*County News*

Auburn Hills Police Chief Weighs in on Body Camera Debate

December 27th 2014

Auburn Hills Police Chief Weighs in on Body Camera Debate (Guest View by Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, Dec. 27, 2014) If you are a person who believes that body cameras for police are the answer to improved police conduct, consider this:  what are we going to do with all of this video?  We […]

View: Disconnecting Communities and Growing Profits in Education

December 27th 2014

View: Disconnecting Communities and Growing Profits in Education (Guest View by Bill Boyle, Dec. 27, 2014) Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder is about to make an announcement that will move him to the prominent fore in the education reform movement not only statewide, but nationally as well.  Snyder has done much already to shape the education conversation in Michigan […]

Sheriffs Surprise 300 Residents with Ham in Operation Pig Out (video)

December 26th 2014

Sheriffs Surprise 300 Residents with Ham in Operation Pig Out (video) (C. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2014) With big hearts and a strong sense of humor, deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department hit the streets of communities they serve with surprise hams for residents. “Operation Pig Out” was made possible by Dr. Frank Patino who […]

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities

December 24th 2014

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities (Oakland County Press Release, Dec. 24, 2014) Last week, Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, awarded fifteen charities and a veteran with $29,000 dollars in funds that were raised by Oakland County employees through their Casual Day Funds Program. The program allows employees in participating departments and […]

Missing Man Jay Ralko Found Deceased

December 24th 2014

Missing Man Jay Ralko Found Deceased (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 24, 2014) The search for Jay Ralko ended on Tuesday, Dec. 23 when he found dead in his truck at the parking lot of Meijer at 13 Mile and Mound in Warren. According to a statement by Equality Michigan, Police believe suicide is the cause […]

Sheriff Announces Launch of Opioid Antagonist Program

December 20th 2014

Sheriff Announces Launch of Opioid Antagonist Program (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Dec. 20, 2014) Yesterday, the Michigan Legislature passed Senate Bill 1049, sponsored by Senator Tonya Schuitmaker, that would authorize law enforcement officers to obtain and use opioid antagonists to save lives of those experiencing an overdose. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office pushed to change […]

Warren Police Looking for Missing Person

December 19th 2014

Warren Police Looking for Missing Person (press release, Dec. 19, 2014) Have you seen Jay? He has been missing since December 10, 2014 and his friends and family are asking for help in locating him. Jay Ralko is about five feet tall, 120 pounds and was last seen driving a charcoal gray Ford Escape with […]

Rally… as Religious Freedom Bill Dies in the Senate (video)

December 18th 2014

Rally Supports Equality as Religious Freedom Bill Dies in the Senate (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 18, 2014) In Ferndale Thursday night dozens of people rallied to show support for equality, and disapproval of a bill that would give people with a deeply held religious belief the right to have their religious beliefs trump laws […]

A Grayer Michigan… How Aging will Impact Public Policy

December 17th 2014

A Grayer Michigan: How the Aging of the Mitten State will Impact Public Policy (A guest view by Public Sector Consultants, Dec. 17, 2014) Now that elections are over, policymakers and the public are grappling with issues that will chart Michigan’s course for years to come. But just what will that future Michigan look like? […]

View: Invitation to Rally Against “License to Discriminate” Dec. 18

December 16th 2014

View: Invitation to Rally Against “License to Discriminate” Dec. 18 (Guest View by Julia Music, Chair of Ferndale Pride, Dec. 16, 2014) It seems almost impossible that in 2014 our State’s Senate may vote on a bill to legalize discrimination. Michigan’s House, however, passed the bill and now we as Michiganders are watching Lansing to […]

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