Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:10am
Kirk Westphal, D-Ward 2

Ann Arbor City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday, June 16, calling for an evaluation of the city’s design review process for downtown developments. The resolution instructs the Planning Commission to appraise Ann Arbor’s protocol, comparing it to that of other cities, and to outline a plan for improving the review process before Oct. 15, 2018.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:51pm
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The Ann Arbor Police Department arrested and charged 24-year-old Ashley McDonald with seven counts of felony assault for the shooting of a 26-year-old male Ann Arbor resident. The non-fatal incident occurred at 8 p.m.

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:02pm
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A string of fraudulent payroll emails, distributed among University of Michigan community members on July 13, scammed some recipients into revealing their U-M online credentials. The messages directed recipients to a fake Weblogin page in an attempt to steal their passwords, a type of cyberattack known as phishing.

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:29am
The Democratic gubernatorial candidates debate at WDIV-TV Thursday evening.

Michigan’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates gathered at WDIV Local 4 in Detroit Thursday night for their final debate before the Aug. 7 primaries. Abdul El-Sayed, former executive director of the Detroit Health Department, entrepreneur Shri Thanedar and Gretchen Whitmer, former minority leader of the Michigan Senate, discussed healthcare, tax reform, marijuana and partisan division, and clashed over corporate involvement in their respective campaigns.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:36pm
Founder of Teaspressa, Allison DeVane, inside the new Ann Arbor location.

Teaspressa, a Phoenix-based company that sells coffee-inspired tea beverages, unveiled a new storefront at 414 South Main Street in Ann Arbor July 1. Founded by former ‘Shark Tank’ contestant Allison DeVane in late 2015, Teaspressa uses DeVane’s patented press to craft highly concentrated tea with the same caffeine content as espresso.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:23pm
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The University of Michigan launched a new website called Social Integrity, designed to encourage informed, respectful online behavior and foster digital literacy, on Saturday, June 30. Released on National Social Media Day, the website offers tips on how to be a good digital citizen, connects users with resources related to privacy, social media usage and safe online activity.

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 7:25pm
Ann Arbor residents gathered at the Human Rights Commission meeting to discuss the formation of a review board for the AAPD at the Ann Arbor City Hall January 10, 2018

The Ann Arbor Police Task Force, a committee of 11 citizens, gathered at the CTN building Thursday night to continue working towards its goal of developing written framework for the implementation of an official police review board before late August.

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 4:21pm
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Michigan Hyperloop, a team of University of Michigan students designing a pod that can travel at nearly 300 miles per hour, will be traveling to Hawthorne, California to participate in a July 22 competition hosted by SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:21am
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University President Mark Schlissel released a statement June 26 condemning the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven countries, the majority of which are predominantly Muslim.

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 7:43pm
The Republican gubernatorial candidates debate at WDIV-TV Thursday evening

Michigan’s four Republican gubernatorial candidates gathered Thursday night at WDIV-TV in Detroit for their final debate before the Aug. 7 primaries, discussing immigration policies, gun violence, income tax regulations and economic growth.

Despite having similar platforms, Attorney General Bill Schuette, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, state Sen. Patrick Colbeck and physician Jim Hines butted heads over their professional histories, Trump’s endorsement of Schuette and their plans for improving education and infrastructure in Michigan.