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ELPD Accidentally Releases Sensitive Documents

Thursday, July 25, 2019

An East Lansing Police clerk accidentally mass-emailed two unredacted arrest reports to the department's media list. ELPD Deputy Chief Steve Gonzalez says ELPD is reviewing the situation to figure out how this happened.

Council Weighs Re-Criminalization of Marijuana in East Lansing

Thursday, June 27, 2019

City Council recently discussed whether to again make some marijuana uses count as misdemeanors (crimes) in East Lansing. But where did this idea come from, and who thinks it's a good (or bad) idea? ELi's Andrew Graham and Alice Dreger report.

East Lansing Land Sale Set for November’s Ballot

Friday, June 21, 2019

The City of East Lansing recently bought a 26-acre parcel. Now voters will be asked on the November ballot to agree to let Council sell all or part, as Council sees fit. ELi's Brad Minor and Alice Dreger report.

Your ELi: Power and Transparency in East Lansing’s Government

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Transparency is nonpartisan: people of all political affiliations – unless they have a personal interest that disincentivizes them – want transparency from their governments. ELi Publisher Alice Dreger wonders if ELi should shift its reporting focus and just trust that City leaders are making good decisions?

Rules for East Lansing Income Tax Being Established

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

East Lansing's Income Tax Administrator DaMar Boyd is working to set up rules and regulations for the City's newest tax. Taxpayers will be able to donate refunds to one of three special City funds and have appeals heard by a review board. ELi's Andrew Graham reports.

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