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Wednesday, August 12,2015

Eyesore of the week

REVISITED

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
    Property: 2222 Grand River Ave. Okemos This building was featured as an Eyesore in July 2012. At that time, the front elevation was nearly covered “by rampantly overgrown shrubs and trees.” The bay windows, now clearly visible on either side of the entranc...
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Wednesday, August 12,2015

The compensation gap

A local preview of the SEC-ordered CEO-to-worker ratio

by Mickey Hirten
In an era where pay to workers has hardly budged, the compensation paid to chief executives has soared. CEOs in 1965 earned about 20 times the typical worker. By 2013 CEOS earned about 300 times that amount, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal leaning advocacy group. ...
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Wednesday, August 12,2015

DeWeese defends record

Challenges FBI, takes on medical community over opioid concerns

by Todd A. Heywood
    “Pathetic.” That’s how embattled physician Paul DeWeese characterized an FBI affidavit filed in federal court alleging a variety of abuses in his Lansing-based pain management and drug addiction medical practice. DeWeese, a former state representat...
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Wednesday, August 12,2015

Wood apologizes

Councilwoman begins reimbursing city for ads

by Todd A. Heywood
    Lansing City Councilwoman Carol Wood has reimbursed the city of Lansing for some of the ads she placed with taxpayer funds that included her campaign web address. Wood said Thursday she has repaid the city $125 for an advertisement that ran in the monthly newsletter ...
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Wednesday, August 12,2015

Sex trafficking

by Todd A. Heywood
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12 — A Lansing man has been arrested on federal charges of sex trafficking for allegedly taking four women, including a minor, across state lines. Tyrone Smith, 45, Tyrone Smith was the only defendant named in an indictment filed in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Michigan that was unsealed today. Smith was in custody. He has a detention hearing in Grand Rapids Monday.
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Monday, August 10,2015

Folk festival flap

Root beer vendor draws protests over Confederate flag display

by Todd A. Heywood
MONDAY, Aug. 10 — Christopher Zemer has been flying the Confederate flag on his antique root beer stand for the past 12 years, including at the Great Lakes Folk Festival. But this year the flag was not hoisted on a pole along with an American flag. Rather, a smaller one was used over a window on his stand. A “Romney Ryan” sticker was next to it.
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Monday, August 10,2015

Congresswoman Melissa Gilbert?

Actress announces run as Democrat for 8th Congressional District

by Todd A. Heywood
MONDAY, Aug. 10 — Actress and author Melissa Gilbert announced Monday that she will seek the Democratic nomination for 8th Congressional district in Michigan in 2016.
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Friday, August 7,2015

Wood apologizes

Councilwoman begins reimbursing city for ads

by Todd A. Heywood
FRIDAY, Aug. 7 — Lansing City Councilwoman Carol Wood has reimbursed the city of Lansing for some of the ads she placed with taxpayer funds that included her campaign web address. Wood said Thursday she has repaid the city $125 for an advertisement that ran in the monthly newsletter of the Lansing Association for Human Rights. The amount covers five ads from this year.
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Wednesday, August 5,2015

Ken Brock

Lansing says goodbye to longtime Democratic strategist

by Kyle Melinn
Dozens from the Lansing political world joined the non-political friends and family of the late Ken Brock at River Terrace Church in Lansing to remember the life of the long-time consultant. Brock, 55, a well-known Democratic consultant, died unexpectedly July 22. Brock was the chie...
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Wednesday, August 5,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
Most aspiring restaurant owners spend hours working with ingredients, trying to develop dishes that will get people hooked. Rahel Musa, owner/operator of Teff-Riffic, an Ethiopean food stand inside the Allen Market Place, has created dishes whose sole purpose is to highlight their star ingredient: teff. “Food is my passion, but my priority (with Teff-Riffic) is to sell my teff products,” Musa said. “By letting people try it through my dishes, I can introduce them to something they may not have tried before.”
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