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Wednesday, August 15,2012

Powerless people, special interest proposals

by Kyle Melinn
This November we're getting potentially six constitutional amendments and one referendum because a few deep-pocketed entities see money to be made or, in the case of organized labor, higher membership numbers to be gotten.
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Wednesday, August 15,2012

The Master Plan

by Andy Balaskovitz
If City Council approves putting a new Red Cedar Golf Course proposal on November ballots, what will we get out of it? Nobody really knows.
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Wednesday, August 15,2012

Coping with tragedy

The Lansing Sikh community responds to Wisconsin shooting

by Sam Inglot
It was standing room only in a small south Lansing church as community members gathered to celebrate the union of a young man and woman. As the ceremony neared its end, photographers and videographers scrambled to capture every moment of the event.
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Wednesday, August 15,2012

New in town

That's How we Brew, State Side Deli & Uncle Larry's Ribs

by Allan I. Ross
Patrick Brazil recently added the new brewing supply store That's How We Brew inside his year-old, roll-your-own smoke shop That's How We Roll. That's just how he rolls, I guess.
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Wednesday, August 8,2012

Eyesore of the week

by Andy Balaskovitz
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Enclosing a front porch to gain extra living space, as seen here at 1915 Harding Ave., is a common practice in cold-climate states. It’s easy to underestimate the value of a front porch, especially in Michigan.
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Wednesday, August 8,2012

Death and foreclosure

The tense final days of Steven Rigby and the posthumous fight over his possessions

by Andy Balaskovitz
We’ll never know how Steven Rigby would have wanted this to go down. We do know the Ingham County treasurer and his relatives disagree on how it should.
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Wednesday, August 8,2012

Funding sidewalks

Would city voters approve a $2.5 million tax increase over three years for fixing sidewalks? A millage is in the works — and has tentative support from the mayor.

by Sam Inglot
The city of Lansing may be going back to voters for a second November election in a row asking for more public infrastructure funding. This time, it's for sidewalks.
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Wednesday, August 8,2012

New in town

Toarmina's Pizza

by Allan I. Ross
Now, I’d seen the sign in their window during construction claiming they were going to have the biggest pizza in town, but when I saw the flier for Toarmina’s Pizza, which opened this week at 2011 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing, my eyes just about popped out of my head: &ldquo...
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Saturday, August 4,2012

Narrowing the Circuit field

Two of five candidates for an open 30th Circuit Court judgeship will advance to the November election

by Andy Balaskovitz
The speed and the cost of going to court, explaining the process to voters and generally "doing more with less" are concerns of all five judicial candidates looking to fill a vacant seat on Ingham County’s 30th Circuit Court.
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Friday, August 3,2012

Dems dominate Commission primaries

In redrawn county Commission districts, young and old Democrats looking to fill vacancies, unseat incumbents in primary

by Andy Balaskovitz
The latest Census figures mean the Ingham County Board of Commissioners will look different next year with redrawn district boundaries and two fewer members, from 16 to 14.
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