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Thursday, January 19,2012

Who will lead Lansing Township?

Daher’s departure as supervisor after 28 years leaves open a full-time question in a disjointed township of five islands spread around Ingham County

by Kyle Melinn
For the first time in 28 years, John Daher’s name will not appear on Lansing Township ballots for supervisor, forcing the township’s 8,200 residents to reassess their government’s structure.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

Who will lead Lansing Township?

Daher’s departure as supervisor after 28 years leaves open a full-time question in a disjointed township of five islands spread around Ingham County

by Kyle Melinn
For the first time in 28 years, John Daher’s name will not appear on Lansing Township ballots for supervisor, forcing the township’s 8,200 residents to reassess their government’s structure.
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Wednesday, January 11,2012

Robinson-Wood 'deal' spurred Jeffries-Dunbar deal

by Kyle Melinn
At about hour three of the Lansing City Council’s banging-head-against-the-wall deliberations over its 2012 president, community observer Mary Reynolds assumed the seat at the head of the table where the eight Lansing City Councilmembers should have been and announced:
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Wednesday, January 4,2012

12 state issues to watch in '12

by Kyle Melinn
Thank God, 2011 is over. That's the mindset of Michigan's unions and progressives, anyway. Act Two is coming here in 2012 with the state's Republican-led government attacking many of the same issues, but not with the fervor of the last 12 months.
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Wednesday, December 28,2011

11 groups run over by GOP agenda in ‘11

by Kyle Melinn
1. Organized labor - Gov. Rick Snyder's "reinvention" of Michigan equaled a "shared sacrifice" for just about everybody except business - who saw lower taxes, fewer regulations and long-sought policy changes that improve their bottom line at the expense of the injured and the unemployed.
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Wednesday, December 21,2011

Can Grebner send Lindemann down the drain?

by Kyle Melinn
However, sources around town tell me Grebner doesn´t believe Lindemann is operating the Drain Commissioner´s Office as frugally as he could. I couldn´t get anyone to elaborate on what that means. It´s probably because few people on earth understand the hidden corners of the Ingham County´s budget like Grebner.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Time to occupy someplace else

by Kyle Melinn
Occupy has successfully raised the specter of homelessness Exhibit A of corporations putting profits over people. The subject is particularly relevant since our Supreme Court ruled that a corporate computer system, as opposed to a live human being, can boot families from their homes.
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Wednesday, November 30,2011

Time to tow away road commissions

by Kyle Melinn
She is rubbing people the wrong way with her micromanaging of personnel decisions as she tries to get more minority representation into the workforce, but Rodgers isn’t running a one-woman crusade. And change for the better doesn’t come without upsetting the applecart.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Who’s running besides Schor?

by Kyle Melinn
Only six months ago, the names of possible replacements for termlimited state Rep. Joan Bauer, D-Lansing, next year in the Lansing-based 68th House District looked like a grocery list.
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Wednesday, November 9,2011

Incumbents win reelection in 3rd Ward, At-Large races

by Kyle Melinn
Quinney, an AFL-CIO official, won his second term despite crap from the chamber that questioned whether he was a political ladder climber and a shill for medical marijuana interests, among other things. He took criticism for being a no vote on some Bernero initiatives and then fired back against the mayor in his own ads.
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