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2017 Candidate Interview: Harold Hill for Southfield City Council

August 26th 2017

2017 Candidate Interview: Harold Hill for Southfield City Council (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 26, 2017) Southfield, MI – Harold Hill is one of eight people running for four seats on the Southfield City Council in the Nov. 7, 2017 election.  The top three vote-getters will have four year terms, and the fourth highest will get […]

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated)

July 18th 2016

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated) The oc115 believes in giving all political candidates a voice and a chance for readers to meet the people who want to represent them. So here is a series of video interviews. Not all races are listed, only those where we have an interview or story. “*” […]

Presidential Primary and Some Local Issues on March 8 Ballot

March 6th 2016

Presidential Primary and Some Local Issues on March 8 Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2016) March 8 is the Michigan Presidential Primary, as well as a day for some local level decisions to be made. For information on the Presidential candidates check out Ballotpedia’s guide at https://ballotpedia.org/Presidential_candidates,_2016#Prominent_candidates. In Birmingham voters will be asked if […]

Guest View: Data-Based Look at Straight Ticket Voting in Michigan

December 17th 2015

Guest View: Data-Based Look at Straight Ticket Voting in Michigan (Kurt Metzger and Phil Lombard, Dec. 17, 2015) The Michigan State Senate recently passed Senate Bill 13, which does away with straight party ticket voting. All Republicans but two voted for it and all Democrats voted against it. It is unclear why the legislation is […]

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video)

December 8th 2015

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2015) Ann Arbor, MI – In Michigan it is illegal to discriminate against people based on factors such as race, religion, age and disability. However, discrimination continues against people in the LGBT community because it is legal to do so. In Michigan people […]