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Q&A With Environmental Specialist Cliff Walls: AI Recycling Program Wraps Up
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Q&A With Environmental Specialist Cliff Walls: AI Recycling Program Wraps Up

East Lansing Environmental Specialist Cliff Walls answered questions via email about the city’s recycling program that used artificial intelligence to identify contaminants in recycling bins.

Ask ELi: Checking in With City Manager Belleman

Ask ELi: Checking in With City Manager Belleman

He talked about new city hires, preparing for the first big winter storm and why Council meeting minutes have not yet been approved.

Ask ELi: Belleman Gives Updates On City Happenings

Ask ELi: Belleman Gives Updates On City Happenings

The city manager responds to questions about Country Mills Farms, Council goal setting plans and an employee pay study.

Ask ELi: Digging in Glencairn Neighborhood Disrupts Water/Sewer Lines

Ask ELi: Digging in Glencairn Neighborhood Disrupts Water/Sewer Lines

DPW interim director confirms city workers had responded to incidents associated with the digging in Glencairn

Ask ELi: Parks, Recreation & Arts Director Explains Increases in Fees

Ask ELi: Parks, Recreation & Arts Director Explains Increases in Fees

Cathy DeShambo replied to questions about the recreation fee structures and provided a link to the department’s budget document.

Ask ELi: A Million Dollars for the Pickleball Courts?

Ask ELi: A Million Dollars for the Pickleball Courts?

There is more than meets the eye behind the costs for renovation of the Patriarche Park courts.

Ask ELi: Who’s Running for City Council, and How Can You Run?
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Ask ELi: Who’s Running for City Council, and How Can You Run?

Ron Bacon and Jessy Gregg say they’re “undecided,” but Noel Garcia will be running for election in November. ELi explains how the race works and how to run.

Ask ELi: Is East Lansing Ready for a Sudden Influx of Immigrants? (Updated)

Ask ELi: Is East Lansing Ready for a Sudden Influx of Immigrants? (Updated)

Four months after the 3-1 Council vote to declare East Lansing a sanctuary city, ELi gives an overview of what’s happening in the city to prepare should a sudden influx of immigrants occur.

Ask ELi: Did ELPS’ Administration Fact-Check the Ex-Principal’s Application?
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Ask ELi: Did ELPS’ Administration Fact-Check the Ex-Principal’s Application?

FOIA response shows fact-checking notes taken by Superintendent Dori Leyko.

Superintendent Defends Vetting of Ex-Principal Following Discovery of “Fraudulent” Degree
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Superintendent Defends Vetting of Ex-Principal Following Discovery of “Fraudulent” Degree

Superintendent Dori Leyko has provided ELi more information about the hiring process that was used.

Ask ELi: What Happened with Yesterday’s Three Emergency Alert Threads?
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Ask ELi: What Happened with Yesterday’s Three Emergency Alert Threads?

A single threat of violence led to the emergency closure of EL schools and locking of City Hall doors.

Ask ELi: What We Found Out About The Uvalde Foundation for Kids
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Ask ELi: What We Found Out About The Uvalde Foundation for Kids

In-depth digging (and lots of capitalizations) raise concerns about this foundation.

As Glencairn Homeowners Protest Cell Tower Plan, More Towers May Be Coming to EL Neighborhoods (Updated)
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As Glencairn Homeowners Protest Cell Tower Plan, More Towers May Be Coming to EL Neighborhoods (Updated)

City of East Lansing staff say more than 50 new “small cell” towers may be coming around town.

ELPD Captain Pride Speaks about East Lansing Crime, Policing
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ELPD Captain Pride Speaks about East Lansing Crime, Policing

We took your questions about traffic patrols, downtown robberies and assaults, crime-solving and more to East Lansing Police Captain Chad Pride. Today, we bring you the answers.

Ask ELi Live at Hooked: Come Join Us!

Ask ELi Live at Hooked: Come Join Us!

We’ll be meeting with readers (and people interested in becoming ELi reporters) on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Hooked.

Ask ELi: Is Trader Joe’s Coming?
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Ask ELi: Is Trader Joe’s Coming?

A reader asked ELi to look into what’s going on with plans for a Trader Joe’s store in East Lansing. We investigated the public record and asked around, and now we bring you the results.

Ask ELI: Are Churches Allowed to Put Up Political Signs?

