*State News*

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash

October 14th 2013

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash (FCC Job Flash, Oct. 14, 2013) The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website […]

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Steps Up To Support Hazel Park Couple (video)

October 5th 2013

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Steps Up To Support Hazel Park Couple (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Originally printed 10/2/2013, Between The Lines News) The Hazel Park lesbian couple suing Michigan and Oakland County for the right to jointly adopt their children and to marry each other is getting even more attention and support as over […]

State Advises People to Clean Out Their Freezers

September 27th 2013

State Advises People to Clean Out Their Freezers (State of Michigan Dept. of Agriculture Press Release, Sept. 27, 2013) Frozen foods provide a convenient way for us to buy perishable foods in bulk, preserve foods at the peak of their freshness, and make sure we always have a ready supply of the foods we love […]

Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

September 19th 2013

Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame to Celebrate 30th Anniversary (Press Release, Sept. 19, 2013) A world famous aviator, an international economist, and the first women to participate in the writing of the state constitution are among the 19 notable women selected by independent juries for induction into the 2013 class of the Michigan Women’s Hall […]

DESIGN Events To Fight AIDS, Showcase Detroit

September 18th 2013

One of the most spectacular things about this year’s DIFFA: Dining By Design Detroit, Sept. 26-28, is its location. This is the only time people will be able to party in the old Federal Reserve Building at 160 W. Fort St. before it becomes full time retail/business space.

Treasury Recognizes all Same-Sex Marriages for Tax Purposes

August 29th 2013

Treasury Recognizes all Same-Sex Marriages for Tax Purposes (U.S. Dept. of Treasury Press Release, Aug. 29, 2013) The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless […]

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate

August 28th 2013

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate (C. Proxmire, Aug. 28, 2013) After a bunch of partisan back-and-forth, made more complex by disagreements within the Republican Party, the state Senate approved expanding Medicaid to cover a larger group of low-income residents. A similar bill passed the House earlier this year, and the next step is for the House […]

Study Shows Results for Mental Health Court

August 23rd 2013

Study Shows Results for Mental Health Court (Michigan Supreme Court Press Release, Aug. 23, 2013) A three-year evaluation of 10 Michigan mental health courts finds that participants re-offend at significantly lower levels than comparable groups of offenders who do not participate in the mental health courts. The evaluation, which was conducted by the State Court […]

A Bankrupt Narrative

July 22nd 2013

A Bankrupt Narrative (Guest Column by Haley Roberts, orig. Michigan Suburbs Alliance blog, republished July 22, 2013) A consistent and easy narrative has quickly emerged around the Detroit bankruptcy filing—but it’s wrong. The refrain on repeat across news outlets and social media includes some combination of the following: decades of mismanagement, a shrinking tax base, […]

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 […]

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