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Wednesday, March 7,2012

Eyesore of the week

by Lawrence Cosentino
Property: 500 S. Fairview Ave., Lansing Owners: Bobbie and Claudia Pelfery Assessed: $38,100 Owner says: Unable to be reached for comment Some houses flake away quietly at the edges, tucked among better cared for neighbors, without drawing a second glance.
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Wednesday, March 7,2012

A gay rights first

East Lansing led the nation in local legislation that protected gay employees against discrimination. Forty years later, the city celebrates.

by Lawrence Cosentino
Two score years ago, after hearing from an angry resident who didn’t want to pay the city $11 for mowing his vacant lot and before taking up the matter of an abandoned easement, the East Lansing City Council made national human rights history.
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Wednesday, March 7,2012

Democrats can't wait until November

by Kyle Melinn
Salivating over a scorched earth Republican primary here a week ago, Michigan Democrats are moving all of their chips to the middle right now. In March. Let’s go.
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Wednesday, March 7,2012

Meijer ontknoping

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Meijer shoppers who are used to picking up City Pulse there will still find it — they will just have to look in a new place starting next week.
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Wednesday, March 7,2012

Up North with the tribe that wants to adopt Lansing

A look inside the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians: How tribal gaming is modernizing the Sault Tribe and how politics is tearing it apart

by Andy Balaskovitz
Sault Ste. Marie — Outside the historic Chippewa County Court House, a statue depicting a Roman legend greets visitors near the north entrance. Two small children, Romulus and Remus, are feeding off a she-wolf, which raises the children who were abandoned by their mother. As the legend goes, Romulus later killed his brother and founded the city of Rome.
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Wednesday, March 7,2012

New in town

Artie's Filling Station

by Allison M. Berryman and Adam Ilenich
Despite ongoing construction, Artie’s Filling Station celebrated its “soft opening” last month (the grand opening is expected to take place next month). Its Italian-style coffee (which comes from MadCap Coffee in Grand Rapids) is served through a convenient drive-thru window in the winter; counter service and outdoor seating will available in the summer.
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Wednesday, March 7,2012

City Council & the casino

As a vote nears, members are still listening and making up their minds.

by Sam Inglot
If Jody Washington were speaking only as a constituent, and not the 1st Ward City Councilwoman, she said she would be thrilled to bring a casino to downtown Lansing.
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Friday, March 2,2012

New in town

Renewed Spirit

by Allison M. Berryman
When Renewed Spirit opened in Okemos last January, owner Heidi Foland wanted to give her customers a refreshing experience. As it turns out, the opening of her first full service salon and spa was an experience that left her own spirit renewed.
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Wednesday, February 29,2012

GOP primary winner: Obama

by Kyle Melinn
Attorney General Bill Schuette, Romney'euro;'s campaign chief in Michigan, is fond of saying that if Obama loses the Great Lakes State, he can kiss the General Election goodbye. Right now, the lowly Detroit Pistons have a better shot of winning the NBA championship.
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Wednesday, February 29,2012

Dank u wel, Meijer

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Meanwhile, Meijer also reached out to me, albeit with only a temporary solution. But, after some confusion, it’s clear to me now that Meijer is truly interested in a long-range solution that meets the needs of customers who pick up more than 3,000 City Pulses a week in the eight stores in the Greater Lansing area.
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