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Thursday, August 5,2010

Same-sex marriage ruling

Lansing couples a step closer to being legally wed

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope had to go to Canada in 2004 to legally marry his partner Brad Rakowski. After a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban, Swope is one step closer to having his marriage recognized by his own country.
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Wednesday, August 4,2010

Single stream dream

Lansing seeks to reinvent its recycling operations

by Gretchen Cochran
The wedding is over. The gifts are stowed. And now the bride has a mountain of empty boxes. Lansing’s recycling trucks won’t pick up cardboard, so she loads the waffle iron box and about 20 others into her car and hauls them to the Recycling Transfer Station.
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Wednesday, August 4,2010

Feedback

One fine critic

by Readers
I have worked in theatre for many years, the last 16 here in Lansing, and have read many reviews, both good and bad. And each time a bad review is written by a critic there seems to be a public outcry; ’it was too harsh’, ’it was great ignore him/her’, ’they can’t write’, and, to me, the most blasphemous ’it’s only community theatre’.
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Wednesday, August 4,2010

Eye candy of the Week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 1016 Smith Ave., Lansing Owner: Lorin Campbell Assessed: $50,000 A whole interior house renovation can be an immensely rewarding experience and a wonderful way to celebrate the beauty of an older home with contemporary updates. Located at the corner of Smith Avenue and Fletcher...
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Wednesday, August 4,2010

Moving right along

Campaign frenzy in the Motor City at Bernero's victory party

by Andy Balaskovitz
DETROIT — It was 10:15 p.m. on election night, and throughout the crowded lobby of the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Detroit’s Greektown rang those familiar phrases...
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Wednesday, August 4,2010

Expendable species

Breeding for quantity, not quality: pit bull overpopulation in Lansing

by Jane Alexander
Roughly 60 percent of the nearly 2,000 dogs brought into the Ingham County Animal Control in 2009 were pit bulls or pit bull mixes.
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Tuesday, August 3,2010

Kids in the Hall

City developments, public comment dominate City Council meeting

by Andy Balaskovitz
The majority of Tuesday’s Lansing City Council meeting didn’t feature the Council at all, but rather input from the public on today’s elections and local goings-on.
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Friday, July 30,2010

Another feather for REO Town

Land Bank sells old Ramon’s Restaurant to developer

by Andy Balaskovitz
New developments in REO Town keep pouring in. The latest is an agreement between the Ingham County Land Bank and a local environmental consultant to transform the old Ramon’s Mexican restaurant at 1146 S. Washington Ave. from asbestos-filled blight with natural skylights (holes in the roof) to a multi-use retail center.
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

The GOP marathon

by Kyle Melinn
State Sen. Tom George became an official candidate on Jan. 27, 2009. U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra toyed with the race in January ’09, too, but waited two months before taking the plunge. Ann Arbor venture capitalist Rick Snyder had formed his exploratory committee the week prior.
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Race for 7th

by Kyle Melinn
The three-candidate GOP field in the 7th Congressional District, which includes Delta Township and Eaton County, consists of Tim Walberg, Michigan’s most conservative member of Congress in 2007 and 2008; Brian Rooney, a former attorney for the...
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