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Fake Abduction Story Circulates Around East Lansing

Friday, November 16, 2018

A fake story of young women being abducted near MSU by “six Arabic men” is circulating around town. ELPD says it is not true, community leaders are calling it harmful, and a law professor spoke to ELi about the context for this kind of messaging.

Carillon Bells to Ring Today for Armistice Anniversary

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Today at 11 a.m., MSU's carillon bells will ring out, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The City formally observed Veterans' Day on Friday, with a wreath-laying ceremony attended by the top Marine's mother. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Large Interfaith Gathering Supports Jewish Community

Friday, November 2, 2018

Upwards of five hundred people gathered at East Lansing’s Congregation Shaarey Zedek last night to support the Jewish community in the wake of Saturday’s massacre of eleven people at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Pickleball Players Give Back to the Community

Friday, September 28, 2018

Over three hundred pickleball players, volunteers, and spectators gathered for the second annual Jim Savage Memorial Pickleball Tournament. Gary Beaudoin reports for ELi.

Burcham Fence “A Testament to the Goodwill of East Lansing Residents”

Monday, September 17, 2018

“My kids were so excited about the whole process...[m]y oldest kept a tally of everyone who came—including four dogs. She counted babies, people we didn’t know, and even people passing by who stopped, grabbed a paint brush and contributed.” Ann Kammerer reports.

Council Looks to Shift HUD Funds from Nonprofits to Debt Payments

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

East Lansing's City Council is looking to stop using HUD Community Block Development Grant funds to support local social-service nonprofits, in favor of paying of East Lansing debt to HUD, and to streamline the public comment process. ELi's Casandra Eriksen reports.

Whitehills 5k and Fun Run Returns August 25

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Anyone, from any neighborhood can sign up for fourth annual Whitehills Elementary 5k and Fun Run, but only until the August 23 deadline. Charlie Meyers, a recent graduate of ELi's Summer Youth Journalism Program has the details.

Trump and the Work of Being a Free Press

Thursday, August 16, 2018

What's it like running a free press in a small American city today? ELi's Publisher and Managing Editor let you in on the frustrations beyond the President's rhetoric, and explain why frustration is really just part of the job.

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