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The Games This City Plays

Saturday, March 16, 2019

ELi's Publisher lets you in on what it's like trying to get information out of this City administration.

Your ELi: The City Just Made FOIA More Transparent

Friday, March 1, 2019

The benefits of the City Clerk's new approach to Freedom of Information Act requests are big for the public, including for East Lansing Info as your public service local news source. Our Publisher explains.

ELi Obtains $5,000 Bonus from NewsMatch

Friday, March 1, 2019

East Lansing Info has obtained $5,000 in bonuses from NewsMatch because we hit two important benchmarks in our 2019 Sustainability Campaign. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings the good news.

What the City Won’t Report

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The City of East Lansing has recently begun publishing e-Dialog reports on what happened at City Council. ELi's Publisher Alice Dreger explains why we encourage you to read those reports, but to sign up for ELi's weekly news summary as well.

PSA: We Are Not Your Government

Monday, January 21, 2019

We're interested in your thoughts on on various issues, and we'll try to answer your questions, but we can't actually make changes to policies or plans. East Lansing's government can, though, and there are lots of ways to communicate with them.

Notice: If You Make Surprising Claims, We May Check Them

Friday, January 11, 2019

Is ELi guilty of journalistic malpractice because we checked out a citizen's claims on a subject of local significance, and reproduced in our report that person's original claim? Our Publisher explains why, in fact, we're just doing our job.

How Did ELi Raise Over $80,000?

Friday, January 4, 2019

We know ELi readers love backstories and data-crunching, so today we are going a little Nate Silver on you.

ELi Supporters Secure East Lansing News for 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year, East Lansing! Thanks to our financial supporters, ELi's public service news reporting will be sustained throughout 2019! We look forward to bringing you the news!

ELi’s Top Feel-Good Stories of 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

What happens when ELi's Publisher asks Managing Editor Ann Nichols to choose her top ten "feel-good" stories from a whole year of news? We get fifteen!

City of East Lansing Hides Public Lawsuit Information

Monday, November 19, 2018

The City of East Lansing won't release material that would show in what lawsuits it is engaged. An attorney for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press explains why East Lansing's taxpayers have a right to this information.

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