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Wednesday, May 11,2011

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by Readers
Admittedly it’s only an idea at this point, but I think we’d better jump on this before it becomes any more than that.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Time is money

What are time banks and how are they faring in mid-Michigan?

by Adam Molner
Brett Dreyfus first heard about time banks about 15 years ago, but he was in no position to start one: “I just didn’t have the time,” he said. But when Dreyfus was elected as a Meridian Township trustee in 2008, things changed. Dreyfus organized three planning sessions last September that he hoped would be the genesis of a currency system that, at first mention, usually leaves people scratching their head.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Eyesore of the week

534 S. Magnolia Ave., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 534 S. Magnolia Ave., Lansing Assessed value: $19,500 Owner: Richard Arrington Taxpayer: Thomas Arrington Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: It’s so good to see a possible renovation may be underway at 534 S.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

A dispensary shuffle?

What will happen to the 41 operating medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing? A draft regulation ordinance that would force most of them to move surfaces, raising questions

by Andy Balaskovitz
The draft ordinance, written by City Attorney Brig Smith with input from Lansing City Councilwoman Carol Wood, has raised the eyebrows of some dispensary owners and local attorneys because it would restrict new dispensaries to industrially zoned areas of the city and force those not in those zones to move if they want to stay open.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

What's next for Dr. Wiggins?

The Meridian Township Board of Trustees schedules an election on a controversial property rezoning, but it may not be needed. Meanwhile, state allegations of a local doctor’s overprescribing pharmaceuticals may have implications for medical marijuan

by Andy Balaskovitz
The Meridian Township Board of Trustees schedules an election on a controversial property rezoning, but it may not be needed. Meanwhile, state allegations of a local doctor’s overprescribing pharmaceuticals may have implications for medical marijuana patients.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Last-minute budget talks

Union leaders want to see the Lansing City Council levy 3.7 mills in light of the failed millage. Three Council members suggest $5.3 million in new revenue and cuts, which the Bernero administration calls a “pipe dream.”

by Andy Balaskovitz
Because of the failure last week of the special election to raise property taxes by 4 mills to generate revenue for police, fire and roads services, union officials are hoping the Council will raise taxes unilaterally to help maintain those services, said Bryan Epling, president of the Lansing Fire Fighters union.
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Thursday, May 5,2011

Eye candy! of the week

204 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Soaring a half-story above its neighbors at 204 E. Grand River Ave. in Old Town, this red-brick gem is hard to miss. With highly decorative masonry and intricate detailing, this Romanesque revival style building oozes 19th-century charm and is one of Lansing’s architectural masterpieces.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

A-PLUS CAREGIVERS

1917 W. Saginaw St., Lansing 517-372-8085 Hours: M-F 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

by City Pulse
A-Plus Caregivers offers a small variety of medibles and cannabis, displayed in cases that look the same as all of the other display cases selling tobacco products. Tobacco is this shop’s main.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Feedback

by Readers
In his column, Mr. Ambrose uses a different allocation of administrative costs assigned to Groesbeck than those that I discussed. I am ready, willing and able to show anybody who is interested the document I received from the City that supports my assertion as to allocated expenses.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

Serious allegations

A Lansing doctor who is in a controversy in Meridian Township faces allegations by the state that she overprescribes pharmaceuticals

by Andy Balaskovitz
Shannon Wiggins, an osteopathic doctor, faces eight counts of “negligence,” “incompetence” and “selling, prescribing, giving away or administering drugs for other than lawful diagnostic or therapeutic purposes,” documents obtained by City Pulse through a Freedom of Information request show.
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