*State News*

Guest View: Tears from #FerndaletoFlint

January 30th 2016

Guest View: Tears from #FerndaletoFlint (Darren Bolsby, Jan. 30, 2016) Flint, MI – There are no words for the emotional roller coaster that played out today. People from all over Ferndale, and all over other communities as well, have been collecting water to take to the people of Flint whose water is unusable due to […]

Sheriff Warns of Fake IRS and Jury Duty Calls

January 28th 2016

Sheriff Warns of Fake IRS and Jury Duty Calls (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 28, 2016) INCIDENT:  10:15 hrs. – Jan. 27, 2016 – Springfield Township – Phone Scam / Impersonating a Deputy – #16-14204 SUMMARY:  The Springfield Township Substation received a phone call from a resident stating that a “Captain Watson” from the Oakland […]

Detroit Tigers Job Fair, Ferndale Feb 4

January 27th 2016

Detroit Tigers Job Fair, Ferndale Feb 4 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – The Detroit Tiger’s, via Delaware North, are hosting a job fair in collaboration with Oakland County Michigan Works! – Ferndale and the Ferndale Public Schools. These are exciting opportunities with potential for growth at a competitive pay scale. You must register via EventBrite […]

Comedy Central Goes Forward with “Detroiters”

January 26th 2016

Comedy Central Goes Forward with “Detroiters” (Michigan Film Office Press Release, Jan. 26, 2016) Detroit, MI – In the end, it just had to be Detroit. Comedy Central has selected Detroit as the backdrop for its upcoming series, “Detroiters,” a comedy series that follows the travails of two small-time advertising men who produce low-budget, off-beat […]

Officer Charles and the Presidential Motorcade

January 23rd 2016

Officer Charles and the Presidential Motorcade (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 21, 2016) Detroit, MI – Officer Charles pulled up in his salty-looking Detroit Police Car, blocking the cars on Chene from getting onto E. Jefferson. Across the way, two State of Michigan troopers did the same. He pulled a knit cap down to cover up […]

President Obama Visits Detroit (video)

January 20th 2016

President Obama Visits Detroit (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 20, 2016) Detroit, MI – President Barack Obama visited Detroit today, making a tour of the Auto Show, visiting Shinola and Jolly Pumpkin, then coming to UAW/GM to deliver a speech to a group that had many auto workers.  His speech focused on the results of […]

SOGI Conference for Educators Featuring Sean Kosofsky, Stephanie White Jan. 29

January 16th 2016

SOGI Conference for Educators Featuring Sean Kosofsky, Stephanie White Jan. 29 (EVENT page) Troy, MI – This year we are  Creating Climate Change in our Classrooms and Communities. We are taking our next steps toward creating safe and inclusive climates in our classrooms, schools, and school districts. We are stepping out to change the climate […]

Pontiac Businesses Collecting Water for Flint

January 16th 2016

Pontiac Businesses Collecting Water for Flint (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 16, 2016) Over the next two weeks a massive effort is taking place to collect bottled water to be distributed to people in Flint. The community continues to struggle without adequate water supply, even as evidence emerges of increased lead poisoning and Legionnaires disease cases […]

Legislation Introduced to Repeal Voter Information Limitation

January 14th 2016

Legislation Introduced to Repeal Voter Information Limitation (Michigan Municipal League Press Release, Jan. 14, 2016) LANSING, MI – Local government and school organizations today announced strong support for Senate Bill 703 introduced by Republican Sen. Dale Zorn of Ida that repeals a “gag order” provision in legislation (Senate Bill 571) passed last month by the […]

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks about Water Quality (video)

January 13th 2016

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks about Water Quality (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 13, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – Turning on the faucet and having clean water come out is something easily taken for granted. They wash their hands, take a shower, brush their teeth, cook, clean, and drink without stopping to think about […]

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