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Consumption lounges slow to gain traction under restrictive policies, difficult biz model

Recreational cannabis sales have been legal in Michigan for nearly three years, but establishing public spaces to legally consume weed is still in its infancy. The first two state-qualified “consumption lounges” opened this year: Hot Box Social in Hazel Park and Kalkushka Lounge in Kalkaska. Michigan is among seven states to allow legal cannabis consumption lounges. Nineteen municipalities across Michigan have opted into allowing these businesses to varying degrees, and two municipalities have not specified whether they will allow the use, according to the latest state data.
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Metro Detroit beach on Lake St. Clair under contamination advisory for bacteria levels

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (FOX 2) - The levels of bacteria at one Michigan beach have prompted health officials to list the location under an advisory on the Fourth of July. Memorial Park Beach in St. Clair Shores had a contamination advisory in place following testing that confirmed high bacteria levels at the location. The beach has been both under advisories and closed to the public for high bacteria levels this year.
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One Hurt in Clinton Township Crash

One motorist was taken to a local hospital following a three car crash that occurred late last week in Clinton Township. According to State Police, 25-year-old Joshua Skurka of Saxonburg was traveling west on Saxonburg Boulevard (Route 228) just before 7pm on Friday (July 1st) when he allegedly failed to stop at a red light.
SAXONBURG, PA
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USFL Championship: Stallions top Stars in thriller

The Birmingham Stallions are your inaugural United States Football League champions, holding off the Philadelphia Stars in a wild contest at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. It seemed only fitting as the Stallions were the best team throughout the regular season. But the Stars didn't go...
CANTON, OH
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Dearborn, Hamtramck will offer Arabic language ballots in August primary

Arabic language ballots will be available in Dearborn and Hamtramck for the August primary. Sample ballots have been offered in Arabic in Michigan, but Arabic language ballots are new. The federal Voting Rights Act requires translated voting ballots, but not in Arabic or Haitian Creole. Section 203 of the Voting...
DEARBORN, MI
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Honoring our Veterans: Aunt Helen – By Marian Brennan Pratt

Helen Brennan Butler was my dad’s sister. She was born at home in Kenockee Township, on November 17, 1913. Aunt Helen and dad had one sister, Catherine, who was 5 and 6 years older than the two “babies”. They called her “The Queen”. Helen said: “The only time Tom and I got to go anywhere was if she didn’t want to go; then they took one of us.” There seemed to be a little animosity there. Her dad was a nice looking Irish guy who usually wore a suit and his hat tipped just a little to one side. The word dapper comes to mind. Her mom had a sense of humor that was infectious. Kind of like getting the “giggles” on church. Something would strike her funny and before long innocent bystanders would all be laughing – not that they knew why, they were more or less just laughing because SHE was so into it.
KENOCKEE TOWNSHIP, MI
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Michigan State building safety barrier after drowning

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State University is set to place a steel safety barrier along a half-mile stretch of the Red Cedar River after the drowning death of visiting 18-year-old student. The university installed temporary fencing along a portion of the river where it runs through the East Lansing...
EAST LANSING, MI
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