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Wednesday, July 13,2011

Unsettling start

Was a medical marijuana dispensary opponent’s business the target of a July 3 shooting on Lansing’s east side? Meanwhile, license applications start pouring in.

by Andy Balaskovitz
It’s merely speculation at this point, but could it be that one of the leading opponents of the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries ' Jim Herbert, chairman and CEO of Neogen ' had his business targeted by angry medical marijuana...
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Wednesday, July 13,2011

Fracking the Future

Natural gas becomes a popular energy source in Lansing amid concerns about the unnatural methods for extracting it

by Andy Balaskovitz
BWL’s new cogeneration power and steam plant to be based in the heart of REO Town is a nod to the future, Snyder and BWL officials said, because it’ll run on natural gas. Snyder said the BWL’s plant would be a model for innovation, efficiency and the environment.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Gannett makes cuts

The Lansing State Journal lays off 15 employees or more amid corporate plans to cut costs. One former employee speaks out on the paper’s “atrophy.” One MSU professor talks the future of journalism.

by Andy Balaskovitz
On June 21, Bob Dickey, Gannett’s U.S. Community Publishing division president, sent out a memo to employees that the U.S. publishing division would be shrinking by about 700 employees, or roughly 2 percent of Gannett’s work force. The decision was all economics.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Cannabis or custody?

A medical marijuana patient in Lansing is sentenced to jail after failing to comply with a court order to not use marijuana as he seeks to maintain custody of his daughter

by Andy Balaskovitz
In a case that could have implications for medical marijuana patients who are parents, a Lansing man was sentenced Tuesday to three days in county jail because he refuses to stop using medical marijuana and may lose custody of his child because of it.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Millage no-shows

Why two Lansing City Council candidates didn’t make it out to vote on May 3

by Andy Balaskovitz
“There was a bit of confusion,” said the 36-year-old Damico, who is a full-time laboratory technician at Sparrow Hospital, referring to how the millage money would actually have been spent. He said his “work schedule” also played a role in his not voting ' “that was my fault.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Kicked out

The Lansing City Council has legislated medical marijuana dispensaries off of Michigan Avenue

by Andy Balaskovitz
Michigan Avenue will be off limits to medical marijuana dispensaries in a year, including the 11 that operate there now.That’s because of buffering requirements adopted in the city’s new medical marijuana ordinance that requires them to be 1,000 feet from each other, schools, playgrounds, churches, licensed child care facilities and substance abuse treatment centers.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Let It Grow

’Naturalization,’ maintenance tension, smaller budgets and Lansing’s recreational assets

by Andy Balaskovitz
Parks break up the monotony of cities and make the city more beautiful'a better place in which to live. They preserve natural features such as rivers, lakes, etc., for the enjoyment of future generations. ' In brief, recreational areas improve the health and general welfare of the citizens and are an investment, not a luxury.
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

NOISE quiets down

Gannett weekly ceases print publication after nine years

by Andy Balaskovitz
In 2002, Lansing and Boise, Idaho, were guinea pig markets for media giant Gannett’s plans to launch weekly tabloids ' which the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies dubbed “faux alt-weekly” publications ' that targeted a young and hip news consumer.
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

Dispensary opposition

Last-minute opposition to Lansing’s proposed dispensary regulations is led by a major PR firm with an employee that is recusing himself from an advisory board vote on the ordinance

by Andy Balaskovitz
With less than a week to go until the Lansing City Council votes on regulating medical marijuana dispensaries, opposition to the proposed ordinance is getting a boost from the well known Lansing-based public relations firm Truscott Rossman.
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

Looking up patients, caregivers

Proposed legislation would allow law enforcement to search medical marijuana patients and caregivers by name and address

by Andy Balaskovitz
That question has surfaced over proposed legislation in the state Senate that would require the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, which processes medical marijuana program applications, to give the Michigan State Police the names and addresses of registered patients and caregivers.
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