*County News*

Humbly Bad-ass: The Gangstagrass Experience (video)

March 30th 2014

Humbly Bad-ass: The Gangstagrass Experience (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 30, 2014) After the show Sunday night, a fan asked the doorman at the Magic Bag if he could have the Gangstagrass poster out of the glass case on the wall.  “Man that’d be neat to have to remember this night, I’m a huge fan,” […]

Federal Government Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages

March 28th 2014

Federal Government Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages (DOJ Press Release, March 28, 2014) Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 28, 2014 Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder on Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement today on the status of same-sex marriages […]

Senators and Reps Ask US AG to Recognize Michigan Gay Marriages

March 27th 2014

Senators and Representatives Ask US AG to Recognize Michigan Gay Marriages (Sander Levin Press Release, March 27, 2014) Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow with Reps. John Dingell, Sander Levin, Gary Peters and Dan Kildee sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting that, for the purpose of federal law and benefits, he recognize […]

State Won’t Recognize Same Sex Marriages Made Over Weekend

March 26th 2014

State Won’t Recognize Same Sex Marriages Made Over Weekend (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 26, 2014) Governor Rick Snyder announced today that over 300 same-sex marriages performed on Saturday, during the window of time when they were legal, will not be recognized until after a stay on Friday’s District Court decision has been lifted. Judge Bernard […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Same Sex Marriages Put on Hold As Temporary Stay is Granted

March 22nd 2014

Same Sex Marriages Put on Hold As Temporary Stay is Granted (Equality Michigan Press Release, March 21, 2014) The U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit has issued a temporary stay in the DeBoer v. Snyder marriage equality case until Wednesday. Earlier Saturday, the appeals court issued a one-page order directing the attorneys for the […]

Savvy Senior Avoids Getting Tricked by Scam

March 13th 2014

Savvy Senior Avoids Getting Tricked by Scam (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2014) When Jeannie Davis got a phone call saying that she had won $1.4 million she figured that something was wrong. The retired real estate appraiser and President of the Ferndale Seniors group knows that “if something sounds too good to be true, […]

MDOT Posts Tips for Driving During Terrible Pothole Season

March 13th 2014

MDOT Posts Tips for Driving During Terrible Pothole Season (MDOT Press Release, March 13, 2014) Record snow and cold may be departing, but they’re leaving in their wake one of Michigan’s worst pothole seasons ever. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is suggesting some ways that motorists can avoid hitting potholes, and to minimize damage […]

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