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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Debating the 55th seat

by Neal McNamara
On July 8, the four candidates running for Ingham County 55th District Court Judge gathered at the HOM-TV studios in Okemos for a debate. But rather than talk of jurisprudence, most of the debate focused on the efficiency of the court. Candidates Randie Kay Black, Patrick Crowley and Pau...
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Feedback

by Readers
I also don’t consider myself a member of the “Eastside Living” group you describe as uniquely qualified 60-somethings. I respect and admire the people you identify in this group who put their heads together to get a Community Development Block Grant. However my head has never been in communion with them to develop a plan or get any grants.
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Virg Watch

Tracking the money

by Andy Balaskovitz
With less than a week until the gubernatorial primary election, the big news out of the races this week is the campaign contributions for each of the seven candidates. Democratic candidate Virg Bernero’s spending budget is roughly half of his opponent, Andy Dillon.
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Ingham commission races

by Andy Balaskovitz
Of the five county commission primary races, four are between Republicans, yet the Demcratic race may be the most heated.
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Millages all around

by Andy Balaskovitz
Millage proposals on local ballots for the Aug. 3 primary range from straight renewals to sharp increases, controversial to clear-cut and maintenance-driven to expansion-oriented.
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Saturday with Virg

Truckin’ through Dillon turf with his confident opponent

by Andy Balaskovitz
Saturday began with a UAW rally in blue-collar Taylor, in the Downriver area of Metropolitan Detroit. It drew a couple of hundred people. Unpredictable weather shuffled supporters inside and outside until the last minute before speeches were made. UAW Region 1A Director Rory Gamble introduced Bernero to a standing ovation.
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Wednesday, July 21,2010

Now they’re cooking with gas

How BWL’s proposed plant changes the game

by Lawrence Cosentino
The proposed $182 million plant would burn natural gas to turn a turbine, generating electricity ' about 100 megawatts for the proposed BWL plant, making up most of the 120 megawatts lost when the oldest Eckert units shut down in four to eight years.
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Wednesday, July 21,2010

Is that the train, ma?

Grand Trunk depot’s longest wait may be over

by Lawrence Cosentino
The crenellated Jacobean Revival confection will be restored as part of a $182 million project centering on a new natural gas-powered cogeneration plant. The depot will be used for BWL meetings and events, but will also be opened up to the surrounding community.
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Wednesday, July 21,2010

Boilers and business

How a power plant became an urban development

by Lawrence Cosentino
REO Town, the historic district south of Lansing’s hub, is home to several new businesses, loft apartment projects and a new art gallery, but the area’s renaissance has slowed in recent years. The bustle of 1,000 to 1,200 construction jobs is expected to jump-start a new wave of activity.
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Wednesday, July 21,2010

And the nominees are?

by Kyle Melinn
The Republican gubernatorial primary is a four-way free-for-all among U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Attorney General Mike Cox, businessman Rick Snyder and Oakland County Sherriff Mike Bouchard. All four have real strengths. All four have real problems, and the polling is bearing that out.
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