Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 10:22pm

Scientists can confirm that to date, 2017 has been gloomier than normal. The metro Detroit region has seen only two days of sunshine in the month of January, according to the National Weather Service. The Detroit Free Press reported 25 days of the month were considered “cloudy,” with 80 to 100 percent of skies covered by clouds.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 6:16pm
The Michigan Theatre is a popular attraction in Ann Arbor.

The American Institute for Economic Research ranked Ann Arbor as the best small metro college destination on its 2017 list of top U.S. college destinations, released Wednesday morning. This ranking evaluates college metro areas based on their quality of life, economic climate and student demographics. The rating system is also broken down into large metros, midsize metros, small metros and towns.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 12:46am
Michigan state senator Rebekah Warren (D) bids Sabra Briere farewell at the Ann Arbor City Council on Monday.

Sabra Briere (D–Ward 1) officially resigned from Ann Arbor City Council at Monday evening’s council meeting. The vacancy was immediately filled by Jason Frenzel, who will now serve the remaining year of Briere’s two-year term.


Frenzel worked for the city of Ann Arbor from 2001 to 2011 as the Volunteer Outreach coordinator for the city’s Natural Area preservation program. He ran for City Council this year as a Democrat, but lost in the primary to incumbent Councilmember Sumi Kailasapathy (D-Ward 1).

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:13pm

At the Dec. 5 council meeting, Briere will offer a resolution that she is resigning, formally create the vacancy and step away from the table to allow council members to discuss who should fill the seat.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:02pm

Preparations are in place to fill the seat of Councilmember Sabra Briere (D-Ward 1) after she steps down in December. After nine years in office,  Briere announced her intention to resign last week.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:51am
Incumbent Councilmember Chuck Warpehoski (D-Ward 5) responds to questions at an Ann Arbor City Council meeting in the City Council Chambers on February 1, 2016.

Incumbent Councilmember Chuck Warpehoski (D–Ward 5), who has served four years on the Ann Arbor City Council, defeated political newcomer David Silkworth (I) Tuesday in the Ward 5 City Council race. Of the five Council member positions up for re-election this cycle, Ward 5 was the only contested race. This will be Warpehoski’s third term on City Council.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:47pm
Councilmember Kirk Westphal (D) speaks at the Ann Arbor City Council meeting at City Hall on September 6, 2016.

As the Nov. 8 elections approach, The Michigan Daily has created a voter guide with information on Ann Arbor City Council candidates and ballot proposal measures.

Ward 1:

Sumi Kailasapathy (D)

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 11:40pm

About 100 people attended a town hall meeting Thursday on the 1,4-Dioxane plume, a pocket of the toxic chemical dioxane, recently found in Ann Arbor shallow groundwater.


Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:31pm

There are five Ann Arbor City Council positions up for re-election this November, but Ward 5 on the city’s northwest side is the only contested race.

Incumbent Councilmember Chuck Warpehoski (D), who has served four years on City Council, is running against political newcomer David Silkworth (I), an insurance claim representative for homeowners and businesses.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:50pm
Ann Arbor resident Sara Abrams carries a sign to protest park closures due to a deer cull resolution at City Hall on Monday.

The city of Ann Arbor has begun planning for this year's wintertime deer cull, the second iteration of the city’s four-year plan to manage its deer population.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources gave Ann Arbor permission to kill up to 100 deer within city boundaries last December. The first part of the cull took place earlier this year between January and March, killing 63 deer.