Category Archives: Government

Board votes to keep collecting all taxes in summer

By Jamie DeRosa Entirely East Lansing The board of education in East Lansing has approved to collect all 100 percent of the school property taxes in the summer tax levy for the 2015 – 2016 school year. This change keeps … Continue reading

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Community members and Michigan State students march to the East Lansing Police Department

By Jessica Steeley Entirely East Lansing On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2014, there was a protest march to the East Lansing Police Department in recognition of the National Day of Resistance. The march was held to protest police brutality, criminalization and … Continue reading

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City’s No. 2 issue a hot topic among residents

By Chris Hauler Entirely East Lansing When City Manager George Lahanas took office three years ago, he was surprised to learn how important deer management is to residents. “One big conversation has been about vacant buildings downtown,” said, Lahanas. “The … Continue reading

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Hot–button issues, popular candidates draw voters

By Jessica Steeley Entirely East Lansing East Lansing residents joined citizens across the country Tuesday to vote for candidates and policies. Diane Tubbs, who voted at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, said she votes in every major election. … Continue reading

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Voting for the sale of downtown parking lots

By Irum Ibrahim Entirely East Lansing With elections soon approaching, East Lansing residents have much to consider in terms of what is better for their city, community and personal well-being. On Nov. 4, residents will vote on whether the city … Continue reading

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Plan to remodel Trowbridge Plaza has been changed

By Jamie DeRosa Entirely East Lansing The plan to renovate Trowbridge Plaza has been updated to give the developer a bigger tax break. The proposal presented to the council by the project’s main developer in May has turned out to … Continue reading

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East Lansing passes ordinance supporting public art

By Chris Hauler Entirely East Lansing The City Council passed an ordinance that helps further East Lansing’s reputation as a city dedicated to arts and culture. The ordinance, which passed 3-1, requires that 1 percent of the cost of both … Continue reading

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Lawsuit filed against City Clerk Marie Wicks

By Irum Ibrahim Entirely East Lansing Although being sued discourages many workers, it has made City Clerk Marie Wicks more dedicated. Wicks was sued in August, for presumedly invalidating numerous signatures of a marijuana petition. The petition proposed that adults … Continue reading

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East Lansing calls on Legislature to ban discrimination against the LGBT community

By Jessica Steeley Entirely East Lansing The East Lansing City Council has called on the Michigan Legislature to immediately ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. According to Mayor Nathan Triplett, East Lansing has been a leader in … Continue reading

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Registration deadline for election coming up

By Jamie DeRosa Entirely East Lansing This fall, Michigan will experience a general election, which will see candidates running for offices multiple political positions including senator, governor, and representative positions. With the election set to take place on Nov. 4, … Continue reading

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