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Wednesday, December 1,2010

Just say no

The mayor calls a moratorium on new medical marijuana businesses ‘absolute nonsense’ and ‘Nixonian.’ Meanwhile, businesses scramble to get grandfathered in

by Andy Balaskovitz
The proposed ordinance would ban any new medical marijuana establishments for up to a year while the City Council and the city attorney draft an ordinance that includes licensing through the city clerk’s office.
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Wednesday, December 1,2010

Revitalization HQ

The former School for the Blind library and museum comes back to life as a ‘neighborhood empowerment center’

by Andy Balaskovitz
When walking through the former School for the Blind library and museum on Pine Street with Gene Townsend, the construction manager who organized its redevelopment, one of the first things he said was, “It’s amazing what you can get done in a few weeks.
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Wednesday, December 1,2010

Road trippin' to recovery

A look about mid-Michigan on the road to economic recovery

by Andy Balaskovitz
My journey went south, literally and figuratively, when I reached the unemployment office on Cedar Street. Little surprise, the drab, gray office in south Lansing kept a steady flow of 15 out-of-work employees either filing for or extending their unemployment benefits.
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Wednesday, December 1,2010

New leadership at the market

Joe Lesausky replaces John Hooper as Lansing City Market manager

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Dec. 1 — Joe Lesausky, the new manager for the Lansing City Market, comes from a healthy background of farming and public administration.
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Wednesday, December 1,2010

A non-motorized plan

East Lansing is in the process of adopting a non-motorized transportation plan, en route to a ‘Complete Streets’ policy

by W. K. Green
East Lansing has close to 18 miles of primary road bike lanes, but the future may hold as many as 56 miles, according to a draft of the city’s Non-Motorized Transportation Plan.The plan outlines a number of potential projects the city can undertake to become more accessible to biking and other methods of transportation beyond automobiles.
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Tuesday, November 30,2010

Kids in the Hall

Not all Lansing City Council members on board with a medical marijuana moratorium

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Nov. 30 — It sure took a long discussion to set a date for a discussion at Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting. That’s because Council Vice President Kathie Dunbar and Fourth Ward Councilwoman Jessica Yorko expressed their opposition to the proposed medical marijuana moratorium.
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Monday, November 29,2010

A hold on pot shops?

The Lansing City Council will introduce an ordinance tonight that places a moratorium on “medical marihuana establishments”

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Nov. 29 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to introduce an ordinance to place a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses at tonight’s meeting before a planned public hearing Dec. 6.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Deco after dark

Ottawa Power Station tries on its new evening gown

by Lawrence Cosentino
Pointing and gaping at the emerging charms of the Ottawa Power Station, now nearing the end of its renovation into the world headquarters of the Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America, has been a favorite exercise in downtown Lansing for the past two years.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Introducing ... Mark King

by City Pulse Staff
City Pulse welcomes marketing and sales executive Mark King as its newest advertising consultant. King brings more than 10 years of marketing and sales experience from the areas of diversity, sales event planning and brand management integration.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Still a lot to do for Legislature

by Kyle Melinn
How can the Mike Bishop-led state Senate and the Andy Dillon-led state House seriously close up shop a month early on the claim that there’s nothing left to be done?If you had nothing on your list to start, it’s quite easy to finish it.
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