Free Community Naloxone Training

Free Community Naloxone Trainings

Auburn Hills, MI – January 30, 2020

The Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities (Alliance) offers free
Community Naloxone Trainings throughout Oakland County. For more information
about any of these trainings please feel free to contact the Alliance at
info@achcmi.org or by telephone at (248) 221-7101.

February 3 rd – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free Community Hands Only CPR Training and
Naloxone Training – Farmington Hills City Hall, City Council Chambers, 31555 West
Eleven Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336. Join the Alliance of Coalitions for
Healthy Communities, the Farmington Hills Police Department and the Farmington
Hills Fire Department for a FREE community-wide hands only CPR training and
Naloxone training. Everyone over the age of 18 will receive a Save A Life kit which
includes  tw

o doses of 4 mg Nasal Narcan. Please bring your driver’s license or
State ID to the training to receive your kit. Register at
https://tinyurl.com/AllianceTraining02-03-2020.

February 5 th – 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Free Community Naloxone Training – Human
Health Building, Room #1050, 433 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester, MI 48309. Join
the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities and Oakland University for a
FREE community-wide Naloxone training. Everyone over the age of 18 will receive
a Save A Life kit which includes two doses of 4 mg Nasal Narcan. Please bring your
driver’s license or State ID to the training to receive your kit. Register at
https://tinyurl.com/v2xle55.

February 6 th – 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Free Community Naloxone Training – Human
Health Building, Room #1050, 433 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester, MI 48309. Join
the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities and Oakland University for a
FREE community-wide Naloxone training. Everyone over the age of 18 will receive
a Save A Life kit which includes two doses of 4 mg Nasal Narcan. Please bring your
driver’s license or State ID to the training to receive your kit. Register at
https://tinyurl.com/w4tbnbw.

Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities, founded in 2004, is a 19 coalition
prevention partnership based in Oakland County and predominantly funded by
Oakland Community Health Network. The Alliance also provides five Shatter the
Stigma Support Groups throughout Oakland County and free Narcan trainings.

Explore Pure Michigan Winter Fun

Explore Pure Michigan Winter Fun

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OFFICIAL TRAVEL NEWSLETTER

January 27, 2020

"My Michigan" With Snowboarder Nick Baumgartner

“My Michigan” With Snowboarder Nick Baumgartner

Elite snowboarder Nick Baumgartner competes all over the world, but nothing beats the mountains in his native Michigan. Nick has carved up virtually every big mountain in the American West and has trained and competed in 20 different countries from Europe to South America. But when he wants to experience true beauty, he doesn’t need to leave his home state on Michigan. Check out his story.

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Savor the Craft During Beer Month GR

Savor the Craft During Beer Month GR

Grand Rapids was just named America’s top beercation destination by Travel+Leisure–and Beer Month GR is a perfect time to experience the city’s awesome craft beer scene. Visit from February 15-March 15 to enjoy delectable beer-and-food specials at local eateries, attend the 15th Annual Winter Beer Festival, join in the fun of tap takeovers, and much more.

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Ski the Mitten

Ski the Mitten

Thanks to abundant snow (100-plus inches annually) and snow-making at most resorts, Michigan ski areas are open for business from early December to late March. With about 1,000 runs in more than 48 destinations, the state ranks second in the U.S. for the number of ski resorts, with many catering to beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Pick your resort, pack-up the kids and get ready for exhilarating winter fun and adventure on the slopes.

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Time to Make Summer Vacation Plans

Time to Make Summer RV Vacation Plans

Although the ground is covered with snow and the temperature is below freezing-avid campers know it’s time to start planning for warm weather getaways. If you’re looking for a place to vacation this summer, and a new way to get there, head to the 54th Annual Detroit RV & Camping Show (February 5-9) to check out the newest RVs, campers, trailers, fifth wheelers, educational seminars—and to hear great testimonials from the hosts of Under the Radar Michigan.

