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Monday, March 18,2013

High school debate

Lansing Board of Education hears from supporters of Sexton and Eastern High Schools at Thursday meeting

by Alyssa Firth
Friday, Jan. 20 — Members of the Lansing Board of Education may have been seeing red when they looked out at the audience Thursday evening: members of the Save Our Sexton campaign wore red as a sign of unity in support of Sexton High School.
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Monday, March 18,2013

UPDATE: Lansing casino controversy

Rossman-McKinney resigns from LEDC board

by Berl Schwartz and Andy Balaskovitz
(This corrects information in the next-to-last paragraph that had said Lansing Mayor Bernero never denied pulling a contract from Kelly Rossman-McKinney because of her assistance to Carol Wood after her mother was murdered.) Wednesday, Feb. 22 – Public relations executive Kelly Rossman-McKinney resigned from the Lansing Economic Development Corp. board today following a request by Mayor Virg Bernero, who claims she has a “conflict of interest” in the proposed Lansing casino.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Pot and glaucoma

State Sen. Jones wants to end medical marijuana use for the eye disease

by Sam Inglot
A recently proposed bill would take glaucoma, which is nestled right between cancer and HIV, off the list of Michigan medical marijuana-approved diseases because, as Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, put it, “marijuana doesn’t work.” Jones said he supports the use of medical marijuana for those suffering from chronic pain or undergoing cancer treatments but was recently approached by doctors who wanted him to axe glaucoma from the list.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Pot and glaucoma

State Sen. Rick Jones wants to end medical marijuana as a treatment for the eye disease

by Sam Inglot
A recently proposed bill would take glaucoma, which is nestled right between cancer and HIV, off the list of Michigan medical marijuana-approved diseases because, as Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, put it, “marijuana doesn’t work.” Jones said he supports the use of medical marijuana for those suffering from chronic pain or undergoing cancer treatments but was recently approached by doctors who wanted him to axe glaucoma from the list.
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Monday, March 18,2013

LGBT health

Former Spartan doctor pushing for health equality

by Sam Inglot
“Not being straight, not being white, I have experienced my ‘otherness’ repeatedly in my life. And I think that’s always made me more sensitive to the fears of otherness in my patients. So I thought, ‘You know, it might not be a bad idea to share my experience and my understanding through my lens to my colleagues about LGBT health.’” This is how Dr. Henry Ng described how he became involved in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender health advocacy following his final medical residency lecture.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Let's stay together

Caamal Canul to stay on board as Lansing schools superintendent for another year

by Sam Inglot
Friday, April 13 —The Lansing School Board voted 6-2 Thursday night to suspend the search for a new superintendent and work out a one-year contract to move Interim Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul to the full-fledged position.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Obama backs same-sex marriage

'Wow'

by Sam Inglot
WEDNESDAY, May 9 — “Wow” was Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope’s reaction. Swope hadn’t yet heard the news of President Barack Obama’s interview on ABC News in which he said he now supports same-sex marriage.
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Monday, March 18,2013

School changes coming

Lansing School Board approves restructuring plan in a newfound atmosphere of cooperation

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, March 22 — The Lansing School Board is learning to get along — and the public is taking note — as it approves a new restructuring plan 8-1.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Gabel goes with Grace

Tom Gabel's revelation has changed the point of view of writer and Against Me! fan Sam Inglot

by Sam Inglot
There are a few things you need to know about me. First off, I do not have any interest in following or paying attention to figures in the entertainment industry, I prefer to wear black and I’m obsessed with politics.
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Monday, March 18,2013

A decade of ‘disinvesting’

Michigan Municipal League announces legislative priorities for 2013, wants more investment in local government

by Sam Inglot
Monday, March 18 — Officials with the Michigan Municipal League, an advocacy group for local governments, say the governor and state Legislature need to reverse a decade-long trend of disinvesting in local governments.
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