At last Tuesday's "discussion only" meeting, East Lansing City Council members agreed to draft and vote on an ordinance decriminalizing the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana, a law that would put the City in direct conflict with state law.
In the first of a series, ELi's Karessa Wheeler interviews East Lansing School Board candidate Mike Conlin. We will continue to publish candidate profiles, every other weekday and in alphabetical order.
This weekend (September 23 and 24) offers two chances to listen to live music. Friday night brings EL bands and visual artists together for an all-ages show at The Record Lounge, and Saturday there will be live musical and comedy performances day and night at The Avenue to support Helping Women Period.
What do you think are the "burning issues" for candidates running for seats on East Lansing's Board of Education? Please help us give you the information you really need, by telling us what YOU need to know before voting in November.
What changes will need to be made to accommodate the traffic of a new Costco store in East Lansing? ELi's Alice Dreger reports on the recommendations brought to East Lansing's Transportation Commission.
Responding in part to a push from East Lansing's Shari and Patrick Rose, Michigan's DEQ is recommending public schools be more aggressive in dealing with lead. The new standard calls for schools' faucets to meet the standard set for bottled drinking water.
The intersection of Haslett Road and Park Lake Roads will function as a four way stop during Monday morning’s commute following an accident yesterday. The East Lansing Police Department advises drivers to seek another route.
The Marathon station at the southeast corner of Abbot Road and Saginaw Street will be completely rebuilt with a new design that incorporates art made by ELPS students, a bike repair station and more trees.
City Council's agenda for next week doesn't look like what we were expecting. The BRT and ethics rules will not be discussed after all. But marijuana, Costco, the Park District, parking, and senior life will be.
What happened at this week's City Council? El Azteco was praised, the deer came up again, an entertainment license request was deferred, and much more. Michael Teager tells you about all of it in ELi's Council Capsule.
Four years after East Lansing applied for a renewal of its expired environmental permit to dump millions of gallons a day of treated wastewater into the Red Cedar River, the DEQ is suddenly reviewing the application. A lot has happened at that plant since that application went in. The DEQ is giving the public only until Friday to weigh in.