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Freedom House Benefit Cruise on Detroit River June 26

June 13th 2014

Freedom House Benefit Cruise on Detroit River June 26 (Press Release, June 13, 2014) Join other new and long-time supporters of Freedom House for a cruise on the Detroit River.* Enjoy the sunset over the beautiful skylines of Detroit and Windsor. Being out on the water is a perfect place to relax and appreciate our […]

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts…

June 6th 2014

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts Gun Lock Giveaway in 38 Communities (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) Putting partisan politics aside and collaborating with 38 local agencies, The Oakland County Board of Commissioners organized a fight to reduce gun violence. They unanimously voted to make June 6 Gun Safety Awareness Day. They conducted […]

Motor City Pride June 7-8 at Hart Plaza in Detroit

June 4th 2014

Motor City Pride June 7-8 at Hart Plaza in Detroit (Press Release, June 4, 2014) The Motor City Pride Festival and Parade celebrates its 43rd anniversary Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, 2014. Held at Detroit’s beautiful Hart Plaza, the annual event attracts thousands of attendees to the live music, DJs, vendors and food. […]

Security Breach Halts Travel at Detroit Metro Airport

May 29th 2014

Security Breach Halts Travel at Detroit Metro Airport (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 29, 2014) UPDATE:  According to various reports, the lock down ended at approximately 11:15pm, with the suspicious person still in custody. Detroit Metro Airport is on lock down and traffic is not coming in or out after a security breach at Detroit Metro […]

Minimum Wage Increase Signed into Law

May 27th 2014

Minimum Wage Increase Signed into Law (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 28, 2014) The Michigan House of Representatives approved an increase to the state’s minimum wage Tuesday, and the bill was signed into law shortly after by Governor Rick Snyder. The bill will gradually increase minimum wage to $9.25 per hour by 2018, at a rate […]

Memorial Day Parades in Oakland County

May 25th 2014

Memorial Day Parades in Oakland County (Compiled, May 24, 2014) Auburn Hills, MI Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11a The 2014 Memorial Day Parade will begin at the American Legion Post home on Churchill and moves to the cemetery on Squirrel for a short ceremony then travels to the MOMS plaque for […]

Michigan Senate Votes to Increase Minimum Wage

May 15th 2014

Michigan Senate Votes to Increase Minimum Wage (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 15, 2014) This afternoon the Michigan Senate passed a bill that would raise the minimum wage incrementally. SB 934 raises it to $8.40 an hour by Sept. 1, 2014, and up to $9.20 an hour by Jan. 1, 2017. Throughout the state a petition […]

FCC Moves Forward With… Undermining Net Neutrality

May 15th 2014

FCC Moves Forward With Two-Tiered Internet Plan Undermining Net Neutrality (Free Press Press Release, May 15, 2014)   On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to propose a new “open Internet” rule that may let Internet service providers charge content companies for priority treatment, relegating other content to a slower tier of service. Hundreds of […]

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May 14th 2014

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month (SEMCOG Press release, May 14, 2014) May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month. According to 2013 crash data analyzed and released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, while only one percent of all crashes involved a motorcycle, those crashes resulted in 20 percent of all severe and fatal crashes. […]

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video)

May 13th 2014

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 13, 2014) Over 900 people packed the Henry in Dearborn to listen to women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem talk about her lifelong fight for equality. For 80 years she has experienced patriarchy, and as she spoke to people of all ages at Planned […]

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