Royal Oak

Forum in Southfield Shows Need for Transit, Reveals Plan Release Date

May 3rd 2016

Forum in Southfield Shows Need for Transit, Reveals Plan Release Date (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2016) Southfield, MI – Marie Donigan’s stepson lives in Seattle with his fiancé.  It’s a pretty common scenario for people to have adult children living in other states. That’s because Michigan has been experiencing an exodus of talented younger […]

Candidate Interview: Mike Goetz for OC Prosecutor (video)

May 3rd 2016

Candidate Interview: Mike Goetz for OC Prosecutor (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 2, 2016) Lake Orion, MI – A former Assistant Prosecutor is running for Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney against his former boss.  Lake Orion resident Mike Goetz will be on the ballot against the incumbent Democrat Jessica Cooper who was elected in 2008.  Election […]

Candidate Interview: Jim Ellison for State Rep. 26th District (video)

May 2nd 2016

Candidate Interview: Jim Ellison for State Rep. 26th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 2, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Current Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison is running for State Rep. for the 26th District, which includes Madison Heights and Royal Oak. Current State Rep. Jim Townsend cannot run again due to term limits. Ellison […]

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day

April 29th 2016

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2016) Pontiac, MI – It’s a safe bet to say that most adults have never attended a meeting of County Commissioners or gotten an up close and personal lesson in civics from a team of elected officials. But that is what […]

Pre-Election Gag Order Not Enforceable Due to Agreement in Federal Court

April 28th 2016

Pre-Election Gag Order Not Enforceable Due to Agreement in Federal Court (Michigan Municipal League, April 28, 2016) LANSING, MI — U.S. District Judge John Corbett O’Meara has accepted an agreement between the Secretary of State’s office and local governments and school groups, permanently enjoining Secretary of State Ruth Johnson from enforcing a law passed in […]

Oakland County Schools Vary on Testing for Lead in Water

April 27th 2016

Oakland County Schools Vary on Testing for Lead in Water (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2016) Oakland County, MI – As they see the images of children in Flint lined up to get bottled water or crying over blood tests, people around the country have been wondering about the safety of the water they and […]

Royal Oak School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry UPDATED

April 27th 2016

Royal Oak School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – As they see the images of children in Flint lined up to get bottled water or crying over blood tests, people around the country have been wondering about the safety of the water they and their […]

Plans in the Works to Test Water for Lead in Oakland County Schools

April 25th 2016

Plans in the Works to Test Water for Lead in Oakland County Schools (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2016) Pontiac, MI – As dozens of teenagers from high schools throughout Oakland County sat eager to learn about the safety of their community’s drinking water, officials revealed that plans are in the works for testing of […]

Aug. 2 Election: Detroit Zoo Seeking to Extend Millage

April 25th 2016

Aug. 2 Election: Detroit Zoo Seeking to Extend Millage (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2016) Royal Oak, MI –  Taxpayers will likely be asked to approve an extension of the tri county millage to continue funding the Detroit Zoo. The current .1 mill tax expires in 2018, but the process to put it on the […]

Reporter Food: Bastone Brewery in Royal Oak…

April 24th 2016

Reporter Food: Bastone Brewery in Royal Oak Soup, Salad, Fish & Chips (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 24, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Part of the fun of reporter-work is meeting up with important sources, breaking bread and getting scoops.  Recently an attorney and I had a meal at Bastone Brewery at 419 South Main St. Royal […]

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