In the aftermath of settlement of a False Claims Act suit, the City of East Lansing is refusing to release official government communications requested under the Freedom of Information Act. We spoke to the Reporters’ Committee for Freedom of the Press about this.
East Lansing High School student Evan Dempsey takes time out from a serious academic load, band, and college planning to write for ELi. (He's also a graduate of our first Summer Youth Journalism Program.) Why?
City of East Lansing staff and Council spent time with more than 70 community members Wednesday night to talk about the budget issues facing the City. ELi's Chris Root reports on the first of two planned community engagement meetings.
If you're looking for a family activity in East Lansing this weekend, your choices include this Hansel and Gretel update with dancers of all ages, Little Red, Purple, and Blue Riding Hood, a Trickster, and a Candy Shop. Emma McIlhagga reports.
As ELi counts down the days to the end of our annual Sustainability Drive, we're bringing you the personal stories of why our citizen reporters write for us. We start with Christopher Wardell, who has worked as a professional reporter in the past, but who came to ELi because the East Lansing music scene (and music journalism) are his passion.
ELi's getting increasing national recognition, including an article about our Managing Editor Ann Nichols. Find out why we say "no" to certain stories, why we're getting more recognition, and why we need a "yes" from you.
The Mayor now says City Council did vote to approve the $20,000 settlement in the federal fraud case involving City Attorney Tom Yeadon's property. Council will act tonight to make the vote public, two months later.
Josh Davis may have hit the big time with his performance on The Voice, but many locals remember him from the years when he played with the band Steppin' In It. ELi's Christopher Wardell talked to Davis about life, music, and coming back to play in East Lansing.
“We researched both sides and more sleep causes students to be more alert, get better grades and have less accidents,” a member of the MacDonald Middle School Debate Club told the School Board at last night's meeting. “Students’ voices should be heard because this affects them.”