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Michigan Legacy Art Park Showcases Art, Culture, Nature and History

Michigan Legacy Art Park Showcases Art, Culture, Nature and History

From fishing to horseback riding and from trail hiking to canoeing-and even tailgating-if your family enjoys the active lifestyle, there is a campground and RV park just waiting for you to take advantage of their many amenities. Whether you want complete serenity or lots of activities during your camping trip, there are plenty of MARVAC member Pure Michigan campgrounds that offer something for everyone.

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Winter Magic Snowshoe & Trails Tour
Now thru February 15, 2020
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Wilderness Sleigh Ride Dinner
Now thru March 7, 2020
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Birmingham Restaurant Week
January 27 – February 7, 2020
Birmingham

43rd Ann Arbor Folk Festival
January 31-February 1, 2020
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Ice Breaker Festival 2020
January 31 – February 2, 2020
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16th Annual Magical Ice Fest
January 31 – February 2, 2020
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Snowfest
February 1, 2020
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Charlevoix Groundhog Shadowfest
February 1, 2020
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52nd Annual I-500 Snowmobile Race
February 1, 2020
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15th Annual Everett Kircher Cup
February 2, 2020
Boyne Falls

Michigan Winter Try-Athlon
February 2, 2020
North Muskegon

Archery: Try-It
February 2, 2020
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Art Park Snowshoe Tour and Iron Fish Whiskey Tasting
February 2, 2020
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February 5-8, 2020
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February 7-9, 2020
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GM to invest $2.2 billion

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Jan. 27, 2020

GM to invest $2.2 billion at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant

Facility will become GM’s first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant

Gov. Whitmer at Hamtramck announcement

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at the General Motors press conference about the company’s plans for its Detroit-Hamtramck plant (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)

General Motors today announced plans to invest $2.2 billion at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant to produce battery electric trucks and other electric vehicles. When the plant is fully operational, the investment will create more than 2,200 manufacturing jobs at the facility.

“Today’s announcement builds on a new chapter in Michigan’s automotive manufacturing heritage, proving once again that the vehicles of the future will be built, tested and deployed here in our state,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who joined GM leadership along with state, local, federal and UAW officials at the announcement“We are proud to be here today, supporting GM in bringing 2,200 good-paying manufacturing jobs for our auto workers and getting Hamtramck back online, helping to bring their vision of an all-electric future to life.” 

GM plans to build a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs at the facility, including the Cruise Automation’s Origin, a multi-purposed shared autonomous vehicle that was unveiled in San Francisco last week. GM’s first all-electric truck will be a pickup, with production scheduled to begin in late 2021. Detroit Hamtramck will be GM’s first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant.

In addition to the $2.2 billion investment into Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, GM also announced it will invest $800 million for supplier tooling and other projects related to the launch of the new electric trucks.

Last week, GM announced it would invest at least $3.5 billion in Michigan over the next 10 years, including today’s announcement at its Detroit Hamtramck facility. These commitments by GM at Hamtramck and statewide solidify the state’s position as the global leader in automotive design, manufacturing and future mobility.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation CEO Jeff Mason said GM’s decision to expand in Michigan will have a far-reaching impact on the entire state. Estimates from the Center for Automotive Research show every job in an automotive assembly plant has a multiplier of eight jobs throughout the supply chain.

“We are proud to be able to support this investment in our state and further solidify Michigan’s position as the undisputed leader of automotive manufacturing and innovation. This announcement builds on the major investments made in Michigan’s automotive and mobility strengths over the past year,” Mason said. 

The announcement at GM’s Detroit Hamtramck facility starts the new year strong for Michigan’s automotive industry, and follows a series of major auto announcements in Southeast Michigan in 2019 creating thousands of manufacturing jobs in Michigan.

In December, Ford announced it will double its operations in two key facilities and establish a new vehicle modification center in southeast Michigan. In doing so, Ford is extending Michigan’s leadership in the design and production of autonomous and electric vehicles — all while creating 3,000 well-paying and skilled trades jobs and investing more than $1.45 billion in the region.

