Oxford

Oxford School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry

April 27th 2016

Oxford School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2016) Oxford, MI – As they see the images of children in Flint lined up to get bottled water or crying over blood tests, people around the country have been wondering about the safety of the water they and their families use […]

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 […]

Deputies Seek Information in Fatal Hit and Run in Oxford UPDATED

March 1st 2016

Deputies Seek Information in Fatal Hit and Run in Oxford (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, March 1, 2016) UPDATED BELOW…. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting Deputies from the Sheriff’s Oxford Twp. Sub-station with a Hit & Run Fatal Pedestrian Crash that occurred on Drahner Rd. east of Olive Dr. in Oxford Township. […]

Resources and Info: Stuff to Know When it Snows

February 24th 2016

Stuff to Know When it Snows (C. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2015) Did you wake up to find your neighborhood covered over with a layer of sparkly white frozen precipitation and a Facebook feed full of various warnings, advisories, and complaints? Though it can be disconcerting, don’t worry. It’s called snow, and it’s something we’ve dealt […]

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks about Water Quality (video)

January 13th 2016

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks about Water Quality (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 13, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – Turning on the faucet and having clean water come out is something easily taken for granted. They wash their hands, take a shower, brush their teeth, cook, clean, and drink without stopping to think about […]

How to Donate Water to Flint

January 10th 2016

How to Donate Water to Flint (Compiled, Jan. 10, 2016) Flint, MI – Residents of Flint are suffering from a lack of water due to contamination. Much has been written about the causes of the dangerous, lead-contaminated water, the question on many people’s minds is how to help. The Rachael Maddow Show compiled a list […]

Questions About Ballot Issues? New Law Signed by Snyder Prevents Discussion

January 6th 2016

Questions About Ballot Issues? New Law Signed by Snyder Prevents Discussion (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 6, 2016) Cities, school districts, libraries, police departments and other groups rely on tax funding that comes from millages, which must be voted on by the public.  There are also ballot proposals that directly impact governing bodies, for example, the […]

Local Government Leaders Ask Snyder to veto SB 571 (video)

January 5th 2016

Local Government Leaders Ask Snyder to veto SB 571 (Michigan Municipal League Press Release, Jan. 5, 2016) Lansing, MI – Local government leaders from across the state today joined to ask Gov. Rick Snyder to veto Senate Bill 571, which would gag local officials seeking to provide constituents with factual information on election matters 60 […]

No More Straight Ticket Voting in Michigan as Governor Signs Bill into Law

January 5th 2016

No More Straight Ticket Voting in Michigan as Governor Signs Bill into Law (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 5, 2016) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill into law that eliminates straight ticket voting in the State. Because the bill has a $5 million appropriation attached to it, voters can not reverse the law on referendum. […]

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