Rochester/Rochester Hills

NCRC#2: “The Final Test of Everything,” HUD Secretary Speaks on…

April 2nd 2015

NCRC#2: “The Final Test of Everything,” HUD Secretary Speaks on Fair Housing Mission (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2015) This is part of our series of stories from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition Conference in Washington DC from March 25-28, 2015. Learn more at www.ncrc.org. As Julian Castro grows into his role as the […]

Rochester Area High School Students Can Apply for Youth Leadership Retreat

April 2nd 2015

Rochester Area High School Students Can Apply for Youth Leadership Retreat (Rochester Regional Chamber Press Release, April 2, 2015) Rochester area high school students interested in developing their leadership skills and growing awareness of the activities and needs of the greater Rochester community have an opportunity to meet with a variety of regional leaders this […]

Best Location Will Win a Free Environmental Headshot – Deadline April 15

April 1st 2015

Best Location Will Win a Free Environmental Headshot – Deadline April 15 (Ron Warren, Ron Warren Photography, April 1, 2015) Win a free environmental portraitphotoshoot! THE GENERAL IDEA: Send me a photograph of an interesting indoor location (in SE Michigan) that you would like to be the setting for your environmental portrait photoshoot. The most […]

6th Annual Michigan Pinball Expo April 9-12

April 1st 2015

6th Annual Michigan Pinball Expo April 9-12 (press release, April 1, 2015) This event is designed to be a “SUPER FUN FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT!” held at The Oakland Center at Oakland University – 2200 N. Squirrel Rd. Rochester, Mi. 48309 and sponsored by Brian and John Kosmal of landscape company Environment by Design, inc – […]

Couples Celebrate One Year Anniversary of First Same Sex Marriages in Michigan (video)

March 22nd 2015

Couples Celebrate One Year Anniversary of First Same Sex Marriages in Michigan (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 22, 2015) The most commonly mentioned memory from one year ago today was that the Oakland County Courthouse was full of love. A one-day window of opportunity gave 322 couples in Michigan the chance to legally get marriage […]

Rochester Student Newspaper Faces Censorship After Condom Picture

March 19th 2015

Rochester Student Newspaper Faces Censorship After Condom Picture (Katherine Schaeffer, Student Press Law Center, March 19, 2015) When the student newspaper at a Michigan high school printed a photo of a condom-wrapped banana to accompany an article about the school’s sex education program, the staff thought the decision was provocative, but tasteful. Pervasive in advertisements, […]

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem

March 17th 2015

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem (Kurt Metzger, DetroitDataGuru.com, March 17, 2015) This week marks the beginning of a voter registration drive in Oakland County.  Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will hold five voter registration drives throughout March in the communities of Southfield, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Waterford, and Farmington Hills. […]

Ready to Run: Nonpartisan Conference Helps Women Get Involved in Politics April 18

March 8th 2015

Ready to Run: Nonpartisan Conference Helps Women Get Involved in Politics April 18 (compiled, March 8, 2015) Is your network full of untapped political leadership potential?  Do you know women who should consider running for elected office?  Are there women in your circles who wish to lead a more political life?  Invite them attend Ready […]

Haven Establishes Foundation To Fund Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention, & Treatment Programs

March 7th 2015

Haven Establishes Foundation To Fund Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention, & Treatment Programs (HAVEN Press Release, March 7, 2015) HAVEN, Oakland County’s center for the treatment and prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault, now in its 40th year of supporting and empowering survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, has established an IRS-approved […]

Help Send a Reporter to Washington DC for Housing Conference

March 6th 2015

Help Send a Reporter to Washington DC for Housing Conference (Editorial, Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2015) Hi there. I’m Crystal Proxmire, publisher of the local online news site Oakland County 115 News Hub ( www.oc115.com), and I’ve got a fundraiser going on at www.gofundme.com/oc115.com. I have been the only reporter digging into ethical and legal […]