If annexation is approved, a combined Ann Arbor and Whitmore Lake School district would become the 4th largest in the state. Just over a month ago, the Ann Arbor and Whitmore Lake School Boards held a joint meeting to start talks about possible annexation. We'll likely know after a meeting Wednesday night at Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School if a plan will be put before voters this fall to move forward with combining the districts.
Construction has begun on the site of a Family Dollar store on the Water Street re-development area.
An official groundbreaking will he held after the August 5th primary election, but construction machinery was busy at work on the site Tuesday, maneuvering around wooden stakes topped with pieces of fluttering fluorescent tape.
The sidewalk along Michigan Avenue is also marked with fluorescent spray paint.
The Family Dollar project is the first on Water Street to see construction begin since 1999.
Michigan Team Overcomes Early Adversity To Win Another Solar Car Challenge
The University of Michigan has won its fifth national title in a row at the American Solar Challenge competition.
The Ann Arbor News reports the university's car named Quantum won the eight-day solar vehicle competition. The 1,700-mile event started July 20 in Austin, Texas. The three-wheeled car was the first to cross the finish line in Minneapolis on Monday afternoon.
Ann Arbor voters will chose a new mayor this year but the changes won’t necessarily stop there. Three of Ann Arbor’s 5 wards have contested Democratic Primaries for council seats. The first ward race pits incumbent Sumi Kailasapathy against challenger Don Adams Junior.