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Wednesday, June 23,2010

Lansing's finest

Lansing Police Department third in state to appoint an officer as LGBT liaison

by Neal McNamara
“People are OK, they just don’t want to have it, I guess, pushed in their face,” she said. “Probably not everybody at my department is aware. I do not flaunt it, I just go there and do my job everyday. That’s what it takes to be respected as a police officer.
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

Si se puede, maybe

Lansing not doing well on its second try to name a street after Cesar Chavez

by Gretchen Cochran
Dueling Facebook pages give some clues as to why. But nearly everyone polled said they wanted to find some way to honor the late founder of the United Farm Workers’ union ' if not a street, then perhaps a public gathering place in Old Town, or even the new Lansing City Market.
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

Feedback

by Readers
Not only should medical marijuana be made available to patients in need, but adult recreational use should be regulated. Drug policies modeled after alcohol prohibition have given rise to a youth-oriented black market. Illegal drug dealers don’t ID for age, but they do recruit minors immune to adult sentences.
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

Ondol the floor

Bronze-age Korean architecture hits Ingham County

by Andy Balaskovitz
Twenty-six people formed a U on Friday around Korean architect and philosopher Jai Soon Ko in room 201 of the Michigan State University International Center. Air and heat vents dotted the ceiling, while covering the cement floor was a plain blue carpet ' not exactly Ko’s style.
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

A Baker-Donora's dozen is 26

6th annual "Extreme Street Makeover" underway in Lansing neighborhood

by Jane Alexander
Anita Moneypenny paused for a rare rest in the shade Friday afternoon in front of the Baker-Donora Center on Baker Street in Lansing. She kept planning to sit down but never made it to a bench — various volunteers kept interrupting her attempts at respite.She points out each person w...
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Thursday, June 17,2010

Saturday

by City Pulse
Saturday, June 19 EVENTST'ai Chi in Hunter Park. Bob Teachout, a local t'ai chi teacher invites anyone who would like to learn this exercise system to join him. 10 a.m. FREE. Hunter Park, 400 S. Holmes St., Lansing. South Lansing Community Farmers Market. Fresh, local produce and more. 1...
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Thursday, June 17,2010

Virg Watch

Rebutting Dillon and releasing an economic plan

by Neal McNamara
Tuesday and Wednesday were big days for Virg Bernero, fending off a TV ad launched by Democratic rival Andy Dillon, and releasing his state economic recovery plan.Dillon launched his campaign ad on Tuesday, which focused on hiring Michigan workers first, though the Detroit News reported th...
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Thursday, June 17,2010

Get in the Van

Former White House “green jobs czar” Van Jones gives green economy talk in East Lansing

by Adam Molner
“It’s good to be in Michigan,” Van Jones says to a vivacious audience. “It’s good to be in Michigan!” he repeats, winning over a sizeable crowd at Saturday’s Michigan Summit: Blueprint for Change held Saturday in East Lansing.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

The drive for Cesar E. Chavez Avenue

by Kyle Melinn
It’s a beautiful story, Grand River Avenue. An old plank road built atop an Indian trial. Tolls were collected on the road back then. The federal government labeled it U.S. 16 during the infancy of the state’s interstate highway system. It’s Michigan’s version of Route 66.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

The fighter

Mental health champion Richard Prangley to get award from MSU, another platform for his advocacy

by Neal McNamara
In 1955 at age 6, Prangley was wrongly placed in an institution in Coldwater. He was abused in a system that treated the developmentally disabled as if they did not deserve a normal upbringing. Prangley did not receive any semblance of an education.
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