Stat Representative Bob Bezotte says that the governor's proposed MI Safe Communities plan will make a $32-million investment in law enforcement that will only help a couple of cities in areas that support her.
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin stated that one of the issues she’s been grappling with is Michigan being hit by severe and repetitive flooding. She questioned emergency management experts on how to help protect communities that are most vulnerable against these increasingly frequent disasters.
The Genoa Township Planning Commission is in the process of updating the township’s Master Plan and says that understanding the community’s changing identity is essential to developing and maintaining civic engagement, attracting and keeping residents, and supporting local businesses.
The latest weekly update letter from Superintendent Chuck Hughes, sent out on Wednesday, indicated 1,055 students were being kept out of class since last week, with 83 positive or probable cases of COVID-19 in the district.
Mayor Nick Proctor and Council members Randy Greene and Jeanette Ambrose are not seeking re-election. Council met Monday night with those outgoing members offering their reflections, thanks and at times, getting a little emotional.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers, including Republican Bob Bezotte of Marion Township, announced a legislative package on Wednesday on the steps of the state Capitol to try and fill funding gaps in Michigan’s new auto insurance law.
A Peer Buddy Baseball Club called “Field of Dreams” hit the diamond at Cleary University’s Lake Trust Stadium on Sunday for a game that included children with disabilities or other circumstances that have prevented them from playing an organized sport.
Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has called the fast-tracked legislation, sponsored by Brighton Township Republican State Senator Lana Theis, a “nonstarter” and plans to veto the package that could drain state coffers up to a billion dollars.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says returning an absentee ballot by hand to a local clerk’s office or dropbox is a secure option to avoid postal delays and make sure a voter's voice is heard.
Michael Caldwell filed the action against the Michigan State Police, MSP director Col. Joseph Gasper and Lt. Aimee Brimacombe. Caldwell, who is represented by Pinckney Attorney James K. Fett, claims that he was demoted after he expressed concerns about diversity initiatives within the agency.
With the increased number of pedestrians trick-or-treating this Sunday night, along with the risk of cell phone distraction while driving or walking and potentially impaired party goers behind the wheel, AAA Michigan is offering some tips to try and keep everyone safe while trick-or-treating
While applause greeted Trustee Bill Trombley's motion to immediately end the policy of quarantining students who had been identified as being exposed to the coronavirus in school, it was voted down largely on procedural concerns.
The First Presbyterian Church of South Lyon is holding an Open House this Saturday, October 30th from 2 to 4pm to mark their 190th anniversary. Located at 205 E. Lake Street, the church is listed as a National and Michigan Registered Historic Site.
State Representative Ann Bollin has been critical of leadership at the Unemployment Insurance Agency and hopes new director Julia Dale will bring accountability and the claims to people they are entitled to.
A low number of absentee ballots have been returned with barely more than a week before the election, leading Brighton Clerk Tara Brown to speculate that many voters may believe they already voted, when in it fact it was for a similar-looking primary election in August.
30-year-old Michael Foy, described by prosecutors as one of the most violent protesters during the January 6th attack on the Capitol, is now allowed to leave home to attend religious services and go on pre-scheduled job interviews.
Murder at Mallowan Hall is set in the 1930s at Agatha Christie’s home, although the main character is Christie’s housekeeper Phyllida Bright who was created by New York Times bestselling author Colleen Gleason of Brighton.
At a recent meeting, the board voted to approve a resolution setting forth an administrative fee structure pursuant to newly adopted zoning ordinance provisions for caregiver cultivation of medical marijuana.
All residents 18+ who received the Johnson & Johnson and those 65+ or who live in long-term care, have underlying medical conditions, or live or work in high risk settings and got the Moderna vaccine should get a booster, according to the state health department.
The second of five public hearings on the latest drafts of Michigan's new voting district maps took place Thursday in Lansing, with another set tonight in Grand Rapids. The final maps will be used for the next decade of elections.
Extra contributions will be made towards the City's unfunded pension liability, City employees will receive a thank-you bonus, and the police department can look towards training a new hire for a presumptive opening next summer.
The Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office has declined to seek charges against a Brighton school board trustee after he was accused of purposely coughing on a parent during a Brighton Board of Education meeting.
Earlier this month Trustee Charlie Aberasturi gave the Board of Education notice that he intended to move out of the district to be closer to his grandchildren and would step down as soon as a replacement could be found.
