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Max Lorincz
Rick Pluta / MPRN

A judge has dismissed the case against a man who was charged under the State Police crime lab’s controversial THC policy. 


Jeremy Moss
Michigan House Democrats / housedems.com

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers hopes to send privacy protection legislation to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk this year.  


Brian Smithson/Flickr

More than $4,000 has been raised by Washtenaw County residents to send bottled water to the city of Flint.

Terence Blanchard
Henry-Adebonojo/ Courtesy of the artist

Terence Blanchard is no stranger to Detroit as the 2015-16 Jazz Creative Director for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and was the 2012 Artist in Residence for the Detroit Jazz Festival. This Sunday, January 24th trumpeter, composer, arranger Terence Blanchard returns to Detroit for two performances at Cliff Bell’s Nightclub.

Rape U-M
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Despite increased efforts at the University of Michigan to deal with sexual assaults on campus, there's been an increase in the number of incidents.


The Harlem Globetrotters will perform tonight at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center.  That's less than a month since long time player Meadowlark Lemon passed away.  


Special Education
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As teachers request grants for projects from the Ann Arbor Educational Foundation, more and more of them are asking for help with special needs education.  


Flint River
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Republicans say a $28 million emergency appropriation for Flint should come with some accountability measures to make sure that money is spent wisely.


Flint Water
Michigan Public Radio Network

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regional administrator is stepping down over the public health crisis in Flint. 

Washtenaw County Seal
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

Washtenaw County will soon be a step closer to hiring a new administrator.

 


City of Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor City Council and Mayor Christopher Taylor will receive a modest raise in pay this year.

 


Federal Assistance
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Governor Rick Snyder is asking the Obama Administration to change its mind and declare a major disaster in Flint.  


Email
Flickr / flickr.com

Governor Rick Snyder has released a trove of emails both to and from him regarding Flint and the city’s water crisis. 


Jason Koxvold/ Wikipedia

 University of Michigan researchers say low income and minority communities are targeted as sites for hazardous waste facilities.


Vlastula / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

As it continues to stay cold, more and more homeless people are using shelters in Washtenaw County.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department has its first ever dog on the force.  "Nitro" is a 75 pound Belgian Malinois that will turn 2 years old in April.

Nitro lives with and is trained by EMU police officer Bridget Bofysil.  She says he eats a raw diet of meat, organ and bone.  He is trained primarily in explosive detection but can also help in other searches. 

Harmonium

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  Eastern Michigan University says it's more prevalent than you might think, here in our own state.


Jim Ananich
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Michigan Democratic leaders say Governor Rick Snyder’s Flint apology during his State of the State speech is not enough.  

Flint Protesters
NPR / npr.org

Governor Rick Snyder devoted most of Tuesday's State of the State speech to the Flint water crisis.  He promised to fix the problems that started while the city was under state emergency management, and he promised to do a better job of helping the public understand what went wrong. 


Rick Snyder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder devoted most of his State of the State speech Tuesday night to the Flint water crisis. Rick Pluta has a report on address and the governor's plan. 


Governor Rick Synder's Sixth State Of The State Address-2016

Jan 20, 2016
Rick Snyder
NPR / npr.org

Governor Rick Snyder delivered his sixth State of the State address on Tuesday night.  As expected, the primary focus was the Flint water crisis, but the Governor did address other issues, including a call for economic and technological developments at Willow Run and an increased focus on mobility at M-City in Ann Arbor and throughout the Michigan auto industry.  You can hear the speech in its entirety here.


Susan K. Campbell/ Humans of Ann Arbor

A beloved member of the downtown Ann Arbor community has passed away.


More than 50 local restaurants are coming together this week to celebrate Ann Arbor Restaurant Week.

It's a twice-a-year celebration of Ann Arbor's dining scene in which participating businesses offer meals at fixed prices as a way to attract customers and encourage more residents to sample local cuisine.


United States Senate

U.S. Senator Gary Peters from Michigan honors the life and legacy of a true American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  He also shares the latest on the Flint water crisis and what he hopes to hear from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in his State Of The State address.


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations at Eastern Michigan University, a seminar on Black Lives Matter protests was held. 


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