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Protecting Voter Choice

Kevin McNamara | Posted 06.29.2014 | Detroit
Kevin McNamara

Activist Robert Davis filed a challenge with the Wayne County Elections Commission to remove my name from the August 5th Primary Election ballot as a ...

A Proactive Wayne County Government is Necessary

Kevin McNamara | Posted 05.04.2014 | Detroit
Kevin McNamara

The devil is in the details, as the saying goes. We've seen many plans shared by the current administration that went wrong. And, those plans had far more supporting documentation than this deficit elimination plan.

Conversations With John Fogerty, Marky Ramone, Tom Odell and The Sadies' Dallas Good, Plus Slowriter's "Omen" Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's not that I had a plan, but it kind of felt like by saying that, I was allowing that person to have their influence rather than me telling them."

We Must Affirm Detroit as a Safe City

Benny Napoleon | Posted 11.10.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Neighborhood revitalization is the key to Detroit's transformation. Our city will never truly be transformed until we can affirm it as a safe city.

FACT CHECK: Public Safety Not Properly Funded in Wayne County

Benny Napoleon | Posted 08.31.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

In a county where crime and public safety is every taxpayer's primary concern, why would any elected official not properly fund the most important service the county provides during a time when crime and public safety is a top concern for every resident and business?

Wayne County Must Put Safety of Its Communities First

Sarah Tofte | Posted 08.07.2013 | Detroit
Sarah Tofte

Every other week, I sit in meetings with our team in Detroit, and hear about the incredible investigative leads we are gathering from rape kit testing, and the enthusiasm of the police and prosecutors to pursue those leads. The only thing stopping them is the money they need to do their jobs.

Ashley Woods

Gilbert's Company Has Good Reason To Get Jail Out Of Downtown

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 06.04.2013 | Detroit

Developer Dan Gilbert has worked to transform Downtown Detroit into a lively cultural destination. So it's not surprising that he'd like to help a cou...

911 RIDES

Detroit Free Press | Posted 06.17.2013 | Detroit

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office doesn't take 911 calls, but 61 employees have take-home cars in case they're called out to an emergency. That tot...

Spirit of Detroit Statue Represents the Potential for Our Great City

Benny Napoleon | Posted 06.10.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Somehow we have lost our way as a city. We have lost sight of what really matters to our quality of life and to a strong Detroit.

Kym Worthy Will Tell 'Rock Center' About Wayne County's 11,000 Untested Rape Kits

Detroit News | Posted 02.12.2013 | Detroit

Detroit -- Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is scheduled to appear on national television Thursday to discuss the thousands of untested rape kits di...

Share Your Voice in Our Future by Voting Tuesday

Benny Napoleon | Posted 11.02.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

The future of our nation, Michigan and Wayne County rests with you and other voters. Do not give up your right to vote! I encourage you to become familiar with your ballot by reviewing it online and deeply considering each candidate and issue.

Voting YES on Prop 2 Supports Public Service Workers Who Protect Our Kids

Benny Napoleon | Posted 12.29.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Proposal 2 to protect collective bargaining rights for public sector employees is not a one-sided worker argument. Passage of Proposal 2 provides the mechanism for public sector workers to protect their professional training from getting cut.

Turkia Mullin: Pay Me!

Detroit News | Posted 09.13.2012 | Detroit

Detroit — Turkia Mullin's legal victories are piling up against her former bosses at the Wayne County Airport Authority. One week after authority...

Protect a Detroit Gem: Vote YES on County Art Authority to Support the DIA

Gary A. Brown | Posted 10.06.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

We have institutional gems in Detroit that other cities envy. Many times we take them for granted. One of these gems, which needs our support, is the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

Renewing County Jail Millage Necessary to Protect Your Safety

Benny Napoleon | Posted 10.03.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

It's no secret that Wayne County government faces a budget deficit and ongoing economic challenges with declining property values. However, now is not the time to decrease resources for public safety.

Grosse Pointe Shores Wants Out Of Wayne County

Grosse Pointe Patch | Posted 05.16.2012 | Detroit

By Sara Eaton Martin Grosse Pointe Shores residents will be asked in August to vote about whether they would like their city to secede from Wayne C...

Michigan, Detroit and the Fall of the Byzantine Empire

James Melton | Posted 05.19.2012 | Detroit
James Melton

Folks, it's time to just shut up and focus on what's coming at us across that metaphorical Dardanelles Strait. If the walls are breached, it really won't matter whose fault it is or how it happened. We'll all be in a bad way.

Trust Must Be Regained to Move Wayne County Forward

Kevin McNamara | Posted 04.23.2012 | Detroit
Kevin McNamara

Government cannot endure without some form of trust among the elected officials and by the taxpayers who voted for them.

Improve Our Infrastructure, Improve Our Quality of Life

Kevin McNamara | Posted 04.04.2012 | Detroit
Kevin McNamara

Action toward road improvements, as well as accessing funds for vital youth and senior services and our valuable parks system, will greatly improve our quality of life.

Blame for Detroit's Problems Falls on You, the Voter

John K. Bennett | Posted 03.05.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

Go anywhere around the city, in the barbershops, around the water coolers at work and on local talk radio and the discussion regarding where to lay bl...

County Corruption Probe Gains Speed

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.15.2011 | Detroit

The federal investigation of corruption in Wayne County government is moving at a brisk pace, according to FBI Special Agent in Charge Andrew Arena. ...

Passenger: I Was Strip-Searched Over My 'Appearance'

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel

DETROIT — An Ohio woman said Tuesday that she endured nearly four hours in police custody that included being forced off an airplane in handcuff...

PHOTOS: It's Woodstock . . . Minus The Sex, Drugs And Rock 'n Roll

Posted 09.12.2011 | Weird News

This festival certainly isn't good, clean fun. A mud festival in Westland, Mich., let kids play dirty on July 12. Children ages 12 and under had a ...

Former Detroit Mayor Could Reduce Prison Time With Boot Camp

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — The Michigan Department of Corrections says imprisoned ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is eligible for a 90-day boot camp program th...

Symbol of Black History on the Auction Block: From the Detroit Stories

Lester Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lester Sloan

Second Baptist Church served as a end-station of the Underground Railroad. The announcement of the pending foreclosure for back taxes was akin to putting an important symbol of Black History on the auction block.