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Realtor misled condominium buyers

Couple is entitled to more than $470,000 in damages.

November 22, 2013
LANSING — A couple who bought a South Haven condo built on contaminated land two blocks from Lake Michigan is entitled to about $470,000 in damages from the realtor and her real estate agency that handled the deal, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled. Read More

More public transit — except buses — on road to privatization

Local transit agencies make their own decisions.

October 11, 2013
LANSING — Most public transit agencies across the country contract with private firms to provide some services and operations, a new federal study shows. Read More

Lawmakers propose making elected sheriffs and prosecutors non-partisan positions

February 26, 2013
LANSING — Two traditional political battlegrounds could become, well, less bloody, if 83 county prosecutors and 83 county sheriffs were elected without Democratic or Republican affiliations. Read More

Lawmakers push law for witnesses

LANSING — Liar, liar, pants on fire? Or liar, liar, pants in prison?

It should be the second option, according to lawmakers who want prison time for witnesses who deliberately lie to legislative panels.

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The best architecture in Michigan

February 16, 2009

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Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids is one of West Michigan’s “Architectural Achievements.”
LANSING — What do Detroit’s restored Fox Theatre, the Lapeer and Alpena county courthouses, Meadowbrook in Rochester, the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and the Capitol in Lansing have in common?

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Charter Boat Captains Maintain Upbeat Lure

LANSING — Despite high fuel prices and a staggering Michigan economy, some charter boat operators on  Lake Michigan and Lake Superior predict a successful — even robust —season.

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