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Column: When you fix those damn roads, include mobility for all

Michigan has a transportation funding problem, and it’s been with us for years. We don’t invest enough in our system, and when we do,...

Invasive insects could infest 170M Michigan hemlock trees 

Updated, 1:26 p.m., 8/26/19 Nature conservancies and the state of Michigan have been teaming up to save Michigan’s immense hemlock tree population.  There are 170 million...

Rick Haglund: What’s behind Patterson’s economic legacy in Oakland County

Within hours of his death on Aug. 3, journalists served up two stark portraits of controversial Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Some condemned Patterson...
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Oakland County board appoints Ferndale mayor to succeed Patterson

After a whirlwind process that involved resignations, boycotts and accusations of backroom dealings, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners on Friday voted to appoint...

West Michigan will likely be key in 2020, but presidential campaign...

Michigan’s status as a battleground state in the 2020 presidential campaign is well-established.  But while two dozen Democratic hopefuls bounced around stops in Southeast Michigan...

Woodward withdraws from Oakland County executive race

WXYZ-TV in Detroit reported Thursday that former Oakland County Board of Commissioners Chair Dave Woodward has withdrawn his candidacy for the position of county...
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Oakland County moving forward with executive interviews amid controversy

Updated, 8:27 p.m., 8/14/19 A group of Oakland County commissioners interviewed candidates Wednesday to replace the recently deceased longtime County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, amid...

Whitmer says Legislature must get ‘serious’ about infrastructure funding during Lansing...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited a decaying bridge in Lansing’s REO Town neighborhood Monday morning, taking the opportunity to press the Legislature to pass a...

10 Michigan mayors join more than 200 calling for gun control...

A bipartisan group of more than 200 mayors, led by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, is calling on...

August elections: Flint mayor race set, Fouts romps in Warren mayoral...

Elections were held across the state Tuesday for key mayoral and City Council primaries and a handful of ballot measures, setting the table for...

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