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Guest View: Why should cities have an open data policy?

November 1st 2015

Guest View: Why should cities have an open data policy? (Guest View by Stephen Larrick, Sunlight Foundation, Nov. 1, 2015) At this year’s iteration of our annual open government unconference, TransparencyCamp, I had the pleasure of leading a session on the role of policy in the open data movement, and a particular question seemed to […]

Development Properties in 18 Communities Part of One Stop Ready Showcase Oct. 30

October 25th 2015

Development Properties in 18 Communities Part of One Stop Ready Showcase Oct. 30 (Oakland County Press Release, Oct. 24, 2015) Developers, investors, brokers and businesses interested in owning a piece of prime Oakland County real estate can shop for available parcels at the county’s second annual One Stop Ready (OSR) Community Showcase. The event is […]

FBI Warns: College Students Targeted for Phone Scams

October 24th 2015

FBI Warns: College Students Targeted for Phone Scams (FBI Press Release, David P. Gelios, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Detroit Division, announced that the FBI is warning consumers to be on alert for a phone scam that primarily targets college students while displaying the FBI’s telephone number on the recipient’s caller ID. The […]

Brownies and Cadettes Take Stand Against Microbeads

October 24th 2015

Brownies and Cadettes Take Stand Against Microbeads (Girl Scouts of SE Michigan Press Release, Oct. 25, 2015) They’re called microbeads and the tiny particles can cause a huge environmental threat. Just ask the Cadettes and Brownies who attended the Water Warrior Day Camp at Lake St. Clair Metropark this summer. The Brownies learned about these […]

Veterans and Mass Transit, Meeting Oct. 28

October 23rd 2015

Veterans and Mass Transit, Meeting Oct. 28 (EVENT page) Veterans are preparing for Veterans Day 2015 by engaging in a campaign to bring real public transportation to Southeast Michigan. Area veterans, friends and family are meeting with the   Regional Transit Authority’s top official from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28 at   Breakers Covenant […]

Coalition Seeks to Put Earned Sick Time on the 2016 Ballot (video)

October 20th 2015

Coalition Seeks to Put Earned Sick Time on the 2016 Ballot (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 20, 2015) The MI Time to Care Coalition held a panel discussion in Pontiac on Oct. 16 to introduce their plan to put the requirement for Earned Sick Days on the ballot statewide in 2016. The initiative would require […]

Regional Master Plan RTA Public Meeting, Detroit Zoo Oct. 22

October 18th 2015

Regional Master Plan RTA Public Meeting, Detroit Zoo Oct. 22 (EVENT page)   Regional Master Plan RTA Public Meeting @ The Detroit Zoo Oct. 22 Thu, October 22, 4pm – 8pm Detroit Zoo 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067 The next round of RTA public meetings will be starting this September for […]

Publisher Crystal Proxmire Explains the oc115 (video)

October 16th 2015

Publisher Crystal Proxmire Explains the oc115 (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 16, 2015) Earlier this month I spoke to a group of folks involved in various Royal Oak community organizations about the Oakland County 115 News Hub. The resulting video gives a really good off-the-cuff overview about the oc115 – where it came from, what […]

Oct. 15 is Global Hand Washing Day

October 2nd 2015

Oct. 15 is Global Hand Washing Day (Centers for Disease Control Press Release) Global Handwashing Day is a way to support a global and local culture of hand washing with soap, shine a spotlight on the state of hand washing in each country, and raise awareness about the benefits of hand washing with soap.1 Since […]

Oakland County Woman Dies Due to West Nile Virus

September 25th 2015

Oakland County Woman Dies Due to West Nile Virus (Oakland County Health Dept. Press Release, Sept. 25, 2015) Pontiac, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed an 81-year-old woman from Oakland County died due to complications from West Nile Virus (WNV), the Oakland County Health Division announced today. She is […]

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