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August 7, 2014: Primary Election Results / Headlines

Join the MiWeek team tonight for our post-Primary Election rundown: Why early polls didn’t mean a thing in two big races Is this the end of a political career for Wayne County Executive Bob Ficano? What is the significance of a Brenda Lawrence win in the 14th Congressional District? An angry acceptance speech on the […]


July 31, 2014: Primary Races to Watch / Battle for Governor / Duggan & Water Department

Tonight on MiWeek, the team tackles the stories making an impact across the state: The top races you need to watch for Primary Tuesday – and how they’ll impact the state How tight will the race become for Governor Snyder’s job? Mayor Mike Duggan takes over the Detroit Water Department – should he continue the […]


July 24, 2014: Detroit Bankruptcy & Water / Election Spotlight / John Dingell & Kim Kardashian

Tonight on MiWeek, host Christy McDonald and contributors Nolan Finley, Nancy Kaffer (Detroit Free Press), and Sandra Svoboda (WDET) examine the stories making news across Michigan: • Another big step in Detroit’s bankruptcy • Tensions over water shut offs in Detroit • A spotlight on the 4th Congressional District • Cautious optimism for the new stadium and […]

Stephen Henderson Editorial Page Editor The Detroit Free Press
Nolan Finley Editorial Page Editor The Detroit News
  • Detroit, suburbs near deal on regional water authority
    Perhaps the most vexing piece of Detroit's financial recovery puzzle is about to fall in place. The suburbs and city are finalizing a deal to turn over ownership and operation of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to a regional authority.
  • Column: Syncora stinking up bankruptcy
    Whether Detroit's bankruptcy ends in a neatly wrapped package or drags into a long and expensive court fight depends on how the poker game plays out over the next 12 days between the city and its last holdout creditor.
  • Cruise is big, but it could be bigger
    The Woodward Dream Cruise is the coolest organic festival in the country. It's big. But it could be so much bigger — and better for the region.
  • A progressive with punch
    If Ohio's senior senator were named Sharon Brown instead of Sherrod Brown, progressives would have a plausible political pin-up and a serious alternative to the tawdry boredom of Hillary Clinton's plod toward her party's presidential nomination.