Video: State Senate Candidates for 11th District Talk…

Video: State Senate Candidates for 11th District Talk About Issues in LWV Forum (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 12, 2014) The League of Women Voters held a candidate’s forum on July 2 for the 11th State Senate District Candidates at the Southfield Public Library. Republican Candidate Boris Tuman was not at the present and did not…

Video: State Senate Candidates for 11th District Talk…

Video: State Senate Candidates for 11th District Talk About Issues in LWV Forum (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 12, 2014) The League of Women Voters held a candidate’s forum on July 2 for the 11th State Senate District Candidates at the Southfield Public Library. Republican Candidate Boris Tuman was not at the present and did not…

Detroit Zoo Caring for Confiscated Wild Animals

Detroit Zoo Caring for Confiscated Wild Animals (Detroit Zoo press release, July 11, 2014) Thirty animals – including some exotic species ¬– are receiving care at the Detroit Zoo today after being rescued from a residential garage in the city of Warren on July 9. Exotic mammals – including two white-nosed coatis, two ring-tailed lemurs…

Berkley Pot Petition Turned In, Voters to Decide Nov. 4 (video)

Berkley Pot Petition Turned In, Voters to Decide Nov. 4 (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 2, 2014) Berkley could soon be added to the list of Michigan cities with local ordinances legalizing marijuana thanks to the efforts of volunteers who turned in petitions on Tuesday to put a proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot. 700…

Fireworks Events in Oakland County

Fireworks Events in Oakland County (MichiganFireworks.com, June 24, 2014)   Thanks to the hard work of MichiganFireworks.com, here are event listings for Oakland County, republished with permission: Rochester Festival of the Hills   Date:  June 25, 2014 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Find more fireworks displays…

Fireworks Events in Oakland County

Fireworks Events in Oakland County (MichiganFireworks.com, June 24, 2014)   Thanks to the hard work of MichiganFireworks.com, here are event listings for Oakland County, republished with permission: Rochester Festival of the Hills   Date:  June 25, 2014 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Find more fireworks displays…

27th District State Rep. Candidates… in their First Forum (video)

27th District State Rep. Candidates Face off in their First Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 21, 2014)   Candidates for the 27th State House Seat faced off in their first forum on Wednesday night, thanks to the League of Women Voters.  The District covers Berkley, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge…

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo (Detroit Zoo Press Release, June 17, 2014) Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) board members, donors, staff and guests gathered at the Detroit Zoo this evening to ceremoniously “break the ice” on the Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC). The groundbreaking event marks the beginning of an 18-month development period for…

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,…

Candidate Forum for 27th District State House Rep. June 18

Candidate Forum for 27th District State House Representative June 18 (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 13, 2014) The League of Women Voters Oakland Area is hosting a candidate forum on June 18 at Ferndale City Hall for candidates running for the 27th District House of Representatives position. The forum begins at 7pm. The 27th District includes…

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…

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods (Sherry A Wells, May 14, 2014) Gardening is good for one’s mental health and nutrition but is also an excellent method of community building. There are two community gardens in southeast Oakland County. The Good Neighbors Community Garden is near the corner of Republic and Leroy…

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 27th District

2014 – State Representative 27th 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.…