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Walled Lake City Council candidates

Five candidates have filed to run for three open seats on the Walled Lake City Council available on November 3, in this year's general election, including current council members Casey Ambrose and Tamra Loch, as well as three other candidates, Frank Christopher, Susan Helke and Bennett Lublin. Westend Monthly asked all the candidates to complete a questionnaire covering a variety of issues involving Walled Lake to assist readers in making their decision....more>

Our candidate choices for November vote

Residents in Walled Lake are being asked to choose among five candidates to fill seats on their city commission during this year's general election on November 3. A total of five candidates, two of which are incumbents, are running for three open seats on council....more>

Commerce balks on planning director, consultant

An expected decision by the Commerce Township Board of Trustees on whether to hire a full-time planning director or to retain a part-time planning consultant on Tuesday, October 6, was delayed, again....more>

Housing development plan approved

Plans for an upscale single-family development and attached public park north of M-5 and Pontiac Trail were approved on Monday, October 5, by the Commerce Township Planning Commission....more>

Teen charged for threatening to 'shoot up' school

A West Bloomfield teen accused of threatening to "shoot up" Walled Lake Northern High School was charged on Wednesday, October 7, with making a false report of an act of terrorism, Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said....more>

Walled Lake man found guilty of murder

A 23-year-old Walled Lake man on Tuesday, October 6, was found guilty of first degree murder by an Oakland County jury for the 2014 slaying of his 51-year-old neighbor at the Tivoli Apartments on West Maple Road....more>

Fraudulent accounts opened

Two Commerce Township senior citizens had unauthorized accounts opened in their names according to unrelated identity theft reports released on Wednesday, October 7, by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office....more>

Lawmaker's mailing costs

Should public schools require students to be vaccinated as a condition of attendance? Do you support legalizing marijuana? Should churches be required to perform same-sex marriages?...more>

Individual legislators' cost of franking

The following is a breakdown of mailing and printing fees incurred by each legislator serving Oakland County in 2013, 2014 and 2015:...more>

Dr. Ljubisa Dragovic

Dr. Ljubisa Dragovic has been the Oakland County Medical Examiner for almost 25 years, performing, along with his office of five forensic pathologists, about 1,100 autopsies a year. He graduated from medical school in 1975 in Belgrave, Yugoslavia, his native country. He and his wife, Dr. Jdranka Dragovic, a radiation oncologist in charge of the cancer center at Henry Ford Medical Center - Cottage Hospital, reside in Grosse Pointe and have raised seven children, just recently becoming empty nesters....more>

District court primer

Out of the various courts in our judicial system, it's within district courts that citizens will most likely have the most contact. ...more>
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