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Thursday, February 12,2015

Lansing City Council seat

City won’t disclose who is applying to fill the vacant council seat until Friday

by Todd A. Heywood
THURSDAY, FEB. 12 — Business consultant and former journalist Walt Sorg has applied to fill the Lansing City Council seat. City Council is seeking an applicant to replace former at-large member Derrick Quinney. Sorg is the only candidate known to have submitted an application. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope says he won’t release the names of applicants until the application process is closed.
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Wednesday, February 4,2015

New Register of Deeds

Quinney selected as new Register of Deeds

by Todd A. Heywood
WED., FEB. 4 – Derrick Quinney was selected as Ingham county’s new Register of Deeds this afternoon. Quinney was one of three finalists for the position, vacated when Curtis Hertel, Jr. was elected to the state senate in November. Quinney was appointed effective immediately.
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Monday, February 2,2015

Register of deeds race

Koenig transferred tax debts two weeks before primary election

by Todd A. Heywood
MONDAY, FEB. 2 —Carol Koenig, one of three finalists to be Ingham County register of deeds, was ramping up for the final two weeks of her primary campaign to retain her seat as a county commissioner last July when she transferred responsibility for overdue taxes through property transfers, records show.
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Friday, January 30,2015

Register of deeds

Koenig tells panel she was tardy on taxes

by Todd A. Heywood
FRIDAY, JAN. 30 — Ingham County Commissioner Carol Koenig, who is seeking the register of deeds post, said Thursday she has been late or delinquent at times on property taxes.
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Thursday, January 29,2015

Register of deeds race

Koenig delinquent on Lansing property tax payments

by Todd A. Heywood
THURSDAY, JAN. 29 — Ingham County Commissioner Carol Koenig, a finalist for register of deeds, may have unpaid property taxes on three properties she used to own in the city of Lansing.
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Tuesday, January 27,2015

Down to the deed

Three finalists chosen for Ingham County Register of Deeds

by Todd A. Heywood
Three finalists were chosen for the Ingham County Register of Deeds post today, Derrick Quinney, Carol Wood and Carol Koenig.
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Wednesday, October 8,2014

Just say no

East Lansing shuts the door on Just Energy

by Todd A. Heywood
Lansing and East Lansing residents are encouraged to call police if representatives of Just Energy come knocking on their door. East Lansing barred the company Sept. 24 from soliciting door-to-door after applicants for peddler’s licenses were denied for criminal records.
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Tuesday, October 7,2014

Same-sex marriage milestone

Supreme Court refuses to hear marriage equality cases, all eyes on Michigan now

by Todd A. Heywood
After the U.S. Supreme Court let stand same-sex marriage laws in five states today, Michigan supporters are waiting to join the club. But the proverbial jury is still out.
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Wednesday, September 10,2014

Generation violence

by Todd A. Heywood
The headlines late last month all trumpeted the news: Nine shootings in nine days. It was “uncommon” for Lansing, city police say, but an aberration in crime for the area, not a trend.
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Wednesday, August 6,2014

‘Tower of terror’

Serious problems persist at the public housing complex on South Washington Avenue, residents say — those brave enough to talk. Authorities dispute it.

by Todd A. Heywood
The stories from residents are appalling — they paint a picture of a developing country, not a five-story building on Lansing’s near south side. Human feces and urine in the hallways, common areas and elevators. Large, aggressive crowds blocking entry to the building. Threats directed at anyone attempting to close a security door into the facility. Large fights. Guns. Drugs. And bedbugs on the fourth and fifth floor.
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