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…

50 Officials Send Letter to Executive to Encourage Vote on Transit

50 Officials Send Letter to Executive to Encourage Vote on Transit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 4, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Last week members of the Regional Transit Authority Board from Oakland and Macomb Counties voted no to putting a regional transit plan on the ballot for voters to decide upon.  The plan would add many…

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner Helaine Zack 18th District

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner Helaine Zack 18th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 31, 2016) Huntington Woods, MI – County Commissioner Helaine Zack is running for re-election in the 18th District, which includes Huntington Woods, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Oak Park and Royal Oak Township.  She is unopposed in the Democratic Primary and on Nov.…