Early Voting and Voter Registration Hours are Extended by Lansing City Clerk’s Office on Wednesdays and the Weekend Prior to Primary Election Day

LANSING, MI  – The South Washington Election Unit is open to Lansing City voters for early voting and voter registration for the August 2nd Primary Election. The winners of this election will move forward on the ballot for the general election.

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Fencing: The cost of competing can be prohibitive

Nolan Williams, Quinn Crum and Aahil Cunningham-Snelson are fencers.
Photo by Charles Hallman/Minnesota Spokesman Recorder

By Charles Hallman
Minnesota Spokesman Recorder

Over 4,500 fencers from around the country and some from as far as Japan visited Minneapolis for 10 days July 2-11.

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To Boldly Go: Star Trek Mission Chicago

Shari Nichole Thomas of Houston Texas, flashing the Vulcan “live long and prosper” sign at the Star Trek Mission Chicago convention. 

Photo by Barb Barton


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News Spotlight: Opal Lee Continues Fight For Freedom a Year After Juneteenth Becomes National Holiday

Editor’s note:  Opal Lee, the “Grandmother of Juneteenth” visited Lansing, MI on May 5, 2022, and May 6, 2022.  The 95-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, speaker and activist has been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Mary Sanchez: Attention paid to Petito case proves not much has changed

By Mary Sanchez “If LaToyia Figueroa was a pretty white woman, would you know her name? Would you know her beautiful mixed-race face, her cafe au lait skin, the cheery smile of her photo,

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Local Woman Takes on Hollywood

“Amanda Brewer (third from the right) currently works as an assistant on the “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me” show starring Jamie Foxx (third from the left.)

Travel Goals After the Pandemic: Couple to Open RV Resort in Alabama

Time Away RV Resort Contact information:

Nathan and Alicia Lawson
160 Summer Dale Lane Lincoln, Alabama 35096

[email protected]
Facebook -  Time Away RV Resort

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Your newborn and their Social Security number

Photo by Tubarones Photography

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

Getting your newborn a Social Security number is important for their future.  If your child is born in a hospital, the easiest way to apply for a Social Security number is right at the hospital. 

Travel Goals After the Pandemic: Visiting Europe’s great libraries

Some books at Oxford University's Bodleian Library date back to medieval times. Photo by Cameron Hewitt.