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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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Wednesday, January 11,2012

Robinson-Wood 'deal' spurred Jeffries-Dunbar deal

by Kyle Melinn
At about hour three of the Lansing City Council’s banging-head-against-the-wall deliberations over its 2012 president, community observer Mary Reynolds assumed the seat at the head of the table where the eight Lansing City Councilmembers should have been and announced:
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Wednesday, January 11,2012

What's next for Lansing Center?

On its 25th anniversary, questions about funding the Lansing Center. Mayor Bernero says the city's $800,000 subsidy is 'unsustainable.'

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will help lead the invitation-only celebration Thursday night marking the 25th anniversary of the Lansing Center — while also contemplating a way of regionalizing the facility for budgetary reasons.
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