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Wednesday, January 25,2012

Act globally, think locally

by Terry Link
Although we do occasionally think of those who struggle in our own local community, a sustainability worldview believes we are linked to everyone as one human family, sharing one single planet, with one common future.
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Wednesday, January 25,2012

Eyesore of the week

by Allison M. Berryman
The dismal collection of trees and fallen branches scattered across the front lawn do the city of Williamston a favor by concealing this abandoned house from the frequently traveled Grand River Avenue.
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Wednesday, January 25,2012

Word on the street

What do you say about a Lansing casino?

by Allison M. Berryman and Adam Ilenich
City Pulse interviewed nine individuals in downtown Lansing Monday to get their reaction to the city’s announcement of bringing a tribally owned and operated casino downtown. Here’s what they had to say.
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Thursday, January 19,2012

Who will lead Lansing Township?

Daher’s departure as supervisor after 28 years leaves open a full-time question in a disjointed township of five islands spread around Ingham County

by Kyle Melinn
For the first time in 28 years, John Daher’s name will not appear on Lansing Township ballots for supervisor, forcing the township’s 8,200 residents to reassess their government’s structure.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

Lookin' good

530 Pacific Ave. gets its big makeover

by Lawrence Cosentino
Usually, it’s a bad sign when a house makes noise, but the modest two-story home at 530 Pacific Ave. in south Lansing can be forgiven for squealing. It’s just had a spiffy three-week makeover, courtesy of the Ingham County Land Bank, that would do Oprah proud.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

Who will lead Lansing Township?

Daher’s departure as supervisor after 28 years leaves open a full-time question in a disjointed township of five islands spread around Ingham County

by Kyle Melinn
For the first time in 28 years, John Daher’s name will not appear on Lansing Township ballots for supervisor, forcing the township’s 8,200 residents to reassess their government’s structure.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Architecture is a success when it evokes an emotional response that lifts the spirits. The Turner-Dodge House is without question one of the great architectural beauties of Lansing that just makes you feel good. It’s exactly the type of building that draws you to it, time and again.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

Long may you grow

The high-yielding business of indoor garden supply retailers

by Andy Balaskovitz
The year was 1989 and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had its sights set on a new enemy in the War on Drugs: indoor garden supply retailers.
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Sunday, January 15,2012

Eyesore of the week -2

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Blight isn’t just an urban thing. The fact is, blight occurs at all levels of the built environment, but we are only used to seeing blight at the most urban and rural levels. But blight, like this collection of buildings on West Grand River Avenue, is there, even in places like Okemos.
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Wednesday, January 11,2012

No Hamlets here

A Lansing actor, his longtime partner and six others take arms against the Michigan law barring same-sex benefits

by Lawrence Cosentino
Sunday evening at 6, Gerardo Ascheri hustled a lingering piano student out of the living room of his Lansing home to answer a reporter’s knock at the front door. Ascheri’s partner of 18 years, Doak Bloss, threw some vegetables in a Ziploc bag and put dinner prep on hold.
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