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Wednesday, January 9,2013

The Wood files

After being elected president of the Lansing City Council, is Carol Wood content as a City Council member?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Carol Wood moved two seats to her left on the City Council dais after being elected president last week by her colleagues. But she's still keeping an eye on another seat, one that's a floor below her Council office: the Mayor's Office.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

Pay up

Councilwoman A'Lynne Robinson's state rep campaign owes the state for not filing finance report

by Andy Balaskovitz
The state has fined Lansing City Councilwoman A'Lynne Robinson's campaign committee $1,000 for not filing a finance report after she was defeated in the August Democratic primary for state representative in the 68th district.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

Bank on it

Newly elected treasurer wants to form a land bank in Eaton County

by Andy Balaskovitz
Bob Robinson has a plan for the rising number of tax-foreclosed properties in Eaton County. Robinson, the newly elected Democratic treasurer there, is looking to do what Ingham and 32 other Michigan counties do to help manage property blight: set up a county land bank.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

Drain project backed up

Capital Gateway project at a standstill until drain commissioner makes plans, but he says he's waiting on Bernero

by Sam Inglot
Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann said the proposed Capital Gateway project at the old Red Cedar Golf Course has been delayed three or four months because Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has yet to issue an agreement needed to launch a drainage study.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

The New Wave

Ingham County's up-and-coming political leaders

by Walt Sorg
There's a new generation starting to take over the reigns of government in Ingham County. The 2012 election brought in a new wave of political leaders.
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

Clarified and complicated

Advocates say the new bill package affecting medical marijuana patients approved during lame duck is mostly negative or innocuous

by Andy Balaskovitz
Last month's legislative lame-duck session changed Michigan law on a variety of fronts — the most headline-worthy being right wing power grabs (see: right to work; emergency managers; abortion rights).
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

Eye sore of the week

by Sam Inglot
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Did you know that porches — the commonplace, wood-frame, open-air versions like this one on North Jenison Avenue — are uniquely North American?
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

Ten Who Died in 2012

by Lawrence Cosentino
It wasn't hard to gather 10 Lansing-area people who died in 2012 into this year-end bouquet. Only three rules were needed.
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

And we're off

Who's in to challenge Lansing City Council incumbents in 2013? And who will preside over the Council next year?

by Andy Balaskovitz
The three Lansing City Council members seen as reliable support for Mayor Virg Bernero all have at least preliminary opposition to their re-election bids in 2013. Defeats could further endanger Bernero’s agenda.
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

Eye Candy of the Week

by Andy Balaskovitz
Even in the daytime it's hard to miss this gem facing Harrison Road in East Lansing's Glencairn neighborhood. But in the spirit of the holidays, we set out to find some of the best exterior lighting we could find. This one delivers.
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