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Wednesday, January 15,2014

Political notes from around town

Rose Bowl vacations, challenging Mike Rogers, millionaires in Congress and more

by Walt Sorg
The aftermath of the ice storm fouled up Rose Bowl plans for the mayors of both Lansing and East Lansing.
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Wednesday, January 15,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Located in Old Town, this unassuming structure has an equally humble beginning. The building is narrow, measuring a mere 17 feet wide, and sits adjacent to the Pennsylvania Lines railway. It was constructed in 1915 in response to repeated public requests for a public restroom in North Lansing.
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Monday, January 13,2014

Kids in the Hall

Boles, Brown Clarke will lead the Council in 2014; committee assignments announced. Bernero: ‘Is the old factionalism dead? That’s my hope.’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Jan. 13 — In marked contrast to the past two years of drawn out, contentious votes to elect City Council leadership, it took the Council less than five minutes tonight to install Councilwoman A’Lynne Boles as president and newcomer Judi Brown Clarke as vice president.
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Friday, January 10,2014

City asks to keep parked cars off streets

With major plowing effort over next 48 hours, city of Lansing asks residents to keep parked cars off streets and clear sidewalks

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, Jan. 10 — With a major plowing effort to take place over the next 48 hours, the city of Lansing is asking residents to keep parked cars off neighborhood streets until its finished.
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Friday, January 10,2014

It’s Boles and Brown Clarke

Sources say Council leadership has already been decided: Boles for president, Brown Clarke for VP

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Jan. 10 — A’Lynne Boles and Judi Brown Clarke will lead the Lansing City Council in 2014, two sources familiar with the deal say. Boles would be the Council president, while newcomer Brown Clarke would hold the vice presidential spot.
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Friday, January 10,2014

Foreclosures down, home sales up

Ingham County Register of Deeds Office release 2013 housing figures that show a rebounding market

by Kyle Koehler
Friday, Jan. 10 — Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. is reporting improvements in Ingham County’s housing market during 2013, as foreclosures are the lowest since 2005 and home sales are increasing.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

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Thursday, January 9,2014

The fix was in

BWL prearranged speakers at its public board meeting Tuesday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Jan. 9 — For those who questioned whether the roster of speakers at Tuesday night’s Board of Water and Light meeting was arranged, it was.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

Gearing up for a fight

Wood’s coup fails; who will be next City Council president?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing City Councilwoman Carol Wood tried extending her presidential reign over the Council this week, only to have it shut down by the city clerk and city attorney.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

Are payments to the city limiting BWL’s emergency response planning?

by Andy Balaskovitz
The city of Lansing’s demands for payments from the Board of Water and Light contributed to the utility’s poor response to the region’s ice storm power outages, according to BWL’s vice chairman.
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