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SOGI Conference for Educators Featuring Sean Kosofsky, Stephanie White Jan. 29

January 16th 2016

SOGI Conference for Educators Featuring Sean Kosofsky, Stephanie White Jan. 29 (EVENT page) Troy, MI – This year we are  Creating Climate Change in our Classrooms and Communities. We are taking our next steps toward creating safe and inclusive climates in our classrooms, schools, and school districts. We are stepping out to change the climate […]

Pontiac Businesses Collecting Water for Flint

January 16th 2016

Pontiac Businesses Collecting Water for Flint (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 16, 2016) Over the next two weeks a massive effort is taking place to collect bottled water to be distributed to people in Flint. The community continues to struggle without adequate water supply, even as evidence emerges of increased lead poisoning and Legionnaires disease cases […]

Legislation Introduced to Repeal Voter Information Limitation

January 14th 2016

Legislation Introduced to Repeal Voter Information Limitation (Michigan Municipal League Press Release, Jan. 14, 2016) LANSING, MI – Local government and school organizations today announced strong support for Senate Bill 703 introduced by Republican Sen. Dale Zorn of Ida that repeals a “gag order” provision in legislation (Senate Bill 571) passed last month by the […]

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks about Water Quality (video)

January 13th 2016

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks about Water Quality (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 13, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – Turning on the faucet and having clean water come out is something easily taken for granted. They wash their hands, take a shower, brush their teeth, cook, clean, and drink without stopping to think about […]

How to Donate Water to Flint

January 10th 2016

How to Donate Water to Flint (Compiled, Jan. 10, 2016) Flint, MI – Residents of Flint are suffering from a lack of water due to contamination. Much has been written about the causes of the dangerous, lead-contaminated water, the question on many people’s minds is how to help. The Rachael Maddow Show compiled a list […]

Walgreens Nice! Mandarin Oranges Recalled Due to Potential Glass

January 8th 2016

Walgreens Nice! Mandarin Oranges Recalled Due to Potential Glass (FDA, Jan. 8, 2016) Milky Way International Trading Corp. today announced the recall of Nice! Mandarin Oranges in 8-ounce bottles due to potential glass in the product. The affected product was distributed to Walgreens stores nationwide and displays one of the lot numbers listed below. Consumers […]

Questions About Ballot Issues? New Law Signed by Snyder Prevents Discussion

January 6th 2016

Questions About Ballot Issues? New Law Signed by Snyder Prevents Discussion (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 6, 2016) Cities, school districts, libraries, police departments and other groups rely on tax funding that comes from millages, which must be voted on by the public.  There are also ballot proposals that directly impact governing bodies, for example, the […]

Local Government Leaders Ask Snyder to veto SB 571 (video)

January 5th 2016

Local Government Leaders Ask Snyder to veto SB 571 (Michigan Municipal League Press Release, Jan. 5, 2016) Lansing, MI – Local government leaders from across the state today joined to ask Gov. Rick Snyder to veto Senate Bill 571, which would gag local officials seeking to provide constituents with factual information on election matters 60 […]

No More Straight Ticket Voting in Michigan as Governor Signs Bill into Law

January 5th 2016

No More Straight Ticket Voting in Michigan as Governor Signs Bill into Law (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 5, 2016) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill into law that eliminates straight ticket voting in the State. Because the bill has a $5 million appropriation attached to it, voters can not reverse the law on referendum. […]

January Businesses Workshops through Oakland County

January 5th 2016

January Businesses Workshops through Oakland County (Oakland County One Stop Shop, Jan. 5, 2015) Waterford, MI – Start the year off on the right foot with a stop into the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center. Classes for business loans, expansion and starting a business are available to seasoned business professionals and new entrepreneurs. Learn […]

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