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Pieology pizzeria opens on East Liberty

BY JENNIFER LIANG

Pieology Pizzeria, which offers custom salads and pizzas with unlimited toppings, opened its doors at 620 East Liberty St. June 28. This is the California-based restaurant’s first location in the state of Michigan.
Mike Morgan, General Manager of Pieology, said Ann Arbor was a good location for the restaurant because of the city’s food-loving population.

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Tiny house community may come to Ann Arbor

BY ALEX JUNTTI

A collaborative project between the Stamps School of Art & Design and a local homeless advocacy group has the city abuzz with the possibility of a tiny house community.
MISSION, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a voice for the city’s homeless, has been an advocate for the tiny houses project for several years and hopes to see the concept take shape in Ann Arbor.

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Protesters march in Ann Arbor after prosecutor declines to press charges against officer

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

Protesters marched through downtown Ann Arbor on Saturday in response to the decision by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office not to press criminal charges against Ann Arbor Police Department Officer David Ried following the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Ann Arbor resident Aura Rosser.

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Council passes zoning for Main St. lot

Luna Anna Archey/Daily

BY EMMA KERR

The Ann Arbor City Council unanimously voted Monday to regulate future building construction on the corner of Main Street and William Street, changing the zoning of the property from D1, core downtown area, to D2, or downtown interface area.

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Michigan responds to Ferguson decision

BY KAYLLA CANTILINA

After the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, protests were organized in Ann Arbor and Detroit, to voice perspectives on racism and police brutality.

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After lengthy search, City of Ann Arbor appoints new fire chief

BY WILL GREENBERG

The City of Ann Arbor has finally filled the vacant Ann Arbor Fire Chief spot with Larry Collins accepting the position Tuesday.

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Non-discrimination ordinance to expand protections

BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

With a new revision to Ann Arbor’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance, the City Council is aiming to extend legal protections to a broader spectrum of the city’s residents.

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City Council to expand Ann Arbor's non-discrimination ordinance

Charles Kowalec/Daily

BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

The Ann Arbor City Council unanimously approved amendments to both the city’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance and the Living Wage Ordinance at their meeting Monday.

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Seventh annual HomeGrown Festival celebrates local food, culture

Virginia Lozano/Daily

BY PAULA FRIEDRICH

As the mood on campus plummeted with Notre Dame’s victory over Michigan Saturday, a different scene played out at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market in Kerrytown.

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City Council debates regulations for Uber and Lyft in Ann Arbor

BY MATTHEW JACKONEN

Supporters of driving-service companies Uber and Lyft will live to fight another day after the Ann Arbor City Council discussed the economic and safety concerned of these non-conventional taxi services.

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Local Arts

School of Music, Theatre & Dance to weave plot and dance in lighthearted 'Crazy for You'

BY REBECCA GODWIN

Choices play an important part in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s upcoming production of “Crazy for You,” directed by Associate Professor of Musical Theatre Linda Goodrich and opening on Thursday.

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Bobby McFerrin to bring latest vocally indulgent endeavor to University Music Society

BY SHAMIK GANGULY

On Thursday, Bobby McFerrin comes to Hill Auditorium to present his latest project, “spirityouall.” This new endeavor of McFerrin’s seeks to pay homage to African American spirituals and to his father, an operatic baritone who was himself a dedicated performer of these traditional songs.

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Ann Arbor-based website MyFab5 uses new ranking system to judge restaurants

BY TYLER BAILEY

The website, created by Engineering junior Nick Ruff and University alumni Omeid Seirafi-pour, Calvin Schemanski and John Gulbronson, utilizes an exclusive restaurant ranking system instead of the typical star rating system used by other similar sites.

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CollegeHumor duo talk comedy, Ann Arbor in advance of live show

BY STEVEN TWEEDIE

As to what the offline version of their show will contain Friday, expect the usual hilarious content of any CollegeHumor production, with a few surprises.

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Local teens pick literary favorites for the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology

BY JOEY STEINBERGER

The texts for the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology are chosen annually by two groups of high school students, one from Valencia California and the other from Ann Arbor.

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