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Wednesday, April 28,2010

Clearing the air

Bars and restaurants prepare for Michigan’s new smoking ban, which goes into effect Saturday

by Neal McNamara
If he had lived to see a smoking ban become law in Michigan, Ronald M. Davis would have been proud. Davis was, as described in his New York Times obituary, a “health crusader” who “stayed in the Sisyphean fight against smoking and other health hazards in a nation of fast foods, caloric binges, lazy ways and the anodynes of liquor and cocaine.
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Wednesday, April 21,2010

Virg Watch

by Neal McNamara
This week, the fight continued between Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and House Speaker Andy Dillon, plus Bernero sent out another press release requesting that other politicians take action on some things.According to the Detroit Free Press, gubernatorial hopefuls Bernero, Dillon and state Re...
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Wednesday, April 21,2010

Famished

New data shed light on local food disparities

by Kyle Leppek
The Food Research and Action Center, a nonprofit group focused on hunger and nutrition policy, recently released a study that found 15.3 percent of residents in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District had in the last 12 months lacked enough money to buy food.
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Wednesday, April 14,2010

Virg Watch

Donor lists and labor disputes: Dillon v. Bernero continues

by Neal McNamara
Virg Bernero and Andy Dillon continued to beat on each other this past week, this time not on health care, but on campaign donors and labor.On Friday, Bernero’s campaign released a list of attendees to a fundraiser thrown for him by state Commissioner of the Office of Insurance and F...
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Friday, April 9,2010

Eye Candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 619 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, LansingOwner: Richard and Eileen RidenourAssessed: $52,000Owner says: Big rooms, sturdy construction, great place to raise kids.Another of the MLK corridor's architectural gems is the delightful residence at 619 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.....
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Wednesday, April 7,2010

Knapp's wakes up

Sleek Lansing landmark will come back to life

by Lawrence Cosentino
The Knapp’s building, Lansing’s most spectacular but conspicuously vacant downtown landmark, will be restored to its 1930s Art Deco glory for a new life as a high-end retail, office and residential complex, city officials and developers announced Tuesday.
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Wednesday, April 7,2010

Virg Watch

A new poll sheds light on Bernero's Dillon/Cox attacks

by Neal McNamara
As the gubernatorial race continues, the polls do, too. And they are starting to become more interesting.An Epic MRA poll released Tuesday shows that Democrats are still having a hard time with name recognition, but not as much as in polls past — and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’...
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Wednesday, April 7,2010

Feedback

by Readers
Response to cable story Just read your article on "Cable Crisis" in this week's City Pulse and wanted to offer my opinion on the future local cable access stations, or least one - that being LCC TV (Comcast channels 15 and 31). It has been exactly one year since we started to r...
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Wednesday, April 7,2010

Fighting words

Critics of author Michael Pollan gear up for a debate when he brings his gospel on healthful eating to MSU next week

by Andy Balaskovitz
So when Thon heard MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is co-sponsoring a lecture by acclaimed food and sustainable agriculture author Michael Pollan next week, he hoped his peers can put aside some of their strong emotions against Pollan and engage in a lively debate.
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Tuesday, April 6,2010

Knapp’s wakes up

Sleek Lansing landmark will come back to life

by Lawrence Cosentino
(For an interview with Bob Johnson, director of theLansing Planning and Neighborhood Development Department on this week’s “CityPulse on the Air” radio show, , click here or go www.lansingcitypulse.com.) The Knapp’s building, Lansing’s most...
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