Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tag pics with #MIPatchSnow on Instagram and they'll appear on Plymouth-Canton Patch.
We want to see how much snow you have in your area, so why not tag your Instagram photos so they appear on Patch? Plymouth-Canton Patch will pull all Instagram images tagged #MIPatchSnow into this nifty photo grid. What are you doing with all this snow? Are you building a snowman? Sledding? Use the hashtag with any snow-related adventures you're putting on Instagram today. You can also post your photos directly on Patch by clicking the "Pics & Clips" tab at the top of the page.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Brooke Tajer, former White Lake-Highland Editor, will be your community contact at Patch.
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Brooke Tajer and I am your new community editor. At Plymouth-Canton Patch, we want to encourage you, the readers, to take more control over the site, posting stories, events and announcements that are important to you. I will be working with your local editors and fellow community members to help get you more of the information you need about your town. The role is a regional one, and I will be working with eight other sites in Oakland, Livingston, Wayne and Washtenaw counties, in addition to my home site, White Lake-Highland Patch. You can send any questions you about uploading your events, announcements or blog to me at email@example.com or call 248-534-7203. I can't wait to work with all of…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
State senator: The path to modernizing our transportation infrastructure demands true innovation.
Wednesday, February 20
Submitted by State Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton: I still recall my orientation session shortly after being elected. I was treated to a non-partisan symposium on the need to raise taxes as the de facto solution for all of our budgetary ailments. In fact, the options for transportation funding were not very innovative…raise gasoline taxes, raise sales taxes, create a new tire tax or raise registration fees. As an advocate of consumption-driven tax policy, I understand the logic of tying these revenue sources with road funding. It is worth noting, though, that we already invoke “user fees” to fund our roads to the tune of $.19/gallon ($825 million) and close to $1 billion from transportation-related registration fees, licenses and the like…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
State Senator: Health care legislation 'has resulted in objectionable infringements on religious liberty.'
Wednesday, February 13
On June 6, 2009, President Obama unleashed his plan for a government-run healthcare system that would “lower costs, improve quality and coverage, and also protect consumer choice.” Today as a direct result of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare,” we are seeing more taxes taken out of our middle class paychecks and the prospect of skyrocketing insurance premiums in 2014. We are seeing that “quality” is decreasing as access to the care for which you are eligible becomes a function of your age and political affiliations not your needs. We are seeing that the administration’s idea of “consumer choice” is really a case of “my way or the highway.” At least 1,231 organizations have successfully applied for …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights filed a complaint that American Indian nicknames—such as the Chiefs—harm students' education and should be banned.
Should Canton High School change its nickname? The answer is yes, according to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. The department said that high school nicknames—such as Chiefs for Canton High School—harms students’ education and asked the U.S. Department of Education to ban the use of American Indian mascots, nicknames and “imagery” at the high school level, the Detroit Free Press reports. Canton was one of 35 high schools mentioned in the Michigan Department of Civil Rights’ complaint. "A growing and unrebutted body of evidence now establishes that the use of American Indian imagery reinforces stereotypes in a way that negatively impacts the potential for achievement by students with American Indian ancestry," the department said in…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Vote on some of the most popular commercials during Super Bowl XLVII.
One of the most anticipated aspects of the Super Bowl each year are its commercials. Super Bowl XLVII is no different with popular brand names like Dodge, Budweiser, Taco Bell and many more pulling out all the creative stops to make their ads pop. Advertisers paid an average of $3.8 million for each 30 seconds of air time, according to USA Today. You can re-watch some of the most popular commercials at the right. What was your favorite commercial? Vote in our poll and tell us why in the comments below.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Leave a comment below to let us know if you think the Ravens or 49ers will win the big game (and if you like or dislike former Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh).
Are you—like millions of other people—ready for some football? More importantly, who do you think will win, the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens? The NFL will hold Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, and, though the Lions won’t be playing in it (as always), there are reasons for Michiganders to tune in to the big game. Michigan residents should love 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, who starred at quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines in the mid-1980s. (Unless, of course, you root against Jim because you are a Michigan State Spartans fan. Or if you are a U-M fan who remembers when Harbaugh took a shot at the school’s academic standards. Or if you are Lions fan who remembers Harbaugh’s infamous handshake with Lions coach Jim Schwartz.) So, are…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
It's pothole season, help your fellow drivers and let us know where the bad ones are in Plymouth and Canton.
Do you avoid a certain pothole every time you drive around in Plymouth or Canton? Help out your neighbors and comment where that pothole is below, or add a photo of it to this gallery by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Colbeck says SB 802 requires all state departments to disclose tax dollars are spent; SB 21 offers 'a valuable tool to rein in government spending.'
Thursday, January 10
Dear Editor, Ever wonder where all of your state taxpayer dollars go? I do. In fact, it was one of the questions that led me to run for office. As a concerned citizen, I had requested state spending information from our representatives. I was frustrated by the lack of useful information provided in response to my queries. Upon entering into public service myself, I understand why my previous requests met with such poor results. They didn’t have access to the information either. Thankfully, the lack of useful spending data has now been addressed with the passage of SB 802, which I introduced to require all state departments to publicly disclose how they are spending our money. The spending plans for each department in state government …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Tell us your goal for 2013.
Happy New Year! It's time to make your New Year's resolution for 2013. So what do you plan to do? Vote in our poll or tell us in the comments. Also, see some tips for keeping your resolutions on track in 2013.