Candidates for 11th Congressional District… (video)

Candidates for 11th Congressional District Speak in LWV Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 17, 2014) Candidates for the 11th Congressional District came together at Milford High School on Wednesday, with the exception of incumbent Kerry Bentivolio, for the League of Women Voters candidate forum. Bentivolio’s opponent in the Aug. 5 primary, fellow Republican Dave…

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths,…

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts…

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts Gun Lock Giveaway in 38 Communities (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) Putting partisan politics aside and collaborating with 38 local agencies, The Oakland County Board of Commissioners organized a fight to reduce gun violence. They unanimously voted to make June 6 Gun Safety Awareness Day. They conducted…

Birmingham Girl Scout Honored for Suicide Prevention Work

Birmingham Girl Scout Honored for Suicide Prevention Work (GSSEM Press Release, May 29, 2014) Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) is pleased to announce 16-year-old Jacqueline Caserio of Birmingham, MI as the 2014 Young Woman of Distinction for Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan.  Her award was announced at the GSSEM’s annual Honor Reception on May…

Oakland University Theatre instructor on the big screen…

Oakland University Theatre instructor on the big screen in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ (OU Press Release, May 16, 2014) Oakland University special lecturer Milica “Mila” Govich plays a significant role in “The Fault in Our Stars,” a film based on John Green’s best-selling young adult novel. The faculty and staff of the University’s theatre…

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan

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…

2014 – County Commissioner 12th District

2014 – County Commissioner 12th 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.…

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety (SEMCOG Press Release, April 29,2014) The number of traffic crashes in Southeast Michigan increased by more than four percent in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to an analysis of traffic crash data by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Traffic Crashes, 2009-2013 The…