Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video)

Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video) (Cherie Wyatt Rolfe, Crystal Proxmire, Jan. 4, 2015) At the age of 94, the co-founder of Michigan National Organization for Women (NOW) and celebrated portrait artist Patricia Hill Burnett passed away last week. Burnett was a face for feminism spanning across socioeconomic and political lines. She was well-dressed,…

SOGI Conference for Educators… Feb.6

SOGI Conference for Educators to Focus on LGBT Student Success Feb.6 (compiled, Nov. 13, 2014, republished Dec. 30) Oakland University’s School of Education & Human Services’ Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Initiative is excited to announce the 2015 Michigan SOGI Education Conference. This year’s conference will include 55-minute concurrent sessions and round-table discussions focused…

Auburn Hills Police Chief Supports De-Certifying “Bad Cops”

Auburn Hills Police Chief Supports De-Certifying “Bad Cops” (View by Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, orig. published on her blog at https://ahpdchief.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/no-bad-cops/, Dec. 15, 2014)   You might recall that I was appointed by Governor Snyder to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards a few years ago.  Governor Snyder has a policy that…

…Grants Awarded…Oak Park, Auburn Hills & Ferndale Included

State Training Fund Grants Awarded: Businesses in Oak Park, Auburn Hills & Ferndale Included (Adapted from Oakland County Press Release, Dec 8, 2014) Thirteen Oakland County companies received almost $700,000 from the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund, enabling them to hire nearly 1,300 new employees while upgrading the skills of more than 700 current employees.…

Auburn Hills Volunteers Take Kids Holiday Shopping

Auburn Hills Volunteers Take Kids Holiday Shopping (Public Safety Director Doreen Olko, City of Auburn Hills, Dec. 8, 2014) NOTE: This originally appeared at https://ahpdchief.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/more-christmas-shopping-with-kids/. On Saturday, Dec. 6th we went shopping with another group of special kids from the Avondale School District.  We took 18 kids to Meijer on Brown Road and through Meijers’…

Pontiac Holiday Extravaganza Parade and Art Festival Dec. 6

Pontiac Holiday Extravaganza Parade and Art Festival Dec. 6 (Compiled, Nov. 21, 2014) December 6, 2014 is a day full of fun holiday activities in Downtown Pontiac for the annual Holiday Extravaganza Parade & Children’s WinterART Festival. Activities are listed below. The Holiday Extravaganza’s mission is to bring together Oakland County’s cities and townships to…

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2014) Five Republican State Representatives from Oakland County have introduced legislation that would change the election date of the County Executive from Presidential Election Years to Midterm Election Years. HB 5953 was introduced Nov. 12 by Klint Klesto of…

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates…

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates for General and LGBT Communities (AAA1-B Press Release, Nov. 7, 2014) The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s (AAA1-B) Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is partnering with Affirmations to offer LGBT Medicare beneficiaries free information and assistance on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans during open…