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Metro Health to Provide Car Seat Safety Checks, Education

Wyoming, Mich., December 22, 2010 -- Metro Health will be making it safer for children who ride in car seats in West Michigan – thanks to financial support from the Metro Health Hospital Foundation.

The Foundation has given the organization funds to develop a Child Passenger Safety Program.  This comprehensive program will include education on child passenger safety restraints for patients and community members, an opportunity for low-income families to receive safety seats at a reduced cost and training for Metro Health staff members to become child passenger safety technicians.

In Kent County, 96 percent of child safety seats that are inspected are used incorrectly.

ACLU Joins Lawsuit Against City of Wyoming For Banning Medical Marijuana

ACLU Joins Lawsuit Against City of Wyoming For Banning Medical Marijuana

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 16, 2010

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan announced today that it will represent a registered patient who is challenging the City of Wyoming’s ordinance banning medical marijuana in direct violation of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. The lawsuit was originally filed in November by John Ter Beek, a medical marijuana patient who fears being penalized by local officials if he grows or uses medical marijuana in compliance with state law.

“It’s disappointing that elected officials in the City of Wyoming are so quick to ignore the will of the people who overwhelmingly voted  for compassionate care for patients like John whose pain is eased by the use of medical marijuana,” said Michael Nelson, ACLU of Michigan cooperating attorney.