Gov. Whitmer Announces 1 Million Michiganders Receiving Health Care Under State’s Healthy Michigan Plan 

Healthy Michigan Plan 

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Healthy Michigan Plan is now providing health care coverage to 1,000,456 million Michiganders, marking the first time more than one million people have opted for affordable and accessible care under the program. The state’s expanded Medicaid program has grown since it was enacted in 2014, when then Senate Democratic Leader […]

1 DAY DEAL TOMORROW ONLY! 

McDonald’s is giving everyone a 6-piece of McNuggets for $1 on Wednesday, April 27 ONLY, exclusively on the McDonald’s App.

More than 20,000 marshmallows will rain from the sky 

MARSHMALLOW DROP

WAYNE COUNTY PARKS KICKS OFF 2022 EVENT SEASON WITH  37th ANNUAL MARSHMALLOW DROP  WESTLAND, MI – The forecast predicts a blizzard of marshmallows!  Wayne County Parks will kick off the 2022 event season on Friday, April 15 with its 37th Annual Marshmallow Drop at Elizabeth Park in Trenton starting at 9:00 AM and Nankin Mills in Westland starting at 11:00 […]

LEADING FROM YOUR CULTURAL VALUES

Annual Leadership Summit 2022 by CAPA On Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 9 am to 12:30 pm, Council of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) will host “2022 CAPA Annual Leadership Summit: Leading From Your Cultural Values” virtually.Click here to view and download the Leadership Summit event flyerCAPA’s mission is to unite Asian Pacific Americans and the community-at-large […]

Gov. Whitmer Announces I-96 Flex Route Project to Begin March 21 to Reduce Commute Times in Oakland County  

LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced that starting on Monday, March 21, work will begin to rebuild eastbound and westbound I-96 between Kent Lake Road and the I-275/M-5/I-696 interchange in Oakland County, as part of her Rebuilding Michigan program. When completed, this portion of I-96 will become the latest flex route in the state, letting drivers know when an additional lane is available during peak travel times. “It is pretty simple: no one likes sitting in traffic. It takes away from valuable time at home, with friends, or at work. That is why we are excited to announce the beginning of this project in Oakland County to safely and efficiently alleviate road congestion. Orange cones and barrels are hitting the road as work begins on our Flex Route where the freeway shoulder can be used by motorists during peak travel times, to save drivers time on their commutes. ,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Since taking office, Michigan has rebuilt, replaced, or repaired over 13,000 lane miles of road and over 900 bridges while supporting 82,000 jobs. But that progress does not mean our work is over, and I will keep working hard to jump start even more projects to fix the damn roads with the right mix and material so they stay fixed. ” Funding for this project is made possible by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improves the condition of the state's infrastructure. The I-96 Flex Route project includes rebuilding the freeway, rebuilding the median shoulders for use during peak periods, sign upgrades, and active traffic management installation, including intelligent transportation systems (ITS) equipment, overhead gantry installation and ramp signals for metering traffic onto the freeway. Electronic message boards will alert drivers with speed advisories and travel information. The first flex route was installed on US-23 north of Ann Arbor, in Washtenaw and Livingston counties. This three-year project will be done in stages. The first stage will begin on March 21 with improvements made to the eastbound and westbound median and outside shoulders, as well as temporary crossovers installed to shift traffic during the project. Starting in late May through late fall 2022, eastbound and westbound I-96 traffic will be shifted onto the westbound lanes between Kent Lake Road and Wixom Road, with two lanes open in each direction to accommodate the rebuilding of the eastbound lanes. During median drainage work, I-96 traffic will have three eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes between Wixom Road and the I-275/I-696/M-5 interchange. The following ramps will be closed during this stage: the northbound and southbound Kent Lake Road ramps to eastbound I-96, the northbound and southbound Milford Road ramps to eastbound I-96, the eastbound I-96 exit ramps to Milford and Wixom roads, and the Milford and Wixom road ramps to westbound I-96. This first stage will be finished and ramps reopened by late fall 2022. “This is the kind of transportation infrastructure work I love most. It’s using what we have in a smarter way to accommodate our current and future needs, said state Rep. Samantha Steckloff. “Historically, this kind of capacity addition would be wildly expensive due to everything from purchasing right-of-ways to physical road expansion. As the ranking member of the House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, my biggest priority is finding efficient transportation capacity growth opportunities, just like this. I have been a frequent user of the US-23 FlexRoute system into Ann Arbor, and I’ve seen what it’s been able to achieve. I can’t wait to see the state’s next installation of this technology right here in Oakland County and to use it on my drives to and from Lansing.” In 2023, rebuilding will continue on eastbound I-96 from Wixom Road to the I-275/I-696/M-5 interchange. I-96 traffic will have two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes shifted onto the westbound side of the freeway through these limits. In 2024, westbound I-96 will be rebuilt from the I-275/I-696/M-5 interchange to Kent Lake Road. I-96 traffic will be shifted to the eastbound side of the freeway, with two lanes open in each direction. Project details, including videos on driving a flex route, will be available at DrivingOakland.com. The website is expected to be launched by mid-March.

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced that starting on Monday, March 21, work will begin to rebuild eastbound and westbound I-96 between Kent Lake Road and the I-275/M-5/I-696 interchange in Oakland County, as part of her Rebuilding Michigan program. When completed, this portion of I-96 will become the latest flex route in the state, letting drivers know when an […]

Arthur Brooks speaking in Riepma Arena Thursday

Arthur Brooks speaking in Riepma Arena Thursday

Arthur C. Brooks, a best-selling author, Harvard University professor, and free-market advocate will be on Northwood University’s campus Thursday, March 17, 2022. Media is available to meet one-on-one with Brooks from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Please email Kate Hessling at hesslink@northwood.edu if you’d like to reserve some time with Brooks. Among the many impactful works written by […]

Oakland County Treasurer Robert Wittenberg Launches Multimedia Campaign

To Help Property Owners Prevent Tax Foreclosure Beginning his term on July 1, 2021, Oakland County Treasurer Robert Wittenberg has placed a high priority on preventing the loss of residential and commercial property ownership rights due to tax foreclosure. During Mar. 2022, a multimedia campaign has been launched to encourage Oakland County property owners with […]

AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Michigan

The American Pickers are excited to return to Michigan! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout your area in May 2022. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as […]

Governor Whitmer Announces Auto Insurance Checks to Hit Mailboxes Starting This Week

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox today announced that the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) will complete the transfer of $3 billion in surplus funds to Michigan’s auto insurers this week. Once complete, the transfer will trigger a 60-day deadline for auto insurers to send out […]