*County News*

TEDx Conference comes to OU March 15

March 13th 2014

TEDx Conference comes to OU March 15 (Oakland University Press Release, March 13, 2014) In the spirit of spreading ideas, spurring dialogue and sharing knowledge, Oakland University will host its first-ever TEDx Conference. Along with a number of educational exhibits, the event will offer presentations from experts in a variety of fields. Featured speakers all […]

WA3 Welcomes Mayors Metzger and Waterman to Board

March 12th 2014

WA3 Welcomes Mayors Metzger and Waterman to Board (Adapted from WA3 Press Release, March 12, 2014) 2014 and the recent mayoral elections bring three new leaders to the Board of the Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3), a collaborative effort to promote the 11 communities along M1. From the far north is Pontiac’s mayor Deidre Waterman.  […]

Lt. Governor Calley Talks to College Republicans (video)

March 8th 2014

Lt. Governor Calley Talks to College Republicans (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 8, 2014) Lt. Governor Brian Calley visited Oakland University Friday to meet with the College Republicans and talk about issues important to him in his past three years of working in the executive branch with Governor Rick Snyder.  Calley is hoping to be […]

Mandatory Life Sentences for Minors Still a Debate in Michigan

March 6th 2014

Mandatory Life Sentences for Minors Still a Debate in Michigan (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2014) Attorney General Bill Schuette announced his office will present oral arguments before the Michigan Supreme Court arguing that a recent U.S. Supreme Court addressing the sentences of convicted teenage murderers does not apply retroactively. “First degree murder is a […]

Details of the DeBoer Case

March 6th 2014

Details of the DeBoer Case (Jane Bassett, ongoing – March 2014) Jane Bassett is an attorney in Ann Arbor who specializes in elder law and helping families with adoption-related issues.  She is a graduate of University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and opened her own practice in 1994. She has been attending the trial […]

Demonstrators Try to Stay Warm, While State’s Case Runs Cold

March 5th 2014

Demonstrators Try to Stay Warm, While State’s Case Runs Cold by Crystal A. Proxmire News spread quickly Sunday that over 100 Detroit-based pastors would be convening at the Federal Courthouse Monday to protest marriage equality.  Rumors put expected turnout as high as 600.  The Detroit Police stood ready with extra officers in the area and […]

Opponents to Equality Make Big Showing…

March 2nd 2014

Opponents to Equality Make Big Showing in Support “Biblical Marriage” (C. Proxmire, March 2, 2014, see also Between the Lines) Mike Grant of Ypsilanti believes that because of his personal religious beliefs, other individuals should be denied the right to get married.  He spent several hours Tuesday pacing in front of the Federal Courthouse in […]

‘Madam Mayors’ Share Success Stories and Advice (video)

March 1st 2014

‘Madam Mayors’ Share Success Stories and Advice (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 1, 2014) Fighting and faith were themes that came up repeatedly in the “Madam Mayors” discussion with the Women Officials Network on Feb. 28 in West Bloomfield.  Mayor Deirdre Waterman (Pontiac), Mayor Brenda Lawrence (Southfield), and Mayor Marian McClellan (Oak Park) spoke to […]

MML President: Placemaking is Key for Cities

February 23rd 2014

MML President: Placemaking is Key for Cities (Matt Bach, Michigan Municipal League, Feb. 23, 2014) Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan discusses the League’s Partnership for Place initiative. When it comes to the value of placemaking and how it ties to municipal financing in Michigan, Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan doesn’t mince words: “The state’s current system of […]

How Are Michigan Schools Funded… (video)

February 18th 2014

How Are Michigan Schools Funded: Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) How Michigan schools are funded is a complicated subject, but one that Ferndale School Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause hopes to help the public better understand.  Deegan-Krause, who is also a political science professor at Wayne State University, gave two presentations […]

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