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Friday, March 12,2010

Eye candy! Of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: Ramp No. 6, Michigan State University campus Owner: MSU Assessed: N/A Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Michigan State University’s Ramp No. 6 is an exemplary parking structure appropriately designed for its prominent location among the stately buildings of historic north campus.
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Friday, March 12,2010

Who is Powk?

An ubiquitous Lansing graffiti artist remains at-large

by Megan Murphy
Who is man or woman behind the slender black tag “Powk” that is scrawled on benches, stop signs, utility boxes and telephone poles around Lansing?We don’t know. And unless Powk is caught with a spray paint can in hand, or decides to reveal his or her identity, we will pro...
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Great Lakes rhetoric doesn’t match reality

by Dave Dempsey
Last month’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deadline for state applications for some of the $475 million in new funds targeted at Great Lakes protection brought down a cascade of proposals on scrambling bureaucrats. Michigan alone is seeking almost $33.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Payoff date

Members of boards and commissions still owe taxes

by Neal McNamara
The Rev. Charles Bicy owes $373.25 in winter 2009 taxes on a home he is listed as owning at 501 S. Fairview Ave., according to Ingham County records. They were due to the city on Feb. 16 and turned over to the Ingham County Treasurer’s Office for collection on March 2.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Robot attack

Bernero attacked over education, labor issues

by Neal McNamara
At least one call went out on Friday around 4:30 p.m. and asked recipients to contact UAW President Ron Gettelfinger and ask him to not support Bernero for the Democratic nomination for governor. Rumors have circulated recently that Bernero will soon get the union’s endorsement.
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Kids in the Hall

An aggregator of Lansing government happenings

by Neal McNamara
Dunbar said members needed more time to plan their budgets before they could give up the income. Jeffries said city employees didn’t have much time..
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Virg Watch

This week: a new poll, and Virg celebrates Mardi Gras

by Neal McNamara
A new poll released today shows Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero trailing rival House Speaker Andy Dillon, D-Redford Township, by just a hair at 11 percent to 13 percent — though the poll shows that 56 percent of those surveyed are undecided. State Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith, D-Ypsilanti, got...
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Wednesday, March 10,2010

Feedback

by Readers
That’s why I recently voted against raising the national debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, and voted to send a bill to the president’s desk that will require Congress to offset the costs of tax cuts or increases in entitlement spending with new revenue or savings elsewhere in the budget.
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Tuesday, March 9,2010

Eyesore of the week

by Brandon Kirby
Property: 1881 S. Grand River Ave., Okemos Owner: CCPL Real Estate Group, LLC Taxpayer: CCPL Real Estate Group, LLC Assessed: $158,500 Owner says: Unavailable for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Conventional, stand alone, fast food structures are ill suited for adaptive reuse because the design is specialized for function.
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Monday, March 8,2010

Robo-calls attack Bernero

At least three calls since Friday hit Lansing mayor on labor issues

by Neal McNamara
A series of robo-calls have gone out in the past few days attacking Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero on his labor record.At least one call went out on Friday around 4:30 p.m. and asked recipients to contact UAW President Ron Gettelfinger and ask him to not support Bernero for the Democratic nomi...
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