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Record Number of Cities Get Main Street Accreditation (video)

July 10th 2013

Record Number of Cities Get Main Street Accreditation (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 10, 2013) With the flair of a fire-twirling roller-skater and the pep of the Clawson High School cheerleaders, members of Main Street programs from throughout Oakland County got together at Leon and Lulu on Wednesday to celebrate a number of Main Street […]

Flood Destroys Donations for Massive School Supply Nonprofit

July 10th 2013

Flood Destroys Donations for Massive School Supply Nonprofit (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 10, 2013) When volunteers arrived at the Operation Kid Equip. headquarters in Clinton Township on Wednesday, they expected to begin sorting the massive amounts of items for their various statewide programs that equip low income students with pens, paper, crayons, backpacks, books and […]

Stabenow: Wednesday Vote Could Lower Student Loan Rates (video)

July 8th 2013

Stabenow: Wednesday Vote Could Lower Student Loan Rates (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 8, 2013) A vote is expected Wednesday on US Senator Debbie Stabenow’s “Keep Student Loans Affordable Act,” an effort to bring student loan rates back to 3.4%. The rate doubled on July 1 after Republicans blocked a vote to keep the rates […]

Beware of Online Ticket Purchasing Scams

July 8th 2013

Beware of Online Ticket Purchasing Scams (Attorney General Press Release, July 8, 2013) Attorney General Bill Schuette today issued an alert advising consumers to be wary of online ticket purchasing scams. The warning comes during the busy summer concert and event season. “As we enjoy summer, Michigan consumers should protect themselves from fraudulent online ticket […]

Readers Share July 4th Fireworks Memories (video)

July 5th 2013

Readers Share July 4th Fireworks Memories (video) (C. Proxmire, July 5, 2013) A time honored tradition continued July 4th as people throughout the country enjoyed fireworks in celebration of Independence Day. Several SE Michigan cities hosted large professional shows, while others took advantage of Michigan’s recently change fireworks laws to set off the colorful explosives […]

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences

July 4th 2013

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences (C. Proxmire, July 4, 2013) Fireworks season is in full effect as communities throughout Michigan struggle to find the balance between fun, safety, tranquility, and economy. Cites have been scrambling to keep up with new provisions of state law regarding fireworks usage. Previously local governments had more say in their […]

Fireworks in Oakland County from Michiganfireworks.com

July 3rd 2013

Fireworks in Oakland County from Michiganfireworks.com Michiganfireworks.com has compiled a list of fireworks displays from all over the state, including those here in Oakland County. Here are the ones still to come! Please be sure to like Michigan Fireworks on Facebook to keep up with future fireworks displays. Beverly Hills Fireworks   Date: July 3, […]

oc View: On Crimes and Punishments

July 3rd 2013

oc View: On Crimes and Punishments (Richard E. Rosenberg, Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog, June 19, 2013) In his introduction to the Jane Grigson translation of Cesare Beccaria’s On Crimes and Punishments (Oxford UP, 1964), Mario Cuomo says that in the forty years since he first read Dei delitti e delle pene (1764) “… America’s Criminal […]

Rep. Conyers Talks about Jobs with Justice Bill at Ferndale Rally (video)

June 29th 2013

Rep. Conyers Talks about Jobs with Justice Bill at Ferndale Rally (video) (C. Proxmire, June 29, 2013) Rep. John Conyers (D-Detroit) joined a rally of about 50 green jobs activists at the corner of 9 Mile and Woodward on Friday to talk about HR 1000, the “Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act.” The act would […]

Hazel Park Case Could Pave Way For Marriage, Adoption In Mich (video)

June 27th 2013

Hazel Park Case Could Pave The Way For Marriage, Adoption In Michigan (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire for Between the Lines, June 27, 2013) As thousands of LGBT people awaited the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down key provisions of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), one Michigan family – and their legal team – was particularly […]

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