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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Lansing’s snow ordinance: fair or unfair?

by City Pulse
Lansing resident Carol Hess didn’t own her home on Harding Avenue in December, when the city’s Public Service Department shoveled the sidewalk, but she might be held liable for the $116.33 the department charged for the service under the city’s snow removal ordinance.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
You’ve probably never given much thought to the houses that frame the intersection of Kensington Road and West Grand River Avenue in East Lansing, just zipped through at nice 25 mph clip.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Afternoon delight

Lansing City Council to meet Thursday afternoon over some light business

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Sept. 7 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon over some minor business that includes granting nonprofit status to a local organization, settling two special assessment claims and three tributes.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

November election heats up

New ballot proposals make midterm more critical

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Voters will decide if over 12 acres of the Red Cedar Golf Course near Frandor may be sold and if the city’s property tax millage should be increased. Until late August, the ballot only consisted of City Council and school board races plus a mandatory question on whether to open up the City Charter for revision.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Reviewing foreclosure

Ingham County register of deeds wants foreclosure laws changed

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Bill Donahue nearly lost his home to foreclosure a month ago. His family home of 25 years had been sold at a sheriff’s auction and he had an eviction notice on his door. It may have been just another foreclosure except Donahue had been making payments under a loan modification agreement with his lender, according to Curtis Hertel Jr.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Determining value

by Terry Link
If it were true that Wal-Mart had “always low prices,” would people shop anywhere else? Given the thousands of other retail outlets, I guess the answer is yes. Which might indicate that things other than price matter to consumers and/or that Wal-Mart doesn’t always have low prices.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

WKAR plans extensive 9/11 coverage

by Nicole LaChance
This week, WKAR Radio will air reports focusing on local residents affected by Sept. 11. These will include interviews with a Michigan State University psychiatrist and Pakistani Muslim woman who embraced her heritage after Sept. 11, a resident of Lansing who was staying at the World Trade Center on Sept.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Oliver twist

City announces plan to give Davenport University the Oliver Towers property in exchange for the college’s downtown campus. Towers would be demolished.

by City Pulse Staff
As part of a draft development agreement to be announced today by city officials, Davenport University would move its Lansing campus to the Oliver Towers property at Capitol Avenue and Shiawassee Street and the city would acquire Davenport’s property near the corner of Kalamazoo and Cherry streets. The proposal calls for tearing down the largely vacant Oliver Towers to make room for a new Davenport campus.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Republicans have recall eyes on Byrum

by Kyle Melinn
Since late spring, progressive types angry about the public school cuts and the anti-union stuff coming out of Republican-led Lansing have been passing around recall petitions. They want Gov. Rick Snyder out. They want at least 26 legislative lawmakers, too.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Clearly, recalls being used for political gain

by Kyle Melinn
Is anything about those four sentences unclear to you? It was for the Ingham County Elections Commission. They ruled last week that the wording was so unclear, it wasn’t fit to put on the top of Holt man Robert Walter’s recall petitions against both Whitmer and Byrum.
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