MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 26, 2016) Lansing, MI – Only four states have reduced the amount of tax dollars going to municipal governments, and of those Michigan has decreased funding the most.  Robert Kleine of Great Lakes Economic Consulting spoke about the subject…

2016 Primary Election and Oakland County Local Initiatives Results (updated)

2016 Primary Election and Oakland County Local Initiatives Results (updated) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 8, 2016) Pontiac, MI – This is where the Oakland County 115 News Hub (aka oc115) will post results of the ballot proposals through the county and the results of the Presidential Primaries taking place in Michigan on Tuesday, March 8.…

Data View: Voting Data in Pontiac School District

Data View: Voting Data in Pontiac School District (Kurt Metzger, Feb. 23, 2016) Pontiac, MI – The Pontiac School District (PSD) includes all or part of Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Sylvan Lake, Lake Angelus, and the townships of Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Waterford and Orion. Declining birth rates and population out-migration from Pontiac have combined with schools…

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2016) Waterford, MI – Wind storms with some lightning blew though Oakland County Friday night, sometimes reaching in the 30-40 mph range. Pockets of power outages happened through the area according to the DTE website. As of 11pm, Waterford, Clarkston and Ortonville had the…

Waterford-based Group Makes Heroin Documentary (video)

Waterford-based Group Makes Heroin Documentary (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 6, 2016) Waterford, MI – “There is no average addict… It happens to all races, and sexes, and economic strata. It happens to good and bad families. There is no particular profile,” said Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard in a documentary about heroin addiction and…

Injunction Granted Against Ballot Proposal Gag Order

Injunction Granted Against Ballot Proposal Gag Order (Michigan Municipal League Press Release, Feb. 5, 2016) Ann Arbor, MI – U.S. District Court Judge John Corbett O’Meara today issued a preliminary injunction to stop the enforcement of a “gag order” provision in Public Act 269 that unconstitutionally was keeping school district and local government officials from…

Drugs and Human Trafficking Presentation in Waterford Feb. 23

Drugs and Human Trafficking Presentation in Waterford Feb. 23 (EVENT page) Michigan State Police to Present on Drugs and Human Trafficking in Waterford Feb. 23 Michigan State Police Community Service Trooper Mark Kellar will provide a community education presentation on drugs and human trafficking. This is appropriate for anyone in grade 6 or older. Tuesday,…

Two Muses Theatre Finds New Home in Waterford after Barnes & Noble Closure

Two Muses Theatre Finds New Home in Waterford after Barnes & Noble Closure (Diane Hill, Two Muses Theatre, Jan. 3, 2015) Waterford, MI – The show must go on. And for Two Muses Theatre, there’s no exception. For the past five years, Two Muses Theatre, a professional, non-profit theatre, has produced award-winning plays and musicals…