2016 Candidate Interview State Representative Joe Graves 51st District

2016 Candidate Interview State Representative Joe Graves 51st District (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 4, 2016)   Holly, MI – State Representative for the 51st District Joseph (Joe) Graves is hoping to be the longest-serving member of the legislature since term limits were instituted. He began serving in March 2012 with  partial term that will give…

2016 Candidate Interview Ryan Bladzik for State Rep 51st District (video)

2016 Candidate Interview Ryan Bladzik for State Rep 51st District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 4, 2016)   Holly, MI – State Representative for the 51st District Joseph (Joe) Graves is facing a challenger on Nov. 8 with Democrat Ryan Blazik running against him. Blazik is the current Village President of Holly, and will be…

Ferndale Library Celebrates Expanded Hours With ‘First Friday’ Festivities, Sep 9

Ferndale Library Celebrates Expanded Hours With ‘First Friday’ Festivities, Sep 9 (Event Page) FERNDALE, Mich. (Aug 29, 2016)– The Ferndale Area District Library staff is ecstatic to be back on Fridays, opening its doors again Sep. 9 at 10 am for the first time in more than two years. Ferndale citizens went to the polls…

Regional Transit Briefing for the Public Sept. 14 in Birmingham

Regional Transit Briefing for the Public Sept. 14 in Birmingham (Event Page) Birmingham, MI –   On Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 7pm to 8:30pm transit activists will share information on the Regional Transit Plan that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot.    The meeting is at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham This November, citizens…

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance Conference Sept. 15-16 in Flint

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance Conference Sept. 15-16 in Flint (Event Page) Companion animal advocates, shelter workers and rescue volunteers, policy makers and community members will gather at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Flint on Thursday and Friday, Sept.  15 and 16, for the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance (MPFA) biennial Getting to the Goal No…

Woodward Travelers Can Avoid Transfer at 8 Mile as RTA Announces Reflex Bus Service

Woodward Travelers Can Avoid Transfer at 8 Mile as RTA Announces Reflex Bus Service (Regional Transit Authority, Sept 1, 2016) Detroit, MI  – The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) are partnering with The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) to launch a new service called…

What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy?

    What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy? (Kurt Metzger, Sept. 1, 2016) Pleasant Ridge, MI – Does anyone care about Voter Turnout any more – especially in the primaries? While it is my hope (though I have grave doubts, especially with primary turnout) that voters realize how often primaries determine most…