Members of the Washtenaw Area Coffee Workers Association are finalizing an agreement with the owners of Mighty Good Coffee as the local chain prepares to shutter its retail operations by the end of the summer.
When astronomers announced on Wednesday they had captured the first-ever photo of a black hole, an international team of scientists said they had seen the “unseeable.” Collaborating with more than 200 researchers across the world, the Event Horizon Telescope project used data from eight radio telescopes in six locations provided the input necessary to compile the photo.
University of Michigan alum Lori Lightfoot won Chicago’s mayoral race Tuesday night, making her the first Black woman to be elected to the position. With Lightfoot’s victory, Chicago is now on track to become the largest U.S. city with an openly gay mayor.
Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor, beat out Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board president, in a landslide victory. The two emerged from a field of a dozen candidates to compete in Tuesday’s runoff election.
Two presidential hopefuls made their cases before Michigan voters for the first time on Monday as they seek the Democratic nomination for the nation’s highest office in 2020, preceding a rally for President Donald Trump planned for next week in Grand Rapids.
On Wednesday, The Michigan Daily sat down with Cynthia Wilbanks, vice president for Government Relations, to discuss the University’s work with government officials and agencies at the local, state and federal level. Wilbanks and her office oversee lobbying efforts in areas of legislative and regulatory policy that impact the University and its operations. This transcript has been abbreviated and reordered for reader clarity.
Amid objections from community activists, Ann Arbor City Council moved forward Tuesday with a proposed amendment to allow for a waiver of restrictions on the eligibility of city employees to sit on the police oversight commission. The amendment will be addressed at a second reading during the next council meeting.
City Councilmembers and community activists are divided over two agenda items slated to appear before the City Council Tuesday night regarding the formation of an independent police oversight commission. One calls for changes to the guidelines for commission membership while the other seeks to prohibit undue influence over the nomination process.
Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., died Thursday at the age of 92, the office of U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell said in a statement. John Dingell, who was elected to the House in 1955 when he was 29, was the longest-serving member of Congress in history.
With record-breaking low temperatures sweeping the state of Michigan and wind chill temperatures of approximately negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit, Michigander have been warned of frostbite on exposed skin within 10 minutes of standing outside. In Washtenaw County, there are about 300 homeless persons at any given time each year.
Ann Arbor’s fourth annual deer cull ended a week ahead of schedule, the city announced Monday, resulting in the reopening of a dozen parks and nature areas. From Jan. 2 to Jan. 20, sharpshooters removed 112 deer, failing to meet the city’s goal of bagging up to 150.