Monday, February 22, 2021 - 12:38pm
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In what some residents are calling a jurisdiction-breaching move, six Ann Arbor City Council members and Mayor Christopher Taylor signed a public letter Sunday night addressed to the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education demanding further planning and action around a return to in-person and hybrid learning in the district.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 10:38am
Ron Weiser in his office on Main Street on October 29, 2014

University of Michigan Regent Ron Weiser (R) is being accused of making an undisclosed $200,000 payment from the Michigan Republican Party’s administrative account to a former Secretary of State candidate in hopes he would withdraw his candidacy, according to the Detroit News.

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 11:21am
Michigan legislature has banned open carry in the capitol building due to threats of violence.

The Michigan Capitol Commission banned the open carry of guns in the Michigan Capitol in a unanimous decision Monday. This move comes a week after pro-Trump extremists  — some of whom were armed — breached the U.S Capitol in Washington, D.C., leaving five dead

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 11:20am
In hopes of improving the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security’s current practices, University President Mark Schlissel and Provost Susan Collins announced more details regarding the 20-person task force.

In hopes of improving the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security’s current practices, University President Mark Schlissel and Provost Susan Collins announced more details regarding the 20-person task force — named the Advancing Public Safety at the University of Michigan Task Force — last week.

So far, the task force has held two meetings: the first welcoming all new members, and the second discussing how to convey the task force’s eventual findings to University administrators. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:03pm
University of Michigan Regent Ron Weiser is the presumed next Michigan Republican Party Chair.

Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox announced Wednesday she would not seek a second term, leaving former Michigan GOP Chair and University of Michigan Regent Ron Weiser as the presumed winner of the position. The elections are set to take place in February.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 3:11pm
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed 20 bipartisan bills reforming Michigan’s criminal justice system and aiming to prioritize alternatives to incarceration and arrests Monday.

The bills, sponsored by a variety of state senators and representatives from both parties, are based on recommendations from the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration The bills aim to find alternatives to jail time in cases where individuals do not pose a threat to public safety

Friday, December 18, 2020 - 2:14pm
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High schools, indoor venues and outdoor group fitness activities will be allowed to reopen and resume in Michigan as of Monday, Dec. 21, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced at a Friday afternoon press conference. The order will expire Friday, Jan. 21. 

Friday, December 18, 2020 - 12:47pm
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Chris Kolb, a University of Michigan alum and current state budget director to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, has been appointed the new U-M vice president for government relations. Kolb is replacing Cynthia Wilbanks, who served 22 years in this role and is retiring Jan. 18.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 10:58am
 Students wait to vote early outside of the University of Michigan Museum of Art on Monday, November 2nd.

Touting unfounded claims of election fraud, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) is suing four states — including Michigan — and asking the Supreme Court to block them from casting their electoral votes. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 6:34pm
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s attorney, testifies before Michigan lawmakers Wednesday.

In a contentious and unusual Michigan House Oversight Committee meeting Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani pushed conspiracy theories about the integrity of the Michigan election, urging the legislators to defy the will of voters and deliver the state to Trump in the Electoral College.