July 2 2011
Harold Leeman has been waiting four years to reclaim his 1st Ward seat on the Lansing City Council.“I know a lot of people know my record — it’s a progressive record. Some people need...
An Editorial
June 29 2011
The Council had plenty of time to fashion a reasonable ordinance since the imposition of a moratorium on new dispensaries last December. But with Friday’s expiration of the moratorium looming, the...
The Lansing City Council has legislated medical marijuana dispensaries off of Michigan Avenue
June 29 2011
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...
June 29 2011
The backing of the Greater Lansing Labor Council and the UAW CAP Council has changed everything. Now, with only five weeks before the August primary, Washington needs to be considered a front-runner with...
Kelvin Potter rescues urban wood from the shredder
June 29 2011
Kelvin Potter has bagged two-ton game and bigger, but he’s not the macho type. His straw hat is only shredded on top because his 3-year-old son sat on it. But when he stood in the lumber yard of...
’Naturalization,’ maintenance tension, smaller budgets and Lansing’s recreational assets
June 29 2011
Parks break up the monotony of cities and make the city more beautifula better place in which to live. They preserve natural features such as rivers, lakes, etc., for the enjoyment of future generations....
2012 N. Larch St., Lansing. 517-977-1085. Hours: M-Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
June 29 2011
Star Buds northeast of Old Town on Larch Street is easy to spot in the small shopping plaza next to Quality Dairy. Star Buds specializes in the assorted ways of using medical marijuana: lotions, foods...
325 Lathrop St.
June 23 2011
Property: 325 Lathrop St. Owner: Virgil Rowe Assessed value: $36,400 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Aluminum siding the precursor of vinyl...
June 23 2011
Editor’s note: For the next five weeks, City Pulse will profile each City Council candidate in the 1st Ward and At-Large races leading up to the Aug. 2 primary election
Gannett weekly ceases print publication after nine years
June 22 2011
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”...
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
June 22 2011
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...
Proposed legislation would allow law enforcement to search medical marijuana patients and caregivers by name and address
June 22 2011
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,...
Beleaguered Lansing teachers talk about their highs and lows
June 22 2011
The school year is over, but with contract negotiations under way amid talk of salary and benefit cuts, Lansing teachers aren’t exactly unwinding. This spring, 150 of the Lansing School District’s...
628 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing (517) 316-1272 Hours: M-Sat 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
June 22 2011
I visited Your Healthy Choice Clinic on Michigan Avenue across from Clara’s Restaurant late on a recent Friday morning. Your Healthy Choice has been open since 2009 and was one of the first dispensaries...
Soup to Nutz Bistro courtyard, 121 E. Kalamazoo St.
June 15 2011
Property: Soup to Nutz Bistro courtyard, 121 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing Owner: Soup to Nutz Assessed value: $5,000 Outdoor spaces, especially in urban settings, function best and are most loved when articulated...
The Bernero administration needs $1 million in reserves to pay for increased health care, insurance and overtime costs, and the May 3 election as the fiscal year wraps up
June 15 2011
“Sometimes those projections are right on the mark, sometimes they come in above or below (what we anticipated),” Bernero said to the Council. “The FY11 budget will come up short by as...
A new tobacco shop in Lansing offers a speedy way to roll your own that is drawing the state’s attention. Is it manufacturing cigarettes? The state Treasury Department says yes — and wants a bite.
June 15 2011
Rob Bitz stands next to two $32,500, 790-pound cigarette rolling machines in his Frandor tobacco shop. He shows where customers pour eight ounces of tobacco into the complicated machine run on an air compressor....
An Ingham County commissioner serving on the city’s Public Service Board claims he wasn’t notified his seat was filled by someone else
June 15 2011
Did someone forget to tell Copedge he was replaced on the city’s Public Service Board, which he served on for nearly 15 years? That responsibility falls on the Bernero administration, which recommends...
June 15 2011
So while map-drawing should be about keeping common areas of interest together and breaking up as few political boundaries as possible in the name of sensible representation for the people, redistricting...
A Lansing dispensary owner is standing her ground after moving to a new location during the moratorium, even after a warning from Lansing police. Meanwhile, the city attorney is silent.
June 8 2011
Medical marijuana dispensary owner Sharess Witherell has a lot of questions for the city of Lansing

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