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Here is why landlords could do well in Wayne County

CNN has a message to all prospective landlords: Head to Wayne County! Occupancy and rental rates are increasing, the report says, creating an opportunity for serious returns on investments. In fact, after comparing the median sales price of homes to average monthly rents in nearly 1,600 counties, RealtyTrac found that Detroit’s Wayne County offers landlords […]

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Wayne County Commission moves closer to putting bus tax on August ballot

Voters in many Wayne County communities will likely be asked for a 40 percent increase in tax support for Metro Detroit’s suburban bus service in a 1-mill proposal headed for August’s primary ballot. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Crews reopen I-75 Sunday in Genesee County; thousands still without power

Joe Kirik, a spokesman for ITC Transmission of Novi, said a transmission tower with a high-tension, 138,000-volt line was removed from the freeway near Dort Highway and Holly Road just before 4 p.m., and the lanes were immediately reopened. Full News here – freep

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Downed power lines close I-75 in both directions just north of Oakland County

The affected area of I-75 is near Dort Highway and Holly Road, just south of Grand Blanc. Severe weather that included high winds and hail ‘blew down power lines and a power pole’ that affects both sides of the highway, State Police dispatcher Don Robbins said. Full News here – freep

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Macomb County executive wants Detroit mayor, not emergency manager in

Macomb County executive wants Detroit mayor, not emergency manager in … Mark-Hackel.JPG Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel in a May 29, 2013 file photo. Hackel wants Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, rather than the city's emergency manager Kevyn Orr, at the table in negotiations over regionalizing the Detroit Water and … Full News here – Read more […]

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Jeff Brown terminated as exec director of Oakland County mental health organization

Jeff Brown terminated as exec director of Oakland County mental health organization

Jay Greene – Jeffrey Brown has been terminated from his employment contract as executive director of the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Oakland County attacks Detroit debt-cut plan, says it can’t be approved under bankruptcy rules

Bloomberg – Detroit’s debt-adjustment plan can’t be approved under bankruptcy rules, officials from Oakland County told the judge overseeing the city’s record $ 18 billion case. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Clinton Township man, 33, charged with killing bear in Manistee County

The 33-year-old May is charged with killing a bear without a permit and excessive use of bait. Full News here – freep

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Washtenaw County officials search for missing man, 79

Robert Denis Mullins was last seen about 9 p.m. in the area of the Fairfax Manor senior assisted living facility in Superior Township. Full News here – freep

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Blast from the past: the Suburbia County proposal of the 1970s

Remember Suburbia County? We admit, we were entirely unaware of this short-lived pitch from the 1970s to break off the western portion of Wayne County and form a new county — literally — called “Suburbia.” A kind reader passed along the above map which details the proposed secession, an idea spawned by, it appears, then […]

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For a fleeting moment, four county clerks open doors to all

Your local county clerk is most often seen as a bureaucrat — a keeper of records, vital statistics and precise office hours. But on Saturday, four county clerks in Michigan went a little bit rogue. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Berman: For a fleeting moment, four county clerks open doors to all

Your local county clerk is most often seen as a bureaucrat — a keeper of records, vital statistics and precise office hours. But on Saturday, four county clerks in Michigan went a little bit rogue. Clerks in Washtenaw, Oakland, Ingham, and Muskegon counties seized the moment on — gasp — a weekend. In three counties, […]

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While Oakland County Clerk opened Saturday for gay marriages, logistics kept Wayne and Macomb offices closed

While same-sex weddings took place at the Oakland County Clerk’s office on Saturday, couples in the rest of Metro Detroit missed the brief window when gay marriage was legal as the Wayne and Macomb county clerk’s offices stayed closed for financial and logistical reasons. Full News here – Detroit News

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Washtenaw County expected to add 12,500 jobs over the next 3 years

Washtenaw County is expected to add more than 12,500 jobs over the next three years, building on four consecutive years of steady job gains in the area. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Oakland County man who tried to flee to Mexico after child pornography plea gets 17 years

A Highland Township man who tried to flee to Mexico with with survival gear after pleading guilty to child pornography charges was sentenced Tuesday to more than 17 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Full News here – Detroit News

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