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First of Two Marijuana Zoning Ordinances Passes in 4-1 Vote

Friday, December 8, 2017

After passionate arguments for and against from members of the public, East Lansing's City Council passed an ordinance specifying where medical marijuana may be grown, processed, transported and tested within the City. Jessy Gregg has the story.

Zoning for Marijuana-Related Businesses Remains Controversial

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Planning Commission heard from citizens with sharply differing opinions on zoning for medical marijuana growing, processing, testing, transport and sales at last Wednesday's meeting.  What will the Commission recommend to City Council? Ann Nichols reports.

City’s Proposed Zoning for Marijuana Businesses Concern Some

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

As the City continues to look at possible zoning for medical marijuana-related businesses within City limits, both residents and non-residents have spoken in opposition to operations near their neighborhoods, and to the medical marijuana business in general. Ann Nichols reports.

Major Parts of Center City Deal Still Up in the Air

Monday, October 2, 2017

Why hasn't the Center City District project broken ground? Turns out that key financial and legal components of the deal are still in flux. ELi's Alice Dreger digs to bring you the details.

City of East Lansing Ordered to Restore Country Mill as Farm Market Vendor

Friday, September 15, 2017

In a decision issued today, a federal judge ordered that the City of East Lansing must allow Country Mills to return as a vendor at the East Lansing Farmer's Market while the court decides a lawsuit involving questions of religious freedom and discrimination against same-gender couples.

Tensions Persist as Legal Costs Grow in Farmers’ Market Lawsuit

Monday, July 24, 2017

Postcards, emails, and phone calls are still coming in, calling on the City of East Lansing to change its position on a local farmers' market vendor suing the City over religious freedom. But the City is determined to defend its civil rights policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

New Legal Developments in Market Vendor's Suit Against City

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Last week the City of East Lansing made its first legal moves in the federal district court case filed last May by Farmer's Market Vendor Country Mill. ELi's Ann Nichols tells you what was filed, and what it means.

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