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East Lansing Development Controversy, 1926-Style

Friday, December 22, 2017

Upstanding women of the community objected to a movie theatre, fearing moral turpitude. So the developers tried to hurry up the construction. Then City Council sought to put it to a vote. Then it turned into a Charter Amendment. (We have pictures!)

New Comprehensive Plan Moves Toward Adoption

Thursday, December 21, 2017

While East Lansing’s new Comprehensive Plan has been years in the making, it looks like it may move through the final stages of approval relatively quickly in early 2018.

Council Votes to Postpone Decision on Marijuana Provisioning Centers

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Based on the number of issues and questions arising during last night's public hearing, City Council decided to defer action on Ordinance 1416, which regulates the location of medical marijuana provisioning centers, until their January 9th meeting. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Stumped by a "Niche" Gift? Options Abound in Downtown EL

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

If you've left some holiday shopping until the last minute because you're stumped about what to buy the "specialist" in your life? From growlers to Great Expectations, comic books to cigars, ELi's Jessy Gregg found a gift for everybody on your list, in downtown East Lansing.

Your ELi: The Bucks Stop, Here

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

If Facebook is ELi's main source of readers, why would we stop paying them to "push" our articles? Managing Editor Ann Nichols explains.

Hacker Attacks on ELi's Website Keeping Our Techs Busy

Monday, December 18, 2017

ELi's tech managers Lisa Lees and Morgan Lees explain why ELi's website is under constant attack and why we need to do a complicated, major software upgrade in 2018 if ELi's work is going to continue next year.

DDA Recommends Against Marijuana Provisioning Centers Downtown

Friday, December 15, 2017

As the State of Michigan begins accepting licenses for medical marijuana businesses, East Lansing's DDA has voted unanimously to ask City Council to defer action on provisioning centers when it takes up the issue next week. Alice Dreger reports. 

Need A Host(ess) Gift? Downtown EL Has You Covered

Friday, December 15, 2017

Want to express your gratitude to those who open their homes to you this holiday season with a thoughtful gift from a local merchant? From socks to vodka, Jessy Gregg tells you what she found in downtown EL (and where you can park.)

Commission Votes No Raise for City Council

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The East Lansing Elected Officers Compensation Commission has voted to hold the pay of City Councilmembers steady, with no raise. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.