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Wednesday, November 16,2011

Lewis surprises with election victory

Rachel Lewis breaks out of the pack to claim a seat on the Lansing Board of Education

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Rachel Lewis, 23, the youngest in a field of nine Board of Education candidates, clinched the third open seat in last Tuesday s election with 12 percent (4,291) of the vote. Incumbent Nicole Armbruster won the most votes with 22 percent (7,617) and newcomer Peter Spadafore took the second seat with over 18 percent (6,453) of the vote.
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Wednesday, November 16,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Property: 1431 Knollwood Ave., Lansing Owner: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Taxpayer: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Assessed: $21,000 Owner says: As trustee, Deutsche Bank is not responsible for maintaining foreclosed properties.
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Thursday, November 10,2011

Brushfire over bullying

Michigan lawmakers take heat for religious ‘blueprint for bullying,’ go back to drawing board

by Lawrence Cosentino
After years of urging Michigan s legislature to pass a comprehensive law cracking down on bullying in the state s schools, Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer reconciled herself to the idea that something would be better than nothing until last week.
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Wednesday, November 9,2011

Incumbents win reelection in 3rd Ward, At-Large races

by Kyle Melinn
Quinney, an AFL-CIO official, won his second term despite crap from the chamber that questioned whether he was a political ladder climber and a shill for medical marijuana interests, among other things. He took criticism for being a no vote on some Bernero initiatives and then fired back against the mayor in his own ads.
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Wednesday, November 9,2011

Unions 3, Chamber 1 in Council elections; taxes, Red Cedar win

by City Pulse
Three out of four Chamber candidates lost. Its biggest target, Derrick Quinney, won reelection despite a wave of fliers sent by a chamber political front group and anonymous robocalls that most observers assume were coming from the chamber as well..
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Wednesday, November 9,2011

Washington to take over Hewitt’s seat in 1st Ward

by Andy Balaskovitz
At 10:30 p.m., the mayor walked into the Green Door Blues Bar on Lansing s east side where Washington was celebrating a victory over Lynne Martinez to congratulate her. It was not against Jody but more for Lynne, Bernero said of the robo call. I m looking forward to working with Jody.
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Wednesday, November 9,2011

New business incubator opens in Lansing

NEO Center provides resources to help entrepreneurs get ahead

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Wednesday, Nov. 9 — Starting a business can be a daunting task, but the Center for New Enterprise Opportunity can help ease the process.
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Wednesday, November 9,2011

More Information means smarter decisions

by Terry Link
Coffee, toilet paper, what could possibly follow? The intent of these pieces is to shed light on how the choices we make in the marketplace affirm our values.
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Wednesday, November 2,2011

All aboard

Michigan Rail Summit throws diverse parties into transports of joy

by Lawrence Cosentino
Judging by the upbeat toots and chugs heard at Monday afternoon s Michigan Rail Summit in Lansing, there s one toy that inspires Republicans and Democrats, environmentalists and business leaders, Feds and locals and all the other boys and girls to play nicely together: a train.
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Wednesday, November 2,2011

City Pulse Endorsements

2011 Election

by City Pulse Staff
We’re part way there in Lansing. We’re not a crime-ridden dump like Saginaw or Flint, but we don’t quite have the buzzing, go-to downtown like Indianapolis or Madison either. The Stadium District and the revamped Ottawa Street Power Station shows us what’s possible, but there are plenty of examples of what still needs to be done.
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