Michigan Supreme Court Rules: Redistricting Proposal to go on November Ballot

Michigan Supreme Court Rules: Redistricting Proposal to go on November Ballot  Lansing, MI-   The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a ballot proposal to create an independent redistricting commission will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.  The commission would be tasked with drawing the boundaries of election districts, ideally in a manner that is fair…

Who’s Running for Office? Here are Candidate Interviews for Aug. 7 Primary Election

Who’s Running for Office? Here are Candidate Interviews for Aug. 7 Primary Election Oakland County, MI-  The Oakland County Times has a tradition of doing brief, introductory interviews with candidates for political offices. This gives all candidates a chance to talk about the issues that are important to them, and we welcome candidates from any…

Officials Warn of Potential Measles Exposure, New Cases in Michigan

Officials Warn of Potential Measles Exposure, New Cases in Michigan (Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services, July 26, 2018) Detroit, MI- The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has confirmed two additional cases of measles in Michigan for 2018; both related to international travel. These individuals were residents of Oakland and Washtenaw…

2018 Candidate Interview: Gretchen Whitmer for Governor

2018 Candidate Interview: Gretchen Whitmer for Governor (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 22, 2018) Lansing, MI –Gretchen Whitmer is running in the Democratic Primary for Governor of Michigan. Also on the Aug. 7, 2018 Democratic Primary ballot are Abd.ul El-Sayed,  and Shri Thanedar. In the Republican Party Primary  are Brian Calley, Patrick Colebeck, Jim Hines and Bill…

2018 Candidate Interview: Marisa Prince for Brandon Twp. Trustee

2018 Candidate Interview: Marisa Prince for Brandon Twp. Trustee (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 21, 2018) Brandon Township, Ortonville, MI – Marisa Prince is running unopposed in the Aug.7, 2018 Democratic Primary for Brandon Township Trustee. In the Republican Primary are Scott Broughton, Dale M. Creamer, Jayson W. Rumball and Steven D. Unruh.  The winner of the…

Residents Heard in Drayton Church Development, Apartment Idea Thwarted

Residents Heard in Drayton Church Development, Apartment Idea Thwarted (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 15, 2018) Ferndale, MI – About 35 residents attended a Ferndale Planning Commission meeting on July 11 to halt  efforts by Drayton Avenue Lofts LLC to convert the former Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church at 2441 Pinecrest into a 30-unit apartment complex. The…

2018 Candidate Interview: Andy Levin for Congress, 9th District

2018 Candidate Interview: Andy Levin for Congress, 9th District (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 10, 2018) Berkley, Clawson, Centerline, Eastpointe, Ferndale, Fraser, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Royal Oak, Roseville, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, Bloomfield Township, Clinton Township, Royal Oak Township and Southfield Township, MI -Andy Levin is running…

50 Shades Movies Mysteriously Hidden, Berkley Library Stands up to the Censor

50 Shades Movies Mysteriously Hidden, Berkley Library Stands up to the Censor (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 3, 2018) Berkley, MI- Someone’s been playing censor at the Berkley Library, hiding copies of DVDs such as 50 Shades of Gray, 50 Shades Freed, and Eyes Wide Shut.  Even the documentary Jerusalem was surreptitiously removed and hidden. Staff…