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State Spent $40,000 on Testimony in DeBoer Case, Plans Appeal

March 24th 2014

State Spent $40,000 on Testimony in DeBoer Case, Plans Appeal (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 24, 2014) According to the Associated Press, the State of Michigan has spent about $40,000 so far on expert testimony in the DeBoer v. Snyder trial. More bills are expected to come, said Joy Yearout, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Bill […]

Broke Student Film Festival Returns April 4-6

March 24th 2014

Broke Student Film Festival Returns to Lawrence Tech April 4-6 (LTU Press Release, March 24, 2014) The Broke Student Film Festival returns for its 3rd year at LTU. Films by students from Michigan and from around the globe will be featured on the big screen April 4th-6th. Students will also be able to meet, and […]

Death in Pontiac Possibly a Suicide

March 24th 2014

Death in Pontiac Possibly a Suicide (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, March 24, 2014) INCIDENT: 10:14 hrs. March 23, 2014 – City of Pontiac – Death Investigation/Possible Suicide    # 14-42205 SUMMARY:  OCSO Deputies were dispatched to the 120 block of W. Yale for a report of a 39 year old female who was found not breathing […]

Ferndale Councilman’s Kitchen Damaged by Fire

March 23rd 2014

Ferndale Councilman’s Kitchen Damaged by Fire (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 23, 2014) When a fire started in his home Saturday night, Ferndale City Councilperson Mike Lennon was grateful for the city services that he’d long been an advocate for.  The retired Ferndale Policeman and lifelong Ferndale resident contacted the Ferndale Fire Department at about 8 […]

Jewish Fund Grant Helps FernCare Expand Services

March 23rd 2014

Jewish Fund Grant Helps FernCare Expand Services (FernCare Press Release, March 23, 2014) FernCare received $21,000 in recognition of the need of people in Ferndale and surrounding communities for health care services. This grant is spread over three years. The services will be offered through FernCare and will be free to patients. FernCare will use […]

Royal Oak Schools Elementary Open Houses April 1-3

March 23rd 2014

Royal Oak Schools Elementary Open Houses April 1-3 (Royal Oak Schools Press Release, March 23, 2014) Royal Oak Schools will host Elementary Open Houses at each of the District’s six elementary schools April 1-3. Open Houses will be held: Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 p.m. – Oak Ridge Elementary, 506 E. 13 Mile Tuesday, April 1, […]

Revenue Sharing Reviewed: How Cities Have Been Impacted

March 23rd 2014

Revenue Sharing Reviewed: How Cities Have Been Impacted (Michigan Municipal League Press Release, March 23, 2014) Communities from Marquette to St. Joseph and everywhere in between are among the Michigan cities that lost hundreds of millions of dollars in “statutory revenue sharing” over the past decade because the governor and Legislature diverted the funds to […]

VIEW: EAA Update

March 23rd 2014

VIEW:  EAA Update (Viewpoint by Steve Norton, Michigan Parents for Schools, March 23, 2014) As you may have heard, House Bill 4369 (the “EAA expansion bill”) passed the state House of Representatives late last Thursday. After close to two hours of maneuvering and floor speeches, it passed by the thinnest of margins: 56-54. The bill […]

Before You Know Kindness Author to Speak in Birmingham, Southfield April 30

March 23rd 2014

Before You Know Kindness Author to Speak in Birmingham, Southfield April 30 (Berkley Public Library Press Release, March 23, 2014) Currently in its 13th year, Everyone’s Reading is a community-wide reading sponsored by 12 public libraries, including the Berkley Public Library, to promote dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. […]

First Gay Marriages in Michigan (video)

March 22nd 2014

First Gay Marriages in Michigan (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 22, 2014) Happiness filled the Oakland County building on Saturday as hundreds came during special hours to take part in what ended up being a brief window of opportunity for same-sex couples to marry. When 6th District Court Judge Bernard Friedman ruled in the case […]