*State News*

State Rep. Jim Townsend Coffee Hours: R.O. (Oct. 9), M. H. (Oct. 23)

September 25th 2015

State Rep. Jim Townsend Coffee Hours in Royal Oak (Oct. 9), Madison Heights (Oct. 23) (event listing) As a reminder, this year I am holding Coffee Hours on the second and fourth Friday every month: Second Friday at 8:30 a.m. (Oct. 9) Bean and Leaf Café 106 S. Main St. in Royal Oak Fourth Friday at […]

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise

September 22nd 2015

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise (Guest View by Carmine Palombo, SEMCOG, Sept. 22, 2015) As I was driving home from a meeting recently I noticed the message on the freeway that said 613 people had lost their lives in traffic crashes in Michigan so far this year. On Friday, there was the […]

…2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan

September 21st 2015

SEMCOG releases statistics on 2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 21, 2015) There were 5,557 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan in 2014, according to figures released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, based on crash data received from the Michigan Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. “For […]

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases

September 19th 2015

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2015) Hundreds of people could be impacted by reporting errors by the company hired to do drug testing of people in the Oakland County Court system according to a report by the Detroit Free Press. Details are still emerging, but journalist John […]

Local Music Love by Jeff Milo: Fest Guide…

September 1st 2015

Local Music Love by Jeff Milo: Fest Guide – Hamtramck Labor Day Fest / Arts Beats & Eats / Dally In The Alley (Jeff Milo, Sept. 1, 2015) You should ever take this music scene for granted… Rarely will you be found wanting for an exceptional EVENT when it comes to live music around southeast […]

Gay Marriage Meets the Revocation of Paternity Act

September 1st 2015

Gay Marriage Meets the Revocation of Paternity Act (Attorney Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services LLC, Sept. 1, 2015)   The public face of the marriage equality movement has always been about the dignity and respect due to gay and lesbian couples. Behind the scenes, though, there are thousands of state and federal laws that are affected […]

McDonald’s to Serve Breakfast All Day Starting in October

September 1st 2015

McDonald’s to Serve Breakfast All Day Starting in October (compiled, Sept. 1, 2015) McDonald’s has announced they are going to be serving breakfast all day beginning Oct. 6. According to USA Today “McDonald’s has been testing all-day breakfast in select markets for several months after hearing for years from customers that they wanted to be […]

Funeral and Fundraising Site Set for Fallen State Trooper Chad Wolf

August 30th 2015

Funeral and Fundraising Site Set for Fallen State Trooper Chad Wolf (C. Proxmire, Aug. 30 2015) In the days following the death of Michigan State Trooper Chad Wolf, loved ones have been making preparations for the funeral on Sept. 1.  A page has also been set up for donations for the family. Thus far over […]

What is Role of Adult Siblings in Care of Person with Disabilities? Workshop Sept. 21

August 28th 2015

What is Role of Adult Siblings in Care of Person with Disabilities? Workshop Sept. 21 (event listing) Supporting Adult Siblings of People with Disabilities: What is the role of a sibling? Tuesday, September 21st 6:30-8:30pm FAR Conservatory 1669 West Maple Road Birmingham, MI 48009 This workshop will assist parents and adult siblings of individuals with […]

Michigan State Police Trooper Struck During Traffic Stop, Dies of Injuries

August 28th 2015

Michigan State Police Trooper Struck During Traffic Stop, Dies of Injuries (MSP Press Release, Aug. 28, 2015) The Michigan State Police (MSP) is confirming that Tpr. Chad H. Wolf has passed away, as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic crash earlier this morning. “It is with very heavy hearts that we confirm the […]

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