Local Government

Published December 4, 2023

ST. CLAIR SHORES — At their Nov. 20 meeting, the St. Clair Shores City Council approved Mark Metry to join the 40th District Court as an attorney magistrate by a 7-0 vote.

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Published December 4, 2023

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Oakland County Board of Commissioners has chosen its replacement for the late Gary McGillivray, who long represented his hometown of Madison Heights along with Hazel Park and parts of Troy as the commissioner for District 3.

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Published December 1, 2023

WARREN — Mayor Lori Stone’s ceremonial swearing-in on Nov. 20 was a joyous, celebratory event where people gathered to support Warren’s new mayor.

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Published December 1, 2023

WARREN — Newly elected Warren City Council members had their first council meeting Nov. 28 and voted in new officers.

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Published December 1, 2023

MADISON HEIGHTS — At its meeting Nov. 16, the new-look Madison Heights City Council reversed course on two lawsuits filed by marijuana companies.

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Published November 30, 2023

HAZEL PARK — A federal grant will provide the Hazel Park Community Coalition $625,000 during the next five years, with eligibility to seek another five years of funding totaling $1.25 million over 10 years, as the coalition works to reduce substance use among youth.

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Published November 30, 2023

MADISON HEIGHTS — A new council has taken shape in Madison Heights following last month’s election, including a new member and some historic firsts for diversity in the city.

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Published November 30, 2023

MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb Place and the Cherry Street Mall are the center of many public events in the “Bath City.” Next year, a massive overhaul will reshape the cultural core of Mount Clemens.

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Published November 24, 2023

LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced the launch of a new consumer protection website and holiday campaign to help protect Michigan residents from common consumer scams during the winter holiday season.

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Published November 23, 2023

LANSING — On Nov. 23, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer pardoned a turkey before Thanksgiving.

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Published November 20, 2023

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Township Board of Trustees prepared the township for 2024’s elections by selecting the township recreation center as its early voting site at the board’s Nov. 8 meeting.

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Published November 20, 2023

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe’s former mayor was sentenced earlier this month on a charge related to fraudulently applying for a grant as a veteran-owned business.

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Published November 20, 2023

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Park City Councilman Vikas Relan wasn’t always the most popular person at the council table — or with some members of the community — but that’s not why he entered the political arena.

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Published November 20, 2023

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The Grosse Pointe Shores City Council reversed course on a controversial new vicious dog ordinance that included a ban on dogs classified as pit bulls.

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Published November 15, 2023

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Steps have been taken to improve a large wetland as the Harrison Township Board of Trustees approved pursuing a Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program grant at its Nov. 13 meeting.

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Published November 15, 2023

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Treasury is marking the 8th anniversary of the signing into law of the MiABLE Act to encourage the public to discover more about the potential benefits of the program.

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Published November 14, 2023

METRO DETROIT — To capitalize on Michigan’s record-setting recycling momentum, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer encouraged state residents to join in recognizing America Recycles Day on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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Published November 13, 2023

LANSING — The Michigan Senate is considering three measures that supporters say would facilitate prosecutions of human traffickers and better protect their victims throughout the legal process.

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Published November 10, 2023

LANSING — On Nov. 9, the Michigan House of Representatives passed two bills in an effort to safeguard voters, poll workers, and polling places from gun violence.

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Published November 8, 2023

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Early voting remained the topic of discussion among the Clinton Township Board of Trustees at its Oct. 30 meeting, which saw the trustees broach the subject two times that evening.

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