What will happen to the 41 operating medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing? A draft regulation ordinance that would force most of them to move surfaces, raising questions
May 11 2011
The draft ordinance, written by City Attorney Brig Smith with input from Lansing City Councilwoman Carol Wood, has raised the eyebrows of some dispensary owners and local attorneys because it would restrict...
534 S. Magnolia Ave., Lansing
May 11 2011
Property: 534 S. Magnolia Ave., Lansing Assessed value: $19,500 Owner: Richard Arrington Taxpayer: Thomas Arrington Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn...
The Meridian Township Board of Trustees schedules an election on a controversial property rezoning, but it may not be needed. Meanwhile, state allegations of a local doctor’s overprescribing pharmaceuticals may have implications for medical marijuan
May 11 2011
The Meridian Township Board of Trustees schedules an election on a controversial property rezoning, but it may not be needed. Meanwhile, state allegations of a local doctor’s overprescribing pharmaceuticals...
Union leaders want to see the Lansing City Council levy 3.7 mills in light of the failed millage. Three Council members suggest $5.3 million in new revenue and cuts, which the Bernero administration calls a “pipe dream.”
May 11 2011
Because of the failure last week of the special election to raise property taxes by 4 mills to generate revenue for police, fire and roads services, union officials are hoping the Council will raise taxes...
May 11 2011
Councilman Eric Hewitt, the first-term member from the 1st Ward, opted against filing for re-election, creating a wide-open, six-person race that features a former councilman, a former state representative...
What are time banks and how are they faring in mid-Michigan?
May 11 2011
Brett Dreyfus first heard about time banks about 15 years ago, but he was in no position to start one: “I just didn’t have the time,” he said. But when Dreyfus was elected as a Meridian...
900 W. Holmes Road, Lansing (517) 977-0725 Hours: M-Sat, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. www.greenleafclinic.org
May 11 2011
Green Leaf Clinic is located on the north side of Holmes Road in a small strip mall near the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard intersection. The edifice is adorned with a modern-looking illuminated sign,...
204 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing
May 5 2011
Soaring a half-story above its neighbors at 204 E. Grand River Ave. in Old Town, this red-brick gem is hard to miss. With highly decorative masonry and intricate detailing, this Romanesque revival style...
May 4 2011
In his column, Mr. Ambrose uses a different allocation of administrative costs assigned to Groesbeck than those that I discussed. I am ready, willing and able to show anybody who is interested the document...
A Lansing doctor who is in a controversy in Meridian Township faces allegations by the state that she overprescribes pharmaceuticals
May 4 2011
Shannon Wiggins, an osteopathic doctor, faces eight counts of “negligence,” “incompetence” and “selling, prescribing, giving away or administering drugs for other than lawful...
As electric vehicles gain popularity, where to charge them? MSU says not on campus as it develops a system.
May 4 2011
Stehouwer, a technology manager at the College of Natural Sciences at Michigan State University, owns a new Chevrolet Volt, General Motors’ plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. He started a website...
1917 W. Saginaw St., Lansing 517-372-8085 Hours: M-F 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 4 2011
A-Plus Caregivers offers a small variety of medibles and cannabis, displayed in cases that look the same as all of the other display cases selling tobacco products. Tobacco is this shop’s main
April 29 2011
The chairman of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees told the Michigan Gaming Control Board this week he is withdrawing his name from consideration for one of seven spots overseeing one of Detroit’s...
GM Grand River Assembly Plant investigates moldy paint smell
April 27 2011
With the return of warm weather, Turner and other residents of Lansing’s near south side are going outside for some fresh air, only to be slammed with a sour smell variously described as “paint,”...
Red Cedar Golf Course “club house,” 203 S. Clippert St., Lansing
April 27 2011
Property: Red Cedar Golf Course “club house,” 203 S. Clippert St., Lansing Owner: City of Lansing Assessed value: Unknown Owner says: “Planning alternative uses for the park club house...
April 27 2011
In his April 19 City Pulse guest column, Tim Knowlton expressed skepticism that general tax dollars are necessary to subsidize the operation of Lansing’s Groesbeck Golf Ambrose Course. Unfortunately,...
What will be the effects if the millage fails? It’s anybody’s guess
April 27 2011
In the front of the room, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Fire Chief Tom Cochran and Police Chief Teresa Szymanski fielded questions from about 15 city residents. The topic? What will happen if 149 police...
2312 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing Hours: M-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
April 27 2011
Like a fortress of solitude, Evolve Medical Marijuana Services is located on Michigan Avenue between Lansing Art Glass and Alternative Choice Clinic on Lansing’s east side. Parking is available on...
The township complains to the press?
April 20 2011
Let me get this straight, there is an area in our community in desperate need of a sidewalk. (High traffic, narrow lanes, no shoulder, leads to places kids go to like park and YMCA, etc.) There is grant...
The outcome of the May 3 ballot proposal to increase Lansing’s property tax millage by 4 mills is anybody’s guess. Opposition appears strong on the south side.
April 20 2011
On May 3, Lansing voters will decide if the city should raise the operating millage rate by 4 mills, generating an estimated $8.5 million of new revenue for police, fire and roads services

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