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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

Ward 3 Politicos Oppose Inquiry into 40+ Cash Withdrawls Made By Chair of Ann Arbor City Democratic Party

Ward 3 Politicos Oppose Inquiry into 40+ Cash Withdrawls Made By Chair of Ann Arbor City Democratic Party

by P.D. Lesko THE EXECUTIVE Committee of the Ann Arbor Dems recently voted on a proposal put forward at the group’s most recent meeting to “close the…

Ann Arbor District Library Rule Number 7—What “Dozing” Meant for Homeless Library Patrons During the Polar Vortex

Ann Arbor District Library Rule Number 7—What “Dozing” Meant for Homeless Library Patrons During the Polar Vortex

by P.D. Lesko A Washtenaw County employee told City Council in January 2014 that Ann Arbor’s homeless men, women, children and families could use a variety of…

Ann Arbor Residents Submitted More Freedom of Information Act Requests Than Local News Media in 2013

Ann Arbor Residents Submitted More Freedom of Information Act Requests Than Local News Media in 2013

by Rob Smith ACCORDING TO THE City of Ann Arbor’s log of FOIA requests submitted between January 2013 and May 2014 519 FOIA requests were submitted to…

Restaurant Reviews

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 Foodist: Wood-Fired Pizza—Mani Osteria Versus Bigalora Cucina

The Foodist: Wood-Fired Pizza—Mani Osteria Versus Bigalora Cucina

by Eleanor Shelton PIZZA IS LIKE a favorite pair of jeans—you can dress them up and look great, but they are still jeans. Wood-fired pizza, takes the…

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

Joblessness Rises in Michigan and Ann Arbor

Joblessness Rises in Michigan and Ann Arbor

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES rose in 30 states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job hunters…

Consumer Confidence on the Rise: Consumer Spending Up

Consumer Confidence on the Rise: Consumer Spending Up

MORE RAPID JOB creation, higher wages and gains in household wealth have eased the financial strains on households as well as supported more favorable buying plans for…

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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