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Flint’s former city spokeswoman is joining a crowded field of candidates to fill a vacant state House seat.

Sheldon Neeley resigned from his State House 34th District seat, after winning this month's Flint mayoral election.

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Flint Police Chief Tim Johnson decided not to wait to be fired by the city’s new mayor.

Johnson announced Friday that he was resigning.

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Among the school bond proposals on local ballots Tuesday, Ann Arbor’s was by the far the most ambitious – a $1-billion bond for building improvements. The measure passed with 53% of voters saying yes. Many other communities also voted on large school bonds.

Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition host Doug Tribou spoke with Gongwer News Editor Zach Gorchow about the top results and school funding across the state.

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The mayor who led Flint through its water crisis lost her bid for another term on Tuesday.

Unofficial results show State Rep. Sheldon Neeley defeated incumbent Mayor Karen Weaver by a few hundred votes.

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Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss called her re-election campaign a success before all the votes were even in.

Bliss and her campaign team saw how far ahead she was when the first election results came in, and they felt her 10,000 vote lead was too big to overcome.

Bliss says she has a lot of things she wants to get done in her next term.

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On November 5, Michiganders will head to the polls. While there are many races happening across the state, here are the three mayoral races and one historic bond issue we're keeping an eye on and where you can go to find election day results.

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The Michigan Secretary of State’s office has declined a request by a Flint mayoral candidate to give special oversight of Tuesday’s election.

State Representative Sheldon Neeley made the request last month. Neeley is running against incumbent Mayor Karen Weaver in this week’s Flint mayoral election.

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A debate Thursday night between the two candidates for Flint mayor saw few sparks, but some sniping.

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If it wasn’t for the yard signs sprinkled around town, you might not know that Flint is electing a mayor next month.   

It’s been a low-key campaign between incumbent Karen Weaver and state representative Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint).   

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The cities of Warren, Flint, and Jackson all had mayoral primaries on Tuesday, with the top two vote-getters advancing to November's general election.

In all three cities, the incumbents won their races and will move on.

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This week, voters across Michigan go to the polls to cast ballots in a variety of local elections.

Incumbent mayors in Warren, Jackson and Flint are facing primary challenges on Tuesday.

In Flint, Mayor Karen Weaver is running for re-election after a term that has seen her city plunged into the national spotlight because of the city’s water crisis and the city’s slow recovery.

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A judge has decided to ignore mistakes made by some of the four Flint mayoral candidates and allow all of them to appear on the August primary ballot.

The candidates filed legal briefs last week defending each of their positions to be on the ballot, while also raising questions about their opponents. The conflicting legal claims opened the possibility that one or all four candidates would be dropped from the ballot, forcing them to run write-in campaigns.

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Monday morning, a circuit court judge will hear a case that could force all the candidates running for Flint mayor off the August primary ballot.

It appears all four candidates who qualified for a spot on the primary ballot made mistakes in their paperwork filed with the city clerk. One of the candidates even checked “no” on the question asking whether candidates met the qualifications to be a candidate for mayor. 

The judge may decide if the mistakes disqualify one or all the candidates.

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An internal fight on the Flint city council is a step closer toward spilling out into this fall’s general election.

The Genesee County Election Commission approved recall petition language Thursday against one of four Flint city council members.

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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver kicked her re-election campaign Tuesday.

Standing in a church pulpit, the mayor touted improving crime statistics and the city’s ongoing recovery from its water crisis. 

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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver is touting what may be a key plank in her re-election campaign, a day before she’s expected to announce her plan to run again.   

On a noisy factory floor, Weaver joined local education and business leaders to discuss a new job training program, calling it “a very special announcement.”

Mott Community College is teaming up with Android Industries to find local applicants to fill dozens of new jobs at the company’s south Flint manufacturing plant.