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When readers ask, we investigate.

What’s Going On at that Main Corner Downtown?

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Why were traffic lights turned off at the main corner downtown today? ELi's Alice Dreger explains and brings you details on the major redevelopment project now rising at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road.

We Asked About Deer, East Lansing. Here Are Your Answers.

Monday, April 29, 2019

ELi asked human residents of East Lansing to take a survey on our area's resident deer. Are they a joy, or a nuisance, or both? Should Council now authorize a strategic cull? Brad Minor brings you the responses. 

What Could Happen If East Lansing’s Court Is Abolished?

Monday, April 22, 2019

A newly-obtained financial analysis shows that consolidation of the District Courts of East Lansing, Lansing, and Ingham County wouldn't save as much money as had originally been hoped. What's at stake for East Lansing, and what is negotiable?

Ask ELi: Why Would You Want to Live in a Historic District?

Monday, April 15, 2019

Why would any sane person want to own a house restricted by East Lansing's historic district regulations? ELi's Alice Dreger, who lives in the Oakwood Historic District, explains some of the common reasons given.

Oh, Deer! What’s Your Experience?

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Whether or not you have deer in your neighborhood, if you live in East Lansing, ELi is asking you to take a quick survey. We want to know where the deer are in the city, and what you think should be the City's management approach. ELi's Jessy Gregg explains.

Ask ELi: Walking Dogs Without Leashes?

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Is it legal in East Lansing to walk a dog with just a "shock collar" on? ELi's Casandra Eriksen looks into the question and brings some thoughts on off-leash dogs from a member of City Council who has been concerned about the issue.

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.

Did They Ever Arrest That Guy Over the Driveway?

Thursday, January 31, 2019

ELi readers have been asking, “Did the City of East Lansing ever arrest that guy over that driveway? Or did they offer him more money?” We bring you an update.

Is ELFD Prepared for Tall Buildings? And Who Will Pay?

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Is East Lansing's Fire Department ready for all these tall buildings? And who will pay for the cost of public services for these structures? ELi's Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger answer our readers' questions.

More Answers to Your Questions on the Big New Proposal

Friday, January 25, 2019

How tall would it be really? Are they really going to use a public park for private development? How is this even under review without the landowner's permission? We have more answers to your questions about the Royal Vlahakis proposal.

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