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Q & A: Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton

Q & A: Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton talks about recent drug busts in the county jail, the socio-economics of crime in the county and “Orange is the New Black.”…

Mayoral Candidate: Two Interviews With Sally Hart Petersen—Then and Now

Mayoral Candidate: Two Interviews With Sally Hart Petersen—Then and Now

“I am running for Mayor of Ann Arbor because it is time for new leadership, new knowledge, skills and abilities to leverage the economic growth ahead of…

Interview: Circuit Court Candidate—Michael Woodyard, The Seasoned Outsider

Interview: Circuit Court Candidate—Michael Woodyard, The Seasoned Outsider

MICHAEL WOODYARD is either Gandalf or Saruman, it just depends on whom you ask. He challenged Judge Timothy Connors for his seat on the 22nd Circuit Court…

Investigations

UPDATED: WCC President Reimbursed for $2,873.60 Meal at Vinology With WCC Foundation Funds

UPDATED: WCC President Reimbursed for $2,873.60 Meal at Vinology With WCC Foundation Funds

UPDATED:  The newspaper has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain the names of all the participants at the Vinology event for Wendy Lawson. We…

From 2010-2013 Number of City Employees With Six-Figure Compensation Packages More Than Tripled

From 2010-2013 Number of City Employees With Six-Figure Compensation Packages More Than Tripled

by P.D. Lesko Since the hiring of City Administrator Steve Powers, compensation for city employees has risen sharply. In 2010, 13 employees earned six-figure base salaries. After…

County Employee Credit Card Records Show Las Vegas Trips, Stays at Luxury Hotels Curtailed

County Employee Credit Card Records Show Las Vegas Trips, Stays at Luxury Hotels Curtailed

by P.D. Lesko In 2013, The Ann Arbor Independent published articles detailing county employee stays at Las Vegas casinos, resorts and 4-star hotels at taxpayer expense. Analysis…

Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Inspections Reveal Even Ann Arbor’s Priciest, Well-Known Eateries Cited By Washtenaw County Health Dept.

Restaurant Inspections Reveal Even Ann Arbor’s Priciest, Well-Known Eateries Cited By Washtenaw County Health Dept.

IT’S EASY TO conclude that pricey meals and national media coverage might guarantee that a restaurant would be free from the most serious violations of a state’s…

Main Street Restaurant Health Code Violations Increase Between 2013 and 2014

Main Street Restaurant Health Code Violations Increase  Between 2013 and 2014

IN 2013, THE newspaper did a comprehensive look at the restaurant inspection reports for Ann Arbor’s Main Street restaurants. The number of priority violations (violations, such as…

A Weekend In Detroit—Where To Eat: The Russell Street Deli

A Weekend In Detroit—Where To Eat: The Russell Street Deli

by Katie Sutton DETROIT’S HISTORIC EASTERN Market is known for its huge pavilions chuck full of local produce, greenery, and snacks, but the real treat of this…

The Parent Trap

THE PARENT TRAP: Success = Online Friends, Soccer Games & Meds

THE PARENT TRAP: Success = Online Friends, Soccer Games & Meds

by Amanda Whiting WHEN HE WAS nine, he wrote poems that made me weep. When he was ten, I found pornography in his room. When he was…

THE PARENT TRAP: Child-Centric Parents: What to Do About Them

THE PARENT TRAP: Child-Centric Parents: What to Do About Them

By Jason Hill I LOVE KIDS. Honestly. For years I dreamed of adopting one, but my partner has no interest in being a parent and, truth be…

Econ

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Votes of Local Democrats Hurting Education

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Votes of Local Democrats Hurting Education

The Votes of Local Democrats Hurting Education   Ann Arbor is quite often viewed as the liberal hot-spot of Michigan. Ann Arbor is a Democratic stronghold, as…

Ann Arbor Esperion Therapeutics’ Stock Rises 35.1 Percent

Ann Arbor Esperion Therapeutics’ Stock Rises 35.1 Percent

SHARES OF ESPERION Therapeutics surged in aftermarket trading Wednesday after the company reported positive clinical trial results for its experimental high-cholesterol drug ETC-1002. The company said patients…

Recycling

Michigan Landfill Use Declines, But Not Ann Arbor’s

Michigan Landfill Use Declines, But Not Ann Arbor’s

by Qing Zhang Despite a slight increase in Michigan’s population, 2013 witnessed a decline of 0.5 percent in solid waste generated in the state, continuing a 10-year …

Recycling Drop-Off Station Provides Five Additional Summer Hours Through August

Recycling Drop-Off Station Provides Five Additional Summer Hours Through August

Recycle Ann Arbor recently announced that during summer 2014, the Drop-Off Station (DOS) will expand its operation days to also be open on Mondays, 8:30am-1:30pm. The Drop-Off…

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