Ask ELI: Are Churches Allowed to Put Up Political Signs?

As this election cycle draws to a close, ELi answers a reader’s question about political signs.

Ask ELi: Could the QD on Harrison Road Become a Pot Shop?
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Ask ELi: Could the QD on Harrison Road Become a Pot Shop?

It looks like the QD near Brody is closing. We answer a reader’s question about whether a marijuana dispensary could locate there.

Ask ELi: Taxes, Sewers, Social Workers, Parking Tickets
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Ask ELi: Taxes, Sewers, Social Workers, Parking Tickets

In this edition of Ask ELi, we bring you answers on tax assessments, the sewer system, ELPD social workers, and unpaid parking tickets.

Ask ELi: How Does East Lansing’s Geography Affect Home Maintenance?
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Ask ELi: How Does East Lansing’s Geography Affect Home Maintenance?

In the latest Ask ELi to Investigate, Emily Joan Elliott explores how the marshy environment of East Lansing can affect local homes.

Ask ELi: A Fence on Campus, Basketball Hoops Unlocked, and Construction On Burcham Drive [UPDATED]
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Ask ELi: A Fence on Campus, Basketball Hoops Unlocked, and Construction On Burcham Drive [UPDATED]

ELi’s Emily Joan Elliott brings a few pieces of news and a noteworthy PSA about construction on Burcham Drive.

How Can You Apply for an East Lansing Board or Commission?
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How Can You Apply for an East Lansing Board or Commission?

Find out how you can be more involved in the City of East Lansing by applying to a board or commission. Clay Oppenhuizen reports.

Ask ELi: How are local daycares implementing Covid protocols?
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Ask ELi: How are local daycares implementing Covid protocols?

Why is there so much variation in how daycares are implementing Covid-19 protocols and handling exposures? Clay Oppenhuizen reports for ELi.

Ask ELi: What’s Going on With the Deer Cull?
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Ask ELi: What’s Going on With the Deer Cull?

What safety precautions are being taken for using rifles? What metrics are being used to determine if the cull was successful? We bring you answers to those questions and more.

Ask ELi: Covid at East Lansing High School
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Ask ELi: Covid at East Lansing High School

ELi brings answers to a series of questions about how ELHS is handling Covid-19 after reports in early January that hundreds of students were absent.

Sparrow’s Own Stats Show Hospitalization Risk Among the Covid-Vaccinated Is Relatively Low
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Sparrow’s Own Stats Show Hospitalization Risk Among the Covid-Vaccinated Is Relatively Low

Why are public health analysts and officials here and elsewhere starting to talk about Covid-19 as akin to the long-familiar seasonal flu among the vaccinated?

Ask ELi: What Is the Deer Cull Costing Taxpayers?
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Ask ELi: What Is the Deer Cull Costing Taxpayers?

What happens to the deer that are culled? Have any deer had wasting disease? We answer these questions and more in this Ask ELi Grab Bag!

What’s the State of Marijuana Retail In East Lansing?
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What’s the State of Marijuana Retail In East Lansing?

What’s been the result of marijuana retail sale regulation in the City of East Lansing? ELi’s Andrew Graham reviews the scene and tells you what’s coming.

Ask ELi: Vaccine Mandate for ELPS and City Workers, Including ELPD and Paramedics?
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Ask ELi: Vaccine Mandate for ELPS and City Workers, Including ELPD and Paramedics?

The Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the federal Covid-19 vaccine mandate today. What does this mean for workers employed by the City of East Lansing and East Lansing Public Schools?

Ask ELi: Mail Thieves and Comcast Refunds
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Ask ELi: Mail Thieves and Comcast Refunds

What can residents do to prevent their mail from being stolen? And what can residents affected by the Comcast outage do to get a refund for loss of service? We bring the answers in this Ask ELi Grab Bag.

Ask ELi: A Stolen Statue, Two Development Questions, and Problems with Verizon Cell Coverage
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Ask ELi: A Stolen Statue, Two Development Questions, and Problems with Verizon Cell Coverage

Are those Verizon towers in Bailey functioning? What happened to a little statue at the softball complex? And, of course, we bring you a couple of development updates in this Ask ELi Grab Bag!

