Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 6:17pm

The city discovered Monday that a sewer overflow allowed an estimated 600,000 gallons of sewage to spill into the Huron River this weekend.

 

The overflow was traced back to a construction site on Geddes Avenue near Gallup Park. According to a press release, debris from the site led to a blockage in a sanitary sewer, which then caused the overflow. The overflow is estimated to have occurred sometime between 3 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m Monday, when it was discovered.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:54pm

The Trotter Multicultural Center kicked off the year with its A Peace of Trotter event, which offered a variety of global activities Thursday evening.

The event featured an assortment of international cuisine, yoga on the lawn, Congolese dancing and Paint No Pour — a program based off Painting with a Twist, a painting studio that includes in class instruction, without alcohol or other altering substances.

The activities were all led by various members of the University of Michigan community, including professors, faculty and staff.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 2:27pm

Legislation aimed at protecting both people who overdose and those who attempt to assist them from legal prosecution will move back to the Michigan House after being passed by the Michigan Senate last week.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:28pm

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump visited Michigan for the second time this month Wednesday, when he toured a water treatment facility in Flint. During the trip, Trump also visited Bethel United Methodist Church and met with Rev. Faith Green Timmons and other community members.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:24pm

This article is the first in a series examining candidates' higher education reform plans.

Higher education reform has been a big topic this election season — particularly for Democrats. As opponents in the Democratic primary, now-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D–VT) lauded their two separate proposals of debt-free and tuition-free college, respectively. As the nominee, Clinton has released a combination of the two plans as part of her platform.

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 4:14pm

The grant, which allocates $500,00 in total, aims to fund programs for sexual assault prevention training.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 3:05pm

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton hosted a press call with college students from across the country Thursday morning, discussing her commitment to younger voters. The call followed a recent push by the Clinton campaign to engage with more reporters.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 9:06pm

The Michigan Senate introduced and voted Wednesday on the passage of a bill that will allow dogs in outdoor restaurants and patios. However, for cat lovers, felines are not included in the new legislation and must be left at home.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 5:06pm
Actor Sean Astin rallies Hillary Clinton supporters to register voters in the Union on Wednesday.

The University of Michigan’s chapter of College Democrats kicked off one of its weekly voter registration drives Wednesday with a special appearance from actor Sean Astin, best known for his role as Sam in Lord of the Rings.

Astin spoke to students and community members about campaigning at ground-level events. He also discussed his experiences with Hillary Clinton who he's known since 1992, calling her one of the most passionate and hardworking people he has ever met.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 7:34pm

The Ann Arbor Police Department has declared a report of an armed robbery near campus to be a false claim, according to AAPD.  Officers were called at approximately 10:40 a.m. Tuesday to the report of a robbery.

The police arrived at North University and State Street, where the University of Michigan Police held a suspect in custody. The police have come to believe that the man who reported the incident did so after a failed drug deal, MLive reported.