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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.

Protestors walk through Ann Arbor to in reaction to police brutality in Washtenaw County.

Hundreds of community members engaged in a protest against police brutality following the release of a video showing a white Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy appearing to punch Sha’Tenia Grady El, a Black woman, in the head multiple times during an arrest early Tuesday morning in Ypsilanti Township.

With a national spotlight focused on race and policing in the wake of George Floyd’s death, community members organized to demand change.

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On May 13, the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education approved the district’s acquisition of the online educational platform Schoology by a 6-1 vote.

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On May 7, directors of the 2020 Ann Arbor Art Fair announced the event would be canceled due to safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LSA junior Cat Groenke’s family recently adopted Arya, a stray dog from Mexico

When LSA junior Cat Groenke returned home to California after campus shut down, she came home to a new dog.

Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor speaks at virtual town hall Sunday evening.

Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor hosted a virtual town hall on Facebook Live Sunday evening to discuss COVID-19, basic services, the Ann Arbor budget and the city’s carbon neutrality plan,