October 24,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Few buildings have enjoyed celebrity like the skyscrapers of the 20th century. Skyscrapers define a city's skyline and identity. On both accounts, Lansing's tallest building doesn’t disappoint.
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