Ann Arbor

In a 97-page court filing Monday, the city of Ann Arbor argued state regulators and Pall Corporation systematically failed to control a local contaminated plume of groundwater and motioned to intervene as a plaintiff in a 24-year-old legal settlement on the plume.

Families gather for a unity peace march at the Diag on Sunday.

A unity peace march through Ann Arbor was organized by residents Sunday afternoon in response to Tuesday’s election, aiming to promote peace.

Dr. Jeanice Swift, Superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools, speaks about the importance of school zone speed limits at during an Ann Arbor City Council Meeting at Larcom City Hall on Thursday.

More than 100 Ann Arbor residents gathered at the Ann Arbor City Council meeting to lobby for improved safety measures for pedestrians, particularly children on their way to school.

Incumbent Brian Mackie decisively won the race for Washtenaw County prosecuting attorney on Tuesday, receiving 97.4 percent of the vote, while his challenger, D’Real Graham, received just 2.6 percent.

Ann Arbor voters approved a ballot proposal Tuesday to extend the term for city officials from two to four years and end odd-year municipal elections, with nearly 55 percent support.

Overall, 28,243 votes were cast in favor and 23,456 against.

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.

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)

Following the discovery of shallow groundwater contaminated with the toxic compound 1,4-dioxane in October, the city of Ann Arbor took steps to pursue new legal action against the responsible party Tuesday night.

After resigning as county commissioner amid concerns of a conflict of interest, then abruptly re-entering a election race for the seat, Conan Smith (D–District 9) is facing widespread disaffection from segments of his constituency.

About 100 people attended a town hall meeting Thursday on the 1,4-Dioxane plume, a pocket of the toxic chemical dioxane, recently f