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Wednesday, December 3,2014

The hoarse whisperer

Dysphonia quiets Derrick Quinney’s voice but can’t keep him silent

by Todd Heywood
Anyone paying attention to Lansing City Council meetings for the past eight or nine months has likely noticed atlarge Councilmember Derrick Quinney’s voice has turned into a hoarse whisper.
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Wednesday, December 3,2014

The way of the HIV warrior

Ingham County’s Gulick defined caregiving on the frontlines of AIDS battle

by Todd Heywood
Over a year ago, I was struggling with pneumonia. It was a persistent pneumonia. I would take antibiotics, it would clear up briefly, only to come raging back with serious fever. I would be left gasping for air. I was weak, and my lips were blue almost all the time. When I was not overcome with fevers, I was freezing, even in the oppressive heat.
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Wednesday, December 3,2014

Promoting being prepped

Panel discussion about PrEP HIV prevention drug comes to Lansing

by Todd Heywood
Jesse Anguiano only wanted an extra layer of protection during sex. The 31-year-old gay man had been hearing about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for some time from HIV test counselors at the Lansing Area AIDS Network, but when he sought out the pill he ran into barriers.
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Wednesday, December 3,2014

Cheering squad

BWL says public-private partnerships key to emergency management

by Belinda Thurston
The message from the first Metro- Lansing Emergency Management Briefing by the Board of Water & Light Tuesday was part “Rah Rah” cheering session, part positive spin and part “make it work.”
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Wednesday, November 26,2014

Capitol View purchase

State moves forward with $70M bond for new Senate Building

by Kyle Melinn
The Michigan Strategic Fund Tuesday started the ball rolling on a plan to purchase most of the Capitol View Building, which is across Allegan Street from the Capitol, for new Senate office space.
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Wednesday, November 26,2014

Eyesore of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: 6201 Lake Road, Haslett Owner: Barbara R. Smith, Greenville, MI (Did not respond for comment) Assessed: $23,900 This property’s isolated site and late 1940’s construction date, suggest that it predated much of the development around it. In fact, its legal descrip...
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Wednesday, November 26,2014

Thanksgiving

Itīs about the mall, not the meal

by Mickey Hirten
For many of us Thanksgiving has timeless qualities. It is our national ritual: family, turkey, football ... and shopping. This most American of holidays is becoming this most American of past times — shopping. Whether you find it appalling — which I do — or feel that itīs an ideal way to kick start the holiday season, hour by hour each year, commerce is overtaking consumption.
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Wednesday, November 26,2014

What's in the air?

Fleetwood diner closes after carbon monoxide complaints

by Belinda Thurston
Two waitresses at the fabled Fleetwood Diner say they suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at the restaurant this summer due to faulty water heating equipment, a defect that was known to management.
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Wednesday, November 26,2014

How many bullets would kill me?

Opinion

by Crystal Gause
It’s been a few hours since St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for shooting and killing Michael Brown this summer. I’m not positive if I will ever lose the numbness that has swept over my body and mind. Right before the press conference in Ferguson to announce the verdict started Monday night, I called my best friend in Ann Arbor so I could listen to someone else breathe in case I forgot how to. I’m still inhaling and exhaling but not without shaking.
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Tuesday, November 25,2014

New digs

State moves forward with $70M bond for new Senate office space

by Kyle Melinn
The Michigan Strategic Fund this morning started the ball rolling on a plan to purchase most of the Capitol View Building, which is across Allegan Street from the Capitol, for new Senate office space. The cost of purchasing all but the top two floors of the Capitol View is expected to be $51 million, but the Senate is asking the fund to sign off on $70 million in bonds to cover any unexpected future costs and prevent the state from having to go into the market twice, Secretary of the Senate Carol Viventi said after the meeting.
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