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Wednesday, July 27,2011

Hewitt's out, who's in?

A strong field of five 1st Ward candidates will be narrowed to two

by Andy Balaskovitz
Since the aftermath of the Council’s vote in October on the downtown Market Place project, the 1st Ward Council race filled up with a strong field of both newcomers and political veterans. The field is: Philip Damico, Harold Leeman, Joe Manzella, Lynne Martinez and Jody Washington.
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Wednesday, July 27,2011

Five to four

Incumbents in the At-Large race are likely to survive the primary, but who will fall?

by Andy Balaskovitz
In her 12 years as Councilwoman, Wood has made herself known as the accessible Council member ' she also works the job virtually full time, even though it pays part time ' who is often at odds with the Bernero administration on big projects. Though she tends to find.
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Friday, July 22,2011

Let’s talk bike parking

A public hearing on proposed bicycle parking regulations scheduled for Monday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, July 22 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing Monday on proposed citywide bicycle parking regulations.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

Sorg to run for Byrum's seat

by Kyle Melinn
While Kelly Bernero’s hopes of being a state rep in 2012 have essentially vanished after her impaired-driving arrest in which pot was allegedly found in her car, Sorg still would have needed to leapfrog Ingham County Commissioner Andy Schor and one, if not two, sitting Lansing City Council members, Derrick Quinney and A’Lynne Robinson.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

Candidate profiles

by City Pulse
Washington, 55, is an Eastern High School graduate who took classes at Lansing Community College, which she decided to cut short so she could devote more time to her family. She is a full-time grievance and litigation specialist at the state Department of Corrections and also works part time as a nursing assistant at the Pines Health Care Center.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

KGB

1122 W. Holmes Road, Suite 8 Lansing (517) 999-3012 Hours: M-Sat 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

by City Pulse
After ringing a doorbell for entry, KGB has a small waiting room where your credentials are checked. I had visited KGB several times before doing this review, and the staff is helpful and friendly in letting you know if something new has just come in that’s a must-try.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

Bash Back! resolved

A case involving a 2008 protest by ‘radical queer’ activists at a Delta Township church comes to an end

by Andy Balaskovitz
The agreement also blocks the 13 protesters from conducting similar demonstrations at any other church. One of the defendants said the agreement is “not terrible” and that he’s “feeling OK” about it because of the relatively inexpensive damages and the agreement’s First Amendment protections.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

Real or perceived?

Lansing City Council candidates on whether the current Council has image problems. Incumbents say it doesn’t; challengers say that’s not the public perception.

by Andy Balaskovitz
At a candidate forum Saturday sponsored by the Lansing branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, all 12 people contending for 1st Ward, 3rd Ward and At-Large Council seats were specifically asked about the issue. And at times, it surfaced in responses to unrelated questions.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

A new beginning

Renovations are complete at a south side traditional Buddhist temple

by Chris Galford
It’s been a long road, but after its christening celebration on Sunday, the temple at 3015 S. Washington Ave. south of REO Town stands as a true-to-form, traditional Vietnamese Buddhist temple. The character is in the angles, shapes and furnishings of the place ' including a traditional bell, rack and drum all imported from Vietnam.
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Wednesday, July 13,2011

'Noble and complex'

Accident Fund project gets national steel award; Lansing shares the prestige with New York and San Francisco

by Lawrence Cosentino
Structural steel awards are no joke to the people who design and build amazing things in the United States. This year, the industry’s top award, the Presidential Award of Excellence, bypassed spectacular new buildings from New York to L.A. to settle on Lansing and its signature redevelopment project.
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