Sell the Hannah Community Center, parking system, and soccer fields? De-fund social services for seniors and persons with disabilities? Ask the voters for a property tax increase? Council has started talking about what to do, now that the income tax proposal has failed.
"It's amazing we were thinking along the same lines at the same time," says Flores. "I'm so happy these boxes exist and hoping they will be at other places, too. On the other hand, I'm sad that the need is even there. But it's good that so many people are saying it's not OK and are addressing the issue."
One MSU administrator who is against the income tax has questioned whether a city East Lansing's size should have a public library. How does our city compare to other Michigan cities our size? Sheryl Knox gathered the data for us.
Since mid-August, about fifty East Lansing residents have been out on the streets—and at parks, the farmers’ market, and the MSU campus—working to change the Michigan constitution. Why? ELi's Chris Root reports.
This year's Halloween activities in East Lansing start with Safe Halloween on Thursday the 26th, and end with trick or treating on Tuesday the 31st - but there's also lots to do in between. Eli's Rosalind Arch tells you what's happening.
A generous grant from LACT and space donated by the East Lansing Public Library gave eight teenagers a chance to take the first steps towards becoming citizen reporters. Program participant Grace Bargerstock reports.
Evan Dempsey spoke with East Lansing Library Director Kristin Shelley about how she sees her family's experience connecting to this year's One Book. He also brings our readers news of upcoming local events on A Long Way Home.
ELi's two-week-long Summer Youth Journalism Program still has a small number of spots open, and so we have extended the application deadline for people aged 14-22. Meanwhile, from you old people, we are looking for lunch money for the kids.
Now on exhibit at the East Lansing Public Library are works by Elaine Dobrowolski and Lily LaFollette, who each pursued her passion for painting after an earlier career, in one case in auto manufacturing, in the other, in business.