Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced the state’s first death from a vaping-related illness on Friday. In a press release, MDHHS said it was notified of the death of an adult male on Wednesday, and declined to release any further information about the victim for confidentiality reasons.
“I'm fighting to keep my son alive,” Jones said. “It’s been a nightmare every day since we’ve been here.”
On Saturday, Sept. 21, her son, 14-year-old Bobby Reyes, went into cardiac arrest after suffering an asthma attack while she was driving him home in Monroe County. He was immediately transferred to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, where doctors declared him brain dead.
Ann Arbor Public Schools will allow students to leave class to participate in the “Global Climate Strike” on Friday if their parents approve.
In a letter to parents that was posted online by the organizers of the Washtenaw County Climate Strike, AAPS Deputy Superintendent David A. Comsa said the schools aim to provide a safe environment for students on campus.
There’s a cloud on the horizon for flavored e-cigarettes in Michigan, and it definitely doesn’t smell like mangoes. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hit juuls across Michigan hard on Wednesday, declaring a statewide ban on flavored nicotine vaping products.
Standing in Theatre Nova on Saturday night, Ann Arbor Community High School teacher Quinn Strassel welcomed dozens of audience members to a staged reading of the musical he spent the summer crafting. His subject: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, whom he dubs “the most controversial woman in the world” in the play’s opening number.
Ann Arbor City Council interviewed three candidates to lead the Ann Arbor Police Department during a work session Friday morning, asking about previous law enforcement experience and plans for working with the recently formed police oversight commission.