Elena Durnbaugh

Assistant Editor, The Gazette

Location icon United States

Journalist and editor. I want to tell stories that have an impact.

Graduate of the University of Edinburgh and an alumna of Oakland University.

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Getyourgazette
07/15/2019
ER Nurses Assaulted With Little To No Justice

by ELENA DURNBAUGH In May, a patient with a history of substance abuse came into the emergency room at Troy Beaumont. The hospital did not give her any narcotics, and the patient demanded a private room. No private room was available, so she became angry and physically lashed out at a pregnant nurse.

Getyourgazette
03/02/2019
International Academy Leadership, Finances Under Scrutiny

By ELENA DURNBAUGH The Bloomfield Hills School District, along with Troy and other consortium school districts, recently launched a task force to investigate concerns about the International Academy regarding lack of oversight surrounding a failed venture to launch a school in China.

Getyourgazette
05/31/2019
Tensions reach fever pitch at Macomb Twp. board meeting

By ELENA DURNBAUGH The Macomb Township Board of Trustees voted down a request to bring in outside legal counsel to investigate the conduct of the township's human resources director and legal counsel, Thomas Esordi, in a 4-3 vote at the May 22 meeting.

Getyourgazette
06/13/2019
Rep. Slotkin visits OPC, talks healthcare, immigration, border security

by ELENA DURNBAUGH U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin visited the Older Persons' Commission (OPC) Senior Center in Rochester last Friday to tour the facility and to meet with constituents. During her tour of the 90,000- square-foot center, Slotkin was impressed by the number of activities and services available at the OPC.

Getyourgazette
06/16/2019
Complaint filed with Attorney General against International Academy

By ELENA DURNBAUGH The International Academy Joint Steering Committee was unable to pass a proposed resolution stating that it would conduct itself according to the Michigan Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act because it lacked a quorum at its June 3 meeting.

OU News Bureau
12/08/18
Fewer college graduates choose teaching

A Michigan Department of Education study found that during the past few years, the gap between teacher supply and demand has narrowed, with the number of new teaching assignments exceeding the number of new teaching certificates issued

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