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Stateside: Draft redistricting maps; Great Lakes inspired mosaics; acorn and walnut boom

A work from mosaic glass artist Michelle Sider
Courtesy of Michelle Sider
A work from mosaic glass artist Michelle Sider

MLive’s Lauren Gibbons discusses the growing pains facing the first ever citizen led redistricting process. Michigan glass artist and Art Prize contender Michelle Sider shares her Great Lakes inspired mosaics. And if you’re dodging acorns and walnuts this fall, you’re not alone. MSU professor and horticulturist Bert Cregg explains why.

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With updated census data finally in-hand, first drafts of redistricting maps released

  • Lauren Gibbons reports on politics and policy for MLive

Oakland County mosaic artist captures Great Lakes inspired moments in glass

  • Michelle Sider is a painter, illustrator, and glass artist who lives in Huntington Woods

Drinking culture plan offers solutions to alcohol-related incidents in Traverse City

  • Taylor Wizner is the health and tourism reporter for Interlochen Public Radio

Heads up! Stressed-out trees are raining down acorns and nuts across Michigan

  • Professor Bert Cregg is with Michigan State University’s Department of Horticulture with expertise in tree management
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