Ask ELi: What’s Going on with the Comcast Outage? (Updated)

Ask ELi: What’s Going on with the Comcast Outage? (Updated)

ELi reached Comcast and was able to confirm the train accident was the source of the widespread outage in East Lansing and Meridian Township. A spokesperson says they expect service to be restored today.

Ask ELi: What’s Going On With The City Attorney Search?
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Ask ELi: What’s Going On With The City Attorney Search?

It’s been over three months since East Lansing’s City Council decided to look for a new City Attorney, and five law firms have submitted proposals to take on the role. What’s going on with all this?

Ask ELi: What Does the Grand-Jury Indictment of Developer Scott Chappelle Allege?
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Ask ELi: What Does the Grand-Jury Indictment of Developer Scott Chappelle Allege?

The federal Grand Jury returned a 21-page indictment in June 2020, including eight criminal counts, with some involving East Lansing businesses and real estate here and elsewhere. ELi explains.

Ask ELi: What’s Behind the Land Acknowledgment of the Indigenous History of East Lansing?
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Ask ELi: What’s Behind the Land Acknowledgment of the Indigenous History of East Lansing?

East Lansing, including Michigan State University, occupies the Lands of the Anishinaabeg, and Indigenous faculty at MSU are drawing attention to that with a Land Acknowledgement statement. The City has sometimes adapted and used the statement, too. What is the history of this Land Acknowledgment? What might it mean moving forward?

Ask ELi: Car Break-Ins, Fabric Recycling, and Streetlights
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Ask ELi: Car Break-Ins, Fabric Recycling, and Streetlights

Will fabric recycling return to East Lansing? Why is it so dark at Valley Court Park? How can you mitigate the risk of car break-ins? Find out the answers in this Ask ELi Grab Bag!

What We Know About The Montgomery Drain Project
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What We Know About The Montgomery Drain Project

In the weeks and months following torrential rains that flooded portions of East Lansing and numerous basements, ELi has had several readers inquire about the ongoing Montgomery Drain Project and its potential future impact in mitigating local flooding. What do we know?

East Lansing Insider: Council and Policing Round Up
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East Lansing Insider: Council and Policing Round Up

Emily Joan Elliott and Heather Brothers discuss City Council’s debate over a new labor contract for command officers in the East Lansing Police Department. The two then provide a weekly news round up.

Person Hospitalized After Fall from Parking Garage on Albert Avenue
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Person Hospitalized After Fall from Parking Garage on Albert Avenue

The person who was injured “had either fallen or purposely jumped from the first floor” of the parking garage in East Lansing’s downtown, according to Deputy Police Chief Steve Gonzalez.

Ask ELi: Sewers, Trails, Dogs, and Door-to-Door Salespeople
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Ask ELi: Sewers, Trails, Dogs, and Door-to-Door Salespeople

When will the access point to the Northern Tier Trail at Colorado Drive be complete? How does East Lansing handle dog attacks? How can you attend Council member Babock’s flooding town hall tonight?

East Lansing Insider: Flooding and Sewers in East Lansing
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East Lansing Insider: Flooding and Sewers in East Lansing

On this episode, Managing Editor Emily Joan Elliott speaks to City Desk Reporter Andrew Graham about his recent reporting on flooding, including his investigative reporting and what comes next.

Your ELPS Questions Answered
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Your ELPS Questions Answered

Are the kindergarten classrooms at Marble smaller or the class sizes bigger? What’s going on with bus routes, bond money, and Burcham Drive? We answer your questions about East Lansing Public Schools in this Ask ELi Grab Bag.

Caught Between Local Governments, Flooded Homeowners Struggle for Answers
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Caught Between Local Governments, Flooded Homeowners Struggle for Answers

On the eastern edge of East Lansing, five homeowners have spent weeks trying to figure out why the Aug. 12 rains flooded their basements with sewage. Weeks later, like most residents, they still haven’t gotten satisfying answers. Andrew Graham reports.

As Voters Seek to Discern Council Candidates’ Differences, ELi Asks Some Follow-Up Questions
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As Voters Seek to Discern Council Candidates’ Differences, ELi Asks Some Follow-Up Questions

With the election a little more than a month away, ELi is bringing you information designed to help you see the differences between candidates. 

East Lansing Insider: Ask ELi to Investigate
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East Lansing Insider: Ask ELi to Investigate

Alice Dreger, Emily Joan Elliott, and Andrew Graham cover some of the most recent Ask ELi’s that they have investigated. Give a listen to learn more about flooding, drains, construction, schools, and more!

