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.
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.
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.
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.' "
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.
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.
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.
More than 50 people showed up to Avery's Tavern in Rochester Hills Monday night to attend a meeting hosted by the Michigan Trump Republicans, intended to train supporters of President Donald Trump on how to most effectively promote his agenda and win his reelection in 2020. The Oakland County stop was the first of several the organization has planned this summer throughout the lower peninsula.
Over 100 Ann Arbor residents and Planned Parenthood supporters rallied at the Michigan Union Wednesday night to march in opposition of the Republican health care bill quickly and quietly making its way through the Senate, as well as the proposed federal defunding of Planned Parenthood.