ELi's Publisher Busts Out in Anxious Song

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Yup, more lipstick.

Our Kickstarter campaign deadline is looming—Friday at midnight!—and we are getting really close to being able to obtain the pledges made! We need to reach $15,000, and we are about $3,400 short as I write. So I’m feeling a little giddy but also nervous.

You know what happens when that occurs? I write verse. Here you go.

ELi Gets $5000 Match to Double or Triple Your Pledge

Friday, May 13, 2016

Our thanks go out to everyone who has already jumped on to support ELi’s new Kickstarter campaign! It is really exciting to see familiar and new names popping up in support of ELi’s public service, bringing the people of East Lansing critically important news and information we can’t get anywhere else.

I am writing today to tell you of something very exciting—we just got a matching pledge!

Sustainability or Bust: We Have a Deadline

Friday, January 20, 2017

ELi has only a couple of weeks left to reach sustainability. If we don't reach our pledge goal, we'll need to end our public service of bringing you local, accurate, nonpartisan news.

City Finance Director Retires, Widely Praised

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

As the City's Finance Director retires, she's planning to become more politically active. The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem tell ELi why Mary Haskell has been so valuable to East Lansing, and why she will be missed.

Here It Comes

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Wow, what a year 2016 was for Team ELi! Here's a summary of the public service we provided for you, and an update on our hopes for being here for you in 2017....

ELi Obtains First Sponsorship

Monday, December 12, 2016

As we work towards making ELi financially sustainable, we are delighted to announce our first corporate sponsor, Mackerel Sky.

Another Option for Helping ELi Survive

Friday, December 9, 2016

Want to help us reach our sustainability goal and survive, but don’t want to deal with Patreon? Not to worry; we have options for you.

Your ELi: What We Lose if We Lose ELi

Friday, December 2, 2016

We've had to say goodbye to long-time reporters like Peyton Lombardo while we work towards making ELi financially sustainable. It's necessary, but that doesn't make it easy.

Visible Support for ELi Is Growing!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Words of support and financial commitments have been flowing in since we alerted readers to our "sustainability or bust" decision. But we have a way to go!

Countdown to Sustainability

Monday, November 28, 2016

What happens if we do or don't obtain sustaining patronage support by January 31? Our publisher explains.

ELi Current Finances Explained

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Want to know the nature and amount of ELi's income and expenses? In keeping with our value of transparency, we give you the numbers.