*County News*

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 […]

Oakland County Schools Vary on Testing for Lead in Water

April 27th 2016

Oakland County Schools Vary on Testing for Lead in Water (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2016) Oakland County, MI – As they see the images of children in Flint lined up to get bottled water or crying over blood tests, people around the country have been wondering about the safety of the water they and […]

Wrongfully Convicted Man & Crooked Cop Share Story of Forgiveness

April 27th 2016

Wrongfully Convicted Man & Crooked Cop Share Story of Forgiveness (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 26, 2016) Warren, MI – “There are people who have walked into this service today with greater stories, greater hurt than this,” said Brett Tillander of Renaissance Unity in Warren, MI at last Sunday’s service.  “There are those of us who […]

Birmingham Mayor Pro Tem & oc115 Founder talk about CNU24 on WJR

April 26th 2016

Birmingham Mayor Pro Tem & oc115 Founder talk about CNU24 on WJR (Compiled, April 26, 2016) Detroit, MI – The Congress for New Urbanism is meeting in Detroit June 8-12 to learn about different aspects of development and community building, with Detroit as a source of inspiration for urban planners from around the globe. One […]

Plans in the Works to Test Water for Lead in Oakland County Schools

April 25th 2016

Plans in the Works to Test Water for Lead in Oakland County Schools (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2016) Pontiac, MI – As dozens of teenagers from high schools throughout Oakland County sat eager to learn about the safety of their community’s drinking water, officials revealed that plans are in the works for testing of […]

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