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Published August 8, 2018

Voters approved both local ballot proposals put before them Aug. 7. The first proposal, which requires a certain number of residents to sign a petition in order for someone to be nominated for an elected position, passed by a margin of 2,754 votes to 508 votes, with 84.

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Published August 8, 2018

A metro Detroit girl recently received a gift for her eighth birthday: learning the basics of horse sense at a Sterling Heights equestrian camp. Bella Kovacevic, from Chesterfield Township, won a contest for a free Summer Fun Riding Camp session July 23-27 at Springbrook Equestrian Center.Read More

Published August 8, 2018

Voters OK’d the city’s 10-year parks and recreation millage in the Aug. 7 primary election. According to unofficial election results Aug. 7, 76.27 percent, or 15,221 voters, had approved renewing the millage, which would have expired next June; 23.73 percent, or 4,737 voters, said no.Read More

Published August 8, 2018

METRO DETROIT — The millage renewal for the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation passed in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties Aug. 7 during the primary election. It was a close call in Macomb County after a group came out opposed to the tax a month before the election.

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Published August 8, 2018

LANSING —  State Attorney General William “Bill” Schuette, Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Gelineau won their respective primaries Aug. 7 to compete against each other for the governor seat Nov. 6.

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Published August 7, 2018

ROYAL OAK — In Royal Oak, voters passed two local charter amendments in the Aug. 7 primary election, according to unofficial election results.

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Published August 7, 2018

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The township’s 20-year-old safety path plan will continue for another five years.

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Published August 7, 2018

WARREN — As they’ve done since 1979, Warren voters have collectively and overwhelmingly said that taxes levied for police, fire and emergency medical services are worth it.

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Published August 7, 2018

When Farmington Hills resident Greg Teklinski attempted to vote at Hillside Elementary School Aug. 7, he was in for a surprise: a ballot shortage. “I got home from work at 5 and went to Hillside Elementary School to vote. (There were) three of us in line.

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Published August 7, 2018

MACOMB COUNTY — In the Aug. 7 primary election, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel earned 71,228 votes in the race for the Democratic nomination to retain his office, taking in 83 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.

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Published August 7, 2018

HAZEL PARK — According to unofficial results, with all precincts reporting, voters approved two millage proposals Aug. 7 for the Hazel Park Public Schools, which includes part of Ferndale.  

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Published August 7, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Two proposals aimed at improving public services in Harrison Township were approved by voters Aug. 7.

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Published August 7, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — Eight lucky Oakland University honors college students will reside in a historic former bed-and-breakfast, thanks to a donation by the Moceri family.

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Published August 7, 2018

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — When sisters Zena and Mena Nasiri got fed up about the lack of diversity in books within their community, they decided to do something about it.

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Published August 7, 2018

ROCHESTER — Keeping the citizens of Rochester safe is a job that often comes with dangerous suspects, materials and places.

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Published August 7, 2018

HAZEL PARK — On the northern facade of Davids’ Gold Medal Sports, there’s a new mural depicting three bunnies. Concealed in the heart over each rabbit’s head is a different letter. Together, they spell “JOY.Read More

Published August 7, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Some classic car owners spend countless hours meticulously restoring their vehicle to its original condition — but Sterling Heights resident Bob Hayes isn’t one of those collectors, at least not when it comes to his 1953 Willys truck. 

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Published August 7, 2018

ROYAL OAK — The Cruise in Shoes 5K will return to Shrine Catholic High School for a sixth year on Saturday, Aug. 18 — the same day as the Woodward Dream Cruise.

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Published August 7, 2018

DEARBORN — On Aug. 2, children with special needs at the Beaumont Center for Exceptional Families in Dearborn got to select their own stuffed animals from a selection of 130 Detroit Zoo plush toys.

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Published August 6, 2018

ROYAL OAK — Sometime during the night of Wednesday, Aug. 1, an unknown person vandalized a public piano stationed outside Gayle’s Chocolates, 417 S. Washington Ave. — one of nine pianos spread throughout the downtown as part of an outdoor art program.

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