*County News*

Readers Share July 4th Fireworks Memories (video)

July 5th 2013

Readers Share July 4th Fireworks Memories (video) (C. Proxmire, July 5, 2013) A time honored tradition continued July 4th as people throughout the country enjoyed fireworks in celebration of Independence Day. Several SE Michigan cities hosted large professional shows, while others took advantage of Michigan’s recently change fireworks laws to set off the colorful explosives […]

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences

July 4th 2013

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences (C. Proxmire, July 4, 2013) Fireworks season is in full effect as communities throughout Michigan struggle to find the balance between fun, safety, tranquility, and economy. Cites have been scrambling to keep up with new provisions of state law regarding fireworks usage. Previously local governments had more say in their […]

Fireworks in Oakland County from Michiganfireworks.com

July 3rd 2013

Fireworks in Oakland County from Michiganfireworks.com Michiganfireworks.com has compiled a list of fireworks displays from all over the state, including those here in Oakland County. Here are the ones still to come! Please be sure to like Michigan Fireworks on Facebook to keep up with future fireworks displays. Beverly Hills Fireworks   Date: July 3, […]

oc View: On Crimes and Punishments

July 3rd 2013

oc View: On Crimes and Punishments (Richard E. Rosenberg, Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog, June 19, 2013) In his introduction to the Jane Grigson translation of Cesare Beccaria’s On Crimes and Punishments (Oxford UP, 1964), Mario Cuomo says that in the forty years since he first read Dei delitti e delle pene (1764) “… America’s Criminal […]

Oakland County Health: Food Safety Practices for Summer

June 27th 2013

Oakland County Health: Food Safety Practices for Summer (Oakland County Health Division Press Release, June 27, 2013) The Oakland County Health Division, under the leadership of County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, reminds residents to practice food safety this summer. Whether at a picnic, outdoor event or grilling at home, the following tips on preparing, storing […]

Oakland County Offers Citizen Planner Course in September

June 24th 2013

Oakland County Offers Citizen Planner Course in September (press release, June 24, 2013) The Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, in partnership with the Michigan State University Extension – Oakland, presents the Michigan Citizen Planner Classroom Series in September and October. Michigan Citizen Planner offers the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, a […]

POW: New Environmental Organization Formed

June 24th 2013

POW: New Environmental Organization Formed (POW press release, June 24, 2013) A new, not-for-profit organization has been formed in Oakland County by Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, and others, to provide educational programs and events supporting protection and preservation of our natural water resources. The organization is based in Waterford, and is applying for 501(c)(3) […]

Wider I-75 in the Works and other SEMCOG Plans Approved

June 21st 2013

Wider I-75 in the Works and other SEMCOG Plans Approved (C. Proxmire, June 21, 2013) Despite resolutions against it by the cities of Ferndale, Hazel Park and Detroit, The Southeastern Michigan Council of Government (SEMCOG) voted this week to approve their 2040 Regional Transit Plan that includes the widening of I-75. According to the plan, […]

Mayor and Congressman Getting a Taste of Poverty to Protest Food Program Cuts

June 11th 2013

Mayor and Congressman Getting a Taste of Poverty to Protest Food Program Cuts (C. Proxmire, June 11, 2013) Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter and US Congressman Sander Levin are taking a stand against cuts to food programs, by getting a first-hand taste of life on a food-stamp-sized budget. As part of the Food Research and Action […]

Links to Government Websites

March 30th 2013

Links to Government Websites United States www.usa.gov The White House www.whitehouse.gov U.S. Senate www.senate.gov U.S. House of Representatives www.house.gov U.S. Supreme Court www.supremecourtus.gov Michigan www.michigan.gov Michigan Senate www.senate.michigan.gov Michigan House of Representatives www.house.michigan.gov Michigan Courts courts.michigan.gov Michigan House Fiscal Agency www.house.mi.gov/hfa/home.asp Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency www.senate.michigan.gov/sfa/ Oakland County www.oakgov.com Cities Auburn Hills www.auburnhills.org Berkley www.berkleymich.org […]

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