*County News*

Resources and Info: Stuff to Know When it Snows

February 24th 2016

Stuff to Know When it Snows (C. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2015) Did you wake up to find your neighborhood covered over with a layer of sparkly white frozen precipitation and a Facebook feed full of various warnings, advisories, and complaints? Though it can be disconcerting, don’t worry. It’s called snow, and it’s something we’ve dealt […]

MSU Extension Creates Resource about Lead Exposure

February 23rd 2016

MSU Extension Creates Resource about Lead Exposure (MSU Extension Press Release, Feb. 24, 2016) EAST LANSING, Michigan – The national spotlight is on Flint as it deals with wide-ranging issues related to lead in the water supply, but lead exposure is not just a Flint problem. In fact, hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents, including […]

Campaign Training for Women March 12

February 21st 2016

Campaign Training for Women March 12 (EVENT page) Join the Women Officials for a non-partisan Campaign Training for Women Saturday, March 12, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Lunch provided onsite Location: Oakland University Oakland Center Gold Rooms A, B, C Topics include: Effective Campaign Planning Message Development Lunchtime program includes a panel of women […]

State of the County Speech Video Now Available (video)

February 20th 2016

State of the County Speech Video Now Available (video) (compiled, Feb. 20, 2016) In case you missed the State of the County speech by County Executive L. Brooks Patterson on Feb. 10, here is the video courtesy of Oakland County. Highlights include the 40 Under 40 class introduction, information about the widening of I-75, a […]

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported

February 19th 2016

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2016) Waterford, MI – Wind storms with some lightning blew though Oakland County Friday night, sometimes reaching in the 30-40 mph range. Pockets of power outages happened through the area according to the DTE website. As of 11pm, Waterford, Clarkston and Ortonville had the […]

Public Hearing on System-Wide Water Rate Increase Set for March 2

February 7th 2016

Public Hearing on System-Wide Water Rate Increase Set for March 2 (EVENT page) Detroit, MI – The Great Lakes Water Authority will be hosting a public meeting to discuss a 4.3% rate increase to the municipalities that buy water wholesale from the system. The Great Lakes Regional Water Authority was created last year as part […]

Voters, Drivers, Donors and More in Secretary of State 2015 Data

February 6th 2016

Voters, Drivers, Donors and More in Secretary of State 2015 Data (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 6, 2016) Lansing, MI – The Secretary of State’s office is responsible for many services that impact residents and businesses including voter registration, oversight of elections and driving/vehicle related licensing. Here are some stats, facts and figures from the Secretary […]

2016 Stamps Include Star Trek, Pets, Shirley Temple, Pick Up Trucks, the Moon and More

February 6th 2016

2016 Stamps Include Star Trek, Pets, Shirley Temple, Pick Up Trucks, the Moon and More (USPS Press Release, Feb. 6, 2016) WASHINGTON — The Postal Service is providing a preview of its 2016 stamp program that is sure to attract the interest of fans of Sarah Vaughan, Star Trek, NASA’s New Horizons mission, Trucks, Shirley […]

Injunction Granted Against Ballot Proposal Gag Order

February 5th 2016

Injunction Granted Against Ballot Proposal Gag Order (Michigan Municipal League Press Release, Feb. 5, 2016) Ann Arbor, MI – U.S. District Court Judge John Corbett O’Meara today issued a preliminary injunction to stop the enforcement of a “gag order” provision in Public Act 269 that unconstitutionally was keeping school district and local government officials from […]

Smoke from Highland Park Fire Seen for Miles

February 3rd 2016

Smoke from Highland Park Fire Seen for Miles (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 3, 2016) Highland Park, MI – A massive warehouse fire in the 14300 block of Hamilton in Highland Park has sent thick black smoke into the air through the day on Wednesday.  According to The Detroit News, the fire was reported around 2:30am.    […]

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