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Wednesday, May 18,2011

Accident Fund: If we build it, can they come?

by Kyle Melinn
Like just about everyone else in town, downtown worker Judy Putnam was marveling at the gorgeous new Accident Fund headquarters the other day when she got the itch to peek inside.What’s the harm, right? It’s not the Sears Tower or the Empire State Building, but this is the closest thing we have to cool in Lansing. Surely they wouldn’t mind if someone wanted to see the lobby ...
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Wednesday, May 18,2011

Buono's Medical Marijuana Caregivers

1419 Turner St., Lansing (517) 819-8167 Hours: M, W, F; 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

by City Pulse
Buono’s Medical Marijuana Caregivers is located on the west side of Turner Street near North Street in a singlestory, compact, brick building, in the middle of an industrial-looking zone.
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Wednesday, May 18,2011

Feedback

Correcting the record

by Readers
I was pretty surprised and hurt to learn first-hand how little research Mr. Melinn put into his column this week (“Hewitt out, six others get in 1st Ward race,” 5/11/11).
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Wednesday, May 18,2011

Got votes?

With time running out for the August primary, the administration is still shy of the Council support it needs to put part of the Red Cedar Golf Course up for sale

by Andy Balaskovitz
The administration’s plan to sell more than 12 acres along Michigan Avenue in the Frandor area is tied directly to financing a major effort proposed by Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann to clean up the polluted Red Cedar River. The U.S.
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Wednesday, May 18,2011

The mayor on dispensaries

How Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero envisions commercial medical marijuana activity

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, who spoke out last week against a proposed ordinance that would make most of Lansing’s medical marijuana dispensaries move, has offered an ordinance of his own that would allow dispensaries to open in various commercially and industrially zoned areas of the city as long as they are at least 500 feet apart.
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Wednesday, May 18,2011

The shape they're in

An audit of Lansing sidewalks to provide extensive data for city, be a catalyst for grants

by Andy Balaskovitz
James, a 32-year-old auditor for Jackson National Life, and Lavigne, a 27-yearold University of Michigan urban planning student, were walking the Genesee Neighborhood just north of downtown Lansing Saturday. A “heave with a tree” means a portion of sidewalk is distorted likely because of the roots underneath.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Hewitt out, six others get in 1st Ward race

by Kyle Melinn
Councilman Eric Hewitt, the first-term member from the 1st Ward, opted against filing for re-election, creating a wide-open, six-person race that features a former councilman, a former state representative and several aggressive newcomers. The top two will face each other in November.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Green Leaf Clinic

900 W. Holmes Road, Lansing (517) 977-0725 Hours: M-Sat, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. www.greenleafclinic.org

by City Pulse
Green Leaf Clinic is located on the north side of Holmes Road in a small strip mall near the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard intersection. The edifice is adorned with a modern-looking illuminated sign, making this dispensary easy to find. The lobby is bright, open and modestly decorated with comfortable-looking furniture.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Feedback

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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