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Tuesday, December 14,2010

Kids in the Hall

Carol Wood gives her colleagues an early Christmas present by streamlining Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Dec. 14 — With 28 resolutions on Monday’s Lansing City Council agenda, the meeting was shaping up to be a long one. However, a motion by Council Vice President Kathie Dunbar, without a challenge by At-Large Councilwoman Carol Wood, sped up the approval process.
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Monday, December 13,2010

Parks and breaks

The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a parks maintenance agreement with Ingham County, tax breaks for Foresight

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Dec. 13 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a five-year agreement with Ingham County that formalizes maintenance duties of city-owned park property in south Lansing.
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Sunday, December 12,2010

Eye Candy! of the week

Eaton County Courthouse, 100 W. Lawrence St., Charlotte

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Looking to take a trip during the holidays without breaking the bank? Why not partake in the latest trend of a day-long vacation, affectionately known as a “daycation?” Twenty minutes southwest of Lansing, Charlotte is home to a 19th century courthouse that is an architectural landmark worthy of a visit.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Snyder appointments: Better lock the henhouse

by Dave Dempsey
Imagine a new governor of Michigan appointing an environmentalist as agriculture director — someone with a track record of fighting factory farms and calling for tough measures to reduce fertilizer and pesticide runoff into lakes and streams. Imagine that appointment on top of the selection of an environmental enforcer to run the state’s air, water and waste programs.
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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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