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Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

January 18th 2015

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department […]

Melanie Piana: Twenty Years Revitalizing Downtown Ferndale

January 9th 2015

Melanie Piana: Twenty Years Revitalizing Downtown Ferndale (Melanie Piana, Ferndale City Councilperson, Orig. Meltropolis, Jan. 9, 2015)   In the December 2014 Ferndale Friends issue, I responded to questions about the 3-60 development project. My intent was to expand on that response here, but that intent evolved into answering my personal question “when DID Ferndale determine […]

Oak Park May Lose Jewish Community Center, Meeting Jan 12

January 5th 2015

Oak Park May Lose Jewish Community Center, Meeting Jan 12 (C. Proxmire, Jan. 5, 2015) Oak Park could lose the Jewish Community Center, and a meeting has been set for Jan. 12 to give community members an opportunity to talk about it before it happens. The center offers a gathering space for the community, a […]

The stories of 2014 Part 4 of 4 – October through December

January 1st 2015

The stories of 2014 Part 4 of 4 – October through December (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 1, 2015) This has been an amazing year as the oc115 has ventured on the path of county-wide news coverage. From feel-good stories of neighbors helping each other to mass expressions of love, to the challenges of local governments, […]

Pontiac Honors Those Who Make the City Shine

December 19th 2014

Pontiac Honors Those Who Make the City Shine (Pontiac DBA Press Release, Dec. 18, 2014)   Every year the community of Pontiac, organized by the Pontiac Downtown Business Association (PDBA) honors volunteers and organizations that help make the community shine.  Glen Konopaskie, President of the PDBA, honors each awardee along with a co-presenter Patrice Waterman, […]

A Grayer Michigan… How Aging will Impact Public Policy

December 17th 2014

A Grayer Michigan: How the Aging of the Mitten State will Impact Public Policy (A guest view by Public Sector Consultants, Dec. 17, 2014) Now that elections are over, policymakers and the public are grappling with issues that will chart Michigan’s course for years to come. But just what will that future Michigan look like? […]

VIEW: SEMCOG’s Stand on Transportation Funding Legislation

December 8th 2014

VIEW: SEMCOG’s Stand on Transportation Funding Legislation (Guest View: South East Michigan Council of Govenments – SEMCOG, Dec 8, 2014) At last Friday’s Executive Committee, a resolution was passed in support of the Senate-passed transportation funding legislation that will: ~Eliminate the fuel tax and create a tax on the wholesale price of fuel. ~Include a […]

Guest View: Opening the Door: Talking Truth about Teen Suicide

December 8th 2014

Guest View: Opening the Door: Talking Truth about Teen Suicide (Jean MacLeod, orig. published by Oakland Schools, Dec. 8, 2014) As a parent, I find myself in the surreal position of writing a blog post tragically initiated by the suicide of a local 8th-grader… Perhaps I shouldn’t be so surprised; according to the Center for […]

Bills to Give LGBT People Civil Rights Protection Stuck in Committee

December 3rd 2014

Bills to Give LGBT People Civil Rights Protection Stuck in Committee (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 3, 2014) Bipartisan efforts to expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act did not get enough votes in a committee hearing today to make it out of committee to a full House of Representatives Vote. After an hour-long public hearing – […]

Guest View: Transgender Man Seeking Inclusion in Civil Rights Act

November 29th 2014

Guest View: Transgender Man Seeking Inclusion in Civil Rights Act (Guest View by Preston Van Vliet, Nov. 29, 2014)   Editor’s Note: On Wednesday, December 3rd, the Michigan legislature is expected to hold a key hearing on an inclusive update to the Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act, which would protect Michiganders from discrimination on the […]