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Thursday, January 27,2011

Second time around

A look at the city’s annual holiday tree recycling program

by Yang Zhang
Thursday, Jan. 27 — The city of Lansing collected nearly 1,000 used holiday trees from residents this month as part of its annual holiday trees collection program. But where do all these trees go?
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

News flash: Dems like what Snyder is saying

by Kyle Melinn
Newly elected Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, the state’s most liberal state House member in 2010, praised Snyder for pledging $25 million to the Pure Michigan advertising campaign. The Detroit delegation was starry eyed about Snyder re-jimmying the emergency financial manager law and popping an urban renewal proposal.
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

Top Shelf Budz

1723 E. Michigan ave., Lansing. Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (517) 574-4528

by City Pulse
At $20 a gram, the Maui Waui is a strain worthy of the Top Shelf designation. This forever-young strain isn’t the most potent sativa available, but the dank, moldy fruit smell and bright red hairs frosted in trichomes produce a smooth, heady high. It has been a favorite since the 70s.
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

Feedback

by Readers
I was very angered by the article written by Gretchen Cochran in last week’s City Pulse (Will it take Superman to Fix Lansing’s Schools?). I am a teacher in the Lansing school district and, unlike some of the administrators and board members, I live in the city of Lansing.
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

Safe growing

A rise in medical marijuana burglaries in homes and businesses has people wondering: Where is it safe to grow?

by Andy Balaskovitz
At least 11 incidences of burglary or robbery involving medical marijuana were reported from Meridian Township to Eaton Rapids in the past seven months. Six of them were residential. Nine of them were in the city of Lansing. Charges were brought in two.
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

Bauer to seek weapons limits

Two Democrats have opposing views on gun-free zones following incidents at the Capital Area District Library

by Andy Balaskovitz
In the wake of two men openly carrying guns in the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library, state Rep. Joan Bauer is preparing legislation that would add public libraries to the short list of facilities that are exempt from the state’s open carry law.
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

Guns, Violence, Politics and the Right to Bear Arms

by Andy Balaskovitz
In Michigan, a favorable state for gun owners, there is legislation afoot (crafted by a Democrat) that would eliminate the state’s gun-free zones. In Lansing, two people recently walked through the downtown Capital Area District Library openly carrying guns.
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

Jones on pot: Expect regulations in 2011

State Sen. Rick Jones and local attorney Matt Newburg discuss medical marijuana issues

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wed. Jan. 26 —State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said today that legislation to tax medical marijuana businesses is coming in 2011. And a local medical marijuana attorney says it should.
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

Snakes stay put?

A proposed federal law to tackle a snake problem in Florida could have local implications

by Yang Zhang
When walking into Preuss Pets at 1127 N. Cedar St. in Old Town, reptile hobbyists will feel excited about the variety of reptiles in the store’s southeast corner.
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Tuesday, January 25,2011

Kids in the Hall

A pep talk, tributes and a public hearing

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Jan. 25 — The scene on the first floor of the chilly, well-lit Knapp’s building Monday night was so optimistic, you might think the city faces a $15 million budget surplus and state revenue sharing would be plentiful in 2011.
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