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Wednesday, December 28,2011

‘Like wind I go’

Remembering 10 Lansing-area people who died in 2011

by Lawrence Cosentino
To write this story about 10 people who died in greater Lansing this year, I looked at every daily obituary for 2011. Why? Shawn Riley, father of Aaron Riley, the 21-year-old MSU student who drowned in July, said it perfectly: "It's a shame we don't know more about our fellow people."
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Wednesday, December 28,2011

11 groups run over by GOP agenda in ‘11

by Kyle Melinn
1. Organized labor - Gov. Rick Snyder's "reinvention" of Michigan equaled a "shared sacrifice" for just about everybody except business - who saw lower taxes, fewer regulations and long-sought policy changes that improve their bottom line at the expense of the injured and the unemployed.
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Wednesday, December 28,2011

Past due

The top 10 property tax delinquents in Ingham County

by Andy Balaskovitz
The annual list of property tax delinquents in Ingham County keeps growing, but at a much less alarming rate than recent years. And the Ingham County treasurer is hesitantly hopeful that the amount of foreclosure activity is about to plateau.
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Wednesday, December 28,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Property: 3000 E. Saginaw St., Lansing Owner: KZ Investments LLC Taxpayer: KZ Investments LLC Assessed: $118,300 Owner says: Unable to be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: It is clear by the sizable number of...
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Wednesday, December 28,2011

Support businesses who share the wealth

by Terry Link
Who doesn't love a discount? Still, I don't want to balance my retail savings on the shoulders of underpaid help. That's one reason I avoid Walmart and Sam's Club.
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Wednesday, December 21,2011

Can Grebner send Lindemann down the drain?

by Kyle Melinn
However, sources around town tell me Grebner doesn´t believe Lindemann is operating the Drain Commissioner´s Office as frugally as he could. I couldn´t get anyone to elaborate on what that means. It´s probably because few people on earth understand the hidden corners of the Ingham County´s budget like Grebner.
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Wednesday, December 21,2011

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Holiday windows are a classic seasonal tradition. Started in the 1800s by department stores like R.H. Macy'euro;'s and Marshall Field'euro;'s, elaborate holiday motifs have graced retail stores from mid-November to the New Year. At it'euro;'s height, J. L. Hudson'euro;'s Woodward Avenue store had over fifty display windows.
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Wednesday, December 21,2011

Yes, we're open

Several medical marijuana dispensaries are still operating in Lansing

by Andy Balaskovitz
Further, Schuette has often said in the media that voters never intended for medical marijuana dispensaries when a 2008 ballot initiative passed allowing the use of cannabis for medical reasons. And Schuette has an August state Court of Appeals ruling 'euro;” commonly referred to as the McQueen case 'euro;” on his side.
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Wednesday, December 21,2011

Hewitt says goodbye

Disillusioned by politics and no amends with Virg Bernero: An exit interview with 1st Ward Councilman Eric Hewitt

by Andy Balaskovitz
For nearly an hour and a half Saturday afternoon, outgoing 1st Ward representative Eric Hewitt recounted the past four years on City Council, from an expletiveand name-calling-filled history with Mayor Virg Bernero to his decided alliance with Carol Wood 'euro;” and how the whole process left him one jaded politician.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Year-round market

East side warehouse will become Food Resource Center

by Lawrence Cosentino
It s sad to stand on bare asphalt where giant rutabagas once roamed, but this could be the last winter Lansing s east side will fend for fresh food without the Allen Street Farmers Market, on seasonal hiatus since Nov. 9.
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