Monday, August 7, 2017 - 12:51am
Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor at a City Council Meeting at Larcom City Hall in May 2017.

Ann Arbor residents voted Tuesday in the Democratic primary election for City Council.

In Ward 1, challenger Anne Bannister defeated incumbent Jason Frenzel with 944 votes to Frenzel's 829. Bannister was the only challenger to win on Tuesday — in Ward 3, Councilmember Zachary Ackerman won with 1,283 votes to opponent Stephen Kunselman's 1,098. In Ward 4, Councilmember Jack Eaton won with 1,256 votes to opponent Jaime Magiera's 963, and in Ward 5, Councilmember Chip Smith won with 1,948 votes to opponent David Silkworth's 1,749.

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 6:56pm
DROUGHT co-founders Julie, Cait, Jenny, and Jesse James.

DROUGHT is not your typical family-owned business. It wasn't handed down from father to son over generations. Rather, it was founded in 2010 when the James sisters — Julie, Jenny, Jessie and Cait — realized there was an insatiable demand for organic, cold-pressed juice on the East Coast that had not yet been tapped into in the Midwest.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:26pm
Ann Arbor City Council candidates present issues at a forum hosted by the Ann Arbor Democratic Party at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center on Tuesday.

Seven candidates and more than 30 Ann Arbor residents attended a forum of City Council candidates hosted by the Ann Arbor Democratic Party Monday night. All the candidates who were present will be competing in the Democratic primary on August 8.

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 8:34pm
Visitors walk through the Ann Arbor Art Fair in downtown Ann Arbor on Friday.

The 58th Ann Arbor Art Fair is well underway as thousands explore over 5,000 artist attractions and tents filling the downtown streets and University of Michigan campus. The event will continue through Sunday.

The fair is composed of four distinct, smaller fairs covering different areas of Ann Arbor from Main Street to the South University Avenue district.

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 5:01pm
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Nearly 200 people attended a town hall on health care Sunday morning in Plymouth, hoping to receive answers on how their care would change under the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act currently making its way through the Senate.

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 6:02pm
The University of Michigan SAPAC office provides numerous services for students that face sexual assault.

Outrage at the Department of Education's rollbacks of Obama-era Title IX protections for university students who are victims of sexual assault came to a head Wednesday when Candice E. Jackson, head of the department's Office of Civil Rights, said 90 percent of sexual assault accusations on campuses "fall into the category of 'we were both drunk.' "

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:19pm

Robert Ritchie, better known as his stage name Kid Rock, became the second Rock to announce his consideration of candidacy for a major political office Wednesday afternoon when he tweeted out a link to what appears to be his campaign website, kidrockforsenate.com. Responding to questions of whether the website was authentic, "the answer is an absolute YES," he wrote.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 7:01pm
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This August, for the second time in a year, Jason Frenzel will be vying for a Ward 1 seat on City Council.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 2:42pm
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor speaks at the Ann Arbor City Council Meeting at Larcom City Hall on Monday.

City Council passed a resolution 8-3 Monday night declaring how it intends to use funds returned to them from Washtenaw County by a potential millage, though several council members raised questions as to the resolution's legal and political merit.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 12:06am
Councilmember Kirk Westphal (D-Ward 2) speaks at the Ann Arbor City Council Meeting at Larcom City Hall on Monday.

Though Ann Arbor City Council unanimously approved a resolution to fund a second phase of the third-party review of the Ann Arbor Police Department at the council meeting Monday night, several councilmembers expressed their concerns with the efficacy of the process so far.

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