Michigan Department of Civil Rights Executive Director John Johnson Jr. told the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission meeting in Detroit Wednesday that the maps as now drawn violate the Voting Rights Act.
Republican State Senator Lana Theis says the Let Kids Learn plan will provide scholarships for at-risk students, while Democrats say it is an illegal voucher system for private schools that could cost the state's general fund a billion dollars within five years.
April Tyler. a former physician who owned and operated Fenton Creative Healthcare, was charged in 2018 in U.S. District Court in Detroit with 18 counts of conspiracy and health care fraud. She later pleaded guilty to a single charge of violating a federal Anti-Kickback Statute, in exchange for the other counts being dropped.
A Wilde Theatre will debut Friday night in their new space in Downtown Brighton. Owner and Director Lynn Wilde said an opportunity for a new space opened up at the old Studio West building, directly behind Jameson's Pub, and she grabbed it.
The 6th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has scheduled oral arguments for December 9th in the lawsuit which was filed in 2018 by Oakland Tactical Supply and three potential users of an outdoor shooting range proposed for 352 acres on Fleming Road.
According to campaign finance disclosure reports, Holly Democrat Elissa Slotkin is the top fundraiser among all 14 of Michigan's Congressional representatives. In a year of electoral uncertainly due to redistricting, Slotkin raised $957,461, with $3.76 million in cash on hand.
The Livingston County Planning Department’s Brown Bag Lunch Series will feature Robert Parrish who will discuss reducing light pollution for night sky viewing and how it affects the quality and enjoyment of recreational amenities throughout Livingston County.
According to an April 2020 FEC report, the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee originally disclosed $78,000 in transfers it received from the Slotkin Victory Fund during the 2018 calendar year, “but failed to itemize the contributions received through the transfers.”
A Livingston County judge denied a defense motion to reinstate bond for State Rep. Jewell Jones, who has been jailed since September 15th after tampering with an alcohol monitor ordered following a previous violation. Photo courtesy of WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com
The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Thursday approved tougher voter ID requirements and a ban against mass mailing of unsolicited absentee ballot applications, finalizing bills that will be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Resident Bob Sexton, a Democrat, spoke during call to the public and said he had applied for a position but was shocked when after the application deadline had passed he was told the posting was being re-opened with new requirements that would exclude him.
Students and staff in the Clinton Community Schools District, who had recently been struck by a tragedy involving four students, got a welcome visit late last month from the Brighton Area Schools’ Pack of Dogs.
The online presentation featuring Author Tom Carr, an independent writer and journalist from northern Michigan, is billed as an evening of “murder, robbery and mayhem through the ages in the Great Lakes state.”
The resolution states it’s critical to recognize the need and value of a strong partnership that focuses on global competition and the attraction/retention of a high-value, knowledge-intensive workforce.
Detroit Police Chief James E. White joined with Cleary University President Alan Drimmer to announce the program which was created in response to the needs of the Detroit Police Department to provide educational training and benefits to officers and staff.
A preliminary investigation indicated that a 53-year-old Grand Blanc man was driving a 2007 GMC Savanah van east on Rohn Road late Tuesday afternoon when he crossed over the westbound lane and left the roadway to the north.
The state announced three new cases of EEE in horses from Genesee and Shiawassee Counties - saying the findings highlight that mosquitoes carrying EEE are still alive and active and Michiganders still need to take precautions to safeguard their animals and themselves.
Trustee Charlie Aberasturi gave the Board of Education notice that his final day on the Board will be either when a replacement is appointed, or he moves out of his Hartland residence, whichever comes first.
Just after 4pm, a call came in about a possible fire at a home in the 11000 block of White Lake Road, with arriving Fenton Fire Department units reporting a working fire in a single-story residential structure.
The suit was filed last year by Shalimar Howard, a Michigan Department of Corrections probation officer, who claims former Livingston County Prosecutor William Vailliencourt and others conspired to falsely charge her with perjury resulting in a false arrest and an unwarranted prosecution.
The Michigan Court of Appeals has granted the Livingston County Apportionment Commission extra time to complete its task of redrawing the county’s commission districts, although it is unlikely to have any practical effect.
A surprise farewell gathering for Anne Richardson, who will soon be stepping down as Executive Director of The Arc Livingston, ended up being a double surprise with a $100,000 grant to the organization from the Von Voigtlander Foundation.
