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House Passes Bills to Allow Faith-Based Adoption Refusal

March 18th 2015

House Passes Bills to Allow Faith-Based Adoption Refusal (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 18, 2015) Nearly along party lines, the House of Representatives voted today on a package of bills that would allow agencies to make adoption decisions based upon their chosen religious values. The bills (HB 4188, HB 4189, and HB 4190) would allow agencies […]

The Rundown of Changes in Ferndale Schools Restructuring Plan

March 18th 2015

NewThe Rundown of Changes in Ferndale Schools Restructuring Plan (Ferndale Schools, March 18, 2015) As  a result of a comprehensive analysis of its buildings, an extensive engagement to determine the needs of the community, and a review of the most efficient and effective use of the School District’s resources moving forward, the Ferndale Schools Board […]

Farmington Hills Approves Building Three Hotels

March 18th 2015

Farmington Hills Approves Building Three Hotels (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 18, 2015) Farmington Hills is positioning itself to be a hub of hospitality, with a developer planning on building a Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn, and Homewood Suites brand hotels on the site of the former Alexander Hamilton office building east of the 12 Mile/Farmington […]

City of Troy Crime Alert for period ending March 15, 2015

March 18th 2015

City of Troy Crime Alert for period ending March 15, 2015 (Troy Police, March 18, 2015)    Breaking and Entries Apovini, 1915 E Maple Rd, 3/10/15, 6am – 6:10am:  Complainant advised he was contacted by the alarm company on his way into work. When he arrived he discovered pry marks on a door and a […]

Guest View: Will Michigan’s Board of Ed Reassert its Authority or Fade into Obscurity?

March 18th 2015

Guest View: Will Michigan’s Board of Ed Reassert its Authority or Fade into Obscurity? (Nick Krieger, Mitten Memo, March 18, 2015) Last week, Governor Rick Snyder signed Executive Order 2015-9, moving the Office of School Reform from the Department of Education to the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget.  The Office of School Reform is […]

Affirmations Among Locations for 300 Couple’s Anniversary Party March 22

March 17th 2015

Affirmations Among Locations for 300 Couple’s Anniversary Party March 22 (Michigan for Marriage press release, March 17, 2015) On Sunday, March 22, 300+ same sex couples who were able to marry during a short, less than 10-hour window when the county courts performed same sex marriages will celebrate their legal union that took place a […]

This Weeks Job Listings

March 17th 2015

This Weeks Job Listings (Ferndale Career Center, March 17, 2015) Welcome to This Week’s Job Listing.  This list is compiled from several sources, but primarily by Ferndale Michigan Works.  All Michigan Works Offices provide valuable services to job seekers and employers.  Check out their website at http://ferndalecareercenter.wordpress.com. New jobs! Posted for the week of March 16th – […]

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem

March 17th 2015

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem (Kurt Metzger, DetroitDataGuru.com, March 17, 2015) This week marks the beginning of a voter registration drive in Oakland County.  Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will hold five voter registration drives throughout March in the communities of Southfield, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Waterford, and Farmington Hills. […]

Hazel Park School Administrators Resign, Oakland Schools Steps In

March 17th 2015

Hazel Park School Administrators Resign, Oakland Schools Steps In (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 17, 2015) With a deficit that grew from $2.5 million to nearly $8 million in the course of a year, the Hazel Park School Board has accepted the resignation of top administrators and asked Oakland Schools to step in. On Monday, March […]

Coyote Captured in Royal Oak Stirs Controversy

March 17th 2015

Coyote Captured in Royal Oak Stirs Controversy (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 17, 2015) A coyote was captured in a Royal Oak back yard and subsequently euthanized, with footage of the captured animal struggling in a toothless rubber jaw-style trap aired on WXYZ news causing reaction through the community. The City of Royal Oak issued the […]