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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WXYZ-TV in Detroit reported Thursday that former Oakland County Board of Commissioners Chair Dave Woodward has withdrawn his candidacy for the position of county...

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...

Ken Coleman: When it comes to L. Brooks Patterson’s bigotry, I...

L. Brooks Patterson, the longtime charismatic and curmudgeonly Oakland County executive, died on Saturday at age 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Yes, I’m...

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...

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