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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Yorko's absences making her a political target?

by Kyle Melinn
Lansing City Councilwoman Jessica Yorko’s poor attendance at committee meetings is opening her up to political attacks from the unions.Yorko, who was elected in 2009 to represent the 4th Ward, missed half of her first 75 committee meetings.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Turtle's Medical Marijuana Compassionate Services

2121 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing | Open 24 Hours | (517) 214-2244

by City Pulse
Whether the idea was to fulfill a need or to seize an opportunity, owner and budtender Corey, along with his wife, Toni, have managed to do both by opening Turtle’s Medical Marijuana Compassionate Services ' the only 24-hour medical marijuana shop in the area.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Medical Marijuana Services

3303 N. East St., Lansing. M-Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

by City Pulse
Medical Marijuana Services, a collection of six businesses that occupies the old A&E Printing building on East Street, is one the shops able to continue operation during the moratorium. MMS helps patients get legal and offers raw medical marijuana with no membership required.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Public ed in the 21st century

Old school chats with new school when discussing … schools

by Gretchen Cochran
School budgets are shrinking and the tools are changing, but still their fervor for lighting a fire of understanding in a young mind was contagious. They talked of inner city challenges confronted by school boards and trying to teach bored children who are bombarded with electronic stimulation.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Feedback

by Readers
I was moved, as well as disgusted by Councilwoman Wood’s recent statements, "I guess that’s his [Mayor Bernero’s] idea of regionalism," adding that she has been asked by "regional study groups" to follow their lead with a moratorium.” (“Just Say No,” 12/1/10) Perhaps Councilwoman Wood has forgotten who she works for. She should keep in mind that she has no allegiance to any “regional study groups.” Rather, she answers to the citizens of Lansing, who obviously need to relieve her of her duties.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

The DEA is in town

More questions than answers remain after a federal bust of medical-marijuana growing facilities in Okemos

by Andy Balaskovitz
Five properties and at least 400 plants. That was the target and the take of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency on Nov. 30 at various addresses in Okemos used for growing medical marijuana.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

A plan for the future

What is a master plan? What does it do? And why is Lansing’s 52 years old?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing Planning Director Bob Johnson’s downtown office is modestly sized ' a computer desk, a small table and some bookshelves. Aerial views of Lansing dot the walls. One bookshelf is loaded with three-ring binders, and there are files upon files that explain why Lansing looks the way it does.
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Tuesday, December 7,2010

Kids in the Hall

The Lansing City Council approves a moratorium on new medical marijuana businesses — but not before 46 new ones sneak in at the last minute

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Dec. 7 — A flood of new medical marijuana businesses came forward literally minutes before the Lansing City Council unanimously approved a moratorium against them.
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Monday, December 6,2010

Enough votes?

The opposition to a medical marijuana ordinance needs to find one more vote before tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Dec. 6 — Opponents to a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses in Lansing need to secure one more vote in order to block it at tonight’s City Council meeting.
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Friday, December 3,2010

Eyesore of the week

811 Bement St., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Barn, shed, Quonset hut, privy ' call it what you like, these structures like the small metal building accompanying the petite early 20th century house in the Hosmer Neighborhood at 811 Bement Street are simply outbuildings.
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