Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in…

New Hudson Man and 9 Year Old Son Killed in Auto Crash

New Hudson Man and 9 Year Old Son Killed in Auto Crash (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., Jan. 20, 2015) The Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating a double fatal, motor vehicle crash that occurred on west bound Pontiac Trail west of Martindale in Lyon Township. The crash occurred at about 8:03 a.m. Mr. Pedro Montanez, a…

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department…

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,…

Love on the House Floor: State Rep Gives Surprise Proposal (video)

Love on the House Floor: State Rep Gives Surprise Proposal (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 12, 2014) When Delena Kajy got called up in front of the State House on Dec. 9, she had no idea what her boyfriend, State Representative Klint Kesto was up to.  He told her there would be a simple resolution,…

Hunter Shoots Woman Walking Dog… UPDATED

Hunter Shoots Woman Walking  Dog  in Northern Oakland County (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Nov. 27, 2014)  NOTE: This story has been updated from a previous version.  Earlier we reported that the victim was a fellow hunter.  Subsequent media reports confirmed that the victim was a woman walking a dog, and not a fellow hunter.  We…

Free Training on Mental Health to Help Youth Dec. 6

Free Training on Mental Health to Help Youth Dec. 6 (HACC, Nov. 19, 2014) A young person you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. Do you know how to help? The Holly Area Community Coalition, in partnership with Rose Hill Center, is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid Training. This training is…

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…