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Monday, April 22,2013

Fighting foreclosures

Recent court rulings may help clarify foreclosure practices by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

by Sam Inglot
Monday, April 22 — Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. hopes that recent court rulings will help stem the tide of what he says are illegal foreclosures in the county.
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Friday, April 19,2013

Filling up the boards and commissions

Administration seeking candidates for expiring and vacant board and commission seats

by Sam Inglot
Friday, April 19 — If you’re interested in getting more involved in local government, there are a number of expiring and vacant City board and commission positions available. The deadline for application is May 1.
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Friday, April 19,2013

Re-opening CADL’s South Lansing Library

Seven weeks and over $125,000 later, the Capital Area District Library’s south Lansing branch reintroduces itself to community

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, April 19 — The Capital Area District Library’s South Lansing branch would like to reintroduce itself to the community.
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Thursday, April 18,2013

Yankowski named chief

Mayor appoints Captain Mike Yankowski as interim police chief

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, April 18 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has named Captain Mike Yankowski as interim police chief for the city of Lansing.
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Wednesday, April 17,2013

What's next for Whitmer?

Checking in with City Pulse readers' favorite politician: Grateful to serve and unsure of the future

by Kyle Melinn
About 13 years ago, 28-year-old Gretchen Whitmer knocked her first door in East Lansing and Meridian Township as a candidate for the 69th state House district. The eager first-time candidate had a law degree. She had a couple of years' experience as an attorney. She served on the staff of former House Speaker Curtis Hertel, Sr., father of Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel, Jr.
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Wednesday, April 17,2013

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
East Lansing's residential neighborhoods are fairly traditional when it comes to architectural styles, a good mixture of Tudors, Colonials, Side-Halls, Craftsmans and Cape Cods, to name a few. Every once in a while, the block is punctuated by something unexpected, like 605 Butterfield Drive.
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Wednesday, April 17,2013

New GM, same old corporate partners

by Andy Balaskovitz
Outside Corina Slaughter's front door, beyond a 10-foot-high wooden fence across the street, is a lifeless stretch of concrete extending past Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, appearing to become one with the Grand River. It's a massive reminder of good manufacturing years gone by. And it'll stay that way for the foreseeable future, despite the property owner's potential $38 million investment into the property.
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Wednesday, April 17,2013

GM: We’ll take your concerns to management

Council committee approves GM tax abatement request; talks updates on Stadium District developments

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, April 17 — General Motors representatives told four Lansing City Council members today that they will take concerns about large vacant parking lots at its Grand River Assembly site back to plant managers.
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Wednesday, April 17,2013

The fix isn't in

The tepid response of Walnut Neighborhood residents to a proposed redo of Niowave Inc.'s pole barn has once again placed the company's request for a $550,000 tax break on hold. Niowave says there's not enough money to budget for more changes.

by Sam Inglot
Walnut Neighborhood residents see "major flaws" in a plan to fix the fašade of their corporate neighbor's research facility because it does not go far enough in blending the building with its surroundings.
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Wednesday, April 17,2013

MLive hub drops Mackinac Center service

No comment from editors, promise of more details in the coming days

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, April 17 — Well, that didn’t last long. The Bay City MLive hub has dropped from its website an online legislative tracking system run by the conservative Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The decision came after two days of criticism from progressives and some MLive readers.
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