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Wednesday, February 1,2012

He's gay, Republican and running for president

by Kyle Melinn
Karger lived with a male partner for 10 years, but he hid the news, rushing his partner out and hiding pictures on family visits.
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Wednesday, January 25,2012

Former local Dem Party chair running in 68th

by Kyle Melinn
Griffin Rivers, the former chairman of the Ingham County Democratic Party, announced Tuesday he was running for the open 68th House District seat being vacated by term-limited Rep. Joan Bauer, D-Lansing, at the end of the year.
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Wednesday, January 25,2012

It's a safe bet lobbyists and flaks will be big winners

by Kyle Melinn
Turning a Lansing Center parking lot into a casino floor won’t happen overnight. Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero understands that, which means getting the public’s support is almost as important as getting a judge’s support for the Sault tribe’s unproven legal theory that would allow a casino here.
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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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