Monday, December 7, 2020 - 10:29am

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a strong supporter of President-elect Joe Biden since the early days of his campaign, will co-chair the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the team tasked with planning the inauguration in Washington, D.C. next month. The Biden-Harris transition team made the announcement Monday morning.

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 12:50pm
Students wait in line to vote outside of the UMMA Tuesday, November 3.

Four lawsuits aiming to advance the Trump campaign’s longshot legal strategy to block President-elect Joe Biden from assuming office and backed by conservative election attorney James Bopp Jr. were withdrawn by the plaintiffs Monday. The cases alleged voter fraud, but no major evidence was found in any of the states where Republicans have claimed irregularities occurred.  

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 10:41pm

A lawsuit filed by four Michigan voters seeks to discard 1.2 million votes in three counties due to alleged fraud in the ballot counting process in those counties. The lawsuit comes after President Donald Trump lost the state by 147,000 votes to his Democratic opponent Joe Biden. The counties in question include Washtenaw County, along with Wayne and Ingham counties, which make up some of the areas that had the highest concentration of Democratic voters.

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 4:09pm
The Washtenaw County Health Department will not renew the stay-in-place order it previously set for University of Michigan undergraduate students.

Washtenaw County Health Department will not extend the stay-in-place order issued on Oct. 20 for undergraduates at the University of Michigan, according to a Monday press release. The two-week mandate will expire at 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 4:37pm

The Washtenaw County Health Department alerted the public Monday afternoon to a possibility of exposure at two Ann Arbor restaurants, Brown Jug on S. University Ave. and Chapala Mexican Restaurant on N. Main St. Anyone who was at Brown Jug from Oct. 1-3 and Oct. 6 and Chapala on Oct. 1 should quarantine and monitor for symptoms.

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 6:36pm
Ron Weiser in his office on Main Street on October 29, 2014.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Monday that her office would be opening an investigation into Unlock Michigan, a state political action committee alleged to have criminally collected petition signatures to repeal a state law. The statute in question is a 1945 Emergency Powers of Governor Act being used by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the state. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 7:27pm

The University of Michigan’s chapter of College Republicans held a Zoom Q&A with U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, R-La., to hear his perspectives on a variety of policy issues Wednesday night. The event was intended to be a discussion of Cassidy’s work on mental health care legislation, though the meeting expanded into talking about several topics, including the 2020 election and the future of the Republican Party. 

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 8:36pm

Gyms and pools can reopen subject to restrictions to uphold public health protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. Some organized sports will also be permitted to resume as part of the state’s gradual reopening process.

Following the governor’s executive order, the University of Michigan’s Department of Recreational Sports announced plans to begin reopening its facilities to the campus community in the next several weeks.

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 10:31am
A student moves into her new housing on campus in August.

As the first day of fall semester approaches and students move into on-campus residence halls, freshmen have had to modify their expectations for what the semester will now look like.

The Daily senior news editor Ben Rosenfeld talked to a variety of incoming freshmen about their expectations and experiences moving in amid a challenging fall semester.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 7:33pm
Washtenaw County announced that outdoor gatherings in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti must be limited to 25 people Wednesday evening.

The Washtenaw County Health Department announced plans to restrict outdoor gatherings of more than 25 people in the cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, according to an announcement released to the public early Wednesday night. 

The county’s plans come after Ingham County, home to Michigan State University, announced similar plans Tuesday afternoon.