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The City of East Lansing has issued a new list of cancellations and closures, including the 2020 Art Festival, the 2020 Aquatic Center season, and the softball and soccer complexes. Mark Meyer files this report for ELi.
East Lansing’s Public Library will play host to a special community conversation later today: “East Lansing Talks about Suicide and Self-Harm.” City Council member Shanna Draheim has urged citizens to consider attending.
The East Lansing Public Library staff is eager to create an after-school environment that will benefit all students, explains ELi's Xochitl Kwasnik. All are welcome to a public meeting about this to be held this evening.
Sunday’s “One Book, One Community” discussion centered on the struggle for affordable housing and the effects of eviction as described by Matthew Desmond in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Anaiis Rios-Kosaga, a graduate of ELi’s Summer Youth Journalism program, brings us this report.
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.
“We want better government, we deserve better government and we can have better government.” Lisa Babcock, candidate for City Council, believes East Lansing needs a change of leadership. ELi's Brad Minor brings us a profile of her candidacy.