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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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Wednesday, November 14,2012

Fecal matters

State, county officials identify Potter Park Zoo as a potential source of elevated E. coli levels in the Red Cedar River due to runoff from animal enclosures

by Amanda Milstead
As visitors marvel over the more than 500 different creatures at Potter Park Zoo, they probably aren't concerned about where all that critter feces goes.
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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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