Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:26pm
Ann Arbor council member Zachary Ackerman  discusses local issues at City Hall on Monday.

Monday, Ann Arbor City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that prohibits police officers from soliciting information about immigration status.

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 3:23pm
The proposed construction of a high-rise on contested land in Ann Arbor provoked controversy among citizens.

The future of a controversial high-rise plan on a contested piece of land in Ann Arbor is coming to an apex as the City Council has announced a special work session on March 16 to discuss the issue in more detail.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 7:40pm
Ann Arbor residents march through the Diag protesting the Deer Cull on Monday.

Despite the January cold, about 20 Ann Arbor residents marched to Nichols Arboretum on Monday to protest the University of Michigan’s decision to allow a deer cull on campus. The culling officially started on Monday in various parks around Ann Arbor, including Nichols Arboretum.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:56pm
LSA freshman Maxwell Tendero sits on the floor and studies for a statistics exam as he waits in line to vote at the Michigan Union on November 8, 2016.

Recently, the University of Michigan Central Student Government has been working with Ann Arbor City Council to increase student political participation in city elections, especially following concerns on campus about how the council’s decisions affect University students.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 2:11pm

A GroupMe chat group for prospective University of Michigan freshmen students became a hotbed of controversy on Jan. 20 after white individuals messaged a racist slur and bigoted comments at Black and minority group members.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 3:07pm
Ann Arbor residents protest the deer cull at a City Council meeting in Larcom City Hall in 2016.

A petition calling on the University of Michigan to retract its funding for the recent decision to allow a deer cull on campus has recently been gaining traction online, with 1,097 supporters as of Sunday night.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:22pm
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor oversees the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration date days away, City Council’s meeting Tuesday night was dominated by the discussion of how to protect undocumented individuals, a topic usually reserved for a national scope. Larcom City Hall was packed with more than 100 residents supporting the council’s resolution to urge President Barack Obama and state legislators to take steps protecting those who applied to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 5:32pm
Protesters hold signs against a deer cull in Ann Arbor parks at an Ann Arbor City Council meeting on January 4, 2016.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources approved Ann Arbor’s 2017 deer cull plan Friday, which aims to eliminate 100 deer over the course of two weeks from Jan. 30 to Feb. 13.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:16pm
Ann Arbor Mayer Christopher Taylor speaks at the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

Ann Arbor residents who are hearing-impaired may soon be able to enjoy closed captioning in television sets in public areas.

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 2:59pm
Students tailgate before the game in Ann Arbor.

Though crime statistics from the University of Michigan home football game days follow no clear trajectory, police and students have observed trends such as game time and weather that may have influenced arrests, hospitalizations and ejections.

Michigan’s Sept. 17 game against Colorado set the season’s peak for medical emergencies on a football Saturday at 83 treated students, and the Oct. 1 game against Wisconsin set the season peak for ejections from the stadium at 64 people ejected.