Results in the City Council races in Tuesday’s primary election highlight what Detroit voters want in a representative and their priorities. With three districts guaranteed to get new councilmembers and another open at-large seat, local representation is all but guaranteed to shift in Detroit.
From facemasks to dropboxes, here’s what you need to know about casting your ballot in Detroit’s Aug. 3 primary.
There are three vacancies on Detroit’s first reparations committee after one member died and two others resigned.
Thirty-three states have laws barring those convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor from owning guns. Michigan does not. The proposed law would also suspend access to firearms for people who are subject to a protection order.
The Supreme Court reversed years of precedent in ruling that race-conscious college admissions policies violate the Equal Protection Clause. U-M officials say a 2006 affirmative action ban in Michigan made fielding a diverse student body harder.
Despite its limitations, the downtown streetcar is becoming more reliable. Some transit advocates are considering its role in plans for a regional network.
Flurry of Democratic legislation also includes mandatory lead testing for young children, alcohol sales inside college stadiums and reforms to prevent child abuse.
The list of eligible vehicles gets shorter on April 18. The federal government is subsidizing electric vehicle purchases as it encourages manufacturers to move production from China to the U.S.
Repealing the long-dormant ban, which made providing abortions a felony, was a top priority for Michigan Democrats.
Detroit’s top lawyer says the advisory board isn’t subject to open meetings laws, but will hold future meetings publicly “in the interest of community engagement and transparency.”