Rochester/Rochester Hills

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale

May 19th 2014

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 19, 2014) Hundreds of representatives from Downtowns across the country converged in Ferndale Saturday for the Great American Main Street Conference Kick Off called Get In Gear. The conference in Detroit focuses on downtown development with speakers, classes and tours throughout SE […]

30 Year Old Found Dead in Rochester Hills, Syringe in Pocket

May 17th 2014

30 Year Old Found Dead in Rochester Hills, Syringe in Pocket (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. Press Release, May 17, 2014) INCIDENT: 10:41 hrs. May 15 – City of Rochester Hills- Death Investigation   #14-071716 SUMMARY: Deputies along with the City of Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to an address in the 600 block of John R. […]

Group Files Lawsuit Against Rochester Hills Over Drilling

May 16th 2014

Group Files Lawsuit Against Rochester Hills Over Drilling (Don’t Drill the Hills Press Release, May 16, 2014) (NOTE:  Has been updated to include response from City of Rochester Hills)   Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc. (DDHI), is a non-profit, grassroots group of local citizens opposed to oil and gas drilling projects in their community. The […]

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video)

May 13th 2014

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 13, 2014) Over 900 people packed the Henry in Dearborn to listen to women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem talk about her lifelong fight for equality. For 80 years she has experienced patriarchy, and as she spoke to people of all ages at Planned […]

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan

May 13th 2014

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan (C. Proxmire, May 13, 2014)   As the City of Detroit struggles to restructure under bankruptcy, the issue of regional water management is in the forefront of the discussions. Oakland County leaders, including County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash are advocating for […]

State Representatvie – 45th District

May 5th 2014

2014 – State Representative 45th District The Oakland County115 News provides three levels of election info. All candidates are listed. Candidates may return a questionnaire without cost to provide more information. For a small fee they may add their website, advertisement and endorsement list. The fee for enhanced listings helps fun this community news project. […]

2014 – County Commissioner 11th District

May 4th 2014

2014 – County Commissioner 11th District The Oakland County115 News provides three levels of election info. All candidates are listed. Candidates may return a questionnaire without cost to provide more information. For a small fee they may add their website, advertisement and endorsement list. The fee for enhanced listings helps fun this community news project. […]

2014 – County Commissioner 15th District

May 4th 2014

2014 – County Commissioner 15th District The Oakland County115 News provides three levels of election info. All candidates are listed. Candidates may return a questionnaire without cost to provide more information. For a small fee they may add their website, advertisement and endorsement list. The fee for enhanced listings helps fun this community news project. […]

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot

May 3rd 2014

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2014) Residents of Oakland County will decide on Aug. 5 if SMART should receive taxpayer funding. County Commissioners voted to put a 1-mil rate on the ballot, an increase over the .59 millage rate of years past. On average, the additional millage […]

Youth in Government Day Lets Students See Oakland County in Action

May 1st 2014

Youth in Government Day Lets Students See Oakland County in Action (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014)   County Commissioner Helaine Zack never got to see government in action when she was in school, which is why she enjoys Youth in Government Day at Oakland County. She and several other Commissioners welcomed students from their […]