Earlier in 2019, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced it is investing $4.5 billion and creating 6,433 jobs to build a new automotive assembly plant in Detroit and add to its production at five existing Michigan facilities, with the ability to build fully battery electric models in the future. This generational project represents the largest automotive assembly plant deal in the U.S. in a decade and is the first new automotive assembly plant in Detroit in more than 30 years.

Michigan has always been the leader of the automotive industry, and as vehicle and transportation technologies continue to evolve in amazing ways, Michigan is continuing to lead the way. Visit PlanetM.com to learn more about how Michigan is driving the next generation of transportation.

Visit michiganbusiness.org/why-michigan to learn why businesses are choosing to invest in Michigan.

Inside OAA Sports

Inside OAA Sports

ONTV Feature Writer: Sammy Taromina

Football Way Too Early Top 21.

Now I know football is not even close as we still have spring sports to look forward too. These are not the official rankings that will come in August but things could change at this point. Anyway here are the early rankings to what I see it right now in late January into February.

21. Pontiac: The Phoenix are hoping brighter days are ahead. Pontiac is 5-66 since 2011.

20. Royal Oak: The Ravens had a slew of injuries last season. Royal Oak is hoping to return to glory when they made the playoffs in 2017. The Ravens are 25-84 since 2008 which is something that Coach Ray McMann needs to fix.

19. Troy: The Colts closed out 2019 by scoring 45 points in their final two games however they are 2-16 since their last playoff appearance in 2017. Maybe the move down to the Blue will help Coach Chris Fraiser’s team.

18. Berkley: The Bears are 5-22 since 2016. That is something that Coach Sean Shields needs to fix in 2020.

17. Farmington: The Falcons lost a ton of talent to graduation. It could be a rebuilding year in 2020 for Coach Kory Cicroch and Farmington.

16. Rochester: The Falcons have a strong foundation to look forward to in quarterback Alex Bueno. The move to the Blue should also help Rochester grow.

15. Troy Athens: The Red Hawks improved last season winning three games. I like the direction that Coach Billy Keenest has Troy Athens going.

14. Ferndale: The Eagles are an interesting team to watch in 2020. They need to address some questions on both sides of the football.

13. Avondale: The Yellow Jackets will be an interesting team to watch in 2020. Avondale will need to replace a ton of experience from last season. Expect things to be different for Coach Corey Bell’s team.

12. Groves: The Falcons lost a ton of talent from last season’s team in which they allowed 91 points in their final two games. It will be very interesting for Coach Brendan Flaherty’s team to see how they respond in 2020.

11. Southfield Arts and Tech: The Warriors have the talent returning in running back Rae’Quan Lee and wide receivers Robert Army and Jeff Bowens along with tight end Caleb Banks. Southfield Arts and Tech has missed the playoffs three straight years, something that Coach Tim Conley wants to fix. The question for the Warriors will be is that how incoming quarterback Isiah Marshall adjusts to life in the Red.

10. Bloomfield Hills: The Blackhawks return a ton of experience led by quarterback Tanner Slazinski. Bloomfield Hills is primed to make some noise in the Blue in 2020.

9. Adams: The Highlanders sophomore class will be something to keep an eye on. Adams already has wide receiver Parker Picot already on Varsity. Expect more to be up on Varsity in 2020 for Coach Tony Patritto as they have to replace some key areas including quarterback.

8. Seaholm: The Maples had a very successful playoff run last season but they do lose some experience from that team however anytime you have a quarterback returning that is huge and Coach Jim DeWald has his quarterback back in Kaleb Kroner. Seaholm could make some noise in 2020.

7. Oxford: The Wildcats have a new coach in Zach Line and a brutal schedule looming which are huge concerns for me but I have faith in Oxford’s experience returning led by quarterback Brady Carpenter.

6. Oak Park: The Knights will have to replace a ton of skill players but they have running back DaVion Primm and wide receivers Jaylin Mimes, Davion Young, and Charles Gillespie not mentioning Rayshawn Benny is back up front. Quarterback and moving up to the Red are big questions for Coach Greg Carter’s team heading into 2020 but there is plenty of time to figure that out.

