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  1. SMART millage survives Macomb County recountRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Macomb voters approved the millage by just 39 votes this month. That prompted the group Michigan Taxpayers Alliance to request a partial recount.

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  2. Michigan legislators prepare to impeach Dino BucciRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Michigan Representatives Steve Marino and Jeff Yaroch have begun the process of impeaching Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci because of his absence from his duties for the past nine months. Bucci was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2017 on 18 counts of conspiracy, bribery, embezzlement, extortion, mail fraud, and money laundering.

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  3. Woman who gave birth in Macomb County jail files lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Jessica Preston filed a lawsuit this month that says jail staff ignored her when she went into labor while being held in their facility. A southeast Michigan woman who says she was forced to give birth in a jail cell in 2016 is now suing Macomb County and 10 other parties.

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  4. Whatever happened to citizenship?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Had the ballot proposal passed, a network of special rapid buses with their own lanes would have been built throughout the four-county area of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw. People without cars would have been able to easily get to and from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

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  5. Hackel and Patterson: Macomb and Oakland all in for SMART, want out of RTARead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Macomb and Oakland counties' leaders want the public to support a millage renewal for regional bus service that will be on the ballot this summer. Mark Hackel and L. Brooks Patterson also want their constituents to know that millage has nothing to do with a plan to expand transit through the Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority - a body both men say they now favor abandoning in favor of strengthening that existing regional bus service, the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation .

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  6. Miller: "Flushable" wipes making a mess of our sewer systemsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Used baby wipes and other items are collected in a disposal bin after being removed from a sewer in Clinton Township by the Macomb County Public Works Office. Macomb County's Public Works Commissioner wants the public to be aware of a growing problem menacing municipal sewer systems: flushable wipes.

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  7. Long-time Democratic pollster takes another look at the Obama-Trump voters of Macomb CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    In 1985, the long-time Democratic pollster and strategist did a now-classic study of "Reagan Democrats" -- the white voters, mostly auto workers, who went for John Kennedy by 63% in 1960 and then Ronald Reagan by 66% in 1984. Stan Greenberg is still studying those Macomb County voters: the ones who twice voted for Barack Obama, but then gave Donald Trump a win.

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  8. Whatever happened to citizenship?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Had the ballot proposal passed, a network of special rapid buses with their own lanes would have been built throughout the four-county area of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw. People without cars would have been able to easily get to and from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

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  9. Convicted killer told police of penchant for teen girlsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    A Michigan inmate named as a suspect in a series of cold-case slayings told police a decade ago about his fondness for teenage girls. Detroit television station WXYZ reports that Arthur Ream made that and other statements during a videotaped 2008 interview with police investigating the 1986 disappearance of 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki.

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  10. Bieda can do more locally than in CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    State Senator Steve Bieda is perhaps the biggest history buff in the Michigan legislature. He's an expert on coins, once designed one for the mint, and fought to get new replicas of Civil War cannons installed on the lawn, and to get the Capitol restored.

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  11. 5 1/2 years in prison for trash-hauler who bribed Macomb officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    A rogue trash hauler who bribed public officials to protect his business in suburban Detroit has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in federal prison. Chuck Rizzo paid off officials in Macomb County and also stole $900,000 from the company, formerly known as Rizzo Environmental Services, when it was controlled by out-of-state investors.

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  12. Politics without decencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    I don't read a lot of blogs and bloggers, partly because I don't have the time and partly because in many cases, I know what they are going to say before they say it. But one I do read regularly is Chad Selweski's commentary Politically Speaking , at PoliticsCentral.org.

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  13. Disgraced former county clerk Karen Spranger appeals to Michigan governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    In a surprise to no one, former Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger is not quietly accepting her fate after being removed from office last week. Spranger's 15-month tenure was marked by chaos and numerous lawsuits and union grievances.

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  14. Macomb leaders push judges for "stability" as ousted clerk claims "insurrection"Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The twists keep coming in the case of ousted Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger, as the county's elected leaders gathered Tuesday to call for "stability" and urge that Spranger's current temporary replacement remain in office until the November election. This came as Spranger appeared to attempt to regain her office by filing court documents addressing Gov. Snyder, President Trump, and others "to report a crime of Constitutional violation of the overthrow of my Constitutional offices."

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  15. Hackel on regional transit efforts: Macomb voters "don't want this thing"Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    At one point, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel was a big proponent of the Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority, and its potential to coordinate and boost the region's lackluster, fragmented transit systems. But Hackel now seems to have soured on the prospect of more and better transit, and on the RTA itself, just as Wayne County is making a push to put a transit millage before voters in November.

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  16. Wayne and Washtenaw leaders to pursue mass transit plan, with or without Macomb and OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The new plan would likely focus on improving the bus system in addition to creating new transit, like light rails. Stateside's conversation with Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and Andy LaBarre, Chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners.

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  17. Hackel: Let's not rush to create "obsolete" regional transit in southeast MichiganRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Southeast Michigan regional leaders have been meeting for months to develop a new regional transit plan, but at least one of those leaders says there's nothing he can get behind yet. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel says there's no reason to build any system that relies on buses, suggesting those systems will soon be "obsolete."

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  18. Tow company mogul Gasper Fiore pleads guilty to briberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | Michigan Radio

    The owner of multiple Southeast Michigan towing companies pleaded guilty Wednesday to paying bribes to a Macomb County official to in order to get a municipal towing contract. Gasper Fiore pleaded guilty to conspiracy.

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  19. Macomb clerk Karen Spranger's legal battles keep piling upRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | Michigan Radio

    County clerks play a critical role in keeping government operations on track, but they're not usually in the spotlight. That is, unless you live in Macomb County.

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  20. Judge finds Macomb clerk Karen Spranger in contempt of courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2017 | Michigan Radio

    Circuit Court Judge Richard Caretti ruled Spranger violated a court order. Among other things, the preliminary injunction and a subsequent temporary restraining order prevent her from harassing or retaliating against employees who file grievances, or engage in union activities.

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