Why did voters turn out East Lansing City Councilman Erik Altmann and only re-elect Mark Meadows, the council-appointed mayor, by two votes? Why did two challengers, both women, not only get elected but finished ahead of Meadows, a former state representative and easily one of mid-Michigan's best known political figures?
Mark Grebner — a longtime Ingham Co. commissioner who for years operated his firm, Practical Political Consultants, in East Lansing, has some thoughts — including on the role he played.
What is the social cost of online extremist groups controlling the way we get our information? Reporter Audrey Matusz speaks with Michael Trice, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology who co-wrote an article with MSU professor Liza Potts on social media platforms governed by rules versus values.
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