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.
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America at noon on Friday. In his inaugural address, he encouraged Americans to unite through patriotism and promised to give citizens a stronger voice in the federal government.
“Today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington D.C. and giving it back to you, the people,” Trump said.
The University of Michigan offers one of the best all-around sports experiences in the country, with Michigan Stadium, Yost Ice Arena and Crisler Center each listed in the “Top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2016,” according to website and magazine “Stadium Journey.”
With both the United States' House of Representatives and Senate voting to approve budget resolutions last week in the first step toward repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law, the future of health care — particularly Michigan’s unique Healthy Michigan Medicaid Plan — is uncertain.
LANSING — The tone of Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address was uplifting as he recognized the Michigan’s economic prosperity and pushed for accelerated improvements to infrastructure Tuesday night in Lansing. Though not all state legislators were pleased as many expressed disappointment in the governor for not devoting enough of the speech to the Flint water crisis.
“We’ve made Michigan a place where if you work hard and play by the rules, you can truly get ahead,” Snyder said. “Not just survive, but thrive.”
Around 300 gathered in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater Thursday night to see the 2016 National Book Award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead read passages shining light on the horrors of slavery from his book “The Underground Railroad.”
Throughout his speech, Whitehead explained the novel's conception; he first thought of writing about slavery in the year 2000, but he didn't begin writing it until three years ago, when he felt he had matured.
It’s possible Michiganders could soon see the reduction or even elimination of the state’s 4.25 percent income tax, as discussions on different proposals in both the state House and Senate are underway.
Ringing in the new year brought good news for employees throughout Michigan when the state minimum wage increased by 40 cents — from $8.50 to $8.90 per hour — as a part of the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act.