As Friday’s Dedications Near, We’re Learning More about East Lansing’s History of Racial Integration
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As Friday’s Dedications Near, We’re Learning More about East Lansing’s History of Racial Integration

Get details on Friday’s celebrations and find out what we’ve learned thanks to ELi readers about the history of racial integration in East Lansing.

What’s Happening Administratively at the EL Public Library?
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What’s Happening Administratively at the EL Public Library?

What renovations are coming to the East Lansing Public Library? What programs are being offered? What is happening with contract negotiations with non-supervisory workers? Emily Joan Elliott reports.

Ask ELi Grab Bag: Biggby, Schools, F-18s, and a Snapping Turtle
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Ask ELi Grab Bag: Biggby, Schools, F-18s, and a Snapping Turtle

Was that a warplane overhead? What’s happening with the old QD on Trowbridge? We bring you the answers to that and more!

Ask ELi: Mid-Century House Converted to “Recreational Building” in Whitehills?
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Ask ELi: Mid-Century House Converted to “Recreational Building” in Whitehills?

A reader asked about an unusual listing for a house in the Whitehills neighborhood of East Lansing with an asking price of almost $1.4 million. As a result, ELi brings you the story of how a house became an “accessory structure.”

Ask ELi: The Mysterious Case of the Quality Dairy French Onion Dip
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Ask ELi: The Mysterious Case of the Quality Dairy French Onion Dip

In 2019, Quality Dairy announced that it would outsource production of its French Onion Dip to another family-owned producer, but promised the recipe would be exactly the same. Since then, some in the community claim the dip tastes different. Can the recipe be exactly the same and still taste different? Managing Editor Emily Joan Elliott set out on a mission to find out the answers.

That was a lot of rain. Did your sewer backup?
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That was a lot of rain. Did your sewer backup?

You can help us map out where problems are occurring so that we can do reporting on the East Lansing sewer system and management of it as our climate changes. How can you send us info on your property’s experience?

Ask ELi: What’s Happening at That Spot?
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Ask ELi: What’s Happening at That Spot?

What’s happening at the corner of Cowley and Michigan Avenues, where an old office building was just demolished? And why has the fire department been busting holes in the roof of 314 Evergreen Ave.?

Could East Lansing Join the Capital Area District Libraries? Your ELPL Questions Answered
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Could East Lansing Join the Capital Area District Libraries? Your ELPL Questions Answered

In today’s Ask ELi to Investigate, ELi Managing Editor Emily Joan Elliott digs into questions we’ve received about the East Lansing Public Library since her report on Monday regarding the library labor dispute.

Your East Lansing Infrastructure Questions Answered
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Your East Lansing Infrastructure Questions Answered

Why no walk signal across Abbot Road? Could the Woodingham pump station be made to look and smell better? And what’s all that digging at the water plant off Burcham Drive? Ask ELi, and answers you shall receive!

Ask ELi: Cell Phone Mini-Towers, Dirty Drinking Water, and Bike Racks

Ask ELi: Cell Phone Mini-Towers, Dirty Drinking Water, and Bike Racks

What’s with those cell phone towers popping up in residential neighborhoods, dirty water coming from faucets in the Glencairn neighborhood, and a closed bike rack near the downtown Marriott? We answer all this plus one bonus-round question!

Ask ELi: Bumpy RR Crossings, Fireworks Misery, Jazz Fest, and . . . Was That Driver Okay?
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Ask ELi: Bumpy RR Crossings, Fireworks Misery, Jazz Fest, and . . . Was That Driver Okay?

In this week’s Ask ELi grab bag, we answer four sets of reader questions! Did we pick yours?

Ask ELi: Rental Restrictions, Evaluating the City Manager, and the Dairy Store Reopening
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Ask ELi: Rental Restrictions, Evaluating the City Manager, and the Dairy Store Reopening

If a proposed state law on rentals becomes law, what could it mean for East Lansing? When will the City Manager’s annual evaluation happen? And, when is the MSU Dairy Store reopening? Find out the answers in the latest Ask ELi Grab Bag!

Yes, That River Trail Extension East of Hagadorn Is Still Coming
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Yes, That River Trail Extension East of Hagadorn Is Still Coming

Readers have been asking! So we asked Ingham County to give ELi an update, and now we bring you the news of what to expect when.

