Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 9:41pm

Flint’s Genesee Health System is among 10 health centers receiving $1 million from a $10 million grant to Michigan from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The funds come from the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center Fund and are intended to enable health centers in Michigan to expand to meet the needs of an approximated 52,956 new patients, according to an HHS press release.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:03pm

Ann Arbor’s $370 million budget for the 2017 fiscal year was subject to a public hearing at Monday's City Council meeting at Larcom City Hall. At the meeting, city residents also expressed their opposition to two local development projects for fear of damaging wetland ecosystems and increasing flood risk to adjacent areas.

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 11:35pm
Interim DEQ director Keith Creagh speaks about Ann Arbor's water at a town hall meeting on Monday.

In the packed auditorium of Eberwhite Elementary School, representatives from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality explained the implications of newly-proposed cleanup standards for the toxic compound 1,4-dioxane Monday night.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 9:30pm
Christian Sigman, candidate for Ann Arbor city administrator, talks with Councilmember Sumi Kailaspathy (D-Ward 1) during a meet and greet at the Justice Center Thursday.

The four candidates for the position of Ann Arbor city administrator discussed their backgrounds and approaches to management — particularly the management of relationships between local communities and universities in large college towns — during a meet-and-greet event Thursday evening.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:41pm
Local entrepreneur Will Leaf, who is running for Ann Arbor city council in the 1st Ward, discusses plans for affordable housing in Ann Arbor at Weill Hall on Wednesday.

In a debate hosted by students at the Ford School of Public Policy Wednesday, eight candidates for August’s Ann Arbor City Council primary elections discussed their positions on city issues such as affordable housing and the cleanup of a contaminated plume of groundwater in Ann Arbor.

Four incumbents seeking re-election — Kirk Westphal (D–Ward 2), Julie Grand (D–Ward 3), Graydon Krapohl (D–Ward 4) and Chuck Warpehoski (D–Ward 5) — participated in the debate, held in the Annenberg Auditorium. Sumi Kailasapathy (D–Ward 1) — the fifth also seeking re-election — was absent.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 10:26pm
Eight-year-old Angel Mae Edmunds of Ann Arbor holds up a sign in protest of the deer cull at the Ann Arbor City Council meeting in the City Council Chambers on February 1, 2016.

Though the first iteration of the controversial Ann Arbor deer cull ended early March, two lawsuits about the cull remain active. Discussion about both suits filed by the anti-cull group Ann Arbor residents for Public Safety, one in federal court and one in the Michigan Court of Claims, was renewed this week when anti-cull residents appeared at Monday’s City Council meeting.

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 10:43pm
Council member Jane Lumm speaks at the city council meeting on Monday.

Opponents of the Ann Arbor deer cull accused the body of unethical behavior prior to the cull’s approval in 2015, calling for the resignation of Councilmember Jane Lumm (I–Ward 2) at Monday’s City Council meeting.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 8:54pm

At Monday’s meeting, Ann Arbor City Council will be voting on $3.9 million worth of appropriations for construction contracts and equipment purchases.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:27pm
Volunteer Philip Hampton helps student Hassan with comprehending contract rhetoric. Philip Hampton says he enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and learning about different cultures.

For over half his life, Hassan* has been without a country to call home. As a small boy, he fled from Somalia in 1992 amid a civil war, arriving in Kenya alongside hundreds of thousands of other Somali refugees.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 9:38pm

The City of Ann Arbor announced its four final city administrator candidates Tuesday: Thomas Couch of Georgia, Paul Fetherston of North Carolina, Howard Lazarus of Texas and Christian Sigman of Ohio.The announcement comes five months after the previous city administrator, Steve Powers, left his position.