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Wednesday, December 29,2010

Shekina Pena

The owner of Your Healthy Choice Clinc, 628 E. Michigan Ave., talks about opening a medical marijuana shop downtown, legalization and hemp farming

by Andy Balaskovitz
How has medical marijuana, in your perspective, changed Lansing over the past year? It has definitely been a rocket for businesses and employment. I truly believe it has helped the community. I am excited for the moratorium because it’s going to help us revamp and get some leadershi...
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Wednesday, December 29,2010

Lorie Klein

The economy was a pervasive news story in 2010. Here is one local perspective from a woman who spent the whole year unemployed and spared a few minutes of her time while job-hunting at the local Michigan Works! Association office on Cedar Street.

by Andy Balaskovitz
How have you been impacted by the recession? I live in Leslie and have been unemployed for about a year. How was the transition from working to being unemployed? The transition didn’t go real well. I do office-type, management work. I was really sick, and they let me go at the tim...
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Wednesday, December 29,2010

Amy Krause

Lansing Judge Amy Krause was appointed to the Michigan Court of Appeals in December after serving on the 54-A District Court in Lansing since 2003. She will serve through 2012.

by Andy Balaskovitz
How would you describe your judicial philosophy? In terms of judicial philosophy, I try not to label myself. My philosophy, if you want to call it a philosophy, is that judges need to apply the law to the facts of the case in as fair and just manner as possible. What are you taking away ...
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Wednesday, December 29,2010

Pat Gillespie

The local developer’s Market Place project stalled in City Council before an Ingham County Circuit Court judge intervened — how will he top that in 2011?

by Andy Balaskovitz
What did you take away from the City Council and Market Place experience this fall? Basically, the out-crying of positive support saying, “Yes, we want to see the riverfront revitalized. Yes, we want to see progress and change.” That was a positive experience. And then just to...
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Wednesday, December 29,2010

Robert Selig

The executive director of the Capitol Region International Airport talks about attracting Sun Country Airlines, the airline business and going international

by Andy Balaskovitz
How does your background in law enforcement tie into your job as an airport director? Law enforcement or public safety is an integral part to the whole airport business. The emphasis on it has been growing throughout my whole career. Since 1974 when we first started having hijackings and ...
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Wednesday, December 29,2010

Birders, rejoice

A new MSU database of bird sounds meant for scholars, enthusiasts

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Dec. 29 — Michigan State University’s Avian Vocalizations Center, or AVoCet, has launched a free, public and online database of more than 10,000 bird sounds from throughout the world.
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Monday, December 27,2010

Op-Ed: Medical Marijuana Haziness or Normalcy Bias

Ryan D. Richmond is the former owner of Clinical Relief, a medical marijuana dispensary in Ferndale that was raided by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department in August.

by Ryan D. Richmond
Monday, Dec. 27 — I am very concerned about how strong-armed-forces are moving forward to collect and control data on what is, at the moment, our protected personal rights.
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Wednesday, December 22,2010

Clarke a judge at last ' but for how long?

by Kyle Melinn
Here’s the situation: Krause’s current term is set to expire Jan. 1. She was elected in November to a new term, which begins at noon Jan. 1. Granholm appointed her to the Court of Appeals after she won reelection to the District Court, which created a vacancy.
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Wednesday, December 22,2010

HydroWorld

407 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. M-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (517) 887-9960

by City Pulse
Last year, Danny Trevino opened Hydro World Hydroponics, a grow-equipment store, and began instructing others in the art of hydroponic growing. The location on Barnes Avenue in south Lansing isn’t exactly in a business hotspot for a medical marijuana dispensary.
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Wednesday, December 22,2010

Feedback

Not DWB

by Readers
The State Police came to the correct conclusion: this was not a racist issue ("DWB ’unfounded’" 12/15/10). Let us once again review the facts: Quinney was speeding, and driving in an unsafe manner. The police officer passed him, a sort of non-verbal warning. Ungrateful, and anxious to get to an event, Quinney continued speeding.
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