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Wednesday, September 1,2010

Virg Watch

Have you seen the new one about “Pure Lansing?”

by Andy Balaskovitz
The Michigan Republican Party released a one-minute political shot at Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero this week vis-'-vis depressing portraits of Lansing.
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Tuesday, August 31,2010

Kids in the Hall

Job training: How long does it take to replace a City Hall veteran?

by Andy Balaskovitz
A contentious contract agreement between the city and a former city employee was scheduled for approval at Monday night’s City Council meeting, but it was put on hold after two Council members and another employee expressed concern about its terms.
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Monday, August 30,2010

Through the cracks

Lansing finds itself unable to enforce building codes in manufactured rental homes

by Andy Balaskovitz
A report by the Public Safety Committee will be distributed at tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting that concludes the city is unable to perform certain building code inspections on mobile-home rental property required by state legislation passed in January.
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Thursday, August 26,2010

The munchies

Should street food vendors be allowed to serve until 3 a.m. on weekends?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Clint Tarver has been slinging hot dogs for about 12 years. He is a staple outside of the Lansing City Hall building at Capitol and Michigan avenues, and for the past two years he has sold hot dogs in the Stadium District on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Wednesday, August 25,2010

Snow ordinance defrosting

by Andy Balaskovitz
The ordinance seeks to manage unkempt snow like the city does for long grass and weeds, issuing a formal warning after the violation is spotted. A warning would come as a posted notice on the property as well as a written notice in the mail.
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Wednesday, August 25,2010

Mission to Juarez

Two Lansing women prepare for a four-month peacekeeping mission to the front lines of the war on drugs

by Andy Balaskovitz
Sandra Cade and Sister Nina Rodriguez, both in their 60s, know they are not going to the sleepy tourist border town that Juarez, Mexico, used to be. Instead, their mission as part of the Michigan Peace Team will be to serve as bodyguards and consolers for those who can’t escape.
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Wednesday, August 25,2010

Virg Watch

Picking a running mate: Much ado about nothing?

by Andy Balaskovitz
The Michigan Democratic Party Convention is Saturday and Sunday in Detroit, but there is only speculation about whom Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero will choose as a lieutenant governor nominee.
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Tuesday, August 24,2010

Kids in the Hall

Bernero defends running for governor while serving as mayor

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero made a rare appearance of late at Monday’s City Council meeting — perhaps coincidentally the first session since the Lansing State Journal renewed its editorial campaign saying he should choose between being mayor and running for governor.
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Monday, August 23,2010

“Good development”

Public hearing scheduled tonight on easing the restrictions of certain commercial developments

by Andy Balaskovitz
A public hearing is scheduled for tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting on a proposed ordinance to establish four overlay districts in the city. Overlays are land-use planning tools that encourage “smart growth” development and pedestrian-oriented movement in commercial areas.
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Thursday, August 19,2010

Virg Watch

Would endorsements keep you from voting for an old friend?

by Andy Balaskovitz
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero used to hang out together at Adrian College in the 1980s. They got to know each other quite well then and stayed in touch as they moved up their respective political ladders.
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