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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Bridging Lansing and MSU

Will the Red Cedar Golf Course proposal be the catalyst that finally brings the Michigan State University community into the city?

by Andy Balaskovitz
It’s no secret Lansing has struggled to attract Michigan State University students into Lansing, both for leisure and employment. It’s also no secret that the city’s trying to change that.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Schuette: A necessary fear?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Ryan Richmond owns Relief Choices, a dispensary with three locations throughout the state (including one on Michigan Avenue in Lansing). Unlike some of his colleagues, he’s not quite as threatened by Attorney General Bill Schuette’s vigilance against the voter-approved 2008 ballot initiative.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

The man who invited Terry Jones

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
When controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones confirmed his plans to attend a rally in Lansing, reader underdog5056 asked, “Who in the world invited this goon in the first place?” That would be James Terpening. Terpening was quick to clarify that the Sept. 7 rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Lansing an event he planned ' and Jones is an invited speaker. “The rally is the founding public event for my organization, Operation Freedom’s Tree,” Terpening said.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Bernero says vote Neuner, Quinney, Robinson, Martinez in November

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has endorsed four candidates for Lansing City Council, his executive assistant Randy Hannan confirmed to MLive.com.
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Friday, August 19,2011

Shaping the general election ballot

Three ballot proposals scheduled for City Council vote on Monday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Aug. 19 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote on three proposals Monday that could end up on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot.
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Wednesday, August 17,2011

The area's top 10 most interesting politicians

by Kyle Melinn
Back in 2005, Bridget and I traveled around Peru with a small group of other foreign travelers that included a grandmotherly English woman named “Paddy,” who took interest one day in learning that I covered politics.
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Wednesday, August 17,2011

Mid-Michigan Caregivers

718 W. Saginaw St., Lansing (517) 993-5357 Hours: M-Sat 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

by City Pulse
Mid-Michigan Caregivers on Saginaw Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Sycamore Street inhabits a former automobile parts storefront that has seen better days. I visited on a recent weekday afternoon after two unsuccessful attempts during advertised dispensary hours.
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Wednesday, August 17,2011

Too many people to thank

by BERL SCHWARTZ
The first night was the worst. At 5 p.m., our production editor quit. We’d been bickering about my desire for paper proofs versus his desire to proofread the first issue of City Pulse on a computer screen. Chalk up our differences to our ages: At 30 years younger than I, he no doubt thought a computer was the way to go.
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Wednesday, August 17,2011

Eyesore of the week

5681 Shaw Road, Haslett

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 5681 Shaw Road, Haslett Owners: Gary and Carol Oryszczak Assessed value: $ 91,100 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Everyone needs a change every once in a while. So do buildings.
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Wednesday, August 17,2011

City clerk: Council meets too often

City clerk says the annual number of Lansing City Council meetings is ‘excessive.’ What do Council candidates think?

by Andy Balaskovitz
While five candidates support or are open to City Clerk Chris Swope’s proposal that he says would cut costs and align Lansing with nearly every other city in the state, two are against and one is undecided because they say Council hardly accomplishes its business in 50 meetings a year.
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