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Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees

July 15th 2016

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees (Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, July 15, 2016) Trees are an indispensable component of good neighborhoods. When the right species are planted in the right place and cared for properly, many benefits are realized. Street trees soften hardscapes, buffer pedestrians from moving vehicles, and create “outdoor rooms” that […]

Two Bailiffs and Shooter Reported Dead at Berrien County Courthouse

July 11th 2016

Two Bailiffs and Shooter Reported Dead at Berrien County Courthouse (Compiled, July 11, 2016) St. Joseph, MI – Two bailiffs and a suspect are dead following a shooting at the Barrien County Courthouse.  According to WZZM 13 and various other outlets, the shooting took place at around 2:30pm. Watch for ongoing coverage at WZZM:  http://www.wzzm13.com/news/crime/shots-fired-at-berrien-county-courthouse/269776304 […]

Governor Vetoes Bill Eliminating Local Cost Sharing with MDOT

July 9th 2016

Governor Vetoes Bill Eliminating Local Cost Sharing with MDOT (John LaMacchia, Assistant Director of State Affairs, Michigan Municipal League, July 9, 2016) Lansing, MI  – On Friday morning the Governor vetoed SB 557. This bill would have eliminated the local cost sharing provision for cities over 25,000 on MDOT projects. The League and the bills […]

League of Women Voters Hosting Candidate Forums Through the Area

July 6th 2016

League of Women Voters Hosting Candidate Forums Through the Area (Compiled, League of Women Voters Oakland Area, July 6, 2016) The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.  Here are candidate forums through the area: […]

Testing Finds Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus in Oakland County

July 5th 2016

Testing Finds Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Division, July 5, 2016)   The first mosquito pool testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) has been found in a trap set in Oakland County. Compared to last year, this is earlier in the summer season for a mosquito to test […]

FOIA Turns 50. Here is Why That Matters.

July 4th 2016

FOIA Turns 50.  Here is Why That Matters. (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2016) Washington DC – The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the law that requires the Federal Government to operate with transparency and to disclose information that is requested by the public (including the media). There are exemptions to what information can […]

Police Chief’s Recommendations for Avoiding Traffic

July 2nd 2016

Police Chief’s Recommendations for Avoiding Traffic (Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, July 2, 2016) We are all looking forward to a fun holiday weekend, I know I am.  One concern we share with you is about traffic.  Last weekend we heard from folks who got caught up in traffic northbound on I-75 north of […]

A Message to Readers from the Editor…

June 25th 2016

Dear Readers, As you know, The Oakland County 115 News (oc115) has been growing steadily over the past 7 years. We are serving more readers than ever with news and information that makes communities stronger. Journalism is important, especially journalism that is fair, civil, compassionate and connects us as human beings. The oc115 lifts up […]

Summer Food Program for Kids Locations

June 21st 2016

Summer Food Program for Kids Locations (SE Michigan United Way, June 21, 2016) Meet Up and Eat Up – Summer Meet Up and Eat Up is a collaborative movement to ensure that every child has access to nutritious meals 3 times a day, 365 days a year. For kids who rely on free and reduced […]

Massive Annual Effort Keeps Rouge River Clean and Flowing Nicely

June 1st 2016

Massive Annual Effort Keeps Rouge River Clean and Flowing Nicely (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 1, 2016) Southfield, MI – The Rouge River has come a long way since organized community cleanups began 46 years ago.  Cyndi Ross was one of about 300 people who came out to the annual Friends of the Rouge clean up […]

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