Ann Arbor

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Despite guidelines put into place by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as a part of Michigan’s plan to reopen, many students are crowding bars and restaurants in Ann Arbor.

The Daily summer news editors Jasmin Lee and Sarah Payne talked to various students and local bar/restaurant staff to discuss overcrowding and other challenges faced by local restaurant workers in relation to COVID-19.

Eli Savit is running for Washtenaw County prosecutor

Editor’s Note: The Michigan Daily does not officially endorse Eli Savit for prosecutor. This story is one in a series of stories profiling the candidates for Washtenaw County prosecutor.

Photo of Hugo Mack

Editor’s Note: The Michigan Daily does not officially endorse Hugo Mack for prosecutor. This story is one in a series of stories profiling the candidates for Washtenaw County Prosecutor.

Anne Bannister and Lisa Disch discuss their platforms as they run for city council.

More than 45 Ann Arbor residents joined a virtual forum via Facebook Live Thursday evening to listen to City Councilmember Anne Bannister, D-Ward 1, and challenger Lisa Disch discuss their platforms.

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The Democratic candidates for Ward 5 of City Council participated in an online forum via Facebook Live Wednesday evening.

Democratic candidates for City Council speak to Ann Arbor residents about their platforms.

The Democratic candidates for Ward 4 of City Council participated in an online forum via Facebook Live Thursday evening. Participants included incumbent Jack Eaton, Mozhgan Savabieasfahni and Jen Eyer. About 40 people attended the forum virtually.

Topics discussed in the forum included protests, police brutality, minimum wage and more.

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The Democratic candidates for Ward 3 of City Council participated in an online forum via Facebook Live Wednesday evening.

Protesters march down the streets of Ann Arbor Thursday afternoon.

Ann Arbor’s protest on Thursday was one of many held throughout the week in response to the killing of George Floyd. Around 300 predominantly white community members gathered at West Park for a protest against police brutality and racial injustice.

Organized by local activist Ethan Ketner, the event featured speakers and a march through the surrounding neighborhoods, despite the almost 90 degree heat. Ketner and about 50 volunteers, including designated medics, handed out free water and snacks to attendees throughout the event. Protesters stopped traffic at one point at the Maple Road and Jackson Avenue intersection.

Ward 2 Democratic candidates speak to Ann Arbor residents on their platforms.

The Democratic candidates for Ward 2 of City Council participated in an online forum via Facebook Live Thursday evening.