The opioid epidemic is straining East Lansing's emergency services. Now a personal injury attorney wants to represent the City in a lawsuit to recoup costs of responding to the epidemic. ELi's Kepler Domurat-Sousa reports.
The Downtown Development Authority has unanimously recommended Core Space's proposal for The Hub, a ten-story student housing project near campus. Now it goes to City Council for a decision. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
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.
While the one MSU student running for City Council says he’s voting for the income tax proposal, two student leaders tell ELi they are against the income tax. Meanwhile, an MSU Vice President is warning students about possible consequences of an income tax.
As part of this weekend's MSU Homecoming activities, the school's GLBT Alumni Association plans a reception for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender alumni, students, and friends. This year's reception coincides with MSU's first openly gay Homecoming Grand Marshall, vlogger Tyler Oakley. ELi's Rosalind Arch reports.
ELi reporters and ELHS students Evan Dempsey and Kepler Domurat-Sousa took what they learned in our Summer Youth Journalism Program and rode with ELPD officers the night of the MSU-Notre Dame game. What did they see?
East Lansing City Council candidate Aaron Stephens has been accused by two fellow MSU students of seriously mismanaging a leadership position at MSU's model United Nations organization, "nearly put[ting] the organization into financial ruin through neglect.”
MSU's Trustees have rejected a deal wherein City Council would pull the income tax proposal if MSU provided $20 million over eight years. Now, Council says, if voters don't approve an income tax, emergency services may be slashed.
MSU is considering setting up a MASH-style field hospital to deal with the swamping of local emergency services caused by alcohol abuse during big game weekends. What other actions is the university taking to deal with party stress on East Lansing? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.