The Livingston County Apportionment Commission adopted a map on Wednesday to ensure compliance with an October 11th deadline. It had sought an extension like many other counties across the state but had not yet heard back from the Michigan Court of Appeals and thus felt it would be appropriate to just proceed.
37-year-old Jonathan Osborne from Fayetteville, North Carolina was charged with one count of Moving Violation Causing Death, two counts of Moving Violation Causing Serious Injury and one count of Open Intoxicants in a Motor Vehicle following the crash that happened around 11pm on New Year’s Day.
8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin said President Biden pointed out the "F*** Biden" signs while passing through the rally – noting their proximity to Howell’s Voyager Elementary - and saying "I guess I’m still surprised when people, even if they don’t like me, are willing to be that profane around children."
A bench warrant was issued last week for 53-year-old Leonard Charles Harris after he failed to appear for a pre-trial hearing on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and flashing lights and cocaine possession.
Monday, October 11th is National Coming Out Day which celebrates those who have come out publicly to friends, family and co-workers as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. The day before, Pride Alliance of Livingston will host a free screening of "Love, Simon" at the Historic Howell Theater.
The program aims to provide student-debt relief once a government or nonprofit employee has worked and made monthly payments for 10 years, but many borrowers report finding the process difficult to navigate.
President Joe Biden visited Operating Engineers Local 324 in Howell on Tuesday to rally support for his proposed Build Back Better plan; calling on improvements to America's physical and human infrastructures.
The big change in this year’s audit was the COVID Relief Funds which have added substantially to the coffers of school districts around the state, such as Brighton, which got $4.7 million in federal funding.
Local students will be joining schoolchildren from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day that's coordinated by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and Safe Routes to School program staff.
With his plans in jeopardy on Capitol Hill, Biden visited the Operating Engineer’s Local 324 training center in Howell Township, declaring that he wanted to “set some things straight” about his agenda and cut through what he dismissed as “noise” in Washington.
President Biden will speak at the Operating Engineers Local 324 Training Facility in Howell Township at approximately 3:35pm in support of his administration’s “Build Back Better” agenda, which is currently being debated in Congress. Joining Biden will be 8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin, who has urged him to sell his proposals more aggressively.
Almost everyone out of the nearly 30 people who spoke at a packed special meeting of the Brighton City Council Saturday was opposed to the idea of a marijuana dispensary — especially on the city’s Main Street.
A GoFundMe page has been posted for a 19-year-old a Tyrone Township man seeking $50,000 to cover the medical bills and other related expenses after the shooting, which took place Saturday in Kalamazoo.
Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed several Republican-sponsored election bills, including one introduced by Republican State Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township. Whitmer said the bills perpetuate falsehoods to discredit the 2020 presidential election.
Senate Bills 646-648 are sponsored by Republican Senators Lana Theis of Brighton Township and Tom Barrett of Charlotte. They would repeal Michigan’s pistol registry and require law enforcement to destroy all associated records.
A new state law that took effect Friday will impact driver’s licenses suspended due to failing to comply with judgment, such as failing to pay a ticket or failing to appear in court for certain violations.
Sources have told WHMI that the President is expected to visit the Operating Engineers facility in Howell Township where he is will discuss his “Build Back Better” agenda, which is currently being debated in Congress.
Despite touting nonpartisanship, two of the candidates endorsed by former mayors Paul Streng, Mike Yost, Esther Brown and soon-to-be former Mayor Nick Proctor have also been endorsed by the Livingston County Republican Party.
Mike Detmer of Howell, who announced in January he was trying again to win the Republican nomination for the 8th District Congressional race, has confirmed he will instead seek the GOP nomination to the 22nd State Senate seat currently held by Lana Theis.
The Livingston County Apportionment Commission filed the petition, along with a motion for immediate consideration, on Tuesday with the Michigan Court of Appeals following a unanimous vote of the five-member panel.
The Michigan Court of Appeals says while Dr. Richard Ofshe can take the stand, he cannot discuss any specific testimony about the case against Jerome Kowalski, who is charged in the 2008 murders of his brother and sister-in-law in their Oceola Township home.
The new Bring Your Own Charger program gives credits to Consumers Energy customers who charge their vehicles overnight between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Myrom added EVs take a lot of energy to reach full charge.
Michigan Senate Republicans on Thursday passed a series of bills they believe will strengthen the integrity of the state’s elections system. Democrats, however, contend the bills are uncalled for and based on disproven election conspiracies.