*County News*

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission

August 30th 2013

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 30, 2013) Right to Life Michigan, Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Save the One and Personhood USA were on hand for Thursday’s Oakland County Commission meeting where Republican Commissioners Christine Long and Jim Runstead introduced a “respect life” resolution. Democrat Mattie Hatchet also requested to be […]

Andy Didorosi Honored for Keeping Things Cool for County Animals

August 29th 2013

Andy Didorosi Honored for Keeping Things Cool for County Animals (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2013) Andy Didorosi, founder of the Detroit Bus Company, Paper Street Motors and other cool Ferndale-based projects, was honored Thursday at the Oakland County Commission meeting for another cool idea: providing air conditioning to a sweltering animal shelter. Oakland County […]

Officers Train for Tactical Response to Active Shooter in School (video)

August 27th 2013

Officers Train for Tactical Response to Active Shooter in School (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 27, 2013) Dripping in sweat beneath body armor and masks, police from several cities moved deftly in tight formation through Jefferson Middle School in Pontiac, with guns drawn and eyes wide open. Following the sounds of a shotgun blast, they […]

Study Shows Results for Mental Health Court

August 23rd 2013

Study Shows Results for Mental Health Court (Michigan Supreme Court Press Release, Aug. 23, 2013) A three-year evaluation of 10 Michigan mental health courts finds that participants re-offend at significantly lower levels than comparable groups of offenders who do not participate in the mental health courts. The evaluation, which was conducted by the State Court […]

Board of Appeals Hears Clinical Relief Case

August 9th 2013

Board of Appeals Hears Clinical Relief Case (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 9, 2013) The seven people cleared of drug-related offenses in conjunction with the Clinical Relief medical marijuana dispensary raid are not free and clear just yet, as they await the decision of the Court of Appeals. The dispensary was opened on Hilton Road in […]

TRU Executive Director Talks About Public Transit (video)

August 2nd 2013

TRU Executive Director Talks About Public Transit (video) (C. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2013) Advocating for better public transit and keeping the public informed has been the task of Transportation Riders United for the past 15 years. And with all the changes and discussions taking place, the nonprofit transportation advocacy group has been keeping very busy. […]

Record Number of Cities Get Main Street Accreditation (video)

July 10th 2013

Record Number of Cities Get Main Street Accreditation (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 10, 2013) With the flair of a fire-twirling roller-skater and the pep of the Clawson High School cheerleaders, members of Main Street programs from throughout Oakland County got together at Leon and Lulu on Wednesday to celebrate a number of Main Street […]

Flood Destroys Donations for Massive School Supply Nonprofit

July 10th 2013

Flood Destroys Donations for Massive School Supply Nonprofit (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 10, 2013) When volunteers arrived at the Operation Kid Equip. headquarters in Clinton Township on Wednesday, they expected to begin sorting the massive amounts of items for their various statewide programs that equip low income students with pens, paper, crayons, backpacks, books and […]

Stabenow: Wednesday Vote Could Lower Student Loan Rates (video)

July 8th 2013

Stabenow: Wednesday Vote Could Lower Student Loan Rates (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 8, 2013) A vote is expected Wednesday on US Senator Debbie Stabenow’s “Keep Student Loans Affordable Act,” an effort to bring student loan rates back to 3.4%. The rate doubled on July 1 after Republicans blocked a vote to keep the rates […]

Beware of Online Ticket Purchasing Scams

July 8th 2013

Beware of Online Ticket Purchasing Scams (Attorney General Press Release, July 8, 2013) Attorney General Bill Schuette today issued an alert advising consumers to be wary of online ticket purchasing scams. The warning comes during the busy summer concert and event season. “As we enjoy summer, Michigan consumers should protect themselves from fraudulent online ticket […]

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