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

August 26th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Aug. 26, 2014) 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.  This has allowed the […]

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash

August 26th 2014

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2014) UPDATE:  Recycling is expected to resume for all communities Sept. 8. It may seem like thing are returning to normal as the trash generated from recent flooding gets collected from the curbs, but the struggle for cities continues. SOCRRA (South […]

More Resources for After the Flood

August 22nd 2014

More Resources for After the Flood (Cheryl Weiss , Aug. 22, 2014) I’m going to list what I found out at the Southfield multi agency resource center here, in no particular order. Please share with your friends and neighbors. If you need furnace repair and/or your hot water heater repaired/replaced from the flood, the Michigan […]

Resource Centers Set Up for Flood Victims

August 18th 2014

Resource Centers Set Up for Flood Victims (Oakland County Press Release, Aug. 17, 2014) Residents and businesses impacted by this week’s storms and flooding will be able to meet face to face with multiple government and human service agencies next week. Oakland County Homeland Security Division, in partnership with the State of Michigan, will set […]

How to Avoid After-Flood Scams

August 15th 2014

How to Avoid After-Flood Scams (Attorney General Bill Schuette, Aug. 15, 2014)                  Attorney General Bill Schuette today issued a consumer alert with tips for southeast Michigan residents facing damage from recent flooding. The alert, which Schuette issued through his Consumer Protection Division, offers tips on avoiding scam artists and criminals who exploit emergency situations, […]

Insurance Agent Answers Water-Related Questions (video)

August 13th 2014

Independent Insurance Agent Answers Water-Related Questions (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 13, 2014) The recent flooding has caused a lot of damage to basements and property in Oakland County, and many have complained of not being able to get through to their insurance providers.  We spoke with Ferndale-based independent insurance agent Adrianne Greer about common […]

The Day After the Flood: Hard Work, Loss, and Community (video)

August 12th 2014

The Day After the Flood: Hard Work, Loss, and Community (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 12, 2014) NOTE: The video below is an interview with Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison and a man who was trapped in the avalanche. The devastation of Monday night’s record-breaking floods is becoming apparent as the water recedes and people […]

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions (Oakland County Public Health Press Release, Aug. 11, 2014) In response to widespread flooding, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges citizens to follow these safety precautions from the Oakland County Health Division to help minimize possibilities of illness, serious injury, or drowning: Stay out of flooded areas – It […]

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use […]

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources

August 4th 2014

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) On August 5 voters will be able to vote in the primary elections. There are several community ballot proposals, a statewide proposal, and a county-wide proposal on funding for public transportation, elections for some District Court Judge positions and primaries […]

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