East Lansing's Amtrak station soon will be staffed with customer service volunteers, ready to assist travelers with questions they might have as they board or depart trains at the Harrison Road location. ELi's Sarah Spohn reports on the cooperative effort that led to the formation of this program.
ELi's Chris Wardell introduces us to The Dangling Participles, a merry band of musicians who also happen to know a thing or two about language composition. Part of the band will play this Friday's Coffeehouse show alongside many other community favorites.
The protected bike lanes being piloted on Bogue Street have been hailed by many as a leap forward for area bicyclists. But the project has made life harder for bus riders. ELi's Mark Meyer spoke to CATA about what happened.
ELi's Brad Minor reports on the recent completion of bridge repairs in East Lansing and the surrounding area and on how the City and Ingham County were able to coordinate their efforts to fund the much-needed improvements.
The goal of the Bogue Street Protected Bike Lane pilot project is to enable bicyclists to coexist safely with pedestrians, vehicles, and buses while traveling one of the busiest routes through MSU's campus. ELi's Mark Meyer reports on the change happening this week.
For our continuing series of Council candidate profiles, ELi’s Brad Minor spoke with Erik Altmann recently about his re-election plans. The Mayor Pro Tem believes he has kept his word to the voters and has earned another term on the East Lansing City Council.
For two years author Matthew Desmond lived among eight Milwaukee families dealing with eviction and struggling to maintain permanent housing. His book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” is this year’s One Book One Community selection. ELi's Amalia Medina brings us the story.
The weather forecast this weekend calls for plenty of sunshine and numerous options to explore the outdoors in and around East Lansing. ELi's Jonathan Townley pinpoints places and events to consider as you plan your activities.
Laura Apol has grand plans for her two-year appointment as the region's Poet Laureate. ELi’s Amalia Medina explains how Apol developed a love of poetry at an early age and why she is eager to start her new assignment.
For fifteen years, Natalie Hool and Jim Matthews have organized a local race to honor their late son Max, raising funds to help families with children facing serious medical problems. Now they're passing the torch. ELi's Andrew Graham explains why.
Dietician Gina Keilen estimates that one out of every eight Michigan State University students has a dietary restriction. ELi’s Maysa Sitar reports on a new allergens-free cafeteria option available to East Lansing campus diners and the general public starting this August.