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MML#2 – How Changes in DC Impact Local Governments

March 24th 2017

MML#2 – How Changes in DC Impact Local Governments (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 24, 2017) Lansing, MI – Local elected officials of all political persuasions need to be in tune with decisions made at the state and national level.  That’s why the Michigan Municipal League included a panel discussion called “The Changing Landscape in Washington […]

MML#1 – Working Towards Complete Streets

March 23rd 2017

MML#1 – Working Towards Complete Streets (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2017) Lansing, MI – Civic leaders came together Tuesday to learn about topics important to local governments including “Complete Streets.” Representatives of Ferndale, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo sat on a Michigan Municipal League’s Capitol Conference panel Tuesday to share what successes their communities have […]

Jocelyn Benson to Speak at Matrix Awards May 18

March 15th 2017

Jocelyn Benson to Speak at Matrix Awards May 18 (EVENT page) Southfield, MI. — Accomplished authors, investigative journalism, and integrity in medical reporting will be recognized by the Detroit Chapter of The Association for Women in Communications at the 2017 Matrix Awards, honoring achievement in communications. The annual awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, […]

DTE Gives Updates on Power Outages, Downed Wires

March 8th 2017

DTE Gives Updates on Power Outages, Downed Wires (DTE, March 8, 2017) Oakland County, MI – As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, DTE Energy has nearly 500,000 customers without power due to severe winds blowing through its Southeast Michigan service territory. The outages are widespread across the region, with the hardest hit areas in Wayne, Oakland, […]

Free Smoke Detectors Available Through Red Cross

February 28th 2017

Free Smoke Detectors Available Through Red Cross (American Red Cross Michigan Region, Feb. 28, 2017) Oakland County, MI – The American Red Cross Michigan Region is offering free smoke detectors. Here’s how… Fill out the Smoke Alarm Request Form ~The Red Cross and its partners will install a limited number of free smoke alarms for […]

“One Drop of Love” Performance about Race at WSU Feb. 16

February 6th 2017

“One Drop of Love” Performance about Race at WSU Feb. 16 (EVENT page) Detroit, MI – The Wayne State School of Social Work invites the public to attend an entertaining, thought-provoking and interactive performance by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, an award-winning actor, producer and educator who will bring her one-woman show, “One Drop of Love,” to […]

Residents Discuss The Road to Redistricting Reform

February 2nd 2017

Residents Discuss The Road to Redistricting Reform (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2017) Pleasant Ridge, MI – The idea that “voters should pick their representatives instead of representatives picking their voters” is one that proponents of redistricting reform hope will resonate with residents regardless of their political persuasion. Many people are unfamiliar with how the […]

State Agency Apologizes, Sets Up Hotline for those Accused of Unemployment Fraud

January 30th 2017

State Agency Apologizes, Sets Up Hotline for those Accused of Unemployment Fraud (Unemployment Insurance Agency, Jan. 30, 2017) LANSING, MI – People accused of unemployment fraud between 2013 and 2015 and have questions about their cases can now call a new hotline created by the Talent Investment Agency, Director Wanda M. Stokes announced today. The […]

Demonstrations Show Support for Refugees and Immigrants

January 29th 2017

Demonstrations Show Support for Refugees and Immigrants (Leslie Ellis, Jan. 29, 2017) Hamtramck and Detroit, MI  – Shouts of “No hate! No fear! Refugees are welcome here!” rang out Sunday in Hamtramck and at Detroit Metropolitan Airport as thousands of people protested President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on refugees and immigrants from seven mainly […]

Women’s March in Lansing Part of Demonstrations Around the World

January 22nd 2017

Women’s March in Lansing Part of Demonstrations Around the World (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 21, 2017) Lansing, MI – A massive Women’s March in Washington DC on the day after the Inauguration of Donald Trump inspired “sister” marches and rallies across the county and the world, including a gathering of over 8,000 people on the […]

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