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Pot shots: Legality of medical marijuana ordinances questioned

By Curt Guyette

Published: 8/11/2010

Types: News, Law

It looks as if there's going to be a showdown between the American Civil Liberties Union and Michigan cities it says are using questionable tactics in an apparent attempt to address medical marijuana-related activity within their borders. The ACLU has sent letters to the cities of Bloomfield Hills ...[MORE]

Block out: Dealing with a deepening foreclosure crisis

By Curt Guyette

Published: 7/28/2010

Types: News, Law

A small group of people gathered on Detroit's west side last week to celebrate what appeared to be a victory. It looked as if Marvin and Louise Morris, both in their late 70s, would be staying in the modest house they've lived in for 32 years. The problem, says attorney Jerome Goldberg of the Morat...[MORE]

Crude awakening: Proposed pipeline would connect Canada and Texas; Detroit protesters say the issue is here too

By Curt Guyette

Published: 7/14/2010

Types: News, Environmental

The question is an obvious one: Why would a handful of local environmentalists and a state representative gather downtown near the spirit of Detroit statue last week to announce their opposition to a proposed oil pipeline that would run from Canada to Texas, coming nowhere near Michigan? It's a str...[MORE]

Scenes from the social forum: But what did it accomplish?

By Curt Guyette

Published: 6/30/2010

Types: News, Politics

As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, and the quagmire in Afghanistan appears to grow more futile by the day, and the worldwide economic meltdown that began in 2008 lingers ominously, defenders of the status quo had a grand time last week snickering and sniping at folks who have the teme...[MORE]

Radical listening: Why a Social Forum? Why Detroit?

By W. Kim Heron, Curt Guyette

Published: 6/23/2010

Types: Cover Story

With Thousands of marchers headed down Woodward Avenue toward downtown as we went to press, the second United States Social Forum got under way Tuesday at noon. It's the culmination of more than a year of organizing by a number of groups in Detroit — and the next step for the international net...[MORE]

Push and shove: Some legislators look to curb corporate dollars in state races

By Curt Guyette

Published: 5/19/2010

Types: News, Law

The issue of campaign finance reform is a little bit like a schoolyard shoving match. One side gives a push. The other side pushes back. On Monday, a group of Michigan legislators responded to a massive thump to the chest delivered earlier this year when the U.S. Supreme Court opened the floodgates...[MORE]

Learn or get burned: Detroit City Council and the incinerator

By Curt Guyette

Published: 5/12/2010

Types: News, Environmental

Note to City Council: When it comes to the Detroit waste-to-energy facility, otherwise known as the incinerator, we are here to help. A lot of you are new to the body and, as rookies, have a lot to assimilate. The city's financial predicament is dire, and the number of complicated issues you have t...[MORE]

Up in the air: Debates over the future of wind power in Michigan rev up

By Curt Guyette

Published: 5/5/2010

Types: Cover Story

Two recent events in the Detroit area represent what might be described as the yin and the yang of an issue expected to play a significant role in Michigan's environmental and economic future: wind power. First there was the Michigan Wind Energy Conference, held in late April at Cobo Center. Among ...[MORE]

Man the barricades!: The legal arguments behind the bridge battle are some real doozies

By Curt Guyette

Published: 4/14/2010

Types: News, Law

Last week, lawyers for the city of Detroit and the Detroit International Bridge Co. were again in court, this time arguing over who has legal control of a section of 23rd Street the bridge company has fenced off and paved over as part of the controversial Gateway Project. It seems like a lot of tax...[MORE]

Super fan: Here's a guy who stuck with the Tigers through famine and feast, and his blog and podcast prove it

By Curt Guyette

Published: 4/7/2010

Types: Culture, Sports

A native of St. Clair Shores, Mike McClary has never stopped following the team that he fell in love with as a kid. Even after moving to Colorado and then Scottsdale, Ariz., he continued to keep close tabs on the Tigers from afar, sticking with them through a string of miserable seasons that reached...[MORE]

Funny bridge business: Moroun claims conspiracy to block him

By Curt Guyette

Published: 3/31/2010

Types: News, Transportation

As conspiracy theories go, this one is a doozy. It involves the Canadian and U.S. federal governments — including the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security — all of whom have allegedly joined forces in an attempt to either drive the privately owned Ambassador Bridge c...[MORE]

The big push: A planned 'compassion center' could test medical pot law

By Curt Guyette

Published: 3/24/2010

Types: Cover Story

John Sinclair's long strange trip is taking another twist Arrested in 1969 for giving two joints to an undercover narc, the poet, writer and political activist paid a heavy price for assuming a high profile in the counterculture of the 1960s. Sentenced to 10 years, he served 29 months in prison &md...[MORE]

Smashing ACORN: There’s a bigger scandal than the pimp tapes

By Curt Guyette

Published: 2/3/2010

Types: Cover Story

You haven't seen Carrie Guzman on the television shows hosted by archconservatives Bill O'Reilly or Glenn Beck. Her name hasn't appeared on the op-ed page of The Wall Street Journal. And she hasn't shown up in any surreptitiously videotaped sting operations conducted by youthful right-wing zealots. ...[MORE]

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