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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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Wednesday, August 6,2014

Police probe sought

City terminates funding for Lansing Neighborhood Council after scathing audit report

by Todd A. Heywood
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6 — The Bernero administration has terminated all funding to the Lansing Neighborhood Council after an audit found “serious irregularities in the accounting and cash management practices.” The action has effectively killed the 34-year-old nonprofit formed to coordinate and support the activities of neighborhood organizations. It provides a number of services on behalf of the city, such as trash cleanup and building board-ups. It receives at least $54,000 a year.
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Monday, July 7,2014

Waiting or buying?

Police crack down on

by Todd A. Heywood
Michael Hays was doing what thousands of CATA bus riders do every day: waiting for a bus to return home. The next bus would arrive in about 20 minutes, so the community actor decided to have a cigarette.
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Wednesday, July 2,2014

Errant oil on city waters

City Council members question lack of notification about oil spill, committee to investigate response

by Todd A. Heywood
Responding to a small oil spill on the Grand River Thursday, City Council members have questions about how the city responded and why they weren’t notified.
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