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Ann Arbor residents will get a chance to talk to the city's police chief tonight to discuss any concerns about crime in the city.  


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Ann Arbor Public Schools is looking for host families to take in 20 Chinese students later this year.

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The LPGA Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor is expected to boost the local economy.


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 A bill that will allow utility companies to collect energy produced by residential solar panels and sell it back to homeowners at retail price continues to be stalled in a state Senate Committee. 

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A state House committee could vote today on a bill to create a crime of “aggressive panhandling.”  The bill would replace state and local anti-begging laws that have been struck down as violations of free speech rights. 


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Mosquito control is serious business in Harris County, Texas.

The county, which includes Houston, stretches across 1,777 square miles and is the third most populous county in the U.S. The area's warm, muggy climate and snaking system of bayous provide an ideal habitat for mosquitoes — and the diseases they carry.

The county began battling mosquitoes in earnest in 1965, after an outbreak of St. Louis encephalitis. Hundreds of people contracted the virus and 32 died.

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President Obama's decision to lift a decades-old ban on the sale of lethal military equipment to Vietnam opens up potentially lucrative contracts for U.S. defense companies.

The Vietnamese leadership has been pushing hard for access to American military systems and has a relatively small but quickly growing defense budget, says Ben Moores, a defense specialist at the consultancy IHS Janes. He says that includes a roughly $13 billion wish list for military equipment.

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About 600 employees in Washtenaw County will be affected by new rules from the U.S. Labor Department.

 

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A competition challenging hundreds of students on their basic math skills is taking place today on the Eastern Michigan University campus.  


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The Summer 16 Youth Employment Program in Washtenaw County closed its enrollment after only two weeks because of high demand.  


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An annual report from the state Supreme Court says specialty courts that focus on veterans, people with mental illnesses, and those with substance abuse problems are reducing re-offense rates, and saving taxpayers money. 


12-Year-Old Genius Says He's A Normal Kid

May 23, 2016
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City of Ann Arbor

It will take the city of Ann Arbor a bit longer than expected to open a new dog park near downtown that was approved earlier this year. 


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Activists will March Against Monsanto in Ann Arbor tomorrow.

 


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