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…

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale

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…

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale

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…

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…

State Representative – 46th District

2014 – State Representative 46th 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 1st District

2014 – County Commissioner 1st 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…

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their…

Purse Snatching and Possible Heroin Possession in Orion Twp

Purse Snatching and Possible Heroin Possession in Orion Twp. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 1, 2014) INCIDENT:  19:00 hrs. March 31, 2014 – Orion Township Purse Snatching / Narcotics Enforcement Team Assist   #14-046567 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the Kroger Store in the 400 block of N. Lapeer Rd for a purse snatching complainant. No injury…

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported today. Results from the Fall 2013 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) are reflective of what children had learned the previous…

Nearly 200 Attend Lake Orion Suicide Prevention Forum (video)

Nearly 200 Attend Lake Orion Suicide Prevention Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 25, 2014) The Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Taskforce revealed its new Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Parents at a forum with nearly 200 attendees at Lake Orion High School on Sunday evening. When the taskforce’s scheduled guest speaker ran into a…