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What Did It Cost to Run ELi for the First-Half of 2019?

Thursday, July 4, 2019

How much has ELi spent in 2019? What did we spend it on, how much do we have left in the bank, and what did we produce? Publisher Alice Dreger brings you another in our ongoing series of ELi budgetary transparency reports.

Your ELi: Power and Transparency in East Lansing’s Government

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Transparency is nonpartisan: people of all political affiliations – unless they have a personal interest that disincentivizes them – want transparency from their governments. ELi Publisher Alice Dreger wonders if ELi should shift its reporting focus and just trust that City leaders are making good decisions?

ELi Announces 2019 Summer Youth Journalism Program

Friday, May 24, 2019

ELi's third annual program provides area youth, ages 15-22, an opportunity to learn journalistic ethics and practices and to earn a $250 educational stipend. Applications are now being accepted!

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.

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