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Wednesday, September 4,2013

14 months

Those behind the scenes of the deal announced Tuesday between Niowave and the Walnut Neighborhood weigh in on the media's role over past 14 months

by Andy Balaskovitz
Bob Trezise first realized he had a problem in the Walnut Neighborhood 428 days ago. As president and CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, he helped announce on July 3, 2012 — alongside two U.S. senators and a Navy rear admiral — a $10 million expansion in the Walnut Neighborhood by Lansing-based particle accelerator company, Niowave Inc.
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Wednesday, September 4,2013

Why local matters

by Terry Link
I received some useful comments on the last column from folks who want to support local businesses, especially those that match their values, which is sometimes still a challenge. But a little progress has been made on at least one level.
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Thursday, August 29,2013

Open house

Lansing Housing Commission hosting public open houses at Oliver Towers as part of effort to sell it — bring your flashlight

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Aug. 29 — The Lansing Housing Commission is actively trying to sell its abandoned, eight-story Oliver Towers building downtown and will host two public open houses next week in an attempt to gauge redevelopment interest.
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Wednesday, August 28,2013

EYE CANDY OF THE WEEK

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Lansing has beautiful parks. No two are alike in the envious range of civic greens, from the pastoral Hawk Island to the articulated town-square style of Reutter Park.Undulating pathways, tree canopies, acres of civic space and monuments are found throughout.
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Wednesday, August 28,2013

Crenshaw to fill De Leon’s seat

Ingham County Board of Commissioners selects Brian Crenshaw to fill seat of outgoing commissioner Debbie De Leon

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Aug. 28 — The Ingham County Board of Commissioners chose Democrat Bryan Crenshaw Tuesday to fill the soon-to-be vacant seat of commissioner Debbie De Leon, who is resigning to take a job out of town on Sept. 6.
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Wednesday, August 28,2013

Tax-exempt status

Following up on complaint, state Attorney General’s Office seeking more information about City Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar’s nonprofit. Dunbar says 'We’re not worried about it.'

by Andy Balaskovitz
The Internal Revenue Service revoked the tax-exempt status of the nonprofit South Lansing Community Development Association in May 2012 for failing to file annual financial reports. But the association — founded and directed by Lansing City Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar — until re...
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Wednesday, August 28,2013

Indicted

Lansing doctor Shannon Wiggins and husband indicted on several federal charges, including conspiracy to commit health care fraud and improperly distributing controlled substances

by Andy Balaskovitz
Mohamad Abduljaber allegedly had a nice little system going for a few years. Abduljaber, a city-identified “problematic slumlord” who owns nearly 40 properties in Lansing, would send his tenants to his wife, physician Shannon Wiggins, for hard prescription drugs like OxyContin and methadone.
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Wednesday, August 28,2013

Behind the speech

by Walt Sorg
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
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Monday, August 26,2013

Does Lansing’s pot legalization ballot initiative mean anything?

Lansing City Clerk confirms organizers collected enough valid signatures for a November ballot question, but says the language ‘pretty clearly does not legalize anything’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Aug. 26 — Lansing voters will decide in November whether to add language to the City Charter related to the “use, possession or transfer” of up to an ounce of marijuana for those 21 and older, Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope confirmed today.
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Monday, August 26,2013

Kids in the Hall

After taking two weeks to address residents’ concerns, the Council moves forward with South Lansing Pathway project

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Aug. 26 — After tabling a resolution to accept federal grant money for a proposed 3.5-mile paved path across south Lansing by Jolly Road, the Lansing City Council unanimously agreed tonight to move forward with the South Lansing Pathway project.
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