*County News*

March Business Workshops

February 26th 2017

March Business Workshops (EVENT page) March is here, but if you’re looking to start or grow your business without the madness, the Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center is here for you. It is truly the perfect place to unlock your business’s potential. Connect with experts who have advice regarding small business loans, start-ups, and […]

Residents Discuss The Road to Redistricting Reform

February 2nd 2017

Residents Discuss The Road to Redistricting Reform (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2017) Pleasant Ridge, MI – The idea that “voters should pick their representatives instead of representatives picking their voters” is one that proponents of redistricting reform hope will resonate with residents regardless of their political persuasion. Many people are unfamiliar with how the […]

State Agency Apologizes, Sets Up Hotline for those Accused of Unemployment Fraud

January 30th 2017

State Agency Apologizes, Sets Up Hotline for those Accused of Unemployment Fraud (Unemployment Insurance Agency, Jan. 30, 2017) LANSING, MI – People accused of unemployment fraud between 2013 and 2015 and have questions about their cases can now call a new hotline created by the Talent Investment Agency, Director Wanda M. Stokes announced today. The […]

Demonstrations Show Support for Refugees and Immigrants

January 29th 2017

Demonstrations Show Support for Refugees and Immigrants (Leslie Ellis, Jan. 29, 2017) Hamtramck and Detroit, MI  – Shouts of “No hate! No fear! Refugees are welcome here!” rang out Sunday in Hamtramck and at Detroit Metropolitan Airport as thousands of people protested President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on refugees and immigrants from seven mainly […]

Person Over 60 Needed to Represent Oakland County on Committee

January 27th 2017

Person Over 60 Needed to Represent Oakland County on Committee (Oakland County Commission, Jan. 27, 2017) Pontiac, MI – The Oakland County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is seeking an older adult representative to serve on the Oakland County Area Agency on Aging Subcommittee. Interested individuals must be at least 60 years of age and reside […]

Oakland County Executive’s 40 Under 40 Announced

January 27th 2017

Oakland County Executive’s 40 Under 40 Announced (Oakland County Executive, Jan 27, 2017) Waterford, Michigan — Beginning Monday at 9 a.m., the public can cast an online vote to choose the winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2017. Nearly 400 applications and nominations were reviewed by a panel of […]

February Business Workshops in Oakland County

January 25th 2017

February Business  Workshops in Oakland County (Oakland County, Jan. 24, 2017) Are you navigating the sometimes-stormy seas of small business ownership? Find safe harbor in Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center. It is truly the perfect place to unlock your business’s potential in 2017. Connect with experts who have advice regarding small business loans, […]

Women’s March in Lansing Part of Demonstrations Around the World

January 22nd 2017

Women’s March in Lansing Part of Demonstrations Around the World (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 21, 2017) Lansing, MI – A massive Women’s March in Washington DC on the day after the Inauguration of Donald Trump inspired “sister” marches and rallies across the county and the world, including a gathering of over 8,000 people on the […]

Tracking People in Michigan’s Criminal Justice System Just Got Easier

January 13th 2017

Tracking People in Michigan’s Criminal Justice System Just Got Easier (MDHHS, Jan. 13, 2017) LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has enhanced the MI-VINE (Michigan Victim Information and Notification Everyday) service with a powerful new feature called RegistrationLink 2.0. The RegistrationLink system links offender records and cases to better […]

Oakland County Threatens to Pull Funding from Area Agency on Aging after Commissioners Denied Access to Meeting

January 12th 2017

Oakland County Threatens to Pull Funding from Area Agency on Aging after Commissioners Denied Access to Meeting (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 12, 2017) Pontiac, MI – When the Area Agency on Aging 1-B held a closed session meeting on Jan. 3, they did so without allowing Commissioners  from the six counties they cover to attend. […]

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