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Wednesday, October 5,2011

1st Ward City Council race still boiling

Red Cedar proposal shows differences between candidates, sparks 'negative' campaigning

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Martinez, a former state representative, narrowly beat Washington, a first-time candidate, in the primary, receiving just 57 votes more than her in the Aug. 2 election. They emerged from a field of five as the candidates in the run-off general election for the seat held by Eric Hewitt, who is not seeking re-election.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Finding the heart of a 'Lionheart'

Richard I was a man of many faces, according to Sharon Kay Penman

by Bill Castanier
By BILL CASTANIER So who is this Richard I, also known as Lionheart? Is he the crusader of popular myth from tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men? Was he the aloof, reckless warmonger and anti-Semite described by some historians? Or, as historical...
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Snyder says no to red meat

by Kyle Melinn
I heard the same courtesy claps only hours earlier at a "welcome forum," where Snyder defended to a theater full of rightwingers why he favors taxing Internet purchases, creating a body mass index for children and building second bridge to compete with a private bridge to Canada ' oh, and why he’s not crazy about "Right To Work.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Politics, labor and a golf course

Most City Council candidates aren’t on the same page as their union endorsers when it comes to the city’s Red Cedar Renaissance proposal

by Andy Balaskovitz
Jeffries and Wood, along with Councilman Derrick Quinney, were the three who blocked the proposal ' which asks the public to approve' allowing the city sell parkland for unspecified development ' from getting on Aug. 2 primary ballot. 1st Ward Councilman Eric Hewitt, who is not seeking reelection, said he too would have voted no, but he was absent.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Sustaining weekend survival kits

Thousands of kids could go hungrier after a food delivery program for elementary school children ends.

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
The Weekend Survival Kit program provided participating elementary school kids with backpacks of food for the weekend twice a month to supplement the family’s food at home, said Kathe Smith, operations manager at the Mid- Michigan Food Bank.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: 406 Clifford St. is neither the best nor the worst of propertie, but it’s highlighted here with good reason. Today, right now, it is at a pivotal point. A single boarded window on the north side of this two-story may not seem like much, but it is the harbinger of rapid deterioration.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

A look at toilet paper

by Terry Link
But not everyone drinks coffee. This time I decided to look into something everyone reading this does use'toilet paper, one of life’s often overlooked daily necessities (except when you run out!). We could crack a few jokes along the way, butt I’ll try to avoid that.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Looking back at a state on the verge of disaster

Jennifer Granholm and husband Dan Mulhern share their thoughts on Michigan in 'A Governor's Story'

by Bill Castanier
The couple is on the road promoting their new book, “A Governor’s Story: A Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future.” The book is on sale this week, and Granholm and Mulhern will make their first public appearance in Michigan at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

The LCC-Davenport tug of war over Oliver Towers

Lansing officials say Lansing Community College had its chances to acquire the Oliver Towers property; LCC disputes it.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Interviews with city and LCC officials over the last two days revealed different recollections of what transpired since 2008, when voters rejected a millage to construct a new headquarters for the Capital Area District Library and a new home for the Impression 5 Science Center on the land where the shuttered senior citizens home stands.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Eye candy of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
People are often drawn to architectural styles that suit their personality. It is no wonder attorneys Natalie Alane and Mary Chartier were immediately attracted to the Victorian residence at 403 Seymour Ave. as the new home for their law firm, Alane & Chartier, P.
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