A Disappeared Path, a Parking Lot Curiosity, and Abbot Road Closures?
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A Disappeared Path, a Parking Lot Curiosity, and Abbot Road Closures?

ELi answers readers’ questions about the ramped path that disappeared from Valley Court Park and the SUVs parked at MSU near Mt. Hope Rd. Plus, we explain what’s about to happen to Abbot Rd.

Ask ELI: Grand River Ave. Speed Limits and Municipal Poop Digestion?
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Ask ELI: Grand River Ave. Speed Limits and Municipal Poop Digestion?

Why won’t the City ask MDOT to lower the speeds on Grand River Ave. and Saginaw St.? Does East Lansing have an anaerobic biodigster? And why are trees being cut behind the high school?

Health Department and Sparrow Announce Open Vaccine Appointments and Increased Capacity
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Health Department and Sparrow Announce Open Vaccine Appointments and Increased Capacity

Anyone over age 16 in Michigan can now make an appointment directly with the Ingham County Health Department for a vaccine. Sparrow has walk-in hours for vaccines, and we provide you with information on other local vaccine providers.

Here’s How to Run for East Lansing City Council
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Here’s How to Run for East Lansing City Council

What do you need to do? What are the deadlines? We bring you the details.

What’s Up With the Water Bills?
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What’s Up With the Water Bills?

What’s the deal with strangely high East Lansing water bills that don’t seem to be explainable by system error?

Electronics Are a Waste Management Issue. Here’s What You Can Do.
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Electronics Are a Waste Management Issue. Here’s What You Can Do.

Improperly disposing of electronics can have negative impacts on the environment for several reasons. So how can you properly dispose of these items?

What’s Happening in East Lansing?
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What’s Happening in East Lansing?

When are the City Council elections? What’s with the Graduate Hotel pedestrian tunnel? Which vendors are coming to the market this Sunday? Answers to these questions and more.

Ask ELi Grab Bag: Deer, Playgrounds, and Parking
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Ask ELi Grab Bag: Deer, Playgrounds, and Parking

Did the deer cull result in meat being delivered to local food banks? What’s up with parking at Bailey Park? What will happen with the Biggby lot on Grand River Ave? We bring some updates.

Have Questions About Your Tax Assessment? Participate in the Assessor’s Review.
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Have Questions About Your Tax Assessment? Participate in the Assessor’s Review.

The East Lansing Tax Assessor’s Review allows property owners who may have an issue with their assessment or who just have a question to get answers and potentially remedy any actual miscalculations or errors. It ends on Friday.

How Did Mickey Mouse Hill Get Its Name?
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How Did Mickey Mouse Hill Get Its Name?

Is it a comment on the topography? A reference to the middle school’s name? A tribute to a beloved educator? What we know is that people in East Lansing love their sledding hill!

That Bumpy Part of the River Trail Will Be Fixed
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That Bumpy Part of the River Trail Will Be Fixed

We answer a reader’s question about a teeth-rattling section of the Lansing River Trail where it enters East Lansing, and ask Ingham County Commissioner Mark Grebner why he has the reputation of being a bit grouchy about the county trails millage.

Answers to Some Questions about the Abbott Woods Oil Spill
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Answers to Some Questions about the Abbott Woods Oil Spill

Did workers aim to contain the spill as soon as it happened? What’s happening with the contaminated material collected so far? And what about possible cost increases?

Ask ELi: Why Are More Costly Library Renovations Coming?
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Ask ELi: Why Are More Costly Library Renovations Coming?

The library is expecting to spend about $800,000 to do some “desperately needed” maintenance on various facilities. Why is this happening just a few years after $1.5M in renovations?

Why Are There So Many Robins in East Lansing?
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Why Are There So Many Robins in East Lansing?

People are wondering why they are seeing flocks of robins in East Lansing yards. We bring the answer.

The Case of the Missing Walk Sign
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The Case of the Missing Walk Sign

Why is there no walk sign across Abbot Road at that street’s southwest corner with Albert Avenue – where the apartments’ entrance for The Abbot is located? Alice Dreger explains.

