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Divided R.O.Commission Sends AG Recommendation…

April 8th 2014

Divided R.O.Commission Sends AG Recommendation on DeBoer Case (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 8, 2014) The Royal Oak City Commission passed a resolution Monday urging Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette to stop using taxpayer resources to appeal the case that overturned Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. The March 21 decision in DeBoer […]

Gardenia Bluegrass & Brew Festival April 11 in Royal Oak

April 5th 2014

Gardenia Bluegrass & Brew Festival April 11 in Royal Oak (Camp Casey Press Release, April 5, 2014) Event – Date & Time: Friday, April 11, 2014 – 6:30pm – 11:59pm Grand Circus Media &The Ark announce Gardenia Bluegrass & Roots festival on April 11th, 2014 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market Featuring – Keller & […]

Low-Cost Vaccinations and Microchipping for Pets, April 12

April 4th 2014

Low-Cost Vaccinations and Microchipping for Pets, April 12 (Michigan Humane Society Press Release, March 18, 2014) 2014 PROTECT-A-PET CLINIC Low-cost Pet Vaccinations and Microchipping April 12, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hazel Park DPW Yard 24211 Couzens Hazel Park, MI 48030 South of 10 Mile Road, north of Woodward Heights The Michigan Humane Society […]

Oakland County to Explore Alternatives to Detroit Water System

April 4th 2014

Oakland County to Explore Alternatives to Detroit Water System (Oakland County Board of Commissioners, April 4, 2014) On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee voted unanimously 9-0 to support a resolution allocating $500,000 to study alternatives to the Detroit Water & Sewer System. This resolution #14064 was authored by […]

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education

April 4th 2014

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education (Education Trust-Midwest Press Release, April 4, 2014) Michigan now ranks in the bottom five states for student learning progress over the last decade in some subjects, according to The Education Trust-Midwest’s new 2014 State of Michigan Education report.  Michigan is one of only six […]

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision

April 3rd 2014

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision (SEMCOG Press Release, April 3, 2014) By a unanimous vote of its member local governments, the General Assembly of SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, adopted the Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan, at its meeting last week in Detroit. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, who chaired SEMCOG’s Green […]

ENDA Lobbying Comes to Michigan

April 3rd 2014

ENDA Lobbying Comes to Michigan (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) “We need to live in a country where you can get married on a Friday and not have to worry about being fired on Monday.” The sentiment was shared by Human Rights Campaign Michigan Field Organizer Allison Van Kuiken at the ENDA campaign kick-off […]

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Running for Lt. Governor

April 3rd 2014

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Running for Lt. Governor (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer has announced his running mate for the upcoming election – Oakland County Clerk and former State Representative Lisa Brown. The announcement came this morning, just a day after Schauer appeared with President Barack Obama in […]

President Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Min. Wage Increase

April 2nd 2014

President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Minimum Wage Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2014) The move is on in Michigan and across the country to raise the minimum wage, and to help promote the effort President Barack Obama came to Ann Arbor for a speech at the University of Michigan. Stepping off Air […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home

April 1st 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 1, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment […]

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