Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 1:34pm
A second Climate Strike is planned after the first one resulted in ten demonstrators being arrested in the Fleming Administration Building.

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.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 5:14pm
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Marijuana use by college students hit a 35-year high, according to a study released last Tuesday. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:53pm
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to issue emergency rules stopping the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products for six months starting Wednesday.

There’s a cloud on the horizon for flavored e-cigarettes, 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.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:21pm
Betsy DeVos (Diane Hill) fights her way through a "forest of red tape" during the song, "I'm a Disruptor (Let's Shake Things Up)" from Betsy Devos! The Musical!

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. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 9:46pm
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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.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 8:51am
The Ann Arbor City Council discussed involving the Environmental Protection Agency in cleaning up the Gelman dioxane plume as well as altering the makeup of the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission at a meeting on Monday.

The Ann Arbor City Council discussed involving the Environmental Protection Agency in cleaning up the Gelman dioxane plume as well as altering the makeup of the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission at a meeting on Monday.

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 7:39pm
Ian Robinson, president of the Lecturers' Employee Organization, greets SMTD Dance Lecturer Jean-Claude Biza before the Congolese Dance Class Showing at the Betty Pease Studio Theater Saturday.

The Lecturers’ Employee Organization has accused the School of Music, Theatre & Dance of moving to reduce course loads for two lecturers following LEO’s successful bargaining campaign last year.

According to LEO, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance is trying to shift classes taught by lecturers Missy Beck and Jean-Claude Biza to tenure-track faculty in order to avoid paying lecturers more under the contract the union ratified over the summer.

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 3:02pm
Members of the Washtenaw Area Coffee Workers Association are finalizing an agreement with the owners of Mighty Good Coffee.

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.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:49pm
Scientists captured the first-ever image of a black hole.

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.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 11:02pm
University of Michigan alum Lori Lightfoot won Chicago’s mayoral race Tuesday night.

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.