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…2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan

September 21st 2015

SEMCOG releases statistics on 2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 21, 2015) There were 5,557 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan in 2014, according to figures released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, based on crash data received from the Michigan Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. “For […]

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases

September 19th 2015

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2015) Hundreds of people could be impacted by reporting errors by the company hired to do drug testing of people in the Oakland County Court system according to a report by the Detroit Free Press. Details are still emerging, but journalist John […]

Job Listings ~ Sept. 15, 2015

September 15th 2015

Job Listings ~ Sept. 15, 2015 Welcome to this edition’s Job Listing.  This list is compiled from several sources, but primarily by Ferndale Michigan Works.  There are several Michigan Works Office through Oakland County that provide valuable services to job seekers and employers.  Check out the Ferndale Michigan Works site at http://www.ferndaleschools.org/community/miworks/job-flash/. New jobs! Posted […]

1 Question /15 People: What Charity do you Most Support and Why?

September 1st 2015

1 Question /15 People: What Charity do you Most Support and Why? (C. Proxmire, Sept. 1, 2015) As part of our new series of features on the 1st and 15th, we’ve asked readers: What charity do you most support and why? Here are 15 of the best responses selected from various online forums. Like us […]

For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests

August 24th 2015

For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests (Oakland County Health Division Press Release, Aug. 24, 2015) For the first time ever, Oakland County retailers did not sell any tobacco products to youth during recent undercover inspections, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The Oakland County Health Division conducted the annual inspection […]

Autism Safety Day for First Responders Aug. 31 and Sept 1

August 21st 2015

Autism Safety Day  for First Responders Aug. 31 and Sept 1 (event listing) Session 1: Monday, August 31, 2015 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Session 2: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Resource Crisis Center (Entrance at Lower Level) 1200 N. Telegraph Road Building 32 East Pontiac, MI 48341 Please use the parking lot on Hospital […]

Townhall Explores Possibility of Redistricting Reform

August 15th 2015

Townhall Explores Possibility of Redistricting Reform (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 15, 2015) “When I was in junior high, there was this famous editorial cartoon in the textbook about Gerrymandering, and it had this oddly chopped up district that was shaped like a monster or a dragon. It was like this big joke that back in […]

Sierra Club Offers Solar Partnership for Homeowners

August 11th 2015

Sierra Club Offers Solar Partnership for Homeowners (Art Myatt, Sierra Club of Michigan, Aug. 11, 2015) Have you been thinking about putting solar panels on your home? Are you feeling the pressure to act soon, because the 30% federal tax credit is expiring at the end of 2016? Are you a little lost about where […]

Happy’s Pizza Founder & Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison

July 20th 2015

Happy’s Pizza Founder and Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison (FBI Press Release, July 20, 2015)   A Detroit-area businessman and other co-conspirators were sentenced to prison this week for income and employment tax fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice […]

Patterson Presents Budget Recommendations, Emphasis on…

July 17th 2015

Patterson Presents County Budget Recommendations, Emphasis on Buildings and Workforce (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 15, 2015) With an emphasis on buildings and on building up the workforce, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson presented a three year budget that he hopes will be adopted by the Commission. The budget also includes a reduction in property taxes. […]

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