Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation cites several construction projects this weekend on I-94.
Wayne County motorists mapping out their weekend travel plans can keep the following construction projects in mind, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation: Source: Michigan Department of Transportation
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation cited road work this weekend on local freeways and roads.
Wayne County motorists can expect delays this weekend on Interstate 94, as construction will prompt a lane closure between Moross Avenue to French Road. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, I-94 westbound will have a single-lane closure from 9 p.m.-9 a.m. Friday and Saturday for lighting and sign work between the two roads. Both directions of Telegraph Road between Van Horn and West roads will also have single-lane closures beginning at 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Sunday for pavement work. In the Dearborn Heights area, southbound Telegraph Road just north of Van Born Road will have a right-lane closure from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, MDOT stated in a news release. In neighboring Macomb County, northbound and …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Gray market cigarettes, bootleg DVDs, K2 Spice and counterfeit designer wear were among items seized in the statewide inspections.
Michigan State Police tobacco tax inspections uncovered violations across the state, including in Wayne County, and led to the seizure of illegal products worth hundreds of thousands, police said. The 264 inspections at party stores, gas stations, smoke shops and other businesses took place in January but investigations are still ongoing, Detective First Lt. Derrick Hayes said Wednesday. "This is a multi-state department initiative...to better combat tobacco tax evasion and fraud," Hayes said. Tobacco tax evasion has increased in recent years in Michigan, which ranks as having the 11th highest on cigarette tax in the nation relative to bordering states, he said. Violators of the Tobacco Products Tax Act could face up to five years …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
There are more than 90,000 federal employees in Michigan. Click on Wayne County in the interactive chart below to find out how many there are here and hover over the bars to see which departments they work for.
Thursday, February 28
Unless Congress reaches a last-minute agreement on the sequester by Friday, the huge budget cuts slated to kick in have the potential to affect nearly 9,000 federal employees working in Wayne County. Barring any kind of deal, the Obama administration will have to impose $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts to military and domestic programs on Friday, according to The New York Times. Those cuts would be the start of $1 trillion in cuts over the next decade. The numbers in the graph above show the number of federal employees in Michigan by county in 2012, according to the latest figures from Eye on Washington, a DC-based lobbying firm that tracks federal employment. It compiles the data from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Income-eligible Wayne County residents can either have their taxes done for free by a trained tax preparer or can access a free online tax preparation system to do it themselves.
If you haven't yet completed your income taxes for this year, you could be in luck. Wayne County residents who earned $50,000 or less last year are eligible to have their taxes prepared for free at Wyandotte's Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency. The free assistance is in partnership with Wayne County Asset Building Coalition. Single filers who made $50,000 are eligible, as are households whose combined incomes fall below the $50,000 threshold. "Wayne Metro's trained tax preparers filed 4,000 returns in 2011 & 2012, bringing over $2.9 million dollars in returns back to low and moderate-income families," the organization said on its website. While appointments are suggested by calling 734-284-6999, walk-ins are accepted. The free …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Wayne County Commissioner Tim Killeen, who represents the five cities of the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods, takes the oath of office for his fourth term.
Monday, January 7
Wayne County Commissioner Tim Killeen is given the oath of office by David Greenspan, board member of the Grosse Pointe Democratic Club, at the commission’s organizational meeting on Jan. 3. Killeen serves the communities of Detroit’s eastside, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, and Harper Woods. Commissioner Killeen was elected in November to his fourth term as county commissioner. “It is a privilege to serve the people of the eastside of Detroit, the five Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods,” he said. “The commission has a large task in front of it in this new term as we deal with our budgetary difficulties. I remain committed to serving the needs of the district as well as …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
State required hunter safety classes offered at Nankin Mills in Westland--interested parties must register by October 18
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Wayne County and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are teaming up to promote safe and fair hunting practices by offering free hunter education courses to Wayne County residents at Nankin Mills in Westland. The three-part course series aims to teach safe hunting techniques, firearm handling and hunter ethics. Hunter safety is required if you were born after January 1, 1960 and you want to purchase any Michigan hunting license, or if you are planning an out-of-state hunting trip. Since its inception, hunter education courses has taught thousands of new hunters firearm safety, responsibility, ethics, wildlife conservation and identification, game care, survival and first aid, dramatically reducing the number of hunting …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The voter guide for Wayne County is provided by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization.
Wayne County voters will have plenty of decisions to make at the ballot box on Nov. 6. Among the decisions are five proposed amendments to the Wayne County Charter. In addition, there are races for Wayne County Prosecutor, Wayne County Sheriff, Wayne County Clerk, Wayne County Treasurer, Wayne County Register of Deeds, and Wayne County Commissioners. Nonpartisan races are for Circuit Court Judges and Probate Court Judges. There also is a Wayne County Community College millage. The PDF above is the official voter guide provided by the League of Women Voters and Vote411.org. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League never supports…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Grosse Pointe Shores council will not consider putting the Move to Macomb County issue on the November ballot. The topic may be revisited in coming years as council discussed that more research is still necessary.
Following months of tense, if not aggitated, discussion about Grosse Pointe Shores potentially leaving Wayne County and joining Macomb County, the council Tuesday night decided to put the topic to rest, for now. The Shores council unanimously agreed to accept a report from the Move to Macomb Committee established late last year to research the idea and report back to council about the findings. In the same vote, the council put the committee's work to rest. Councilman Dan Schulte, who spearheaded the creation of the committee and was the council liasion, motioned for the council to consider putting the move on the November ballot. The motion did not gain any support, meaning the topic is squashed for now. Councilman Alexander Ajlouni said …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Several key positions in Wayne County are up for election this year. The first vote is Aug. 7 for primaries. The vote on the final candidates is Nov. 6.
The terms of several Wayne County elected officials will expire this year and in early August voters will be asked to narrow the field in the primary election. The last day to register to vote in the August primary is July 9. Voters will return to the polls in November to make the final vote. Below are the positions up for election and the candidates who are seeking office: For more voter registration information, visit the Wayne County Clerk's Office Elections Division or the Secretary of State's Voter Information Center.