Inside and outside of Oakland

Voters approve tax for Troy library; pick candidates for November

 Voters approved taxes in Troy Tuesday to keep the city library open, and tax proposals in other communities and school districts also passed. Voters in Rochester Hills and Southfield selected candidates in primaries to move on to the November general election, and a special general election settled a county commission race left over from last November.

National debt compromise heads to Obama

  The U.S. Senate voted to raise the national debt ceiling Tuesday, joining the House in approving a compromise and sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature just in time to avoid a default on U.S. debts.