Category Archives: Government

Making property sales easy could be hard

By Chris Boggus Entirely East Lansing It would be easier for the city to sell land it owns under a proposed change to the City Charter. The change would lower the margin needed on the ballot to approve sales from … Continue reading

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Snow that slammed East Lansing has ripple effects

By Savannah Swix Entirely East Lansing Sunday, Feb. 1, was the biggest day of the year for professional football as the top teams took the field for the Super Bowl. Fans nationwide gathered to celebrate the event with friends and … Continue reading

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Board votes to keep collecting all taxes in summer

By Jamie DeRosa Entirely East Lansing The board of education in East Lansing has decided to collect 100 percent of the school property taxes in the summer tax levy for the 2015-2016 school year. This keeps with the tradition that … 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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