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Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide

September 7th 2013

Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide (Oakland Co. Press Release, Sept. 7, 2013) The Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is launching a year-long prevention and awareness campaign during National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14. It will include messages on billboards and buses about what signs to look for to prevent suicide and […]

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission

August 30th 2013

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 30, 2013) Right to Life Michigan, Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Save the One and Personhood USA were on hand for Thursday’s Oakland County Commission meeting where Republican Commissioners Christine Long and Jim Runstead introduced a “respect life” resolution. Democrat Mattie Hatchet also requested to be […]

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate

August 28th 2013

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate (C. Proxmire, Aug. 28, 2013) After a bunch of partisan back-and-forth, made more complex by disagreements within the Republican Party, the state Senate approved expanding Medicaid to cover a larger group of low-income residents. A similar bill passed the House earlier this year, and the next step is for the House […]

Officers Train for Tactical Response to Active Shooter in School (video)

August 27th 2013

Officers Train for Tactical Response to Active Shooter in School (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 27, 2013) Dripping in sweat beneath body armor and masks, police from several cities moved deftly in tight formation through Jefferson Middle School in Pontiac, with guns drawn and eyes wide open. Following the sounds of a shotgun blast, they […]

Study Shows Results for Mental Health Court

August 23rd 2013

Study Shows Results for Mental Health Court (Michigan Supreme Court Press Release, Aug. 23, 2013) A three-year evaluation of 10 Michigan mental health courts finds that participants re-offend at significantly lower levels than comparable groups of offenders who do not participate in the mental health courts. The evaluation, which was conducted by the State Court […]

TRU Executive Director Talks About Public Transit (video)

August 2nd 2013

TRU Executive Director Talks About Public Transit (video) (C. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2013) Advocating for better public transit and keeping the public informed has been the task of Transportation Riders United for the past 15 years. And with all the changes and discussions taking place, the nonprofit transportation advocacy group has been keeping very busy. […]

Flood Destroys Donations for Massive School Supply Nonprofit

July 10th 2013

Flood Destroys Donations for Massive School Supply Nonprofit (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 10, 2013) When volunteers arrived at the Operation Kid Equip. headquarters in Clinton Township on Wednesday, they expected to begin sorting the massive amounts of items for their various statewide programs that equip low income students with pens, paper, crayons, backpacks, books and […]

SEOC Cautions “Parents Who Host Lose the Most”

July 7th 2013

SEOC Cautions “Parents Who Host Lose the Most” (C. Proxmire, July 7, 2013) “Parents who host lose the most.” That is the message sent home by the South East Oakland Coalition in their push to curb underage drinking and drug use at parent-sanctioned parties over the summer. According to Carly Podzikowski, the Director for the […]

Readers Share July 4th Fireworks Memories (video)

July 5th 2013

Readers Share July 4th Fireworks Memories (video) (C. Proxmire, July 5, 2013) A time honored tradition continued July 4th as people throughout the country enjoyed fireworks in celebration of Independence Day. Several SE Michigan cities hosted large professional shows, while others took advantage of Michigan’s recently change fireworks laws to set off the colorful explosives […]

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences

July 4th 2013

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences (C. Proxmire, July 4, 2013) Fireworks season is in full effect as communities throughout Michigan struggle to find the balance between fun, safety, tranquility, and economy. Cites have been scrambling to keep up with new provisions of state law regarding fireworks usage. Previously local governments had more say in their […]

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