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Friday, October 10,2014

Old Town rooftop menace?

Henry Brimmer art display debuts during Old Town Oktoberfest

by Beth Waldon
FRIDAY, OCT. 10 – Old Town is under surveillance. Perched atop a Turner Street building are silhouetted figures that could cause your heart to stop for a second. One appears to have binoculars; the other, a rifle.
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Wednesday, October 8,2014

Briefs

by City Pulse
Absentee walk-in voting hours extended to meet demand in Lansing If absentee ballots are an early indication, this election season has voter attention. The Lansing City Clerk expanded absentee walk-in voting hours at the South Washington Office Complex Election Unit ,which will stay open later on Wednesdays until 7 p.m.
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Wednesday, October 8,2014

Eyesore of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: 4000 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing Owner: Sam X. Eyde Assessed: $401,400 Owner says: “This site was approved by the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority on May 5 this year. We are waiting on final documents any day now, which will allow for the building to be comp...
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Wednesday, October 8,2014

Predictable differences

Walberg and Byrnes far apart in 7th District congressional race

by Mickey Hirten
When looking at campaign financing, it is often the political action committees that define the candidate. The Koch brothersī PAC contributions to Republican Rep. Tim Walberg signal arch conservative; money from the Sierra Club to his 7th District Democratic challenger, Pam Byrnes, reflect her liberal politics.
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Wednesday, October 8,2014

Just say no

East Lansing shuts the door on Just Energy

by Todd A. Heywood
Lansing and East Lansing residents are encouraged to call police if representatives of Just Energy come knocking on their door. East Lansing barred the company Sept. 24 from soliciting door-to-door after applicants for peddler’s licenses were denied for criminal records.
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Wednesday, October 8,2014

Being in Lansing

South Lansing man fishes for those hungry for spirit, unity and belief

by Belinda Thurston
“Believe” That’s how the man at the corner of Cavanaugh and Cedar Lansing wants to be known. It’s 7:40 a.m. Thursday. The sun is barely breaking through the foggy September air. The roads are thick with rushing cars. “Believe” is already hard at work.
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Tuesday, October 7,2014

Same-sex marriage milestone

Supreme Court refuses to hear marriage equality cases, all eyes on Michigan now

by Todd A. Heywood
After the U.S. Supreme Court let stand same-sex marriage laws in five states today, Michigan supporters are waiting to join the club. But the proverbial jury is still out.
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Tuesday, October 7,2014

Powering up

Julie Powers named new director of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition

by Belinda Thurston
Whether she’s monitoring water quality on the Grand River, parking bicycles at music festivals or helping the elderly or disabled secure affordable and accessible housing, it’s all the same to Julie Powers. She’s helping connect and create a sustainable, healthy community.
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Sunday, October 5,2014

Speaking with Silence

More than 100 ride in silence to raise bicycle safety awareness, honor those killed while riding

by Belinda Thurston
SUNDAY, OCT. 5 – They rode at a snail’s pace – 10 miles an hour – in the damp chill of this early October afternoon. They had their bright yellow jackets and helmets on. Barely a sound could be heard from the pedaling or gears changing. The riderless white bike perched atop the black SUV stood out distinctly. The rear windshield spoke for the rider: Jill Byelich, 9-2-2014.
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Thursday, October 2,2014

Police move south

New Lansing police station a win-win for the city

by Belinda Thurston
THURSDAY, OCT. 2 – The new Lansing Police Department Operations Center is a testament to creative use of space and creative partnerships.The Lansing School District gets a tenant for a largely v
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