Ann Arbor

Digital Inclusion

A new pop up store in Ypsilanti is offering refurbished computers and opportunities for young people. 

Kids using computers
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Ann Arbor Public Schools families likely can put down the pen and paper when they go to register for next school year. 

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Infrastructure upgrades, the Allen Creek Greenway project, and accessory dwelling units to be included in the next fiscal year.

Eastern Michigan University

  They train together for victories, and for athletes at Eastern Michigan University they'll also soon be training to fight sexual violence. 

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Ann Arbor officials won't have to try to find a new City Administrator at this time after all. 

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The federal government and area farmers could help improve the quality of water flowing through area rivers and streams. 

Homeless Advocates Launching Recall Effort

Dec 4, 2014
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People upset with the recent eviction of residents of a homeless camp at the end of Burton Road in Ann Arbor are launching a campaign to recall City Council member Stephen Kunselman.

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You soon may see more local food options at your favorite grocery store.  

A series of workshops promoting local food kick off next week with a session focused on helping cottage food businesses become commercially licensed. The license is needed to sell online and ship products.

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University could be going completely tobacco free next summer.  

  The plan would ban the use of all tobacco products from university owned or operated facilities, including vehicles, starting in July 2015. 

  The slate of films to open at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival is starting to take shape. In this week's edition of 'Cinema Chat', David Fair and Russ Collins cover the news from Hollywood and Park City, Utah and preview the slate of movies available to you this weekend. 

Opening at the Multiplex

Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority is putting some conditions on allowing the former Y-Lot on Fifth Avenue to return as a surface parking lot. 

Michigan Stadium
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With the University of Michigan looking for a new football coach, students waiting for Tuesday night's basketball game had one name in mind.

Jim Hackett
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The University of Michigan is looking for a new football coach, as Brady Hoke has been dismissed following a 5-7 season.  

Visitors to downtown Ann Arbor may soon have a team of people to turn to for information and assistance.

Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
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Public efforts to find the next leader of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority kick off Tuesday.

Community members get a chance to share what they want from the AAATA's next CEO at a public meeting.

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Ann Arbor officials have started planning the final phase of the Stadium Boulevard reconstruction project. 

The University of Michigan
University of Michigan

The University of Michigan's School of Public Health is creating a new department to study the complex issues around nutrition.  

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A new program offers owners of small rental properties in Washtenaw County low interest loans to make energy efficient upgrades.  

Think Local First

As shoppers head out for Black Friday deals, independent local businesses hope to be busy.  It's a crucial time for local stores.

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Ann Arbor's controversial crosswalk ordinance has gotten a lot of attention across the city, but a task force is looking to address all issues around pedestrian safety.  They're asking for help from the community to understand the issue fully.

Box Office
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It's a holiday edition of Cinema Chat! Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins joins David Fair to discuss all of the movie offerings, and some pertinent Hollywood news, as well.

Community Action Network

Local non-profit agencies are working to make sure everyone in the county has a thanksgiving meal to enjoy.  At least one organization has seen more requests for food assistance in recent months.

By Any Means Necessary Rally Against Ferguson Decision
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The decision not to indict the police officer that killed Missouri teenager Michael Brown has led to rallies across the country, including several here in Washtenaw County.  Members of By Any Means Necessary believe racism is a problem in police departments across the nation.

Camp Serenity
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A homeless tent community in southeast Ann Arbor will likely be cleared out within a week after the property owner gave police authority to move forward with eviction.  At the camp preparations for the move are underway.

Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama's executive action protects up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation for at least two years. It's unclear how the local immigrant population will react.