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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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Wednesday, December 26,2012

Grading the graders

A study of 96 classrooms in the Lansing School District

by Sam Inglot
Lansing School District teachers are creating positive relationships and classroom environments for their students, but their teaching techniques could use improvement, according to results of a recent study.
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

What have we learned?

by Walt Sorg
So what have we learned? The question is always appropriate at year's end, especially at the end of a year of contention, dissension and even some significant steps forward.
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

F*ck the NRA

by Ari Levaux
The National Rifle Association claims to be the largest pro-hunting organization in the world. But as a hunter, the NRA couldn't represent me less. And as a human being, I object to being associated with those bullies. The NRA is not for hunters, any more than AAA is for bicyclists.
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Wednesday, December 19,2012

GOP shooting itself in foot

by Kyle Melinn
It was midnight last Thursday, I think, when I got around to compiling a list of some 20 bills my MIRS team and I needed to track going into the last day of an already overly active lame duck in the Michigan Legislature.
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Wednesday, December 19,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
It's highly unlikely that a late-Victorian era house is the first image that comes to mind when you think about sustainability. However, that may change.
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