Hundreds of people lined the blocks outside local marijuana dispensaries early Sunday morning as Ann Arbor businesses Exclusive Brands, Arbors Wellness and Greenstone Provisions opened sales of marijuana to recreational users for the first time.
At about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, 12 people traveled to U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell’s Dearborn office to continue protests to urge Dingell to sign the Green New Deal. They were met with police blocking them from entering the building.
Activists from Sunrise Movement Ann Arbor, a group focused on climate change and committed to garnering support for the Green New Deal, occupied the office of U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Ann Arbor, in Ypsilanti on Friday. About 50 students and community members participated in the sit-in which began at about 4:30 p.m. They sang, chanted and shared stories about why the Green New Deal matters to them.
A pedestrian was struck and killed in a train crash Tuesday morning at approximately 11:41 a.m. Police confirmed on Friday the pedestrian was a 32-year-old University of Michigan Law student from Chicago. The man’s name is not being released at this time as police attempt to notify his family.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other lawmakers in the Michigan House Democratic Caucus introduced the Reproductive Health Care Act, a plan to revoke existing laws which restrict or bar access to abortion, last Tuesday.
Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, age 90, passed away this Sunday at his home in Detroit. Conyers was the longest-serving Black member of Congress in U.S. history, winning reelection 25 times for more than 50 years.
Conyers was the sixth-longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history. He resigned during his 26th term in 2017 following sexual harassment allegations.
University of Michigan Central Student Government discussed the University’s decision to host the 2020 presidential debate, differences in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credits within LSA and the search for a new vice president of Student Life during their weekly meeting Tuesday night.