Auburn Hills Police Officer Reflects on Ramadan Dinner

Auburn Hills Police Officer Reflects on Ramadan Dinner (Guest Blogger, Officer Farah Hilliker of Auburn Hills Police Department, July 20, 2016) Rochester Hills, MI – A couple of weeks ago I had the honor to represent the Chief at the 4th annual Ramadan dinner at the Detroit Islamic center in Rochester Hills. Multiple elected officials,…

2016 Candidate Interview Michelle Bryant for Oakland County Commission Dist. 1

2016 Candidate Interview Michelle Bryant for Oakland County Commission Dist. 1 (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 14, 2016) Lake Orion, MI – Democrat Michelle Bryant is the only Democratic candidate on the ballot for Oakland County’s District 1.  She is running against incumbent Republican Michael Gingell on Nov. 8, 2016. Lake Orion, Orion Township, Auburn…

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor…

Worker Dies While Installing Molding Press in Auburn Hills

Worker Dies While Installing Molding Press in Auburn Hills (Sgt. Rick Leonard, Auburn Hills Police, June 27, 2016) On Sunday June 26th, at approximately 11:00pm members of the Auburn Hills Police and Fire Departments responded to Delta Tooling at 1350 Harmon Road in Auburn Hills.  Initial reports were of an employee injured at that location. …

Police Chief Says Drop the “A” Word, Crashes are Preventable

Police Chief Says Drop the “A” Word, Crashes are Preventable (Guest View, Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, June 1, 2016) Auburn Hills, MI – There is a growing group of traffic safety specialists who are advocating a change from using the word “accident” to describe traffic crashes.  Using “accident” implies that the incident was…

Driver Sends Note to Auburn Hills Police Officer, Thanking Him for Ticket

Driver Sends Note to Auburn Hills Police Officer, Thanking Him for Ticket (Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, May 27, 2016) Auburn Hills, MI – I have said it many, many times:  traffic tickets are about changing driver behavior from unsafe to safe.   Traffic tickets are not supposed to be about revenue enhancement (although…

Ingredients for Life Speech by Garden Fresh Founder Jack Aronson

Ingredients for Life Speech by Garden Fresh Founder Jack Aronson (Jack Aronson, Guest View/Commencement Speech at Oakland Community College May 21, 2016) Auburn Hills, MI – Tomatoes, artichoke hearts, garlic, onions, bell peppers, jalapeños, cilantro, vinegar, lime juice and salt. Sounds good – I know – but you’ve got to wonder why I begin this…