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Thursday, February 17,2011

Remembering Lincoln's farewell address

MSU professor Ron Dorr analyzes the text of a stirring speech

by Ron Dorr
One hundred fifty years ago this month, Abraham Lincoln gave what I consider his finest address. It was more personal and moving than even his best letters of condolence. It was as humane and affirming, amid loss, as the celebrated Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address. It was a model of leave-taking.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Warner sticks with 'good one'

by Kyle Melinn
Instead, Warner, 68, gave me what I asked for: Her sincere opinion on how Congress worked. Her most satisfying moment working for Rogers. And why, in her late ’50s, the long-time Greenville resident picked up and moved to Washington as a congressional staffer in 2001, a career choice typically reserved for wide-eyed 20-somethings fresh out of college.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Green Solutions USA

3145 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (517) 580-8344

by City Pulse
Besides meds, Green Solutions also offers physician consultations, delivery services, medibles and a small assortment of smoking accessories. Membership is $10 and completely optional. Members receive a discount on meds and added discounts for referring a friend.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Feedback

by Readers
In particular, the company’s Deb Muchmore was quoted in a regional newspaper (Mining Journal, Marquette, MI, July 16, 2009) as saying that Kennecott’s Eagle Project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula can be expected to be built, operated and closed in “a similar outstanding fashion” as the Flambeau Mine.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Fund raising

Are city residents ready for a tax increase to help balance Lansing's budget deficit?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Dunbar is proposing a special May 3 election in which city voters could elect to increase property tax rates by $4 for every $1,000 of taxable property. The estimated $8.5 million in new revenue would go toward maintaining police, fire and road services.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

E.L. dispensary regulations on hold

The East Lansing City Council punts on regulating medical marijuana dispensaries … sort of

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Feb. 16 — The East Lansing City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to take another month to discuss possible medical marijuana dispensary regulations in the city, thus extending a moratorium on the businesses for another 90 days.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Defining the obscene

MSU professor’s new book takes on that challenge by examining how hate speech is the new obscenity

by Brian Bienkowski
As the Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson brought political rancor and vitriolic discourse to the forefront of our national dialogue, Michigan State University law Professor Kevin Saunders was bringing his own research and analysis of hate speech to the public.
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Tuesday, February 15,2011

Kids in the Hall

A May election looks inevitable

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Feb. 15 — The Lansing City Council is expected to vote next week on whether to hold a special May election in which city voters could decide on a 4-mill property tax increase. But the results may be in. An election looks inevitable.
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Monday, February 14,2011

The plan

A FY 2012 budget presentation scheduled for Committee of the Whole

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Feb. 14 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to convene at 6:15 tonight as Committee of the Whole for a budget presentation. But this is no ordinary budget presentation.
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Thursday, February 10,2011

What do you say?

An informal survey shows support for tax increases to close Lansing’s $15 million budget gap

by City Pulse
The administration won’t recommend a budget to the City Council until next month, so we hit the streets to ask 18 people how they would fix the budget. We broadly asked if they supported tax increases, cuts to services or a combination of the two. The results: Tax increases may not be so bad.
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