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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Zeineh wins one against city

East Side attorney and property owner Edwar Zeineh wins judgment against city, prepares for appeal

by Andy Balaskovitz
District Judge Hugh Clarke Jr. has ordered Lansing to pay East Side property owner Edwar Zeineh $7,200 in attorney fees after the city wrongfully towed two vehicles from Zeineh’s property that blocked passage through an alley on the 2000 block of Michigan Avenue.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Eyecandy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: Harold A. Childs House, 343 M.A.C Ave., East Lansing Owner: Kathleen Terry and Jamie Lidstrom Assessed value: $78,100 This house is located in a transition area between East Lansing’s commercial and residential zones. Appropriately, the building’s history recal...
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Wrong side of history

Jim Crow reasoning, politics guide Schuette in same-sex marriage case

by Mickey Hirten
History won’t look kindly on people like Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette who fight so passionately to withhold from our friends and neighbors their rightful, fundamental civil rights.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Op-ed: Rethinking the HIV epidemic

Stop treating HIV like the disease we knew in the early days of the epidemic and face facts

by Todd A. Heywood
We can stop the HIV epidemic — but will we? The time has come to admit three simple facts in the battle against HIV:
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Tuesday, March 18,2014

Sunshine Week op-ed: Historical look at openness

Opportunity to urge public officials to make government more transparent, accountable

by Jane Briggs-Bunting
Tuesday, March 18 — Welcome to Michigan's Freedom of Information Week. It's a great week to let folks know about how accountable and responsible their governments are at the state, county and local level.
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Monday, March 17,2014

Sunshine Week Op-ed: Support pending legislation for transparency

Access to information should be a common goal for better government, better lives

by Charles Hill
Monday, March 17 — If you’ve been watching what goes on in Washington and some statehouses across the country, you might wonder if there’s any issue that everyone should be able to agree on whether they are conservative or liberal or libertarian, Democrat or Republican, pro-this or anti-that.
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Friday, March 14,2014

This week from Capital News Service

New threat to osprey, nearshore water risks, bracing for spring floods and more

by CNS correspondents
Friday, March 14 — Each week, City Pulse runs a series of stories produced by Capital News Service correspondents at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. This week’s topics include the interaction between wildlife and power development; the cold winter’s effects on dairy production; creative class work in schools; plus much more.
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Thursday, March 13,2014

Sound off on ballpark plan

Share your thoughts on “The Outfield,” a proposed mixed-use development inside Cooley Law School Stadium that coincides with infrastructure improvements

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, March 13 — City and economic development officials formally proposed a $22 million public/private renovation of Cooley Law School Stadium Wednesday — but is it the right project for the city? We want to hear from you.
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Thursday, March 13,2014

Roof relents

Volunteers of America warehouse roof buckles after prolonged winter weather, costing more than $100,000 in damage and goods lost

by RJ Wolcott
Thursday, March 13 — Workers at the Volunteers of America warehouse in Mason were startled Wednesday afternoon by the sounds of the roof buckling above them. Layers of compacted ice and snow — the result of this winter’s intensity — finally bellied the warehouse’s roof, causing more than $100,000 in damage to the building and goods within, a Volunteers of America spokesman said.
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
WEDNESDAY 12 >> iAN&ANi Russian-born cellist Ian Maksin earned his classical chops from Mstislav Rostropovich, and he has played with the likes of Sting, Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy and Andrea Bocelli. (Now there's a dinner party.) In 2011 he joined with Bulgarian pianist ...
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