*State News*

“One Drop of Love” Performance about Race at WSU Feb. 16

February 6th 2017

“One Drop of Love” Performance about Race at WSU Feb. 16 (EVENT page) Detroit, MI – The Wayne State School of Social Work invites the public to attend an entertaining, thought-provoking and interactive performance by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, an award-winning actor, producer and educator who will bring her one-woman show, “One Drop of Love,” to […]

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 […]

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 […]

LGBT Detroit’s Hotter Than July Planning Mtg. Jan. 25

January 5th 2017

LGBT Detroit’s Hotter Than July Planning Mtg. Jan. 25 (EVENT page) Detroit, MI – LGBT Detroit announced the opening of the planning process to the community in making the 22nd annual Hotter Than July a continued success. This year’s theme is “I AM BECAUSE WE ARE!” LGBT Detroit is furthering the conversation by inviting the […]

Jan 1, 2017 Editor’s Update (video)

January 1st 2017

Jan. 1, 2017 Editor’s Update (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 1, 2017) Ferndale, MI – As the new year begins, The Oakland County 115 News is launching a new vlog to come out on the 1st and 15th of each month called Editor’s Update. This is very much a work in progress.  This will give […]

Resources for Homeless and those in Need 2016

December 11th 2016

Resources for Homeless and those in Need 2016 (Royal Oak Library and Oakland County 115 News, Dec. 11, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Each year the Royal Oak Library compiles a list of resources for homeless and needy people in the area.  The following is the list they put together plus resources found by oc115.  […]

Stuff to Know When it Snows

December 11th 2016

Stuff to Know When it Snows (C. Proxmire, Dec. 11, 2016) Did you wake up to find your neighborhood covered over with a layer of sparkly white frozen precipitation and a Facebook feed full of various warnings, advisories, and complaints? Though it can be disconcerting, don’t worry. It’s called snow, and it’s something we’ve dealt […]

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