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Thursday, January 13,2011

A cautious approach

State Sen. Rebekah Warren says tighter gun control policies are needed

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Jan. 13 — State Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, said Wednesday on “City Pulse on the Air” that the state could benefit from less liberal gun control policies in light of the Tucson shooting.
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Wednesday, January 12,2011

Cars, a rut, tree limbs & the 'Sidewalk to Nowhere'

by Kyle Melinn
Maybe you forget your near-death experiences. I don’t forget mine. It happened on Waverly Road, exactly along that little stretch of road the city of Lansing and Lansing Township may lay this alleged $1.3 million "Sidewalk to Nowhere."
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Wednesday, January 12,2011

Feedback

by Readers
The Waverly Road project is sorely needed for safe biking and walking. It is not a “path to nowhere,” as Senator Jones proclaims. This should be evident by the well worn “desire path” in the grass.
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Wednesday, January 12,2011

Eye candy! of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
It might be difficult for our modern sensibilities to believe that at one time communities, like Lansing, had a much greater variety of housing types
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Wednesday, January 12,2011

Colonial revival

Neighbors rally around resurrecting the Colonial Village Shopping Center. But is another supermarket in the cards?

by Andy Balaskovitz
When the L&L Food Center closed at the Colonial Village Shopping Center Nov. 27, Margaret Kingsbury wasted little time rounding up input from neighbors. She wanted to know how the neighborhood would recover from losing the staple of its old-fashioned shopping center.
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Wednesday, January 12,2011

When a sidewalk is more than a sidewalk

Race, politics come to the fore of the proposed Waverly Road sidewalk project

by Andy Balaskovitz
I prepared my black Palomar GT mountain bike Sunday morning to travel the path that has been called both treacherous and unused in the past 10 days.Is it so dangerous along Waverly Road in Lansing Township that a sidewalk is necessary or so senseless because it would be underused?
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Wednesday, January 12,2011

Pot PAC

A new group of lobbyists seek to defend medical cannabis

by Andy Balaskovitz
Sensible Michigan, a political action committee formed by a group of six people from Detroit, is drumming up support to defend the state’s medical marijuana law. They believe it’s a law on the brink of destruction by concerned politicians with lifelong qualms with cannabis.
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Wednesday, January 12,2011

To market, to market

Inside Lansing’s medical marijuana farmers markets

by Andy Balaskovitz
Your Healthy Choice Clinic at 628 E. Michigan Ave. on Sunday afternoons turns into a shoulder-to-shoulder shopping center for qualified medical marijuana patients and caregivers. At any given time between noon and 5 p.m., as many as 50 shoppers browse the narrow office space downtown.
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Wednesday, January 12,2011

DEA: records, please

A rally at the Capitol against the DEA’s request for medical marijuana patients’ records

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Jan. 12 — About 30 people gathered on the east-facing steps of the Capitol today to protest the federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s request for seven Lansing-area medical marijuana patients’ records.
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Wednesday, January 12,2011

Rogers on gun control

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers reflects on gun control, 9/11 workers’ compensation on City Pulse on the Air

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Jan. 12 — U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, said today that the tragic shooting Saturday of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson was not a failure of gun control policy but of the mental health system.Speaking on “City Pulse on the Air, “Rogers said Congress should spend its time analyzing the mental health system, not gun control policy.
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