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Voting rights at stake in petition drive, legislative maneuvering

 The “Secure MI Vote” petition is making its way around Michigan communities. The petition is designed to change election laws in Michigan, including a requirement for in-person voters to present a partial Social Security number and photo ID. It would also require absentee voters to provide either of these on absentee ballot applications. Any individual who is unable to provide a photo ID would be required to present one in person within six days if their vote is to be counted.

Meg Tang Creating Jewelry

Celebrate with Michigan Made Holiday Art Exhibition through Dec. 23

The holiday season is approaching and with it comes the annual Michigan Made Holiday Art Exhibition at the Lansing Art Gallery. The exhibition, at 119 N. Washington Square in Lansing, features more than 60 artists presenting different forms of media. The fine arts featured include sculptures, paintings, printmaking, pottery, ceramic arts, mixed media, jewelry, photography, clothing and more.

Jacqueline Swain's Gem Trees

Rock your weekend with lapidary and mineral show

Gems don’t grow on trees but, using wires and natural stones, Jacqueline Swain creates artistic designs she calls “gem trees.” Swain will be a vendor at the Central Michigan Lapidary and Mineral Society’s Annual Gem, Mineral, Lapidary, and Fossil Show Oct. 22-24, selling her gem trees, jewelry and other hand-crafted works.

Ingham commissioners call for new candidates for board of canvassers

Mark Grebner opposed selecting a new member to the board of canvassers during the Oct. 12 board of commissioners meeting. Democratic members of the Ingham County board of commissioners didn’t believe the original Republican candidates would respect the integrity of the upcoming November election. Kate TownleyMark Grebner has experience in various political fields, becoming known for his role creating voter lists with Practical Political Consulting. Previous interviews with the candidates did not convince the Democratic board majority, and therefore the board of commissioners requested the Ingham County Republican Party send three new Republican candidates.

CADL Mobile Library Vehicle

CADL mobile library’s outreach for Lansing area

The Capital Area District Library’s mobile library travels to elderly communities, low-income housing, and daycares, among other stops. Yolanda Williams is outreach coordinator at one of these stops, the South Side Community Coalition. The CADL mobile library comes to visit the daycare there weekly, providing the 15 daycare children an opportunity to check out and explore new books.