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White House lists Flint mayor at Opportunity Zone Conference

President Donald Trump spoke at a conference Wednesday at which Flint Mayor Karen Weaver was scheduled to be in attendance, according to a White...

Grand Rapids faces costly lingering lead crisis in homes

By most accounts, Grand Rapids is a city on the rise. New developments and new investment pop up almost daily. But lurking beneath the...
Downtown Flint

Don Williamson, Flint’s colorful, controversial ex-mayor, dies at 85

Former Flint Mayor Don Williamson died early Tuesday morning at the age of 85, according to a statement from Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton....

Affordable housing initiatives ramp up in Michigan amid shortage

As housing costs rise across the state, there are efforts to help underway in the second-largest city in Michigan. The Grand Rapids City Commission...

Patterson has ‘career-ending’ cancer, won’t run in 2020

Longtime Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced Tuesday that he has “career-ending” stage 4 pancreatic cancer and will not be seeking an eighth...

March 22, 2014: When marriage equality first (briefly) ruled in Michigan

For roughly five hours on March 22, 2014, same-sex couples in Michigan were, at long last, able to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge...

On this day in 2014: Same-sex marriage is legalized in Michigan

U.S. District Judge Bernard Judge Friedman on March 21, 2014, issued a ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Michigan. In 2004, Michigan voters OK'd a constitutional...

Schor seeks to end feud with former fire chief

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has apologized to former Lansing Fire Department Chief Randy Talifarro following a recent public dispute about hiring practices for firefighters, the...

Schor under fire for Lansing Fire Dept.’s lack of diversity

There’s been a very public war of words between Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and former Lansing Fire Department Chief Randy Talifarro. Now Dale Copedge, president...

Report: Bad roads cost Michiganders $14B per year

A new report underscores the notion that the state and drivers can pay more for infrastructure upfront, or continue paying a lot more down...

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