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U of M Researchers Say Oakland County Economy Poised for Rebound

September 21st 2020

Oakland County’s workforce was severely impacted when unemployment in the county spiked at 19.5 percent in April and 19.3 percent in May. Ehrlich predicted the county’s unemployment rate for 2020 would improve dramatically to 9.1 percent for the year, with the rate nationally at 9.2 percent.

2020 Candidate Interview:  Phillip Reid for County Commission 4th District

September 20th 2020

In the race for County Commissioner in District 4, the candidates are Democrat Phillip Reid and Republican Karen Joilat. 

2020 Candidate Interview:  Adrienne Young for 6th Circuit Court Judge (Write-In)

September 19th 2020

In the race for 6th Circuit Court Judge, there are six incumbents running to retain their seats, plus one write-in candidate. 

2020 Candidate Interview:  Connor Nepomuceno for Oakland County Executive

September 18th 2020

In the race for Oakland County Executive there are three candidates. 

Enhanced Notification Service Now Available for Crime Victims in Michigan

September 14th 2020

The enhanced MI-VINE service offers users innovative functionality, an improved user experience and expanded access to victim services.

Help Oakland County Times Reach Our Monthly Pledge Goal

September 13th 2020

We are currently at about 50% of this goal.  Even a pledge of a few dollars makes a difference.  You can make a one-time gift through PayPal, or set up monthly payments through Patreon. 

$28 Million Approved to Help Schools with COVID-19 Expenses

September 13th 2020

School districts will be able to apply for items that have not been reimbursed by the state or federal government. Funding for the initiative has been made available from the federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds received by Oakland County.  

Sept 16 – 2020 State of The Lakes (Virtual)

September 11th 2020

Keynote Speaker: David Coulter, Oakland County Executive

Guest Speakers:
David Scott – Commerce Township Supervisor
Gary Wall – Waterford Township Supervisor
Linda Ackley – Walled Lake Mayor
Rik Kowall – White Lake Supervisor
Patrick Beagle – Wixom Mayor
Brian Nedrow – Wolverine Lake Council President

Election Analysis: Rejected Absentee Ballots, & How to Prevent Them in November

September 11th 2020

Oakland County had a slightly higher rejection rate of 1.7 percent of their total 261,890 absentee ballots.

Here’s How to Nominate a School Support Staffer for Statewide Award

September 10th 2020

Nominees must, at a minimum, demonstrate excellence in the following areas: (A) Work performance; (B) School and community involvement; (C) Leadership and commitment; (D) Local support (from co-workers, school administrators, community members, etc., who speak to the nominee’s exemplary work); (E) Enhancement of classified school employees’ image in the community and schools.