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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Candidate profiles

by City Pulse
Manzella, a 25-year-old REO Town resident, went to high school in Shelby Township and earned a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning from Michigan State University in 2008 and is working on his master’s in public policy at MSU. He is manager of regional programs for the Lansing Economic Area Partnership.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Tri-Castle Cannabuzz

6026 W. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd., Lansing (517) 580-4334 Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 7 days a week

by City Pulse
South Lansing’s Tri-Castle Cannabuzz is located on the west side of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard just north of Miller Road and, based on my personal experience, is easily overlooked. After several minutes touring this section of MLK, I was able to find this dispensary housed in a simple, unassuming single-story building.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Eye Candy! of the week

5632 Okemos Road, East Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
The carriage house is a classic building type that all but disappeared in the 20th century, but is staged for a comeback. Few are as fortunate as the handful of dwellings in the Lansing area that possess a carriage house, like this beauty at 5632 Okemos Road.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Gannett makes cuts

The Lansing State Journal lays off 15 employees or more amid corporate plans to cut costs. One former employee speaks out on the paper’s “atrophy.” One MSU professor talks the future of journalism.

by Andy Balaskovitz
On June 21, Bob Dickey, Gannett’s U.S. Community Publishing division president, sent out a memo to employees that the U.S. publishing division would be shrinking by about 700 employees, or roughly 2 percent of Gannett’s work force. The decision was all economics.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Cannabis or custody?

A medical marijuana patient in Lansing is sentenced to jail after failing to comply with a court order to not use marijuana as he seeks to maintain custody of his daughter

by Andy Balaskovitz
In a case that could have implications for medical marijuana patients who are parents, a Lansing man was sentenced Tuesday to three days in county jail because he refuses to stop using medical marijuana and may lose custody of his child because of it.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Millage no-shows

Why two Lansing City Council candidates didn’t make it out to vote on May 3

by Andy Balaskovitz
“There was a bit of confusion,” said the 36-year-old Damico, who is a full-time laboratory technician at Sparrow Hospital, referring to how the millage money would actually have been spent. He said his “work schedule” also played a role in his not voting ' “that was my fault.
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Saturday, July 2,2011

Candidate profiles

by City Pulse
Harold Leeman has been waiting four years to reclaim his 1st Ward seat on the Lansing City Council.“I know a lot of people know my record — it’s a progressive record. Some people need to be reminded of that,” he said. “For the past three-and-a-half years, the ward has not had the representation day in and day out that I gave it.”
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Plane that funky lumber

Kelvin Potter rescues urban wood from the shredder

by Lawrence Cosentino
Kelvin Potter has bagged two-ton game and bigger, but he’s not the macho type. His straw hat is only shredded on top because his 3-year-old son sat on it. But when he stood in the lumber yard of his workshop in Bath Township last week, he looked like Teddy Roosevelt posing next to a fallen elephant.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Washington, Wilkes nab critical labor nod

by Kyle Melinn
The backing of the Greater Lansing Labor Council and the UAW CAP Council has changed everything. Now, with only five weeks before the August primary, Washington needs to be considered a front-runner with Martinez in the only real competitive race on Lansing’s August ballot.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

What is Council smoking?

An Editorial

by City Pulse
The Council had plenty of time to fashion a reasonable ordinance since the imposition of a moratorium on new dispensaries last December. But with Friday’s expiration of the moratorium looming, the Council desperately pushed through an ordinance that will no doubt result in a welldeserved lawsuit against it.
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