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Wednesday, November 30,2011

Coincidence, pattern or attack?

For LGBT advocates, a series of unfortunate legislation

by Andy Balaskovitz
When Jones, a Republican state senator from Grand Ledge, gives his side of the antibullying saga that took place at the Capitol four weeks ago, he blames Democrats namely Whitmer , the Democrats Senate leader for staging what turned out to be a national media frenzy.
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Wednesday, November 30,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Property: 1635 Vermont Ave., Lansing Owner: Lois Goddard Taxpayer: Lois Goddard Assessed: $27,600 Owner says: Unable to be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: Every once in a while the simplest structure surprises vertical wood siding at 1635 Vermont Ave.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Who’s running besides Schor?

by Kyle Melinn
Only six months ago, the names of possible replacements for termlimited state Rep. Joan Bauer, D-Lansing, next year in the Lansing-based 68th House District looked like a grocery list.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

City Pulse wins libel suit

by City Pulse
But in a written opinion issued Thursday, Visiting Circuit Judge Richard D. Ball said, The record in this case shows the description of plaintiff on the front cover of the publication, when read with the content of the article, is substantially true. City Pulse had argued that the substantial truth doctrine in libel law should prevail in this case.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Whether you travel a short distance for a staycation or a long distance, eco-friendly lodging is one of the best ways to carbon offset travel. The Cozy Koi Bed and Breakfast at 720 Seymour St. is the only bed and breakfast in the Lansing city limits and a Green Lodging Michigan Partner, recognized by the state for its environmental efforts.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Going forth with a plan

Lansing announces its non-motorized transportation plan

by Andy Balaskovitz
A familiar cast of bicycling advocates, Public Service Department representatives, 4th Ward City Councilwoman Jessica Yorko and about 15 Lansing-area residents attended the announcement.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Former Liebermann’s space has a new retail occupant

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
My Sista s, a boutique featuring everything from shoes and handbags to clothing and jewelry, opens Friday at 113 S. Washington Square and hopes to revive retail in the downtown area, said owner Tina Robinson. It targets the career woman and the woman who likes to look good, she said.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Holy Cross is gone

Wrecking ball fells Westside landmark, creating fulfillment for some, loss for others

by Chris McCarus
That s what Cynthia Pahlkotter thought she was doing. But she s begun to question church authorities. There s the feeling she gets when driving on Saginaw Street past the demolition site: Sad. It s a sad situation. I don t know why they tore it down. Do you? .
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Thursday, November 17,2011

'We're still here'

Occupy Lansing members say Occupy New York’s eviction has no effect on them

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Thursday, Nov. 17 — Occupy Lansing members are planning to continue their protest in Reutter Park despite the recent evictions of other Occupy movements, a movement participant says.
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Wednesday, November 16,2011

The non-issue

Why downplaying the fact that three candidates in last week’s election are gay is a good thing

by Andy Balaskovitz
Amid the public discourse and allegations about photo darkening, supporting drug dealers in neighborhoods and questionable consulting contracts in last week s City Council election, one issue that rarely surfaced was the fact that two candidates are openly gay.
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