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Plans in the Works to Test Water for Lead in Oakland County Schools

April 25th 2016

Plans in the Works to Test Water for Lead in Oakland County Schools (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2016) Pontiac, MI – As dozens of teenagers from high schools throughout Oakland County sat eager to learn about the safety of their community’s drinking water, officials revealed that plans are in the works for testing of […]

Aug. 2 Election: Detroit Zoo Seeking to Extend Millage

April 25th 2016

Aug. 2 Election: Detroit Zoo Seeking to Extend Millage (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2016) Royal Oak, MI –  Taxpayers will likely be asked to approve an extension of the tri county millage to continue funding the Detroit Zoo. The current .1 mill tax expires in 2018, but the process to put it on the […]

Oakland County Suicide Prevention Coordination Forum May 20

April 10th 2016

Oakland County Suicide Prevention Coordination Forum May 20 (EVENT page) Troy, MI – Oakland County Suicide Prevention Coordination Forum May 20  Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083  8:30am to noon.  Banquet rooms 304 and 305. Questions? Call Hanna Reising at 248-452-5196 or reisingj@oakgov.com. Who should attend?  Mental health professionals, substance use disorder professionals, […]

Infant Mortality Down in Michigan Though Racial Disparities Continue

April 10th 2016

Infant Mortality Down in Michigan Though Racial Disparities Continue (MDHHS, April 10, 2016) LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today announced the recent release of the 2016-2019 Michigan Infant Mortality Reduction Plan. The Plan provides a roadmap for Michigan to continue improvements in ensuring infants thrive through their first […]

Bouchard Named ‘Sheriff of The Year’…

April 10th 2016

Bouchard Named ‘Sheriff of The Year’ By National Sheriffs’ Association (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 10, 2016) Pontiac, MI _ The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard has been awarded the prestigious national Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the Year 2016 from the National Sheriffs’ Association […]

New Law Clarifies What Happens to Digital Life When One Dies (video)

April 9th 2016

New Law Clarifies What Happens to Digital Life When One Dies (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 9, 2016) Huntington Woods, MI – “It used to be that we would have a shoe box full of pictures and people would pass on that shoe box full of pictures to transmit memory of their loved ones or […]

ReLeaf Michigan Selling Trees for Spring Fundraiser, Deadline April 18

April 7th 2016

ReLeaf Michigan Selling Trees for Spring Fundraiser Deadline April 18 (ReLeaf Michigan, April 7, 2016) Pontiac and Orion Township, MI – ReLeaf Michigan is selling hardy trees and shrubs to the public for its annual spring fund-raising event. By planting ReLeaf Michigan’s trees on their property, residents can create ways to cool their homes and […]

Public Comment Period Ends May 11 for State Dept. of Ed LGBT Policy

April 7th 2016

Public Comment Period Ends May 11 for State Dept. of Ed LGBTQ Policy The Michigan Department of Education is accepting public comment on policy that would provide LGBTQ students in Michigan with more consistent educational experiences and protections.  The guidelines being proposed include: 1) Adopt , implement, and enforce  policies  protecting students from harassment,  violence, […]

MML #6: Lessons Learned at the Michigan Municipal League Conference

April 6th 2016

MML #6: Lessons Learned at the Michigan Municipal League Conference (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 6, 2016) Lansing, MI – Each year employees and elected officials from cities, townships, villages and counties from across the state gather in Lansing for the Michigan Municipal League Capital Conference.  This year oc115.com was able to attend and bring you […]

MML #5: Making the Economic Case for Place

April 4th 2016

MML #5:  Making the Economic Case for Place (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 4, 2016) Lansing, MI – What do communities need to thrive? This is the question explored in depth by The Michigan Municipal League and Public Sector Consultants in 2015.  They came up with eight elements of prosperous communities, and explored what research had […]

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