Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Not your average politician: a look into Jessy Gregg

When Aaron Stephens filled the role as mayor of East Lansing in July 2020, he asked Gregg to be his Mayor Pro Tem. A position she accepted so long as Stephens promised her he would not quit. So, when Stephens resigned from office almost exactly a year after assuming the position, Gregg said she was struck with stress as she was shoved into the role of mayor.

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Rep. Sarah Anthony talks Senate run, midterms

"One of the things I’m really proud of is that I’ve been a very effective lawmaker,” Rep. Sarah Anthony, D-Lansing, said. “I’ve been able to get quite a few bills signed into law despite being in the minority party... and it’s been bills that help veterans, students and small businesses.”  

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Redistricting, partisan contention make for a heated 2022 midterm

Michigan, having been a crucial swing state in the 2020 election, stands to be an interesting landscape for 2022 campaigns and candidates trying to make their way into the public’s good graces. A highly contentious gubernatorial race, along with the highly-anticipated results of the Citizens’ Independent Redistricting Commission, could change the state’s political tides along the lines of issues like COVID-19, voting rights and racial justice.  

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MDHHS issues new quarantine guidelines for COVID-positive students

According to the press release, a fully vaccinated student who came in close contact with a COVID-positive student can continue going to in-person classes if they closely monitor symptoms for 14 days after exposure and continue to follow the mask mandate.  If an unvaccinated student was masked and less than three feet apart in an indoor setting, they can remain in school if they wear a mask, too.