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Wednesday, December 21,2011

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Holiday windows are a classic seasonal tradition. Started in the 1800s by department stores like R.H. Macy'euro;'s and Marshall Field'euro;'s, elaborate holiday motifs have graced retail stores from mid-November to the New Year. At it'euro;'s height, J. L. Hudson'euro;'s Woodward Avenue store had over fifty display windows.
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Wednesday, December 21,2011

Yes, we're open

Several medical marijuana dispensaries are still operating in Lansing

by Andy Balaskovitz
Further, Schuette has often said in the media that voters never intended for medical marijuana dispensaries when a 2008 ballot initiative passed allowing the use of cannabis for medical reasons. And Schuette has an August state Court of Appeals ruling 'euro;” commonly referred to as the McQueen case 'euro;” on his side.
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Wednesday, December 21,2011

Hewitt says goodbye

Disillusioned by politics and no amends with Virg Bernero: An exit interview with 1st Ward Councilman Eric Hewitt

by Andy Balaskovitz
For nearly an hour and a half Saturday afternoon, outgoing 1st Ward representative Eric Hewitt recounted the past four years on City Council, from an expletiveand name-calling-filled history with Mayor Virg Bernero to his decided alliance with Carol Wood 'euro;” and how the whole process left him one jaded politician.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Year-round market

East side warehouse will become Food Resource Center

by Lawrence Cosentino
It s sad to stand on bare asphalt where giant rutabagas once roamed, but this could be the last winter Lansing s east side will fend for fresh food without the Allen Street Farmers Market, on seasonal hiatus since Nov. 9.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Time to occupy someplace else

by Kyle Melinn
Occupy has successfully raised the specter of homelessness Exhibit A of corporations putting profits over people. The subject is particularly relevant since our Supreme Court ruled that a corporate computer system, as opposed to a live human being, can boot families from their homes.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Gov. Snyder, keep your word: Veto this bill

by City Pulse
Gov. Rick Snyder’s press secretary said last week that if a bill banning cities and public schools from offering domestic partner benefits such as health care cleared the Legislature, he’d only sign the measure if public universities weren’t thrown into the pot.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Upcoming

by City Pulse
Mobile Food Pantry The City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department is teaming up with the Mid-Michigan Food Bank to offer a mobile food pantry to needy residents and families. The pantry will provide free, fresh non-perishable food items.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Two-headed chief

Lansing, meet your next fire chief, Randy Talifarro, whom the city will share with East Lansing, where he is already in charge. An experiment in regionalism.

by Andy Balaskovitz
For the man who is about to take the unprecedented job of leading both the Lansing and East Lansing Fire departments in what could be described as an experiment in regionalism one question looms: Do the similarities outweigh the differences of the two communities?.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Doctor ordered

Shannon Wiggins pleads no contest to neglect and incompetence charges, keeps her license with fine and probation

by Andy Balaskovitz
A Lansing doctor has received a $5,000 fine and two years probation but will keep her osteopathic medicine license following a complaint by the state Attorney General s Office that she overprescribed pharmaceuticals.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
The lobby of the Waterford Estates looks almost inviting, as if waiting for the next round of guests to come inside and check into their rooms. Never mind the ivy slowly inching it s way up the outside windows the inside seems relatively well maintained.
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