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2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated)

July 18th 2016

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated) The oc115 believes in giving all political candidates a voice and a chance for readers to meet the people who want to represent them. So here is a series of video interviews. Not all races are listed, only those where we have an interview or story. “*” […]

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees

July 15th 2016

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees (Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, July 15, 2016) Trees are an indispensable component of good neighborhoods. When the right species are planted in the right place and cared for properly, many benefits are realized. Street trees soften hardscapes, buffer pedestrians from moving vehicles, and create “outdoor rooms” that […]

Poem: A Little Bit of Change

July 15th 2016

Poem: A Little Bit of Change (Lisa Baek, July 15, 2016)   Money is money. Even a little change for us can make a big change for others.   A little change for kids with lymphoma or leukemia can get them chemotherapy. A little change for others with melanoma can use the money for surgery. […]

2016 Candidate Interview David J. Harrell for County Commission 20th District

July 8th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview David J. Harrell for County Commission 20th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 8, 2016) Troy, MI – Republican David J. Harrell is running for County Commissioner for the 20th District, which is Madison Heights, Pleasant Ridge and parts of Royal Oak and Troy.  In the Aug. 2 primary he is up against […]

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner Gary R. McGillivray 20th District

July 8th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner Gary R. McGillivray 20th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 8, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – Democrat Gary R. McGillivray is seeking re-election as County Commissioner for the 20th District, which is Madison Heights, Pleasant Ridge and parts of Royal Oak  and Troy.  He is the only Democrat running.  On […]

Vandal Destroying Books at Troy Library

July 7th 2016

Vandal Destroying Books at Troy Library (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 7, 2016) Troy, MI – A vandal is destroying books at the Troy Public Library, and they need the public’s help to stop it. According to Director Cathy Russ,”We have recently noticed a widespread vandalism issue in Adult Services.  Someone is removing the spine labels […]

FOIA Turns 50. Here is Why That Matters.

July 4th 2016

FOIA Turns 50.  Here is Why That Matters. (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2016) Washington DC – The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the law that requires the Federal Government to operate with transparency and to disclose information that is requested by the public (including the media). There are exemptions to what information can […]

Police Chief’s Recommendations for Avoiding Traffic

July 2nd 2016

Police Chief’s Recommendations for Avoiding Traffic (Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, July 2, 2016) We are all looking forward to a fun holiday weekend, I know I am.  One concern we share with you is about traffic.  Last weekend we heard from folks who got caught up in traffic northbound on I-75 north of […]

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

July 1st 2016

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor […]

Troy Fire Dept. Welcomes Campers from Leader Dogs for the Blind

June 27th 2016

Troy Fire Dept. Welcomes Campers from Leader Dogs for the Blind (Chuck Riesterer, Asst. Fire Chief of Troy, June 27, 2016) Troy, MI – On Sunday June 26, members of the Troy Fire Department, Station #3, welcomed campers from the Leader Dogs for the Bling organization.  Twenty-four campers from across the country came to Troy […]