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Wednesday, February 9,2011

It’s time police simmer down on pot

by Kyle Melinn
Didn’t nearly two-thirds of Michigan voters say two years ago that a limited amount of medical marijuana could be grown legally? That it’s high time police found more productive uses for their time than harassing someone growing a little weed in the backyard?
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Wednesday, February 9,2011

Best Buds

1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat Noon-6 p.m. (517) 708-7924

by City Pulse
Open for less than a month now, Best Buds has been generating a big enough buzz to catch a contact high off of. Located in the heart of REO Town next to the old Dalmatian’s restaurant, Best Buds offers some of the best meds and smoking accessories around ' at friendly prices.
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Wednesday, February 9,2011

Feedback

You call these guys religious?

by Readers
Andy Balaskovitz (City Pulse, Jan 26, Guns, Violence and Politics) has researched the number of people with Concealed Pistol Licenses in the state and in Ingham County. He points out that in recent years there were thirty-four persons in the county who were victims of homicide by gunfire and fifty-eight who committed suicide with a gun.
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Wednesday, February 9,2011

Eye candy of the Week

Lansing Delta Township Assembly Complex

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Factories were pronounced Cathedrals of Industry, so called for their massive scale and design that rivaled the architecture of Europe’s great houses of worship. Over time, industrial architecture has become increasingly nondescript ' you can’t have pride in something you can’t identify.
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Wednesday, February 9,2011

Tax hikes in the city?

Lansing voters may face a special election in May to raise property taxes to help pay for police and fire protection and roads. Mayor Bernero: ‘This may be the year that I have to cry uncle’

by Andy Balaskovitz
So far, the plan calls for holding a special election in May ' before the Council has to approve a fiscal year 2012 budget ' that could generate roughly $8.5 million in additional revenue for the city through a 4-mill property tax increase. Feb. 22 is the deadline for the Council to call a special election.
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Wednesday, February 9,2011

No ways, no how

First Ward Councilman Eric Hewitt wants off of the Ways and Means Committee. But can he just resign?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Committee Chairwoman and Council Vice President Kathie Dunbar set three meetings at 3 p.m. this month to address gaps in the looming $15 million budget deficit for fiscal year 2012. Normally, Ways and Means meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 4 p.
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Wednesday, February 9,2011

DEA in Delhi

The Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad raids a medical marijuana growing operation that might be two plants over the state limit. Small stuff — yet the narcs call the feds. Why?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Since then, federal marijuana charges have been brought against Randall Lloyd Darling and Joseph David Johnson, the two growers who showed Every the plants. They face a minimum of five years in prison for growing more than 100 cannabis plants.
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Wednesday, February 9,2011

Kids in the Hall

Open gun carriers voice concerns with CADL policy; Gillespie is reconsidered for Corridor Improvement Authority; and a General Fund halftime report

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Feb. 9 — Members of the gun rights advocacy group Michigan Open Carry voiced their concerns with the Capital Area District Library’s no-weapons policy at Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting.
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Wednesday, February 9,2011

Bernero urges support for tax increase

Mayor: 'I have to in all honesty say I think we need more revenue'

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Feb. 9 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero strengthened his support today for a potential property tax increase in Lansing.
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Wednesday, February 9,2011

High marks

MSU grad brings a personalized touch to preparing for big exams

by Yang Zhang
Wednesday, Feb. 9 — For many, starting a business is a dream. But for John Rood, Michigan State University alumnus and owner of Next Step Test Prep, it has been a reality.
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