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With bipartisan support, the Michigan Senate is formally recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month for the first time.

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Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission continues to work toward its goal of drawing new district maps for Congress and the state legislature using 2020 census data.

This week, the group held the first in a series of public hearings to get feedback on what people want to see in those maps.

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The race for Lansing’s mayor took a couple of twists on Sunday. Former mayor Virg Bernero has ended his bid to return to city hall.

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Lansing City Councilmember Patricia Spitzley has formally announced her candidacy in this year’s mayoral election.

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Ingham County has become the first in the state to ban hair-based discrimination. 

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the resolution Tuesday.

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WKAR’s politics reporter Abigail Censky is leaving the WKAR newsroom.

Censky is headed to Kansas where she’ll be a statewide political reporter for the Kansas News Service.

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An audit of the 2020 presidential election is being conducted by the Lansing City Clerk’s office.


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There’s now less than a week until the Presidential Election, and officials are bracing for record turnout.

The city of Lansing is training hundreds of new election workers to help those voters cast their ballots on November 3rd.

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The November election is now less than a month away, and officials are preparing to make sure every vote is counted whether it comes by mail or in person. There to help them will be poll workers, regular Michiganders, who will greet voters, issue them ballots and count mail-in votes on Election Day.

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Michigan saw its first cases of the coronavirus in March right around the time of the state’s presidential primary.

After that, election officials had five months to prepare for the state’s next major election which was the primary held earlier this month.