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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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Wednesday, October 24,2012

Mixed up

The American Family Association is paranoid about a one-day event in schools that promotes tolerance. One local principal says AFA couldn't more misguided.

by Andy Balaskovitz
For the past 11 years, Oct. 30 has been a day for promoting tolerance in schools across the country. It's called Mix It Up at Lunch Day, and the goal is to have K-12 students eat with peers whom they likely wouldn’t do so with any other day of the year.
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Wednesday, October 24,2012

Show us your bids

Council opens discussion on an ordinance that would require more transparency by developers

by Andy Balaskovitz
Another politically charged battle between organized labor and the chamber of commerce could be brewing in the Lansing City Council chambers. Look no further than a proposed ordinance that aims to increase transparency in the bidding for projects that receive certain tax incentives.
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Wednesday, October 24,2012

Coverage for all

First-time millage would help thousands keep medical benefits

by Sam Inglot
Joan Nelson, director of the Allen Neighborhood Center, has been involved with pitching the Ingham Health Plan since its inception in 1998. She and folks at the ANC went door-to-door to help people enroll in the program. To this day, she said, they continue to register 20 to 25 people a month.
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Wednesday, October 24,2012

Bring on the proposals

Local proposals affect schools, libraries and development

by Sam Inglot
Five millage increases and one land sale authorization are at stake in six different jurisdictions in greater Lansing, adding a local flavor to ballots already inundated with statewide proposals (see page 8). Here's a tour around the area's Nov. 6 ballot proposals, from Perry to Eaton Rapids.
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