Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Senior Center
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Bridge isn't a game typically played at Burns Park Elementary School, but it will for the next few weeks.  Burns Park is among the sites hosting Ann Arbor Senior Center events while repair work is finished at the senior's damaged facility. 


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A new school of fish is Ann Arbor's latest public art project, and one of the last works to be funded by the city's now defunct percent for art program.  The sculptures were installed Monday at the rain garden on Kingsley and First.


Ann Arbor
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Ann Arbor City Council is considering a $20,000 public engagement plan that will begin an effort to manage the local deer population. 


Ann Arbor
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Protesters calling for Ann Arbor to boycott Israel will be back at the City Council meeting after dozens were escorted out of the last meeting by police for causing a disruption.


Ann Arbor District Library
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The Downtown Library is temporarily closed in Ann Arbor.  Work will keep the doors shut through at least early next week.


Performance Network Theatre
Performance Network Theatre

Less than three months after Ann Arbor's Performance Network Theatre closed its doors in the middle of a show, the re-launched company is set to hold a kick-off weekend.  


United Association
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After a quarter century, the new deal being signed Wednesday will keep the United Association at WCC for 15-more years 


United Association
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Finding a hotel room in Washtenaw County might be a bit of a challenge this week, restaurants will be a little more crowded, and toilets will be racing tonight in Ann Arbor.  Plumbers, pipefitters, and other members of the United Association are in town for their annual training conference.    


Ann Arbor
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A growing number of Great Lakes communities are concerned about climate change.  Ann Arbor is applying for a grant to identify what it can do to adapt to this new reality. 


University of Michigan Health System
University of Michigan Health System

Medical science may be one step closer to preventing the formation of malignant brain tumors. A University of Michigan study has found suppressing the production of certain proteins can help the body's immune system eradicate cancerous cells. 


the ann arbor chronicle
Ann Arbor Chronicle

The back corner of Ann Arbor City Council and other meetings in the city will soon be missing a familiar face.  That's because after a six year run providing the most in-depth online coverage of local government the Ann Arbor Chronicle will be shutting down.  


Ecology Center Solar Panels Installation
Ecology Center

Ann Arbor is getting greener. The non-profit Ecology Center is installing eight solar panels on its roof Friday.

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Ann Arbor's mayor and council members were held in a side room while police confronted the group.  

Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
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The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority ramps up service in a few weeks.  The changes are the first improvements funded by a new .7 mill transit millage.


Washtenaw County
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Many area residents live their lives without being able to prove who they are. A proposal to help these people will be discussed at tonight's Washtenaw County Commissioners work session.


Washtenaw County
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The results were in within hours of the polls closing Tuesday night, but the election process is far from over.


Ann Arbor
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Ann Arbor's next City Council is set after this week's Democratic Primary since winners face no opposition in November. Less than 17 percent of the city's registered voters participated in Tuesday's primary. One council member thinks switching to non-partisan elections will increase the number of residents participating in selecting Ann Arbor's elected officials.  


Christopher Taylor, Kirk Westphal, and Julie Grand
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Ann Arbor City Council will have three new faces later this year. It's unclear how the changes will impact what has often been a divided group.


Christopher Taylor
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Christopher Taylor will likely be Ann Arbor's next mayor. The 3rd Ward City Councilman won a four way Democratic Primary against three of his council colleagues Tuesday. Taylor received nearly 48 percent of the vote in claiming victory.


Stephen Kunselman
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Despite losing his bid to become Ann Arbor's next Mayor, Stephen Kunselman will continue to represent the 3rd Ward on City Council and plans to continue pushing for an increased focus on improved basic services. 


Voting booths
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Low voter turnout expected in Washtenaw County   


Ann Arbor
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Washtenaw County elections officials don't expect further legal challenges from an absentee ballot snafu in Ann Arbor's third ward.  A lot of work has gone into ensuring every vote can count.


Ann Arbor's Main Street
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Ann Arbor voters take a big step towards deciding the city's next mayor Tuesday with the Democratic Primary.  Downtown is the heart of the city, but what's the vision for its future?  And what role should the Downtown Development Authority play?  


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It's taking a little longer than expected, but the Clean Energy Coalition's ArborBike program is gearing up for a fall launch.

Nick Helmholdt is operations manager for the bike share program, which was originally targeting a June kick-off.  He says plans now call for installation of equipment the first week in September.

"We are currently targeting the 12th of September as a public launch date," Hemholdt says.

10 of the planned 14 bike sharing stations will open this fall. 

Michigan Stadium Manchester United Real Madrid
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Over 100,000 fans pack Michigan Stadium 6 or 7 Saturdays every fall.  The crowds also give the city's bars, restaurants, and hotels something to cheer about by boosting sales.


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