Macomb County

Local group ‘disgusted’ by Lucido photo

BY: - August 2, 2021

An organization that has called for the resignation of Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido is “disgusted” by a recent photograph on social media that involves a birthday party fundraiser for him held on Thursday. It shows the GOP official’s right hand on the buttocks of a woman.  “You would think someone with four sexual harassment […]

Stabenow, Peters say Selfridge will remain a ‘key’ national security site 

BY: - July 28, 2021

Michigan U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) announced Wednesday that they have secured a commitment from the U.S. Department of Defense that “ensures the military’s commitment to Selfridge Air National Guard Base as a key facility to our national security.”  A letter to them by John Roth, acting United States secretary […]

Selfridge’s F-35 fighter plane bid grounded again 

BY: - June 4, 2021

The U.S. Air Force announced Thursday that it has selected a site in Arkansas over Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Macomb County and several other candidates for its planned international F-35 training center. Ebbing Air National Guard Base has been chosen to house up to 36 F-35 fighter planes at its base. The news […]

Michigan lawmakers renew fight to land defense fighter plane site

BY: - May 30, 2021

For the second time in as many years, a bipartisan set of the Michigan congressional delegation is urging federal government officials to select Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Macomb County as a site to utilize a popular defense jet fighter plane.  Selfridge in Harrison Township is one of five finalists nationwide being considered to […]

‘Enough is enough’: Macomb women’s group calls on Lucido to resign

BY: - April 27, 2021

A new grassroots organization of Macomb County women is demanding the resignation of their county’s new prosecutor, Republican former state Sen. Peter Lucido, citing a pattern of behavior they say makes him unfit to represent Macomb County families seeking justice. The Macomb Accountability Project held a virtual press conference Tuesday morning and encouraged others to […]

Trump says he will push for legislation to imprison flag burners

BY: - November 1, 2020

President Donald Trump said at a rally in Macomb County on Sunday that he would fight “very hard” for legislation to make burning the American flag a crime punishable with one year in prison if reelected. “I say that Congress, and I’m going to do very hard for this because we have to go through […]

Updated: Final four days: Obama, Biden going to Flint, Detroit; Trump planning 4 stops*

BY: - October 30, 2020

Updated, 10:19 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.10/30/20 In a whirlwind final four days before Election Day, both President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden have trips planned to Michigan. Biden is reuniting with former President Barack Obama with drive-in events in Flint and Detroit on Saturday, the Biden campaign confirmed Friday morning.* U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), […]

Biden says Trump ‘failed to do his job on purpose’ in handling COVID-19

BY: - September 9, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden argued that President Donald Trump is responsible for thousands of American deaths and lost jobs during a speech in Warren on Wednesday. Trump told Washington Post columnist Bob Woodward, who helped break the Watergate scandal during the Richard Nixon era, that he understood the severity of COVID-19 in a taped […]

Biden heading to Macomb County

BY: - September 8, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he will be in Warren Wednesday and talk about his plan to “ensure the future is Made in America by all of America’s workers.” Biden’s campaign announced the stop last week but did not release details or a location. Macomb County is hotly contested territory for he […]

Coulter leads in Dem Oakland County exec race, 2 progressives ahead in big prosecutor primaries

BY: and - August 5, 2020

There were some big primaries for top local government offices on Tuesday, particularly in populous Southeast Michigan counties. Here’s a look at where top races stand: Oakland County Executive Incumbent Democrat Dave Coulter has held a steady lead over challenger Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner as Oakland County executive. Coulter has 53.3% to Meisner’s 46.7% […]

GOP lawmaker wants Sterling Heights as Trump’s Space Force HQ

BY: - July 22, 2020

A Republican state senator introduced a resolution Wednesday that seeks federal consideration of the city of Sterling Heights as the new headquarters of the U.S. Space Force. State Sen. Michael MacDonald (R-Macomb Twp.) represents the city in the Legislature. “The City of Sterling Heights is located near the Arsenal of Democracy, a well-known and world-renowned […]

Pence talks reopening, meets John James during Macomb Co. swing

BY: - June 18, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday visited Michigan to tour manufacturing plants in Macomb County, part of a swing through the newly reopened state. U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia joined Pence in Sterling Heights. Both officials said the Trump administration can expand Michigan’s economy — and by extension, the national economy — to the […]