Ann Arbor's shift from public housing to a voucher based program is being helped by changes in federal policies. Washtenaw County is receiving about $2.6 million in US Housing and Urban Development Grants.
A group of parents, union members, and others in the community continue to object to Ann Arbor Public Schools plan to outsource custodial work. Earlier this month the school board accepted a bid from GCA Services that will reduce custodial costs by $2 million annually.
How will Ann Arbor's next mayor take on the challenges around the city's always changing downtown? That will be among the primary topics discussed Wednesday night at a mayoral debate hosted by Literati Bookstore.
Ann Arbor teachers are voting on an agreement that will freeze wages for next school year. The deal was reached after the district announced they would cancel the entire teachers contract if necessary to hold salaries flat.
The director of Ann Arbor's VA hospital says the facility will continue to cooperate with any and all reviews of the facility.
This comes on the heels of the release of a letter to President Obama from an investigator that says a whistleblower at the facility reported that employees were "practicing unsafe and unsanitary work practices" and untrained workers were improperly handling instruments.
Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System director Robert McDivitt says any allegations about patient safety are taken very seriously.
Years of planning and fundraising will be worth it for area skaters as they celebrate the grand opening of Ann Arbor's new skatepark tomorrow. The event will include a demonstration by skating legend Tony Hawk and other professional skaters at 4 PM.
The HathiTrust Digital Library has been cleared of accusations of copyright infringement by a Federal Appeals Court. The University of Michigan is part of this collaboration of over 90 libraries and universities that are compiling digital information on nearly every topic throughout history.
Women who need mental health counseling, job coaching, and divorce support have one less local resource to turn to for assistance. The loss of several important grants forced the Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan to close it's doors last week.
Ann Arbor City Council is unified in concerns over Liberty Plaza but differ in their thoughts on how to move forward on improving the urban park. Council referred a resolution to start a re-design process to the Parks Advisory Commission.
Etched glass panels depicting images of trees in Ann Arbor will be installed above and under the Stadium Bridges. City council has approved spending $385,000 on the final project funded by the old Percent For Art Program.
Plans for an extended stay hotel in downtown Ann Arbor should clear their last hurdle tonight. Ann Arbor City Council will consider the site plan and development agreement for a nearly 90-thousand square foot building at Huron and Ashley.
For 15 years the Michigan Theater staff has helped choose and market films at Ann Arbor's State Theatre. A deal reached today will have the Michigan own and operate the portion of the State Theatre that's currently used for movies.
Ann Arbor Public Schools leaders get a chance to present funding concerns to the state board of education this week. Tuesday's meeting comes on the heels of the legislature approving a K-12 budget that forced the district to delay approving next year's budget.
In recent years there has been a lot of talk about the need for a downtown park above Ann Arbor's underground parking structure. Now Ann Arbor City Council will consider a resolution to pay for a re-design of the Liberty Plaza just to the northeast of the garage.