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News Release: Agency partnering to help five out of five eligible workers claim federal tax credit


Agency partnering to help five out of five eligible workers claim federal tax credit


Credit boosts average refund by $2,100


Pontiac, Mich., January 27, 2012 – Thousands of workers in Oakland and Livingston Counties could overlook a special federal tax credit because they don't know it exists. As a result, they could miss out on up to $5,751 extra in their federal income tax refunds through the Earned...

Prosper: OLHSA Walk for Warmth fundraisers will be held February 11 & 25

Walk for Warmth - OLHSA's biggest and best fundraiser for 22 years - is around the corner! Consider joining us today. Teams, individuals, and sponsors are welcome. You'll be helping your friends and neighbors stay safe and warm while enjoying a Saturday morning, family-friendly event! Click...

Detroit News: For kids, art's from the heart Preschoolers paint mural bound for auction block

By Mike Martindale

Pontiac — Painter Tim Yanke didn't mind if his class of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds made a mess of the canvas stretched before them at the Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency.

In fact, he encouraged them.

The abstract artist smiled approvingly.......

Oakland Press: Local artist Yanke works with Pontiac children on art project for fundraiser (WITH VIDEO)


In Pontiac, 68 kids between three and five years old were armed with paint brushes on Wednesday and given 50 feet by 10 feet of space to paint.

Birmingham resident Tim Yanke describes himsel... click here to read the full article.


Detroit News: Heating bill cools heels in Lansing

Legislators want public to rally before cold snap

Ferndale— Some southeast Michigan legislators, pushing to free up a $90 million pot for heating assistance, let their constituents in on a cold reality Friday: Unless lawmakers act before taking holiday recess next week, heating assistance organizations could miss out on the fund that is tied up in court.

Rep. Ellen Cogan Lipton, D-...