Stories tagged: "local politics"


FILE - In this file image from a Zoom meeting provided by the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners, Grand Traverse County Commissioner Ron Clous holds a rifle at his home during a county commissioners meeting Jan. 20, 2021, in Michigan. Clous displayed the rifle during the online meeting in response to a citizen's comments about a far-right extremist group, drawing backlash from some local residents. (Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners via AP, File)
Chaos Hits Traverse City After Commissioner Flashes Gun During County Meeting

He called a hate group “decent guys” and his latest public stunt with a rifle has the Traverse City community calling for his resignation.

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Keep Going Michigan: How to Shape the Future Without Running for Office

Local, county, and state boards and commissions have a lot of potential to impact your community. And many of those boards are selected, not elected.

Black Lives Matter activists in Port Huron, Michigan.
Keep Going Michigan: You Voted. What Now?

Today's voters can be tomorrow's leaders, explain Michigan activists. All it takes is turning political activation into political action.

This local politician grew up during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 
(Photo courtesy Kyra Bolden)
Coming of Age During 9/11: Southfield Representative Recalls When the Terrorist Attacks Changed Her Life

Kyra Bolden was a child when 9/11 changed the world before her eyes. Here’s how it shaped her journey as a public servant.

Sterling Heights’s Republican Mayor Michael C. Taylor voted for Presidential candidate Joe Biden in the Michigan primary, not Donald Trump. Photo via Twitter
This Big GOP Mayor in Macomb County Just Voted Democrat. Here’s Why.

Sterling Heights mayor breaks from Republican counterparts by voting for Biden. Here’s what it signals.