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Longtime Oakland County Executive Patterson dies of pancreatic cancer

L. Brooks Patterson, a GOP stalwart and longtime Oakland County executive who made a name for himself fighting busing in metro Detroit, died Saturday...

Rick Haglund: Why fixing the damn roads is so damn hard

How in the world are we ever going to fix the damn roads? Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signature policy prescription — boosting the gas tax...

Court partially sides with Michigan cities over state in Headlee suit

Municipal leaders in Michigan are cheering a Wednesday ruling by the state’s Court of Appeals pertaining to funding for local governments, but it’s unclear...

Court dismisses challenge to Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule

A Michigan Court of Claims judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule, the toughest regulation in the country for the...

Tlaib releases bill banning facial recognition technology in public housing

As a debate rages in Detroit over the police department’s use of sophisticated software that can identify and recognize faces, a Michigan lawmaker has...

Traveling expungement clinics launched in rural Michigan

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack on Thursday announced five traveling clinics to help those seeking to clear their criminal records, which can...

State unveils program for budding weed industry in areas hit hard...

The regulatory body for Michigan’s newly legal marijuana industry wants to give a leg up to prospective entrepreneurs in 19 communities deemed to have...

State gives disaster funding to flooded Tuscola County

The state has announced it will open the Disaster and Emergency Contingency Fund to Tuscola County in mid-Michigan, after disastrous late spring flooding led...

Michigan GOP chair calls for Nessel to expand Detroit grant investigation

Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox on Wednesday called on Attorney General Dana Nessel to expand her review of deleted emails at the office...

Neeley cites ‘frustration, anger, disappointment’ in Flint investigation as he seeks...

State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) has represented the 34th state House District since 2015, and served on Flint’s City Council for nine years before...

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