Divided R.O.Commission Sends AG Recommendation…

Divided R.O.Commission Sends AG Recommendation on DeBoer Case (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 8, 2014) The Royal Oak City Commission passed a resolution Monday urging Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette to stop using taxpayer resources to appeal the case that overturned Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. The March 21 decision in DeBoer…

Divided R.O.Commission Sends AG Recommendation…

Divided R.O.Commission Sends AG Recommendation on DeBoer Case (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 8, 2014) The Royal Oak City Commission passed a resolution Monday urging Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette to stop using taxpayer resources to appeal the case that overturned Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. The March 21 decision in DeBoer…

Cissell Gets Probation, Suspended Jail Time, in False Statement Case (video)

Cissell Gets Probation, Suspended Jail Time, in False Statement Case (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 8, 2014) Andrew Cissell, who was convicted of making a false statement on an initiative petition in connection with the Nov. 2013 ballot initiative to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana under Ferndale ordinance, was sentenced in 43rd District Court in…

Ferndale Police Identify Armed Robbery Suspect, Seek Help Locating Him

Ferndale Police Identify Armed Robbery Suspect, Seek Help Locating Him Ferndale Police are looking for the following suspect in the armed robbery case. Thanks to media help in broadcasting the security video footage and public input, police are searching for the RAY SLAYTON. Anybody with information should contact Ferndale Police or call Crime Stoppers (1…

Ferndale Tackles Budget, Aims for More Transparency

Ferndale Tackles Budget, Aims for More Transparency (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Facing a million-dollar deficit, Ferndale City Council and staff set to work in an all-day budget workshop Saturday, combing through department finances and searching for ways to cut costs.  In spite of continuous striving towards economic development and saving money, shortfalls continue.…

Oakland County to Explore Alternatives to Detroit Water System

Oakland County to Explore Alternatives to Detroit Water System (Oakland County Board of Commissioners, April 4, 2014) On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee voted unanimously 9-0 to support a resolution allocating $500,000 to study alternatives to the Detroit Water & Sewer System. This resolution #14064 was authored by…

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Ask For Spring Donations

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Ask For Spring Donations (Grace Centers of Hope Press Release, April 4, 2014) Grace Centers of Hope, one of southeast Michigan’s oldest and largest homeless shelters, is encouraging metro Detroit residents to take advantage of the spring cleaning season and donate gently-used household items to one of its four…

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education (Education Trust-Midwest Press Release, April 4, 2014) Michigan now ranks in the bottom five states for student learning progress over the last decade in some subjects, according to The Education Trust-Midwest’s new 2014 State of Michigan Education report.  Michigan is one of only six…

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education (Education Trust-Midwest Press Release, April 4, 2014) Michigan now ranks in the bottom five states for student learning progress over the last decade in some subjects, according to The Education Trust-Midwest’s new 2014 State of Michigan Education report.  Michigan is one of only six…