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Wednesday, August 7,2013

'GMageddon'

New film on Lansing's drive to keep GM revs up the spin

by Lawrence Cosentino
In the late 1990s, greater Lansing faced what many regarded as an existential threat: GM’s decision to pull out of Lansing after the demise of Oldsmobile. It was time for a team of rivals to unite in the face of doom. From “The Seven Samurai” to “The Avengers,” that makes for a rousing movie plot, but reality is usually messier.
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Wednesday, August 7,2013

EYE CANDY OF THE WEEK

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: Rosewood Inn, 15275 Francis Road, Watertown Township Owner: Valerie and Joseph Cordes Assessed value: $310,000 Rural America has a wealth of architectural styles. The Rosewood Inn Bed and Breakfast on Francis Road, just north of where Interstates 96 and 69 meet, is one...
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Wednesday, August 7,2013

Editor out, circ down

The State Journal's circulation numbers continue to plummet since introducing a paywall last year

by Andy Balaskovitz
Since close of business Friday, the daily newspaper in this town has been without an executive editor.
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Wednesday, August 7,2013

Replacing De Leon

Two seek to fill vacant seat on Ingham County Board of Commissioners; deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Two Lansing Democrats have applied so far to represent northwest Lansing on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners to fill out the term of Debbie De Leon.
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Wednesday, August 7,2013

Getting out the college vote

East Lansing City Council approves new precinct boundaries, polling locations at Michigan State University in effort to make voting easier for students

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Aug. 7 — The East Lansing City Council approved new precinct boundaries and polling locations for Michigan State University students living on campus Tuesday, an effort seeking to improve voting access.
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Monday, August 5,2013

Pot petitions are in

Charter amendment to legalize possession, use and transfer of small amounts of marijuana could be on November ballots

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Aug. 5 — Organizers of a campaign to legalize the possession, use and transfer of less than an ounce of marijuana on private property in Lansing turned in over 6,000 signatures to the City Clerk’s Office today in an effort to let city voters decide on the new law in November.
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Monday, August 5,2013

Kids in the Hall

City Council approves agreements for Jackson National Life expansion

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Aug. 5 — The Lansing City Council unanimously approved property sharing and development agreements at a special meeting tonight for Jackson National Life’s planned $100 million expansion in Alaiedon Township.
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Friday, August 2,2013

It’s not just St. Petersburg

Human rights concerns in other Sister Cities and their countries

by Sam Inglot
Friday, Aug. 2 — As city officials and local advocates have focused recently on Lansing’s Sister Cities relationship — or lack thereof — with St. Petersburg, Russia over human rights concerns there, it’s not the only Lansing Sister City where such problems exist.
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Thursday, August 1,2013

Whole Foods coming to town

Supermarket chain plans 2015 opening in Meridian Township

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, Aug. 1 — Whole Foods Market, the Austin, Texas-based grocery chain specializing in natural and organic foods, reportedly plans to open a new location in Meridian Township in 2015.
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Thursday, August 1,2013

An ELF in August

Lansing resident becomes first person in Michigan to own brand new hybrid vehicle

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Aug. 1 — For Lansing resident Yvonne LeFave, Christmas came early this year. On Wednesday, she became the first person in the state to own an ELF.
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