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Should the City Favor Itself in the Marijuana Real Estate Game?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tonight, East Lansing’s Planning Commission will take up a draft zoning ordinance that, if passed, will favor the City over some private property owners in marijuana provisioning center real estate deals. Jessy Gregg reports for ELi.

City Fires Health and Safety Whistleblower

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The City of East Lansing has fired the wastewater treatment plant worker who blew the whistle on a major mercury spill and asbestos dangers at the plant. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Council Renews Lahanas’ Contract with Salary Bump

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

East Lansing's City Council unanimously approved a new contract for City Manager George Lahanas last night, voting on a different version than the one released to the public on Friday. Council praised the contract and Lahanas. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Big Raise for Lahanas? Plus Bonuses?

Monday, February 11, 2019

East Lansing's City Council is looking at giving City Manager George Lahanas a new contract with a big raise plus lucrative benefits. If passed tomorrow night, the raise will be backdated to the day the City implemented an income tax to deal with its financial crisis.

A Deep Dive into the Automated Parking System Proposed by Royal Vlahakis

Monday, February 11, 2019

Machines parking cars in East Lansing? The idea has elicited both excitement and skepticism. ELi's Brad Minor speaks with a representative of U-Tron, maker of automated parking systems, and the parking manager for West Hollywood, California, to help explain what we're looking at with the Royal Vlahakis proposal.

Ten Pound Fiddle Welcomes Newfoundland Guitarist to the Robin Theatre

Friday, February 8, 2019

When the Ten Pound brings Newfoundland singer/guitarist Matthew Byrne to The Robin Theatre this weekend, he promises "a lot of storytelling," "discussion about his musical upbringing" and "a lesson on the Newfoundland Folk Music tradition." Christopher Wardell has the story.