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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 […]

Equality Activist Henry Messer Passes Away

February 18th 2014

Equality Activist Henry Messer Passes Away (Emily Dievendorf, Equality Michigan Press Release, Feb. 18, 2014) Dr. Henry Messer passed away peacefully this morning around 5am at the age of 86 in his Dearborn Heights, Michigan home. His partner of 63 years, Carl House, as well as close friends were with him at the time of […]

School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19

February 16th 2014

School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2014) The Ferndale School Board and other advocates are focusing some of their efforts on Lansing as they grapple with the problem of less funding for public education. On Tuesday, Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause will give two presentations on school funding, […]

Running Home Author Visits Berkley Third Graders

February 14th 2014

Running Home Author Visits Berkley Third Graders (Berkley Schools, Feb. 14, 2014) Jennifer Charron Ward, a local Berkley author, visited Angell third graders this week to talk about her book, Running Home. The book is a work of fiction loosely based on two separate events in her life that she has woven together in her […]

State Board of Ed Adopts Snow Day Policy Statement

February 14th 2014

State Board of Ed Adopts Snow Day Policy Statement (Michigan Board of Education Press Release, Feb. 14, 2014) LANSING — The State Board of Education this week unanimously adopted a statement on the replacement of Snow Days, when a local school district exceeds the six days allowable by state law; encouraging districts to replace the […]

Lisa Brown and other Catalyst Award Winners Announced

February 14th 2014

Lisa Brown and other Catalyst Award Winners Announced (Equality Michigan Press Release, Feb. 14, 2014) Equality Michigan today announced the recipients of their annual Catalyst Awards, being presented at the organization’s Annual Dinner on February 22 at Motor City Casino. Equality Michigan’s Catalyst Awards recognize individuals and organizations for excellence in service to Michigan’s LGBT […]

Oakland University, MSU & U of M get new License Plates

February 14th 2014

Oakland University, MSU & U of M get new Fundraising License Plates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2014) Grizzly fans, as well as folks who like the Spartans and the Wolverines, can now get newly designed license plates from the Secretary of State.  SOS has an entire line of special fundraising plates depicting each of […]

Patterson Gives State of the County Address

February 12th 2014

Patterson Gives State of the County Address (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 12, 2014) Oakland County Executive Director L. Brooks Patterson gave his 20th Annual State of the County Address Wednesday evening.  In it he welcomed the 40 Under 40 winners, addressed the controversial New Yorker article, and listed over 20 pages worth of accomplishments. Use […]

Pappageorge Talks Term Limits and More with Berkley Rotary (video)

February 12th 2014

Pappageorge Talks Term Limits and More with Berkley Rotary (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 11, 2014) With one year left in office, State Senator John Pappageorge (R, Troy) is planning on giving term limit reform one last shot. The 82-year-old Republican met with members of the Berkley Rotary Club on Monday to talk about a […]

Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak Urge State to Restore Funding

February 9th 2014

Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak Urge State to Restore Funding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Elected officials in Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak have a message for the legislature in Lansing: restore municipal funding. At the most recent Council and Commission meetings, each City passed a nearly identical resolution calling on state leaders to […]

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