Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 12:14am

The Ann Arbor City Council met for the first time in the new year to discuss a short agenda that included zoning single-family dwellings, modifying floodplains and clarifying a resolution to purchase cameras for the Ann Arbor Police Department. 

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 2:32pm
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces a new committee for the COVID-19 vaccine uptake Thursday afternoon.

The state of Michigan expects to receive nearly 84,000 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine next week if it is approved by the Food and Drug Administration today, announced Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief medical executive, in a press conference Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 9:39pm
The Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice and the Washtenaw Faith Leaders Forum hosted a town hall Thursday evening to discuss racial disparities in Washtenaw County's justice system.

The Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice and the Washtenaw Faith Leaders Forum hosted a “Race to Justice” town hall Thursday evening to review an August report on the racial disparities in judicial sentences in Washtenaw County. About 84 members attended the event.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 2:57pm
Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, chair of the task force, spoke on the progress that has been made for vulnerable communities.

The State of Michigan released an interim report Thursday showing significant progress in the effort to protect communities of color from the spread of COVID-19. The report follows Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement of the creation of the Michigan COVID-19 task force on racial disparities in April.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:23am

After Republicans on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers voted against certifying election results Tuesday then reversed course after public pressure and accusations of racism, both GOP canvassers signed affidavits late Wednesday to rescind their votes. Shortly afterward, the Trump campaign released a statement withdrawing its Michigan lawsuit over the election results.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 12:34am


The Ann Arbor City Council met over Zoom to swear in its new councilmembers, discuss development plans and debrief the 2020 election results.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 2:18am
City Council postpones vote on Gelman plume settlement

Ann Arbor City Council convened Monday evening to discuss approval of sustainable, affordable housing plans and to vote on the fourth consent judgement of the Gelman plume settlement — a vote which was ultimately rejected by City Council. 

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 3:55pm
Ann Arbor resident Eric Sturgis announced his write-in candidacy for the City Council 1st ward Thursday.

Less than a month before the Nov. 3 general election, Ann Arbor resident Eric Sturgis announced he is running as a write-in candidate for City Council in Ann Arbor’s 1st Ward. Sturgis will challenge University of Michigan professor Lisa Disch for the open seat.

Raised in Ward 1, Sturgis is an Eastern Michigan University alum and master’s student in sports management at EMU. He said he has also worked closely with high school and college students in particular as a tennis coach. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 6:35pm
Beginning October 12, U-M will allow all undergraduate students to return to in-person research.


Starting Oct. 12, the University of Michigan will allow all undergraduate students to return to in-person research and scholarship, according to an email update sent to the research community from Rebecca Cunningham, vice president of research at the University.