Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:25pm

In an extremely close race nationwide, for a period of time Election Day all eyes were on Michigan, but the state ultimately wasn’t the one to hand President-elect Donald Trump his victory. However, many of the trends seen in the state around turnout and voter enthusiasm are similar to those in the other close states that did hand Trump his win.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 4:01am
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D–Mich.) speaks with supporters of then-presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton about campaigning for Clinton in the Michigan Union on February 13, 2016.

While Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump won an unexpected victory in the general election Tuesday night, on the state and congressional level Democrats dominated in traditionally blue Ann Arbor.

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D–Mich.) won her bid for re-election in Washtenaw County with 65 percent of the vote. Dingell has represented Michigan’s 12th District since January 2015.

In a statement, Dingell said she plans to continue to work to aid middle-class families, focusing on issues such as the economy and college affordability.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 2:38am
President elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a pre-caucus rally in Cedar Rapids, IA on February 1, 2016.

In a large upset victory, Republican nominee Donald Trump won the presidential election after capturing Wisconsin, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, which Democrats had considered crucial to their victory. The race was called at 2:30 a.m. by the Associated Press.

In his victory speech, Trump framed the United States as needing to unite together under his leadership.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 7:25pm

A young man fell off of the Thayer Street parking structure Tuesday and passed away after being taken to the hospital, the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security confirmed Tuesday evening.

The man was likely under 18 and not affiliated with the University of Michigan, according to DPSS.

DPSS spokesperson Diane Brown said the man fell from the 7th floor of the structure at approximately 3:20 p.m., in what was likely an accident. He was taken to Mott Children’s Hospital, where he passed away.

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 9:08pm
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GRAND RAPIDS — In one of her final campaign stops of the election season, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke to a crowd of 4,000 at Grand Valley State University about her vision for the country in an attempt to galvanize voters one day before the election.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 9:08pm

As the election season comes to a close, the University of Michigan’s chapters of College Democrats and College Republicans plan to encourage student voting through campaign events and watch parties of differing sizes.

The College Democrats are lauding a campus visit from President Barack Obama on Monday, where he will campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 7:09pm

With campaign stops from both presidential candidates and their surrogates just days before the election, Michigan’s importance as a possible swing state in the presidential election has never been more apparent.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 4:23pm
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With less than a week until the presidential election, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.) encouraged students to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Western Michigan University Wednesday discussing key issues of her campaign from higher education reform and rising economic inequality.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:46pm

The Chicago-based real estate agency that agreed to purchase a vacant lot formely owned by the YMCA in Ann Arbor has backed out of a major redevelopment plan, according to the Ann Arbor News.

The Habitat Company terminated the contract after disagreements with the city’s requests that the company include more affordable housing and energy efficient practices in their plans for construction.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 1:24pm
Wil Wheaton, actor, campaigns for Hillary Clinton at the Vault of Midnight comic book store.

Wednesday morning, actor Wil Wheaton discussed mental illness and the importance of state and local level races with fans at an Ann Arbor comic book store event, affectionately referred to as a “Nerds for Hillary” by some crowd members.

Wheaton came to the Vault of Midnight comic book store, which drew approximately 100 people, to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.