Royal Oak

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 […]

Beaumont Asks: What do you want at Northwood Shopping Center

April 23rd 2016

Beaumont Asks: What do you want at Northwood Shopping Center (City of Royal Oak, MI – Take a survey:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RO_Community As you are probably aware, Beaumont has owned Northwood Shopping Center, on the southwest corner of Woodward and 13 Mile (adjacent to Beaumont, Royal Oak), since the 1980s. The shopping center is old and has maintenance […]

Meet Your Best Friend At The Zoo May 13-14

April 23rd 2016

Meet Your Best Friend At The Zoo May 13-14 (EVENT page) ROYAL OAK, MI. – The Detroit Zoo and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 40 local animal welfare organizations, will host the spring 2016 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Friday, May 13, 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 14, […]

RO: Mind Over Matter Annual MOM Race May 7

April 21st 2016

RO: Mind Over Matter Annual MOM Race May 7 (EVENT page) Royal Oak, MI – Saturday, May 7 @ Starr Jaycee Park. Mind Over Matter-Mind your health. Heal your mind. Race MOM. Help erase the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide and raise funds for life-saving programs. Please support the 11th Annual MOM Race. To […]