No, A Dead Poet Did Not Vote In East Lansing’s Most Recent Election
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No, A Dead Poet Did Not Vote In East Lansing’s Most Recent Election

Did Charlotte Brontë vote in the November 2020 election in East Lansing while residing at the Dublin Square pub? ELi’s Andrew Graham brings the answer and explains what it tells us about how Michigan’s voting system works.

Ask ELi: Why was ELi’s website down today?

Ask ELi: Why was ELi’s website down today?

The problem wasn’t actually on our end. Our publisher explains.

Ask ELi: What’s happening at that spot in East Lansing?
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Ask ELi: What’s happening at that spot in East Lansing?

We explain what’s happening at two spots on Burcham Drive and two spots on Grand River Avenue in East Lansing in our latest “Ask ELi to Investigate” column.

Ask ELi: Why is there a giant cross downtown?
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Ask ELi: Why is there a giant cross downtown?

We get this question every now and then, so here’s the answer with the investigative backstory.

Ask ELi: What’s Happening Near Frandor?
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Ask ELi: What’s Happening Near Frandor?

Find out from ELi’s Andrew Graham what’s happening in Ranney Park, next to Marshall Music, and see drone photography from ELi’s Gary Caldwell.

Ask ELi: What’s That Van in the Library’s Parking Lot?

Ask ELi: What’s That Van in the Library’s Parking Lot?

What did East Lansing’s “Library on the Go” van cost, where did the funds come from, and what is it used for? A reader asked and we found out.

City’s Drop-Off Recycling Site Is Open Again
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City’s Drop-Off Recycling Site Is Open Again

Styrofoam, cardboard, and more can be dropped at the City of East Lansing’s recycling center (with masks and physical distancing required).

Ask ELi: When, Exactly, is the Deer Cull?
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Ask ELi: When, Exactly, is the Deer Cull?

Following questions from readers about when the deer cull begins, if it hasn’t already, Andrew Graham got back in touch with the City to find out the precise dates.

Ask ELi: Will a Cell Tower Be Built Near Kedzie Street?
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Ask ELi: Will a Cell Tower Be Built Near Kedzie Street?

An ELi reader shared a legal notice indicating that a cell tower is proposed to be built on the south end of the Bailey Neighborhood. So what would be going where, exactly? Andrew Graham finds out.

More on the Cost of Living Rising in East Lansing
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More on the Cost of Living Rising in East Lansing

How does ELi cover taxes and finances in East Lansing? Publisher Alice Dreger explains.

Join us this Thursday for a Live ‘Ask ELi’

Join us this Thursday for a Live ‘Ask ELi’

Want to have your questions about the community answered? Join us on Zoom Thursday evening!

Ask ELi: How is the City Addressing Potential Lead in Service Lines?
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Ask ELi: How is the City Addressing Potential Lead in Service Lines?

An ELi reader wanted to know what the City is doing about potential lead contamination in service lines. Andrew Graham brings answers.

What’s Legal Where with Covid-19 in East Lansing?
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What’s Legal Where with Covid-19 in East Lansing?

Confused about what’s legal where in the various parts of East Lansing when it comes to Covid-19? We have you covered!

This Week’s Ask ELi Grab Bag!
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This Week’s Ask ELi Grab Bag!

Is the HUB adding more retail? Who gets the nicer side of a fence? When can I use the track at ELHS? Find the answers to all that and more in this week’s Ask ELi Grab Bag!

Ask ELi: Who Got PPP Loans in East Lansing?
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Ask ELi: Who Got PPP Loans in East Lansing?

Which companies in East Lansing got big bucks from the federal Paycheck Protection Program? ELi’s Andrew Graham takes a look.

Answers to Your Latest East Lansing-Area Coronavirus Questions
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Answers to Your Latest East Lansing-Area Coronavirus Questions

Has the Michigan Supreme Court decision really changed COVID-19 requirements here? Are hospitalizations on the rise? Is testing down? ELi’s Emily Joan Elliott turned to Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail for answers to our readers’ questions.

More Student Apartments on the Northern Tier? Plus Answers to Other Reader Questions!

More Student Apartments on the Northern Tier? Plus Answers to Other Reader Questions!

What are they building just south of the Aquatic Center? When will Coolidge Road lose a car lane and gain two bike lanes? And what about Harbor Bay and the federal law? All in this week’s Ask ELi grab bag!

Ask ELi: When Will the Deer Be Culled?
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Ask ELi: When Will the Deer Be Culled?

