Friday, October 11, 2019 - 12:06am
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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, spoke at Rackham Auditorium Thursday afternoon to an audience of more than 1,000 students and community members, including U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Michigan state Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 6:38pm
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Garden City resident Aimee Stephens became a funeral director for one reason: to help people. Despite facing hardship in her personal life, Stephens found comfort in the knowledge she enabled individuals to memorialize those they loved. 

Stephens, a transgender woman, said she knew she was a woman from the age of five. After a lifetime of suppressing her identity, Stephens began to live as a woman, dressing as a man only while at work in the funeral home’s distinct male and female uniforms. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 9:04pm
Charlotte Jameson, with Michigan Environmental Council, Benjamin Pauli, assistant professor at Kettering University, and Gillian Miller, scientist  at the Ecology Center, discuss the film "What Lies Upstream" at the Ann Arbor District Library Thursday.

As part of its ongoing community engagement work, the University of Michigan’s Michigan Community Scholars Program held a showing of the film “What Lies Upstream” Thursday evening at the Ann Arbor District Library.

The 2017 film deals with the continued water contamination in West Virginia, which left 300,000 residents of the state without clean drinking water. The film also delves deeper into similar public health crises which have broken out across the nation, from Oregon to Texas and to Flint, Mich.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 6:45pm
University President Mark Schlissel answers questions from SACUA representatives at a weekly meeting in Fleming Administration Building Monday afternoon.

Eleven SACUA board members held their weekly meeting Monday afternoon in the Fleming Administration Building, addressing issues facing the University of Michigan faculty and student body. University President Mark Schlissel was in attendance for the first half hour of the session, speaking on issues of curbing vape use and improving parking at the University.

Schlissel said the issue of vaping has been on his radar for several years, and administrators have, on several occasions, considered crafting a ban on tobacco products on campus.

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:53pm
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel shared that her and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson had six charges filed against Southfield City Clerk Sherikia L. Hawkins on allegations of election fraud at a press conference Monday afternoon.

In a press conference Monday afternoon, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced six charges filed against Southfield City Clerk Sherikia L. Hawkins on allegations of election fraud.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:29pm
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners  rejected a proposal for increased funding for Community Mental Health of Washtenaw County.

In light of the 2020 budget’s impending due date, Oct. 1, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners rejected a proposal for increased funding for the Community Mental Health program in Washtenaw County. The potential budget cut came last Wednesday, when the commission began reevaluating funding for several county programs.

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 3:10pm
University of Michigan was ranked at No. 3 among public universities in a ranking by U.S. News and World Report Monday.

A newly released college ranking by U.S. News and World Report placed the University of Michigan at No. 3 among public universities. The ranking, which was published Monday, put U-M behind the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, Berkeley; one spot higher than last year’s report, in which the University was also behind the University of Virginia.

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:49pm
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Michigan’s state legislature will continue budget talks without approving major funding for road repairs Monday morning.

Michigan’s state legislature will proceed with budget talks without approving major funding for road repairs, according to an announcement from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Monday morning. The announcement put to rest concerns about a potential government shutdown next month.

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 3:32pm
the Republican-backed House Bills 4083 and 4090 passed the first round of committee hearings in the Michigan state House of Representatives

On April 9, two Republican-backed House Bills addressing sanctuary cities passed the first round of committee hearings in the Michigan state House of Representatives, advancing the bills a further step toward becoming laws.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:13pm
A fire occurred on the property of Ann Arbor Welding Supply Thursday afternoon.

Thursday afternoon, an explosion on the property of Ann Arbor Welding Supply started a fire, closing down parts of Carpenter Road and Morgan Road in Pittsfield Township. No injuries were reported by local officials.