An installation at the Heidelberg project in Detroit, MI.
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Last year, the Museum Studies Program at the University of Michigan hosted Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the soon-to-be-opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture., for a week of working on campus with students.

Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump, speaks to supporters Friday afternoon, during a campaign rally at the Summit Sports & Ice Complex in Dimondale, MI.
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DIMONDALE, MI — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) hasn't indicated much support for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, but in Trump’s visit to Michigan Friday, Trump seemed to be hoping one of the governor’s main ideas — Michigan as a comeback state — would come true for him, too.

Ann Arbor City Council election results
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Of the five City Council members up for re-election this year, only three were challenged in the Democratic primary. In the Tuesday primary election, all three prevailed, and, because Ann Arbor traditionally votes overwhelmingly Democratic, Councilmembers Sumi Kailasapathy (D–Ward 1), Graydon Krapohl (D–Ward 4) and Chuck Warpehoski (D–Ward 5) will most likely be re-elected in November.

Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
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PHILADELPHIA — The expectation for Michigan to be a battleground state this year was accentuated at the Democratic National Convention, with speeches from four state natives: Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, former Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Detroit worker Henrietta Ivey.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton takes the stage for final night of the DNC at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.
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PHILADELPHIA — During the primary season, Flint garnered a lot of media attention following Hillary Clinton’s mention of the Flint water crisis in a presidential debate in January.

Mike Pence addresses a rally in Novi
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A little over a week after his formal nomination as Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took the stage Thursday evening in Novi, Michigan, following an earlier town hall event in Grand Rapids.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
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PHILADELPHIA — Amid leaked DNC emails and fears of a divided party, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters ignited protests throughout Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention this week. Additionally, many delegates at the convention came in protest with taped mouths and rampant booing of various speakers who praised presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Portrait of Henriette Ivey
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Henrietta Ivey — a native Michigan healthcare worker —will speak at the Democratic National Convention next Thursday in Philadelphia.

A map of the 57th annual Art Fair
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The 57th Ann Arbor Street Art Fair will — for the first time ever — last throughout the entire weekend, hopefully drawing new crowds of spectators and artists.

CLEVELAND — Amidst national media coverage of Sen.

Michigan’s Democratic and Republican parties nominated their respective candidates for the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents at state conventions Friday and Saturday.

The Michigan Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit filed in April that claimed Washtenaw County illegally collected $24 million in property taxes.

Ann Arbor representative Conan Smith stepped down from the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Tuesday evening to seek a bid for a new position with the county: director of community and economic development. His resignation was effective Saturday.

The University of Michigan’s Translational Research and Commercialization program announced plans Monday to invest a total of $500,000 into five transportation technology projects affiliated with U of M.  

The University’s governing body is considering incorporating more student input before the body makes impactful decisions on their behalf.

The University of Michigan, along with Michigan State University and Wayne State University, will utilize the funding for research, education and patient care.

Hillary Clinton poses for a picture at the Futuramic Tool and Engineering Company in Warren, MI.
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Clinton pointed to the more traditionally Republican policies Trump outlined, such as cutting taxes for the upper class and loosening financial regulation, which she portrayed as harmful for the working class.

Tobbaco Rose Cigars store on Stadium Boulevard
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The recently approved city ordinance raising the minimum age of tobacco purchase to 21 in Ann Arbor has been met with a cold reception from local business owners directly impacted by the law.

According to a spring 2016 report released earlier this month by the National Survey on Energy and Environment, fewer Americans doubt the occurrence

Local leaders gathered at the Washtenaw Food Hub in Ann Arbor Charter Township for a press conference to discuss the need to reauthorize the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act Tuesday morning.