The cull is expected to occur soon and will be conducted by government-employed sharpshooters working in East Lansing parks.

Ask ELi: How is East Lansing’s recycling handled now? Is a recycling sorting center coming to the area?

Ask ELi: How is East Lansing’s recycling handled now? Is a recycling sorting center coming to the area?

Has recycling in East Lansing changed recently? No, but it may soon change for the better. Heather Brothers brings us the answers to your questions.

UPDATED! Ask ELi: Answers to Your Voting-Related Questions
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UPDATED! Ask ELi: Answers to Your Voting-Related Questions

For National Voter Registration Day, ELi got in touch with City Clerk Jennifer Shuster to help answer questions from our readers.

This Week’s “Ask ELi” Grab Bag

This Week’s “Ask ELi” Grab Bag

What happened to the motorcycle parking on Albert Ave.? Is Breugger’s Bagels reopening? And what’s action that on Trowbridge Road? You ask. We answer.

PSA: Park at the Old Biggby’s, Risk Getting Towed

PSA: Park at the Old Biggby’s, Risk Getting Towed

It’s true: if you park in the old Biggby’s lot without permission, you may not find your car there when you come back.

ELi Asks the 8 School Board Candidates Why They’re Running
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ELi Asks the 8 School Board Candidates Why They’re Running

Why are these eight people running? What issues do they see as urgent? We asked to bring you the answers.

Ask ELi: Will The Abbot Be Open On Time? UPDATED
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Ask ELi: Will The Abbot Be Open On Time? UPDATED

The Abbot has received clearance to open, and move-in will start tomorrow.

The Day Jobs of Your City Council Members
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The Day Jobs of Your City Council Members

What other jobs do your East Lansing City Council members hold? ELi’s Emily Joan Elliott reports.

New Data Show How the Harper’s Superspreader Event Played Out
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New Data Show How the Harper’s Superspreader Event Played Out

Now we know: Younger people infected older people. The outbreak reached 18 counties in Michigan. And many were infected before the cluster was identified.

Harper’s COVID Cases Now at 22, Including Employee
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Harper’s COVID Cases Now at 22, Including Employee

According to Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail, the 22 cases include one employee. What can government officials do to compel masks and other interventions?

UPDATE: Gunfire in Chesterfield Hills Confirmed by Police
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UPDATE: Gunfire in Chesterfield Hills Confirmed by Police

“There was one arrest made,” ELPD Captain Chad Connelly tells ELi.

How Will MSU Students’ Return Affect East Lansing?
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How Will MSU Students’ Return Affect East Lansing?

Readers are asking what we can expect when MSU starts in-person classes back up in the fall. ELi’s Emily Joan Elliott reports what we know so far.

East Lansing Parks & Rec Is Keeping the Playgrounds and Dog Park Closed
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East Lansing Parks & Rec Is Keeping the Playgrounds and Dog Park Closed

East Lansing playgrounds will remain off-limits until at least July 13, and the dog park until August 3 according to Tim McCaffrey, Parks & Rec Director.

What Sunday’s ELPD Parking Lot Video Shows about the Police Car Damaged
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What Sunday’s ELPD Parking Lot Video Shows about the Police Car Damaged

ELi’s Alice Dreger reports on what video from Sunday seems to show and how East Lansing Interim Police Chief Steve Gonzalez is seeing the protests.

Ask ELi: Was an ELPD cruiser used as bait?
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Ask ELi: Was an ELPD cruiser used as bait?

A reader wondered why one ELPD car was left in the middle of the parking lot as protestors approached on Sunday.

Ask ELi: What’s the Jurisdiction of MSU Police?
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Ask ELi: What’s the Jurisdiction of MSU Police?

A reader asked: What’s the jurisdiction of ELPD versus MSUPD?

Here Comes Another “No-Fee” Yard Waste Pick-Up. What Will It Cost?
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Here Comes Another “No-Fee” Yard Waste Pick-Up. What Will It Cost?

As we have another round of “free” yard-waste pick-up coming, we answer a reader’s question about what this is costing.

Just How Easy Is It to Get Tested for Coronavirus in the East Lansing Area?
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Just How Easy Is It to Get Tested for Coronavirus in the East Lansing Area?

What’s it like getting tested? Where can you get tested? And why does everyone we hear from in our area seem to come back negative?