*County News*

Memorial Day Parades & Events in Oakland County 2016

May 12th 2016

Memorial Day Parades & Events in Oakland County 2016 (EVENT page) Addison Twp – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Village Hall and Indian Trail Junior High School Activities include free pancake breakfast, Community March, ceremonies and Veterans Resource Fair For complete schedule, visit ItHappensInAddison.com Auburn Hills – Monday, May 30 starting at 11am.  Parade route […]

Candidate Interview: Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard 2016 (video)

May 11th 2016

Candidate Interview: Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard 2016 (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard is running for reelection and will be on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot.  He is the Republican candidate who has served as Sheriff since 1999.  Democrat Craig Covey will also be on […]

Candidate Interview: Craig Covey for Oakland County Sheriff (video)

May 11th 2016

Candidate Interview: Craig Covey for Oakland County Sheriff (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Craig Covey, who has served as a Councilperson and Mayor of Ferndale and a County Commissioner, is running as a Democrat for Oakland County Sheriff against incumbent Republican Sheriff Mike Bouchard.  Neither has an opponent in the […]

Desiree Cooper Shares Mother’s Day Love with Reading from Her Book

May 8th 2016

Desiree Cooper Shares Mother’s Day Love with Reading from Her Book (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 8, 2016) Warren, MI – Sometimes around 3am author Desiree Cooper will wake with a sense of trepidation, only to find no obvious cause.  This led her to learn of “the witching hour,” an idea that at 3am evil spirits […]

The Hunt for Morels in Oakland County

May 8th 2016

The Hunt for Morels in Oakland County (Jonathan Schechter, Oakland County Blog, May 8, 2016) The hunt for elusive morel mushrooms is underway. With a bit of knowledge, and the willingness to walk slowly while scanning the forest floor, your gourmet reward of fantastic fungi might just be sizzling in a frying pan before the […]

President Obama and Governor Snyder Visit Flint

May 4th 2016

President Obama and Governor Snyder Visit Flint (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 4, 2016) Flint, MI – President Barack Obama visited Flint on Wednesday for a briefing about the community’s water crisis.  He spoke to a crowd of 1,000 people at Flint Northwestern High School, and even drank from a glass of filtered water on stage.  […]

Candidate Interview: Mike Goetz for OC Prosecutor (video)

May 3rd 2016

Candidate Interview: Mike Goetz for OC Prosecutor (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 2, 2016) Lake Orion, MI – A former Assistant Prosecutor is running for Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney against his former boss.  Lake Orion resident Mike Goetz will be on the ballot against the incumbent Democrat Jessica Cooper who was elected in 2008.  Election […]

Guest Blog: Getting Millennials Interested in Local Government

May 1st 2016

Guest Blog: Getting Millennials Interested in Local Government (Samantha Audia, Michigan Municipal League, May 1, 2016) While attending the League’s Capital Conference last month, I had the pleasure of sharing breakfast with local officials from Hazel Park, all of whom took a moment to update me on the new and exciting things happening this year […]

Guest Blog: Mental Health Statistics from Community Network Services

May 1st 2016

Guest Blog: Mental Health Statistics from Community Network Services (CNS, May 1, 2016) Farmington Hills, MI – May is Mental Health Month! Community Network Services (CNS) recognizes Mental Health Month on behalf of its 265 devoted employees, the 5,000 plus customers it annually serves as well as the residents of Oakland and Wayne counties. CNS […]

Pre-Election Gag Order Not Enforceable Due to Agreement in Federal Court

April 28th 2016

Pre-Election Gag Order Not Enforceable Due to Agreement in Federal Court (Michigan Municipal League, April 28, 2016) LANSING, MI — U.S. District Judge John Corbett O’Meara has accepted an agreement between the Secretary of State’s office and local governments and school groups, permanently enjoining Secretary of State Ruth Johnson from enforcing a law passed in […]

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