*State News*

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 […]

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 […]

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