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Why Is My Winter Property Tax Bill So High?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

We've heard that property taxes are going down in conjunction with the new income tax. So why is your winter property tax bill higher than last year's? 

What If the Center City Developers Don’t Build the Senior Housing?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The $132 million public-private deal known as the Center City District project is designed to have 92 rental apartments for people aged 55 and up. That's not because of high market demand. So what happens if the developers don't build that housing? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Deputy Police Chief Speaks to Recent Shootings in East Lansing

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

With three recently reported gun-related incidents, plus one at Hiddentree that didn't make the news, some think violence is on the rise in East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg talked to Deputy Police Chief Steve Gonzalez to get some answers.

Ask ELi: Burcham Solar Park Finally Happening?

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Solar panels? A sculpture? A reader wrote to ask us about what's happening at the long-awaited Burcham solar park. We bring you a fresh photo and the story as reported by ELi's Paige Filice.

Fake Abduction Story Circulates Around East Lansing

Friday, November 16, 2018

A fake story of young women being abducted near MSU by “six Arabic men” is circulating around town. ELPD says it is not true, community leaders are calling it harmful, and a law professor spoke to ELi about the context for this kind of messaging.

Should You Cast All Four Votes for School Board?

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

What if, in this year's School Board race, you love two candidates and feel only so-so about the rest? Should you cast all four of your votes anyway? Here's some analysis from MSU Professor of Economics and Glencairn resident Mike Conlin.

Dangerous Trees in East Lansing?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Following an accident in Dewitt Township earlier this month, in which a 32-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on his car, ELi received a question from a reader wondering about a tree on Abbot Road which is growing at a dramatic angle. Jessy Gregg has the answer (and more.)

Why Won't ELPD Release Name of Homicide Suspect?

Friday, October 19, 2018

Some ELi readers have expressed outrage that ELPD isn't releasing the name of a suspect in the recent murder of an MSU student. ELi's Ann Nichols talked with Deputy Chief Steve Gonzalez to find out the reason for the decision.

Ask ELi: Two School Millages on November’s Ballot?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Why are there two millage proposals for East Lansing Public Schools on the November 6 ballot, and what will be the effect if they do or don't pass? ELi's Karessa Wheeler reports.

Ask ELi: What’s Happening on Alton Road?

Thursday, September 27, 2018

An ELi reader wrote in to ask: “The work on Alton Road seems to be delayed. I heard there seems to be a labor strike of some kind. Do you know what is going on?” ELi's Alice Dreger brings the answer.

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