Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 4:28pm

Thousands of protesters marched through Ann Arbor to the Diag to participate in the Women’s March Saturday afternoon, in support of social justice issues such as protection of minorities, LGTBQ communities and women’s rights in light of the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

LSA sophomore Anne Lemberg, who was present at the march, said she participated in order to demonstrate her discontent with Trump’s policies.  

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:24pm
The State Capital building in Lansing, Michigan.

Unfunded mandates which affected local governments in 2016 much to the displeasure of Ann Arbor representatives — are set to continue in 2017.

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 1:08pm

Michigan residents who have purchased milk or milk products since 2003 may be entitled to up to $20 thanks to a class action settlement.

Fourteen other states and the District of Columbia are included in the $52 million settlement over price fixing of milk and milk products, including half-and-half, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese and yogurt.

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 5:33pm
Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks at the Michigan Democratic Party's Our First Stand: Save Health Care rally at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, on Sunday.

Despite freezing temperatures, thousands attended U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I–Vt.) rally Sunday held outside Macomb Community College to hear him speak alongside both Michigan senators, several Michigan representatives and Senate minority leader, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D–N.Y.).

Sanders called upon Americans to fight the repeal of President Barack Obama’s health care plan in one of multiple Democratic rallies across the country held to encourage opposition.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:20pm
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On Jan. 5, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) announced a budget bill that would begin to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law and would include language that would strip Planned Parenthood of more than half of a billion dollars in annual federal funding.

“Planned Parenthood legislation would be in our reconciliation bill,” Ryan said at a press conference.

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 3:15pm
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI in October 2016.

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted appreciation to Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Jan. 9 following recent announcements by both companies to invest in U.S. plants.

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:08pm

The University of Michigan Health System has been renamed Michigan Medicine in an effort to reflect the collaboration between the system’s education, research and patient care branches.

The new name, which took effect on Jan. 9, signifies the appointment of a single leader of both the University Medical School and Medical Affairs for the University of Michigan. Marschall S. Runge, M.D., will serve in that position, putting him in charge of both the medical school and hospital operations.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 5:23pm
Local governments will no longer be able to regulate plastic bags in the state of Michigan.

Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed a bill on last week banning local governments from regulating plastic shopping bags in the state. The legislation supersedes Washtenaw County’s fee on plastic bags, the first regulation of its kind in the state.  

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 5:09pm

A grease fire ignited in the second floor cafeteria of the University Hospital Tuesday afternoon. The Ann Arbor Fire Department responded to the emergency call and extinguished the fire.

The scene was cleared and all patients and staff were unharmed.

Diane Brown, spokeswoman for the University’s Department of Public Safety and Security, said the fire was extinguished by the fire department, which had to do some exploration in the ductwork of the building to ensure the fire had not spread.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:04pm
Robert Mickey, political science associate professor, speaks about the election results in the Michigan Union on Thursday.

Robert Mickey, political science associate professor, analyzed shifts in voter behavior, predicted how the party system will change in the aftermath of the election and encouraged members to remain politically involved at an event hosted by the University of Michigan’s chapter of College Democrats.

More than 50 people attended the event titled “What Happened?,” which began with Mickey stressing there is no single answer to explain the success of President-elect Donald Trump.