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Wednesday, November 28,2012

Filling in

Things are looking up for vacancy-plagued Colonial Village Shopping Center

by Sam Inglot
Excited neighbors at the opening of a new Family Dollar store in a vacant storefront of the Colonial Village Shopping Center have more good news coming: Sources say a grocery store will move into the former L&L Food Center next door that closed two years ago.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

Here comes RTW

by Kyle Melinn
Organized labor took it on the chin on Election Day, and now it's getting ready for a legislative haymaker that could send the movement back in Michigan to the 1930s.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

'Very complicated puzzle'

Still no price tag on remaining Red Cedar Golf Course land; officials forge ahead

by Andy Balaskovitz
Once a week, about two dozen people with a stake in how the Capital Gateway project unfolds meet in Lansing to talk shop.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

Eye sore of the week

by Sam Inglot
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Left unsecured, an exposed roof is a death sentence to any building. The roof is the first line of defense against wind, rain and snow — not to mention sleet.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

'All time low'

A plan for the pole barn surfaces, but Niowave and the Walnut Neighborhood appear to be on different wavelengths

by Sam Inglot and Andy Balaskovitz
The relationship between residents of the Walnut Neighborhood and Niowave Inc. is at an "all-time low," one resident told the Lansing City Council on Monday night. The comments came three days after a few neighbors were shown what they've been waiting on for over four months: a plan to improve the appearance of Niowave's 14,000-square-foot pole barn in their neighborhood.
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Thursday, November 15,2012

All hail the winners

by Walt Sorg
He wasn't on the ballot, but the biggest political winner in Michigan last week was Gov. Rick Snyder. "One Tough Nerd" held his majorities in the state House and on the Supreme Court.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

'Now we have nothing'

The future is murky for Cristo Rey Community Center

by Lawrence Cosentino
Eustacio Lozano's workload has gotten lighter in the last few years, but he doesn't sound happy about it. "Tacho," the custodian since 1989 at Lansing's Cristo Rey Community Center, at 1717 N. High St., loves his work.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

Eye Candy of the Week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
One of the most easily recognizable architectural styles is the A-frame, ubiquitous in the construction of lake and mountain homes. This style of architecture, which has been utilized throughout history, was incredibly popular in the U.S. during the 1950s.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

'Worried'

What going over the fiscal cliff would mean for Lansing

by Sam Inglot
Lots is at stake in Lansing in the fight over the fiscal cliff. The term is used to describe federal sequestration, a series of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases that could take effect in January if Congress can't enact a plan that would reduce the national deficit by $1.2 trillion.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

From pole barn to policy

Lansing City Council to consider new ordinance after Niowave pole barn fallout

by Sam Inglot
The Niowave pole barn fiasco has prompted the Lansing City Council to consider new legislation that would require notifying the Council about any new construction on sites with an already approved special land use permit.
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