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Coulter and Partners Work to Ensure Some 19,000 County Residents Keep Medicaid Coverage Under Healthy Michigan Plan

PONTIAC — Oakland County Executive David Coulter and four partner organizations have announced plans to assist about 19,000 county residents in maintaining their Medicaid Healthy Michigan Plan coverage while complying with the requirements of a new state law. Coulter, joined by representatives from Honor Community Health, OLHSA, Oakland County Michigan...

Rochester Hills Museum Celebrates Rochester’s Founder’s Day

Excerpt: Founder's Day is coming up in Rochester and on March 15 the community will celebrate in a special way. The Rochester Historical Commission will celebrate the day that commemorates the arrival of James Graham with his sons on March 17, 1817, to the area we now know as Rochester....

Nonprofit Raises Money to Build Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial in Royal Oak

Excerpt: The nonprofit Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial needs help funding a permanent tribute in Royal Oak, honoring the state's role in World War II at home and overseas. The group's goal is dedicate the memorial in the fall of 2020 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the WWII. Read...

What Technology Lies Within Your Car’s Windows? AGC Automotive Is Taking It to the Next Level

Excerpt: When considering the future of mobility, we often think about the big picture: cars that drive themselves or communicate with each other and the infrastructure around them. It can be easy to gloss over the individual, essential components of automobile engineering — to take something like a windshield,...

Michigan Paramedics Are Using a New Model to Promote Good Health Before Emergency Strikes

Excerpt: Paramedics traditionally handle emergency medical situations. But through an increasingly popular new model called community integrated paramedicine (CIP), Michigan paramedics are using their downtime to proactively promote good health and nip emergency room trips in the bud. Read more.

Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak Welcomes 19-Year-Old Polar Bear

Anana, a 19-year-old female polar bear, has joined the Detroit Zoo from the Cincinnati Zoo as part of a breeding and species survival program. Photo courtesy of the Detroit Zoological Society The Detroit Zoological Society has welcomed 19-year-old Anana to the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. The female polar bear...

Birmingham Students Get Real-World Experience in Mobility and Other Fields Through STEM Externships

Excerpt: Birmingham high school teacher Doug Baltz wanted to give his students the best STEM learning experience possible, so he chose an innovative path: taking them out of the classroom entirely and into real-world externships. The students in Baltz's STEMx Research and Design course at Ernest W. Seaholm High School...

Autonomous Vehicle Services You Can Hail During 2020 Detroit Auto Show

Excerpt: This year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will bring numerous changes as the show makes the move from its traditional January time slot to June. But one of the most exciting new attractions this year will be the opportunity for the public to get around downtown Detroit...

Metro Detroit Father and Son Building Legacy in Industry Where Blacks Are Underrepresented

Excerpt: For Black History Month, meet two men who are building a legacy in an industry where they are underrepresented. They’re also helping others in the process. Sitting side by side inside of MDJ Financial Services Incorporated, two financial advisors. Combined, they’ve been in business for more than 40...

Celebrating Black History: Interview with Trailblazing Oakland County Judge Shelia Johnson

Excerpt: The court encompasses the greater Southfield area of Oakland County. Johnson is its first African-American judge. We sat down for an exclusive interview with the judge as part of our Black History Month special coverage — watch here.

County Executive David Coulter takes ‘Oakland Together’ Plans on the Road for Three Town Hall Meetings

Oakland County Executive David Coulter will engage residents in a conversation about his Oakland Together plans from his 2020 State of the County address during three town hall meetings in West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, and Troy. His speech set a collaborative tone and ambitious agenda to expand health care for...

Oakland County Executive Annouces Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2020

An FBI special agent, an Oakland County commissioner, a farmer/ township trustee and a cancer survivor who rose from a part-time deli clerk to become corporate affairs manager for a major grocery chain are among those selected for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2020. The...