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Opinions Differ as Council Discusses Medical Marijuana Sales in EL

Friday, April 20, 2018

At Tuesday's work session, a majority of City Council were cautious, but willing to work medical marijuana provisioning centers into the city's retail landscape. One councilmember believes the risks outweigh the benefits for East Lansing. Ann Nichols reports.

City Tries to Help Downtown Businesses

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The City of East Lansing has been trying to help businesses downtown weather the stresses of the Center City District construction. ELi's Alice Dreger summarizes the efforts and talks to business owners about what's helping, what's not, and what might work better.

News Analysis: The Pickle in the Park District

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Even if East Lansing officials approve the new site plan coming for the Park District, the project could still hit the same vein of fatal problems it did last time around. ELi's Alice Dreger explains.

Political Retaliation Suspected, But Documents Suggest Otherwise

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Did Bell's Pizza receive a notice of violation on its shed because the business played host to the "Vote No" campaign on the income tax? ELi used the Freedom of Information Act to see what we could find. Kepler Domurat-Sousa reports.

DDA Recommends Against Marijuana Provisioning Centers Downtown

Friday, December 15, 2017

As the State of Michigan begins accepting licenses for medical marijuana businesses, East Lansing's DDA has voted unanimously to ask City Council to defer action on provisioning centers when it takes up the issue next week. Alice Dreger reports. 

Council Approves The Hub in 5-0 Vote

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

City Council has unanimously approved "The Hub," a controversial 10-story project near MSU's campus designed to house 585 student residents and very few of their cars. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Amended Center City Deal Passes Last Hurdles

Friday, December 8, 2017

With approvals obtained yesterday from two East Lansing governmental bodies, financing for the Center City District project is expected to be finally settled next week. Construction will start after that. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Council Amends Agreement with Center City Developer

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

This week, City Council approved a new performance-guarantee agreement with the Center City District developer. Today, that agreement amendment will be considered by the two other bodies that must approve it.

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