MML #5 – Michigan Municipal League CEO Reflects on Year…

MML #5 – Michigan Municipal League CEO Reflects on Year of Successes and Challenges (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 27, 2016) Mackinac Island, MI – A Michigan Municipal League convention would not be complete without an update about the organization itself. MML Executive Director and CEO Dan Gilmartin addressed over 500 representatives from cities, townships and…

I-75 to Close this Weekend for Bridge Demolition at Squirrel Road

I-75 to Close this Weekend for Bridge Demolition at  Squirrel Road (MDOT, Sept. 115, 2016) Auburn Hills, MI – Weather permitting, both directions of I-75 will be closed this weekend between Crooks Road and M-59 in Oakland County, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The closure begins at 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16,…

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…

Village of Lake Orion Moves Forward with Human Rights Ordinance

Village of Lake Orion Moves Forward with Human Rights Ordinance (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 22, 2016) Lake Orion, MI – “It’s really time for the village to make another kind of decision – that discrimination is not okay and diversity is welcome in our community.” Attorney Ken Mogill’s words summed up the discussion that preceded…

How to Spot Signs of Domestic Abuse

How to Spot Signs of Domestic Abuse (Guest blog by Beth Morrison, HAVEN, orig. Feb. 27, 2015, republished Aug. 21, 2016) Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior including emotional, verbal and physical abuse, used by an abuser to gain and maintain power and control over a current or former spouse, intimate partner or…