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Rep. Conyers Talks about Jobs with Justice Bill… (video)

June 29th 2013

As the richest economy in the world, there’s no reason for us to have unemployed people. And for all the public works that we need – bridges, roads, highways, schools – we could put everybody to work. And then for the young kids we have…

…Strikes Down Michigan Domestic Partner Health Care Ban

June 28th 2013

A federal judge today ruled that a state law that would have barred many public entities from providing health insurance to the domestic partners of their employees is unconstitutional.

Water Bill, Enrollment Woes Contribute to Teacher, Secretary Cuts

June 28th 2013

Ferndale Schools got some surprises in recent months that took their toll on the district’s budget, resulting in layoffs to teachers and secretarial staff.

Water Bill, Enrollment Woes Contribute to Teacher and Secretary Cuts

June 28th 2013

Water Bill, Enrollment Woes Contribute to Teacher and Secretary Cuts (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 28, 2013) Ferndale Schools got some surprises in recent months that took their toll on the district’s finances, resulting in layoffs to teachers and secretarial staff as part of this year’s budget process. A $229,000 quarterly water bill for the high […]

Hazel Park Case Could Pave Way For Marriage, Adoption In Mich (video)

June 27th 2013

Hazel Park Case Could Pave The Way For Marriage, Adoption In Michigan (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire for Between the Lines, June 27, 2013) As thousands of LGBT people awaited the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down key provisions of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), one Michigan family – and their legal team – was particularly […]

Oakland County Health: Food Safety Practices for Summer

June 27th 2013

Oakland County Health: Food Safety Practices for Summer (Oakland County Health Division Press Release, June 27, 2013) The Oakland County Health Division, under the leadership of County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, reminds residents to practice food safety this summer. Whether at a picnic, outdoor event or grilling at home, the following tips on preparing, storing […]

Hazel Park Case Could Pave The Way…(video)

June 27th 2013

or our case in particular, there’s something which I think is most significant, talking about DOMA, which is very much like our case. ‘The statute humiliates tens of thousands of children now being raised by same sex couples. The law in question makes it more difficult for the children to understand…

Oakland County Health: Food Safety Practices for Summer

June 27th 2013

Whether at a picnic, outdoor event or grilling at home, the following tips on preparing, storing and cooking food will help protect individuals against food-borne illnesses.

Reaction to Gay Marriage Rulings

June 26th 2013

Between the Lines News is covering the Supreme Court decisions about Prop 8 and DOMA, both of which pertain to same-sex marriage. The coverage includes national and local stories, including happenings here in Ferndale. Go to www.pridesource.com for all the coverage, and…

Ferndale Library’s Lost Revenue Causes Budget Cuts

June 26th 2013

Ferndale Library’s Lost Revenue Causes Budget Cuts (FPL Press Release, June 26, 2013) On Thursday, June 20th, the Ferndale Public Library Board of Trustees approved several revisions to the library’s 2014 budget, which included using $80,000 from the reserve fund. This followed a June 4th special meeting held to discuss their options after learning that […]