Monday, December 12, 2016 - 4:50pm

Legislation intended to change consequences for a first offense minor in possession charge passed through the state House of Representatives last Tuesday and are set to face final review soon by the state Senate and Gov. Rick Snyder.

Senate Bill 332 — which was introduced in 2015 and sponsored by state Sen. Rick Jones (R–Grand Ledge) — would reduce an MIP offense from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction for the first offense and carry a $100 fine. Second and third offenses would continue to carry misdemeanor status and heftier fines.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 4:16pm
Researchers at the University of Michigan have been taking a new approach to the long unresolved challenge of developing a working cure for HIV/AIDS by looking at natural properties possessed by bacteria that live on coral, according to research released this week.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 5:03pm

Fortune 200 automotive supply company Adient announced Wednesday that it would be moving its corporate headquarters to the Marquette Building in downtown Detroit’s historic financial district. Adient was recently created as an independent offshoot of Johnson Controls, a multinational technology corporation based in Milwaukee, Wis.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 4:34pm

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced Monday that the Detroit College Promise scholarship program, a part of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, will be expanded provide full free tuition in four-year college programs to students who graduate from Detroit Public Schools.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:20pm
Ashley Blake, Community and Engagement Lead at Avalon House speaks about  addressing chronic homelessness at the School of Social Work on Thursday.

The University of Michigan’s School of Social Work hosted a talk on the current state of homelessness in Washtenaw County and the efforts social workers and organizations undertake to combat it Thursday evening.

The event, organized by the Community Action and Social Change Student Board and presented to an audience of about 20 students, included speaker Ashley Blake, a community building lead with Avalon Housing, an Ann Arbor-based nonprofit organization that both manages and develops affordable housing units in the county.

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 1:12am
Dr. Jeanice Swift, Superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools, speaks about the importance of school zone speed limits at during an Ann Arbor City Council Meeting at Larcom City Hall on Thursday.

More than 100 Ann Arbor residents gathered at the Ann Arbor City Council meeting to lobby for improved safety measures for pedestrians, particularly children on their way to school.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 4:05am
Ann Arbor residents gather to watch the 2016 Presidential Election at Arbor Brewing Company Tuesday.

Across the city of Ann Arbor, residents and University of Michigan students, faculty and staff closed down drinking establishments Wednesday morning waiting for the results of the general election.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 6:40pm
Protestors of the Dakota Access Pipeline gather in support of the Standing Rock protest at the state capital building in Lansing, Michigan on Saturday.

The smell of burning sage and the sound of ceremonial drum beats filled the air around the roughly 500 supporters that gathered in front of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing Saturday at a protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:36pm

On Burnside Street in Detroit, just northwest of Hamtramck, a greenhouse collaborative project utilizing old abandoned houses is only a few short steps away from completion.

By the time winter sets in, the small neighborhood greenhouse, named Afterhouse, will be warm enough to grow fruits and other plants that otherwise wouldn’t otherwise be able to flourish in cold Michigan weather.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 4:41pm
Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, speaks to canvassers at the Hillary Clinton campaign offices in Ann Arbor on Saturday.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D–Mich.) spoke to Ann Arbor volunteers for the Hillary Clinton campaign Saturday morning ahead of an Ann Arbor women’s canvassing event.

About 50 volunteers gathered at the Jackson Road Clinton Coordinated Campaign Office before walking through local neighborhoods to knock on doors and encourage residents to vote for the Democratic presidential nominee on Election Day Nov. 8.