*County News*

2016 Candidate Interview Vicki Barnett for Oakland County Executive (video)

August 4th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview Vicki Barnett for Oakland County Executive (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 31, 2016) Farmington Hills, MI – The race for County Executive is now down to two people.  Democrat Vicki Barnett of Farmington Hills is challenging incumbent L. Brooks Patterson for the position. Barnett is the former Mayor of Farmington Hills and […]

2016 Primary Election Results and oc115 Readers’ “I Voted” Sticker Selfies

August 2nd 2016

2016 Primary Election Results and oc115 Readers’ “I Voted” Sticker Selfies (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2016) Pontiac, MI – The results are in from the Aug. 2 Primary Election.  Scroll beyond the “I voted” sticker selfie photos to check out how the voting went. In Oakland County, 97,506 people cast ballots in the Republican […]

Regional Transit Plan Blocked from Going on Ballot

July 28th 2016

Regional Transit Plan Blocked from Going on Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 28, 2016) Detroit, MI – Plans for a $4.6 billion regional transit system were expected to go to the ballot for a vote of the people in November, but board members from Oakland and Macomb Counties have blocked the measure at the request […]

Regional Transit May Not Make it to the Ballot

July 27th 2016

Regional Transit May Not Make it to the Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 27, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Efforts towards a regional transit plan could be stopped in their tracks if representatives on the RTA Board from Oakland and Macomb Counties do not vote to put the 1.2 mil question on the ballot. Oakland County […]

Video Showcases Citizens for a Fair Ferndale Civility Pledge

July 26th 2016

Video Showcases Citizens for Fair a Ferndale Civility Pledge (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 26, 2016) Ferndale, MI – In a time of heated political discourse and feelings of division between people because of perceived differences, the Citizens for a Fair Ferndale Civility Pledge can help remind people that the power to change the world starts […]

Ferndale Council Reverses Prior Vote, Turns Away Medical Marijuana Act Grant Funds

July 25th 2016

Ferndale Council Reverses Prior Vote, Turns Away Medical Marijuana Act Grant Funds (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 25, 2016) Ferndale, MI – After unanimously voting to become a sub-grantee of a grant from LARA to The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Ferndale City Council revisited the issue with a 3-1 vote to decline up to $5,000 of […]

August Business Workshops

July 25th 2016

August Business Workshops (July 25, 2016) Stay competitive with the help of the  Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center. Expand your business or launch a new one! Take advantage of workshops that are being offered in August and connect with business experts and resources that can help you succeed. CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation Wednesday, August […]

Candidate Interview Pete Trzos for State Rep 29th District

July 21st 2016

2016 Candidate Interview Pete Trzos for State Rep 29th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 21, 2016) Keego Harbor, MI – Republican Peter (Pete) Trzos is one of two Republicans on the ballot for the Aug. 2 primary. Garren W. Griffith is his opponent. The winner of that election will be running against Incumbent Democrat […]

Federal Judge Blocks Michigan Ban on Straight-Ticket Voting

July 21st 2016

Federal Judge Blocks Michigan Ban on Straight-Ticket Voting (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 21, 2016) Detroit, MI – US District Court Judge Gershwin A. Drain placed four preliminary injunctions to prohibit Michigan from enforcing a new law that bans straight-ticket voting. According the The Detroit News, “the real question the court must answer, Drain wrote, is […]

Patterson Presents Proposed Budget, Announces New 911 System

July 21st 2016

Patterson Presents Proposed Budget, Announces New 911 System (Office of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, July 21, 2016) There is a major public safety enhancement in County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s recommended three-year budget covering fiscal years 2017-2019. Oakland County provides for replacement of its 911 copper network which has reached the end of […]

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