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Wednesday, February 16,2011

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In particular, the company’s Deb Muchmore was quoted in a regional newspaper (Mining Journal, Marquette, MI, July 16, 2009) as saying that Kennecott’s Eagle Project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula can be expected to be built, operated and closed in “a similar outstanding fashion” as the Flambeau Mine.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Fund raising

Are city residents ready for a tax increase to help balance Lansing's budget deficit?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Dunbar is proposing a special May 3 election in which city voters could elect to increase property tax rates by $4 for every $1,000 of taxable property. The estimated $8.5 million in new revenue would go toward maintaining police, fire and road services.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

E.L. dispensary regulations on hold

The East Lansing City Council punts on regulating medical marijuana dispensaries … sort of

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Feb. 16 — The East Lansing City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to take another month to discuss possible medical marijuana dispensary regulations in the city, thus extending a moratorium on the businesses for another 90 days.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Defining the obscene

MSU professor’s new book takes on that challenge by examining how hate speech is the new obscenity

by Brian Bienkowski
As the Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson brought political rancor and vitriolic discourse to the forefront of our national dialogue, Michigan State University law Professor Kevin Saunders was bringing his own research and analysis of hate speech to the public.
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Tuesday, February 15,2011

Kids in the Hall

A May election looks inevitable

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Feb. 15 — The Lansing City Council is expected to vote next week on whether to hold a special May election in which city voters could decide on a 4-mill property tax increase. But the results may be in. An election looks inevitable.
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Monday, February 14,2011

The plan

A FY 2012 budget presentation scheduled for Committee of the Whole

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Feb. 14 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to convene at 6:15 tonight as Committee of the Whole for a budget presentation. But this is no ordinary budget presentation.
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Thursday, February 10,2011

What do you say?

An informal survey shows support for tax increases to close Lansing’s $15 million budget gap

by City Pulse
The administration won’t recommend a budget to the City Council until next month, so we hit the streets to ask 18 people how they would fix the budget. We broadly asked if they supported tax increases, cuts to services or a combination of the two. The results: Tax increases may not be so bad.
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Thursday, February 10,2011

Who’s more scared?

Library patrons are worried about guns openly carried in the library; gun owners fear for their own safety without them

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Feb. 10 — The Capital Area District Library took a formal stance on its no-weapons policy Wednesday, citing “alarm and panic” from staff and patrons when guns are openly carried in the library.
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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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