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Wednesday, November 12,2014

Angry voters miss opportunity

Most officeholders returned

by Mickey Hirten
To bastardize Howard Beale in the movie “Network”: “We´re mad as hell, and we´re not going to do anything about it.” People are fed up with partisan, ineffective government, and given a chance to change it, they voted for more of the same. That is, if they voted at all. Turnout last week at 3.2 million was less than in the last midterm election. Maybe this is the best we deserve.
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Wednesday, November 12,2014

Breaking down the barriers

Red Cedar project could transform Michigan Avenue Corridor

by Belinda Thurston
If the glamorous Red Cedar Renaissance project were open today, those frequenting the businesses or living there would be greeted by a shabby eastern gateway into Lansing. There’s a parking lot for the Michigan Flyer bus. Closed storefronts line the avenue with a mishmash of businesses, including a pawn shop, a food truck, and a hot tub store. Red Cedar could spark a makeover.
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Wednesday, November 12,2014

Code red

WHEN A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME

by Belinda Thurston
There are only a few residents left on Helen Street near downtown Lansing. Out of 13 houses, seven are boarded up or red-tagged as unfit to live in. One is vacant but well-manicured. Neighbors say the owner stopped trying to rent it but keeps it up nice. Another, 604 Helen, is fire-damaged with a tarp on the roof. The fire was two years ago, neighbors say. There is a faded and weathered red tag on the screen door, but it’s not in the city online public database. Other houses on the street have changed hands and tenants often, but now sit empty and falling apart.
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Wednesday, November 5,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Among the personal guides he followed during his too short life, Charlie Waller believed that “If a kid is ignored, make him your friend.” This Buddy Bench was built and dedicated in Charlie’s memory, following his passing at the age of 5 in December 2013. East Lansing’s Marble Elementary School families and staff raised money to build the bench, which is used to continue Charlie’s legacy in teaching kindness.
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Wednesday, November 5,2014

Red Cedar? Maybe soon

City cites progress in talks with developers of $200 million project

by Mickey Hirten
Another week and still no word on Lansing´s much touted and still not ready for prime time Red Cedar Renaissance. Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said last week that he expected a “big announcement” development principals — private and public — met on Friday to hash out issues. It didn´t happen. But maybe soon.
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Wednesday, November 5,2014

The soul of a survivor

Firecracker Foundation fundraiser promotes healing from sexual trauma

by Belinda Thurston
Years of death threats choked Kayla Polzin’s screams into silence in the small Shiawassee County village of 1,500 people. Polzin silently and shamefully endured sexual abuse by her stepfather the entire time as she grew up in Birch Run. “I was threatened to be killed if I told,” she said.
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Tuesday, November 4,2014

Election Day: Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

City Pulse encourages our readers to vote today.

by City Pulse
TUESDAY, NOV. 4 — Here are the candidates City Pulse endorsed in its Election Preview Issue on Oct. 29, which is available at www.lansingcitypulse.com:
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Thursday, October 30,2014

Letter to the editor: East Lansing parking lot sales

Sale of parking lots good for East Lansing

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On the Nov. 4 East Lansing City ballot, voters can authorize the City to sell three small surface parking lots located on the west side of the downtown area. A “yes” vote on the ballot allows the City to sell the property for fair market value to a private developer for use in an approved, mixed-use development. A “yes” vote does not require the City to sell the property, it only permits a sale.
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Thursday, October 30,2014

Letter: Morgan is right vote for Lansing schools

Vote for Thomas Morgan for Lansing school board

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As a mother and Lansing resident, I know how important strong neighborhood schools are to our community — and that’s why I’m voting for Thomas Morgan for Lansing School Board on Nov. 4.
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Wednesday, October 29,2014

Residents, officials at odds over EL proposal

by City Pulse Staff
Distrust is at the heart of opposition to East Lansing’s Park District ballot proposal. “This is a referendum on whether we trust the people in government who for the last decade has been lying to us,” said city resident Eliot Singer. The proposal would allow City Council to sell downtown parking lots 4, 8 and 15 in what Mayor Nathan Triplett calls “an essential procedural step toward any project moving forward to revitalize the western entrance of East Lansing’s downtown.” It does not mandate their sale.
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