Southeast Michigan

Lawmakers, activists call for stronger pollution regulations following Huron River chemical spill

BY: - August 10, 2022

More than 100 people gathered on the banks of the Huron River in Milford Wednesday to call for action and accountability in the aftermath of a chemical spill into the river system.  Representatives from Clean Water Action, the Environmental Council of Huron Valley stood alongside lawmakers, local officials, business owners and residents, demanding stronger polluter […]

Failed Sterling Heights City Council candidate charged with forging ballot applications 

BY: - August 10, 2022

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced felony charges had been filed against a former Sterling Heights City Council candidate related to ballot application forgeries. Paul Manni, 27, of Sterling Heights, was arraigned Friday in Macomb County’s 41-A District Court with nine counts of forging a signature on an absent voter ballot application, five-year felonies; and […]

Dingell calls for EPA to act on Huron River spill

BY: - August 9, 2022

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Ann Arbor) is calling for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assistance in Southeast Michigan following a chemical spill into the Huron River.  During the weekend of July 30, Tribar Manufacturing in Wixom, Michigan released industrial chemicals containing hexavalent chromium into the sewer system leading to the Wixom wastewater treatment facility. The […]

Circuit court rules to keep restraining order on abortion ban law

BY: - August 3, 2022

After hearing oral arguments Wednesday in a case where some Republican county prosecutors argue they are exempt from the injunction on the state’s 1931 abortion ban, a Circuit Court judge ruled to keep a restraining order on the law in place.  This comes after a flurry of judicial action this week. The state Court of […]

DHHS warns residents after hazardous chromium spill in Huron River watershed

BY: - August 3, 2022

The Michigan Department of Health and Human services has issued a warning to southeast Michigan residents after hexavalent chromium was released in the Huron River. At 3:21 p.m. Monday, Tribar Manufacturing in Wixom notified the Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) that it had released several thousand gallons of liquid containing […]

SOS Benson: Nearly 2M voted in ‘smooth’ Tuesday primary

BY: and - August 3, 2022

In a press conference shortly after polls closed Tuesday night, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called Tuesday’s primary election “among the most secure and safe in the nation” as results continued to roll in. With all but one Michigan county reporting results Wednesday afternoon, unofficial returns show that about 1 million Michiganders voted on the […]

Michigan legislative primaries: Some incumbents lose to colleagues, newcomers

BY: - August 3, 2022

Updated 1:53 p.m. with additional comments Running for the first time after new districts were drawn for Michigan’s House and Senate, some incumbents in Tuesday’s primary lost their shot at holding their seats, while former President Donald Trump demonstrated he still has a hold on Republicans through some of his endorsements.  Among the many incumbents […]

Trump-backed Gibbs topples Meijer in 3rd Congressional GOP primary

BY: - August 3, 2022

Updated 1:04 p.m. with 6th Congressional District numbers In Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer of Grand Rapids was ousted Tuesday by John Gibbs, who previously worked in the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Trump administration.  Gibbs scored 51.8% with 88% reporting as of 3:03 a.m. Wednesday, according to […]

Stevens drubs Levin in the 11th Congressional Dem primary

BY: and - August 3, 2022

In Michigan’s 11th Congressional District Democratic primary, U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Waterford Twp.) prevailed Tuesday over fellow Rep. Andy Levin of Bloomfield Township after both incumbents decided to run in the same Oakland County-based district.  The newly drawn 11th District sits in Democratic territory and includes parts of Pontiac, West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills and Troy. […]

Updated: Thanedar wins open 13th Congressional District Dem nomination

BY: - August 3, 2022

Updated, 8:40 a.m., 8/3/22, with Hollier’s concession State Rep. Shri Thanedar (D-Detroit) has won the Michigan’s 13th District Democratic Party primary over several well-known African-American candidates.  As of 8:14 a.m. Wednesday, Thanedar has 28.3%, with 68% reporting, according to unofficial returns. He is followed by state Sen. Adam Hollier (D-Detroit) with 23.5% and Portia Roberson, […]

Tlaib beats back another primary challenge, looks likely to return to Congress

BY: - August 3, 2022

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) on Tuesday scored a decisive victory in Michigan’s new 12th Congressional District Democratic Party primary.     Tlaib leads other Democratic candidates in the race: Lathrup Village Mayor Kelly Garrett; Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey; and former state House member Shanelle Jackson of Detroit. The Associated Press and other analysts declared Tlaib […]

Sanders rallies with Levin and Tlaib, focuses on economic reform and the Green New Deal

BY: - July 30, 2022

With the primary election only days away, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) traveled to Pontiac, rallying Friday with U.S. Reps. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) around issues including health care, climate change and economic reform.  “These are outstanding members of the Congress, who every day are fighting for the rights of working […]