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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. […]

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 […]

MML Names Pappageorge one of 3 Legislators of the Year

October 18th 2014

Michigan Municipal League Names Pappageorge one of Three Legislators of the Year (MML Press Release, Oct. 18, 2014) The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy); Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba); and Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R-Clayton) as the League’s 2014 Legislators of the Year. The awards were formerly presented to Sen. Pappageorge, Sen. […]

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park

October 18th 2014

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 18, 2014)   A Liberian man visiting family in Oak Park is under scrutiny by the Centers for Disease Control and Oakland County Health Division. Although the man has never come in contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus, and […]

Madison Heights Candidates Luncheon Oct. 15

October 10th 2014

Madison Heights Community Roundtable Candidates Luncheon Oct. 15 (Compiled, Oct. 10, 2014) The Madison Heights Community Roundtable will be hosting a Meet the Candidates Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 11:30am to 1:30am at the Lamphere Administration Building at 31201 Dorchester in Madison Heights. There is a cost of $7 for a lite lunch.  There […]

Geibel & Langton Vie for Circuit Court Seat (video)

October 4th 2014

Geibel and Langton Vie for Circuit Court Seat in County-Wide Race (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 4, 2014) Oakland County has budgeted to reinstate a Judge position in the Sixth Circuit Court that had been vacant for several years. This opening, created in the Family Court Division, means that on November 4 voters of Oakland […]

Education Advocates Connect Across District Borders (video)

September 30th 2014

Education Advocates Connect Across District Borders (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2014) “It was about one month ago that I went to my mailbox and I opened it to find a letter from the EAA [Educational Achievement Authority]… This was a letter that was inviting my child to attend an EAA school, or shall […]

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available

September 25th 2014

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available (White House Press Release, Sept. 25, 2014) The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of August 11-13, 2014. […]

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches

September 20th 2014

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 20, 2014)  NOTE: An earlier version said Ferndale was the third highest in terms of trash.  This was an error and has been corrected. -cp SOCRRA (South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) has released the trash tally for the month of August, showing […]

Pagan Pathways Temple Opens in Madison Heights

September 19th 2014

Pagan Pathways Temple Opens in Madison Heights (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 29, 2014) It was about two years ago that Stanley Nunn was shopping and crossed paths with a woman wearing a pentacle necklace. “She tried to hide it as I walked past, and I said, ‘no, no, you don’t have to do that. I […]