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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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Wednesday, November 16,2011

Wood’s support steady; who will court Washington?

Where the chips fell and what’s to come with a new member on City Council

by Andy Balaskovitz
City Clerk Chris Swope s analysis of the election showed that more females voted than males (55 percent to 45 percent) and those aged 60 years and older had the highest turnout of any age group.
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Wednesday, November 16,2011

Lewis surprises with election victory

Rachel Lewis breaks out of the pack to claim a seat on the Lansing Board of Education

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Rachel Lewis, 23, the youngest in a field of nine Board of Education candidates, clinched the third open seat in last Tuesday s election with 12 percent (4,291) of the vote. Incumbent Nicole Armbruster won the most votes with 22 percent (7,617) and newcomer Peter Spadafore took the second seat with over 18 percent (6,453) of the vote.
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Wednesday, November 16,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Property: 1431 Knollwood Ave., Lansing Owner: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Taxpayer: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Assessed: $21,000 Owner says: As trustee, Deutsche Bank is not responsible for maintaining foreclosed properties.
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Thursday, November 10,2011

Brushfire over bullying

Michigan lawmakers take heat for religious ‘blueprint for bullying,’ go back to drawing board

by Lawrence Cosentino
After years of urging Michigan s legislature to pass a comprehensive law cracking down on bullying in the state s schools, Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer reconciled herself to the idea that something would be better than nothing until last week.
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Wednesday, November 9,2011

Incumbents win reelection in 3rd Ward, At-Large races

by Kyle Melinn
Quinney, an AFL-CIO official, won his second term despite crap from the chamber that questioned whether he was a political ladder climber and a shill for medical marijuana interests, among other things. He took criticism for being a no vote on some Bernero initiatives and then fired back against the mayor in his own ads.
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