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Wednesday, September 21,2011

East Lansing Barnes & Noble closing

by Nicole LaChance
Barnes & Noble, located in the old Jacobson’s Building on the corner of Grand River Avenue and Charles Street, is shutting its doors on Dec. 31, said David Deason, vice president of development for Barnes & Noble Booksellers Inc. Deason cited the end of the lease term as the reason for the closure.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Competing for cash

Three local charities are competing in an online Art Van challenge for grant money.

by Nicole LaChance
Three charities are competing for a chance to win a second grant from the third annual Art Van Charity Challenge. The challenge awarded $1 million in money to charities in the form of grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to 50 Michigan nonprofits in the children, health and human services areas earlier this month.
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Thursday, September 15,2011

History Makers visit Sexton

National back-to-school program coming to the Lansing School district

by L. Edward Street
Thursday, Sept 15 – If you’re convinced that good test scores usually equal a progression in learning, you’ll find a different opinion from Eva Evans, former deputy superintendent of the Lansing School District.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

Solutions, not parking lot for Oliver Towers land

by Kyle Melinn
Why can’t I get excited about this pending land swap in which Davenport University gets that prime piece of land across the street from Lansing Community College in exchange for property a block down the river for the "boondoggle site" of the Michigan State Police?.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

Lansing kicks of f three new pilot recycling programs

by City Pulse
The business has been using the program to recycle everything from computer paper to plastic bottles and cans. Leech said the biggest benefit of the program is the convenience of not having to go out to the dumpster to get rid of a lot of trash.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

Sales or service?

Some Stay Open. Some Stay Closed: The Road Ahead For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

by Andy Balaskovitz
Within two weeks after the state Court of Appeals said on Aug. 23 that selling medical marijuana is illegal, the Greater Lansing Medical Marijuana Business Association held a meeting at the vacant Story Oldsmobile car dealership on Lansing’s east side to try and figure out what to do next.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

Proposed Legislation

What's up Republicans' sleeves this legislative season?

by Andy Balaskovitz
About midway between the eastfacing Capitol building steps and Capitol Avenue Sept. 7, a tall sign held by a medical marijuana advocate read: “WHERE ARE THE DEMS TO STOP THIS S_ _ T?” If the goal is clarifying what seemingly everyone refers to as an unclear medical marijuana law, it’s a good question.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

Pay Back

Dispensary owners consider filing suit against the city for not refunding licensing fees for opening a business

by Andy Balaskovitz
A group of former medical marijuana dispensary owners, joined by a Lansing-area attorney, is saying the same thing to the city of Lansing. The business owners want refunds for the fees they paid the city ' at least $1,000 for each dispensary ' as required by an ordinance adopted on June 27.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Property: 500 S. Pennsyvania Ave., Lansing Owner: Haida Jafar Taxpayer: Haida Jafar Assessed: $23,500 Owner says: Unable to be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Attached garages just make sense in Michigan. An attached garage is relatively rare on early 20th century houses like this one at 500 S.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

WKAR facing serious debt

Ten employees laid off after deficit reaches $635,000, records show. Higher-ups refuse to be interviewed.

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
The information came from documents the university provided after City Pulse filed a Freedom of Information Act request. The university was unwilling to provide the information previously and is still refusing to grant interviews with higher-ups about the situation that led to the layoffs.
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