5. Lake Orion: The Dragons have a quarterback competition looming between Dominic Bruno and Kyler Carson. Lake Orion will need to replace a ton of skill players from last season’s team that graduated but the lines return which is a huge help for Coach John Blackstock.

4. Clarkston: The Wolves are trying to erase last season’s 3-6 record off their memory but they did gain a gem of a running back in Ethan Clark. Quarterback Mike DiPello is looking for a bounce back year for Coach Kurt Richardson despite questions at wide receiver and defense.

3. North Farmington: The Raiders lost a ton of talent from last season’s team that had their first unbeaten regular season since 1978 but quarterback Jacob Bousama returns which should help things for Coach Jon Herstein.

2. Stoney Creek: The Cougars may be the most balanced team in the OAA. Coach Nick Merlo’s team return a ton of experience. This team could be special in 2020.

1. West Bloomfield: The Lakers have the favorite for Mr. Football in Donovan Edwards. If Coach Ron Bellamy can address the quarterback situation and not rely a ton on Edwards then West Bloomfield could be a player again.

About Me

Saginaw BayI have highest function of autism (Asperger Syndrome.) I’m a huge Dallas Stars fan. I like to play and watch football, especially when the Dragons play on Friday nights. I am a 2006 alum and used to play football for the Dragons. I ran track, I ran the 100, 200, 400 meter dashes along with shot-put and discus. During my time in Orion I was a manager for Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team. I’m the volleyball, girls basketball, and football announcer for the team and do the book on the road for girls basketball. I do the clock for volleyball in the fall along with girls basketball in the winter and announce some boys basketball games as well. In the spring I coach shot-put at Scripps Middle School, in my fifth season coaching. I run the shot-put for high school meets. I played Special Olympics Basketball, I’ve won three gold medals for them. I host “Between Taorminas” which is on ONTV along with a podcast called “OAA Now”. In other various things outside of Lake Orion, I love to jet ski over Saginaw Bay. Saginaw Bay is basically my life. I’m a trained weather spotter for the National Weather Service for Oakland and Huron counties.View my complete profile

Do You Hate Robocalls?

Do You Hate Robocalls?

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Greetings,

I’m writing to you today about robocalls – an issue that I constantly hear about from folks across our district – and a bill that was recently signed into law to help confront this annoying, and often malicious, problem. This is very good news and means that we will have more tools to fight robocalls.

 

Have you received a robocall this week?
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The recent surge in robocalls is a serious issue. In 2018 alone, Americans received an estimated 47.8 billion robocalls, according to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Personally, I can get up to ten robocalls per week and it drives me crazy. Robocalls are not only an inconvenience, but too often are the first step in a fraudulent scheme meant to trick our most vulnerable populations – including veterans and the elderly – into revealing personal information. In fact, according to a TrueCaller 2019 report, Americans lost an estimated $10.5 billion last year due to robocall scams. This is unacceptable.

 

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That is why I was so proud to co-sponsor the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375). This bill would provide a clear definition of a robocall and empower the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to enforce regulations on them. Additionally, this legislation would allow consumers to revoke consent to receive calls, require calls to have verified caller identification, and make it easier for the FCC to prosecute violators. Finally, the bill would enable phone carriers to offer robocall blocking services to consumers.

The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act is a critical step in addressing the issue of robocalls and I was so pleased to see it adopted into a larger robocalls package (The TRACED Act, S. 151) that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on December 4, 2019. The bill was signed into law by the President on December 30, 2019, and folks can expect to see provisions of the bill beginning to take effect within a year.

If you want to learn more about my work in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit my website, where you can sign up for my e-newsletter. You can find regular updates on my social media pages by “following” me on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram, which you can do by clicking on the icons below. Lastly, please feel free to reach out to either my Lansing, Michigan or Washington, D.C. office to ask any questions, further express an opinion, or seek assistance with a federal agency. My office is here to help.

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Elissa Slotkin
Member of Congress

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