*State News*

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates…

November 7th 2014

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates for General and LGBT Communities (AAA1-B Press Release, Nov. 7, 2014) The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s (AAA1-B) Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is partnering with Affirmations to offer LGBT Medicare beneficiaries free information and assistance on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans during open […]

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014

November 2nd 2014

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 30, 2014) Nov. 4 is Election Day and there are many resources available to help people make informed decisions. The Oakland County Clerk’s Office provides a wealth of information on their website at http://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections/Pages/default.aspx, including: How to Vote: Find out if you’re registered […]

Prosecutor Speaks on Dangers of Sexting, Bullying and… (video)

November 1st 2014

Prosecutor Speaks on Dangers of Sexting, Bullying and other Crimes (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 31, 2014) Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper does not like seeing kids on a professional basis, whether it’s because they have gotten in trouble or because they are a victim. The internet and cell phones make it easy for young […]

Police Searching for Woman Missing After Party in Monroe County

October 29th 2014

Police Searching for Woman Missing After Party in Monroe County (Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Press Release, Oct. 29, 2014) The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the disappearance of Chelsea Ellen Bruck, a 22-year-old Maybee, Michigan resident. Ms. Bruck went missing from a party she attended on Post Road in Frenchtown Township early […]

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

October 29th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, orig. Aug. 26, 2014, republished Oct.29 ) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting (gerrymandering) process more sophisticated. […]

Seaholm Students Meet Congressional Candidates, Except Trott

October 25th 2014

Seaholm Students Meet 11th District Congressional Candidates, Except Trott (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 25, 2014) There is a saying in some social circles that you better show up or people will talk about you anyway. That certainly held true Monday when Congressional Candidate Dave Trott failed to come to a candidate forum specifically for […]

Hunter Safety Class Starts Nov. 6 in Hazel Park

October 25th 2014

Hunter Safety Class Starts Nov. 6 in Hazel Park (Sarah Verran, Oct. 25, 2014) Be certified and be safe! Take the DNR-approved Hunter Safety Class at the Hazel Park Rec. Center at 620 W Woodward Heights Blvd. According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), “Hunter education in Michigan has taught thousands of people […]

Equality Michigan Co-Founder Leaves Financial Gift, and Inspiration

October 24th 2014

Equality Michigan Co-Founder Leaves Financial Gift, and Inspiration (Equality Michigan Press Release, Oct. 24, 2014) Equality Michigan, the only statewide anti-violence and political advocacy organization serving Michigan’s LGBTQ and HIV affected communities, has been named the beneficiary of two gifts from the estate of Dr. Henry Messer to help propel the organization’s work. Dr. Messer, […]

Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video)

October 19th 2014

Double Duty Candidate Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 19, 2014)   The League of Women Voters doubled up on a candidate forum last week, presenting candidates for the 13th District State Senate Seat and the 41st District State Representative Seat. All four candidates answered the same questions […]

Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Water Authority

October 18th 2014

Bob Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Great Lakes Water Authority (Oakland County Press Release, Oct. 18,2014) Deputy County Executive Robert J. Daddow will represent Oakland County’s water and sewer ratepayers on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Daddow, a certified public accountant, was part of the […]

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