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View: Ferndale Fights for Fair Funding for our Schools

November 8th 2013

View: Ferndale Fights for Fair Funding for our Schools (Karen Twomey, Nov. 8, 2013) I am writing you as a board member, teacher, parent, neighbor and friend of education. Recently, Michigan State University’s Education Policy Center published a school finance analysis for our state which describes a crisis of long-term disinvestment, demographic shifts, and structural […]

Royal Oak Human Rights Ordinance Passes (video)

November 8th 2013

Royal Oak Human Rights Ordinance Passes (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Originally printed 11/6/2013, Issue 2144 – Between The Lines News) “I cannot stress too much how important tonight is to the City of Royal Oak,” said Mayor Jim Ellison as he addressed the crowd at the victory party for several local campaigns including the proposal […]

Analysis: IRV and the Ferndale Mayor’s Race

November 7th 2013

Analysis: IRV and the Ferndale Mayor’s Race (Kevin Deegan-Krause, Nov. 7, 2013) Editor’s Note: Prior to the election, The Oakland County 115 News invited readers to share how they would vote in an election where the four candidates were ranked.  We kept the respondents anonymous and sent only the resulting votes to Political Science Professor […]

Sign Up Now for Holiday Hoof & FestivALE Nov. 23

November 6th 2013

Sign Up Now for Holiday Hoof & FestivALE Nov. 23 (Ferndale DDA Press Release, Nov. 2, 2013) Downtown Ferndale will do it in the dark on Saturday, November 23 when the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority launches the 2013 holiday season with its first ever Holiday Hoof Nightime Obstacle Run, Fun Walk & FestivALE, an all-day […]

Ferndale Election Results

November 6th 2013

Ferndale Election Results (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 6, 2013) A challenging campaign season comes to an end in Ferndale as voters have overwhelmingly spoken their minds in terms of city leadership and in the matter of marijuana legalization. Mayor Dave Coulter will retain his seat for another term, having beaten second choice candidate and former […]

Easy Night for Most Oakland County Mayors…Election Results

November 6th 2013

Easy Night for Most Oakland County Mayors and Other Election Results (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 6, 2013) Election Day is over and in cities across Oakland County candidates are dealing with the wins and losses of the democratic process.  For most of the Mayors facing re-election, the night was an easy one though, since most […]

League of Women Voter’s Guide for Oakland County Cities

November 3rd 2013

League of Women Voter’s Guide for Oakland County Cities (League of Women Voters Website, Nov. 3, 2013) November 5, 2013 City Election VOTER GUIDES Voter Guides for the November 5, 2013, City Election for Oakland County will be available on or before September 23, 2013.If you are a candidate for office and have questions about […]

Just 4 Kicks Fundraiser Shows Ferndale Parent Talent

November 3rd 2013

Just 4 Kicks Fundraiser Shows Ferndale Parent Talent (C. Proxmire, Nov. 3, 2013) JFK parents and supporters pulled together Saturday night for a fundraiser full of love and hilarity.  Just for Kicks was held at The Loving Touch and raised money for the school’s camp program. Teachers dressed up in 80s garb and did the […]

Jim Rasor Exits Royal Oak City Commission

November 3rd 2013

Jim Rasor Exits Royal Oak City Commission (C. Proxmire, Nov. 3, orig. Between The Lines News, Issue 2144) Royal Oak is facing change on Nov. 5. Not only is the city facing the weight of a vote on an inclusive Human Rights Ordinance, they are losing a strong gay city commissioner and deciding on which […]

Four Arrested After 24 Hour Crime Spree in Pontiac

November 2nd 2013

Four Arrested After 24 Hour Crime Spree in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Nov. 2, 2013) Four people have been arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies after their involvement in four armed robberies and two attempted murders that occurred in the in the city of Pontiac in a 24 hour period between 10-30-13 and 10-31-13.  Sheriff’s Detectives […]