Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 8:48pm
Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivers her first State of the State address in the Michigan State Capitol Building Tuesday evening.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered her State of the State address to Michigan lawmakers Tuesday night at the state capitol in Lansing.

Whitmer began her address with a joke about being asked to “fix the damn weather” — a nod to one of her main campaign refrains to “fix the damn roads.” After thanking members of the state legislature for attending, Whitmer dedicated the majority of her speech to discuss her plans for repairing Michigan’s infrastructure and education system.

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 6:44pm

Over the past few months, anti-racism activists within One Community and the Poor People’s Campaign have been working to combat racial inequality in Washtenaw County.

County Commissioner Felicia Brabec, chair of the board's Ways and Means Committee, is working with with One Community to implement a plan of action working both internally and externally.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:20pm
 Washtenaw County Health Officer Ellen Rabinowitz, Washtenaw County Commissioner Dr. Felicia Brabec, and Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Education Dr. Paul Fleming discuss health equity at the Ann Arbor District Library Thursday evening.

A group of about 50 Ann Arbor residents gathered at the Ann Arbor District Library to participate in the first forum of the Sustainable Ann Arbor 2019 series. The evening was engineered to address issues of health inequity among the U.S. population, particularly how minorities and undocumented immigrants suffer from lack of health care attention.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:06pm
Eduardo Chavez, grandson of César Chávez, answers questions about his film "Hailing Cesar" detailing his journey to understanding his grandfather's legacy, in Rackham Auditorium Tuesday.

Tuesday night in Rackham Auditorium, Eduardo Chavez, grandson of labor activist Cesar Chavez, shared his documentary titled “Hailing Cesar.” In “Hailing Cesar,” Eduardo said he hopes to fulfill his goal of sharing Cesar’s message with the next generation. The documentary follows Eduardo working on fields and picking grapes while learning the stories of the employees. Eduardo focused the story around Cesar’s work on the fields.