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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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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Still looking for the fire escape

Reflections and repercussions, 10 years after 9/11

by Lawrence Cosentino
The approach of Sept. 11, 2011, has set off a plume of words and images reliving the horrors and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, but the anniversary has also opened a quiet back door to reflection. David Hollister, mayor of Lansing 10 years ago, has a sobering take on the past decade.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Warning: No jobs created by this column

by Kyle Melinn
A "job." It’s something about every adult needs to scratch out a living. It’s been retooled from rhetorical overuse into a cheap political hammer. It’s been used so many times by so many well-meaning politicians, it’s become a plastic shell that looks good when presented right, but has no functional use.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Lansing’s snow ordinance: fair or unfair?

by City Pulse
Lansing resident Carol Hess didn’t own her home on Harding Avenue in December, when the city’s Public Service Department shoveled the sidewalk, but she might be held liable for the $116.33 the department charged for the service under the city’s snow removal ordinance.
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