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Oakland County Business Workshops for February

February 2nd 2016

Oakland County Business Workshops for February (EVENT page) February is here and love is in the air! Give your business some love and sign up for an Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center workshop. Business owners and entrepreneurs will benefit from hands-on business seminars led by experienced business professionals and partners. Get one-on-one training with […]

Law Column: Should Parents be Told if Someone Brings a Gun to School?

February 1st 2016

Law Column: Should Parents be Told if Someone Brings a Gun to School? (Guest View by Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services LLC, Feb. 1, 2016) Do you have a right to know if another student brings a gun to your child’s school? That’s the debate happening in Belleville, Michigan right now after administrators kept a […]

Sheriff Warns of Fake IRS and Jury Duty Calls

January 28th 2016

Sheriff Warns of Fake IRS and Jury Duty Calls (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 28, 2016) INCIDENT:  10:15 hrs. – Jan. 27, 2016 – Springfield Township – Phone Scam / Impersonating a Deputy – #16-14204 SUMMARY:  The Springfield Township Substation received a phone call from a resident stating that a “Captain Watson” from the Oakland […]

Detroit Tigers Job Fair, Ferndale Feb 4

January 27th 2016

Detroit Tigers Job Fair, Ferndale Feb 4 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – The Detroit Tiger’s, via Delaware North, are hosting a job fair in collaboration with Oakland County Michigan Works! – Ferndale and the Ferndale Public Schools. These are exciting opportunities with potential for growth at a competitive pay scale. You must register via EventBrite […]

Oakland Co. Executive Announces 40 Under 40, Vote for Top Spot

January 25th 2016

Oakland County Executive Announces 40 Under 40 (Oakland County Press Release, Jan. 25, 2016) Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson has officially announced the 2016 Elite 40 Under 40 class. Three finalists have been chosen out of the highly talented class, and public votes are needed to decide the winner for 2016. The winner will […]

Interview: Carole Kimbrough, First Black Female Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy (video)

January 22nd 2016

Interview: Carole Kimbrough, First Black Female Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 22, 2016) Ferndale, MI – It was 1974 when Carole Kimbrough first took a job as a Deputy with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, working in Oakland County Jail. Over the course of two decades she moved up the ranks […]

President Obama Visits Detroit (video)

January 20th 2016

President Obama Visits Detroit (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 20, 2016) Detroit, MI – President Barack Obama visited Detroit today, making a tour of the Auto Show, visiting Shinola and Jolly Pumpkin, then coming to UAW/GM to deliver a speech to a group that had many auto workers.  His speech focused on the results of […]

SOGI Conference for Educators Featuring Sean Kosofsky, Stephanie White Jan. 29

January 16th 2016

SOGI Conference for Educators Featuring Sean Kosofsky, Stephanie White Jan. 29 (EVENT page) Troy, MI – This year we are  Creating Climate Change in our Classrooms and Communities. We are taking our next steps toward creating safe and inclusive climates in our classrooms, schools, and school districts. We are stepping out to change the climate […]

Pontiac Businesses Collecting Water for Flint

January 16th 2016

Pontiac Businesses Collecting Water for Flint (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 16, 2016) Over the next two weeks a massive effort is taking place to collect bottled water to be distributed to people in Flint. The community continues to struggle without adequate water supply, even as evidence emerges of increased lead poisoning and Legionnaires disease cases […]

Legislation Introduced to Repeal Voter Information Limitation

January 14th 2016

Legislation Introduced to Repeal Voter Information Limitation (Michigan Municipal League Press Release, Jan. 14, 2016) LANSING, MI – Local government and school organizations today announced strong support for Senate Bill 703 introduced by Republican Sen. Dale Zorn of Ida that repeals a “gag order” provision in legislation (Senate Bill 571) passed last month by the […]

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