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Published August 16, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — From strategic resignations to furtive text messages, the battle to hold the majority of power in Oakland County has been a brutal one for the past several weeks.

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Published August 16, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — As a teacher, Sterling Heights resident Jonathan Matthews said he is happy to see city officials’ efforts to make students more motivated, engaged and active in politics and in the community.

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Published August 14, 2019

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Downtown Development Authority is giving the public the chance to hear from some of the most interesting people in town in a new series called Front Porch Stories.

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Published August 13, 2019

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe is planning several educational programs to assist residents in understanding ranked-choice voting, which recently was implemented by the city in its City Council elections.

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Published August 12, 2019

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Mary Martin resigned from her position as the executive director of the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce effective Aug. 2.

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Published August 12, 2019

FERNDALE — After former Councilwoman Melanie Piana resigned last month to run for mayor, the rest of the City Council was tasked with selecting her replacement for the next several months.

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Published August 12, 2019

FARMINGTON — Two and a half years after Farmington’s local mobile food vending ordinance was unanimously approved by the City Council, food truck owners and some members of the council are saying the ordinance is too restrictive.

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Published August 12, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township residents are questioning the motive behind letters sent from the township attorney, via his attorney.

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Published August 12, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The first ethics committee of its kind in Clinton Township is officially ready to hit the ground running.

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Published August 7, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Longtime Royal Oak City Manager Donald Johnson’s June 30 retirement sent the city scrambling to determine a path moving forward.

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Published August 7, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The drive to make Sterling Heights greener continues.

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Published August 7, 2019

OAKLAND COUNTY — Hundreds waited in line to say their final goodbyes to Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson in the conference center of the building bearing his name in Waterford Aug. 6. 

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Published August 7, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — A newer addition in the city, the Madison Heights Art Board has already left its mark on the community with such eye-catching projects as the city’s first outdoor mural — spanning all four walls of the Jaycee shelter building at the foot of the sled hill at Civic Center Park — as well as a recent photo contest and resulting calendar, a karaoke fundraiser and more. 

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Published August 7, 2019

LATHRUP VILLAGE — Residents were invited to mingle with city staff, munch on a free taco bar and jam to some oldies by DJ Larry Williams Aug. 1 during the city’s first Staff Meet and Greet behind Lathrup Village City Hall.

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Published August 7, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Laurie Van Pelt, the Oakland County director of management, budget and chief financial officers, was named the deputy county executive Aug. 5. She is the first woman to hold the title.

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Published August 7, 2019

WARREN — One current city councilman, two former council members and a list of newcomers will appear on the ballot in November as voters prepare to select an almost entirely new-look legislative body tasked with managing Warren’s $278 million budget.

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Published August 7, 2019

WARREN — City Clerk Sonja Buffa and City Councilman Keith Sadowski cleared a primary election field filled with recognizable candidates Aug. 6 and will now advance to a November election matchup.

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Published August 7, 2019

WARREN — Warren’s current mayor and the mayor pro tem will contend for the job as the city’s top administrator in November.

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Published August 6, 2019

With 16.7% voter turnout in the Aug. 6 primary election, one resident has been eliminated in the race for City Council, while streets, police and fire will be funded by dedicated millages.

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Published August 6, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — With an uptick in watering violations, the time apparently has come for an ordinance amendment.

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