In a followup action to January demonstrations, the National Women’s March is calling on people to assemble in small community huddles and talk about how they would like to sustain the movement. A huddle in Mason, Michigan, was so large it broke off into two separate huddles. Here’s what some people said.
A statewide recount of Michigan’s votes in the presidential election died in the courts and was suspended or never started in most Michigan counties, but was completed in Ingham County. Overseeing operations at the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason, County Clerk Barb Byrum and a staff of volunteers account for almost 135,000 ballots. Byrum said, “it has been a monumental undertaking. Tables and chairs, projectors and screens being taken to the fairground, a printer this afternoon, over 300 emails for people who are interested. I currently have 50 workers and need more.”
Nearly every high school can point toward a famous alumnus. But only one can say they taught one of the most prominent – and controversial – civil rights leaders of the 20th century. It was 75 years ago when Malcolm X was expelled from Mason High School.
Democratic incumbent state Rep. Tom Cochran, D-Mason, faces challenger Republican Leon Clark to represent the 67th District in the state House. With 60 percent of precincts reporting, Cochran leads Clark 56 percent to 44 percent. The 67th District spans much of southern Ingham County. Looking to win his third and final term in office, Cochran previously served on the Lansing Fire Department for over 29 years. Born and raised in Lansing, Cochran has been a mid-Michigan resident his entire life.
On Nov. 4, the Hot Wheels and Cool Cars fundraiser will be put on by the Mason Public Schools Foundation at 200 Museum Drive in Lansing. The 6-8 p.m. event offers admission to three museums for $10 per person or $30 for a family of up to six.