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When readers ask, we investigate.

Ask ELi: Do Most Cities Our Size Have a Public Library?

Monday, November 6, 2017

One MSU administrator who is against the income tax has questioned whether a city East Lansing's size should have a public library. How does our city compare to other Michigan cities our size? Sheryl Knox gathered the data for us.

Fact-Checking by ELi: The Yes and No Income Tax Mailers

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fact-checking the political mailers in support of and against the income tax proposal, ELi reporters Alice Dreger and Jessy Gregg find some truths and some misrepresentations on both sides.

Is a Write-In Candidate for Council Still Possible?

Monday, October 9, 2017

Is it possible for a viable write-in candidate to emerge at this point? What would such a candidate have to do according to the law? City Clerk Marie Wicks and County Clerk Barb Byrum explain the process for ELi readers.

Ask ELi: Why an Income Tax?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

You've got questions about the income tax proposal. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings answers.

What’s the Population of East Lansing?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

What’s the population of East Lansing? How many of those people are “permanent” residents? And what percentage of tax revenue in East Lansing currently comes from homeowners versus businesses?

Water Tower Repainting Causes Neighborhood Concerns

Friday, August 25, 2017

The City tells ELi it's aware of the problems caused by the power-washing of the water tower at Gordon Guyer Park. Polyurethane chips have been sent flying all over the area from the cleaning.

Why So Much Vacant Retail Space Downtown?

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Why is there so much unrented retail space downtown? ELi's Alice Dreger asked East Lansing's Director of Planning, Tim Dempsey, to explain.

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