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Q & A: Washtenaw County Probate Court Candidate Tamara Garwood

Q & A: Washtenaw County Probate Court Candidate Tamara Garwood

by P.D. Lesko TAMARA GARWOOD is seated at a table in Cafe Verde  which is tucked in a corner. She has chosen a secluded spot where, presumably,…

Q+A: Washtenaw County Trial Court Candidate Pat Conlin

Q+A: Washtenaw County Trial Court Candidate Pat Conlin

by P.D. Lesko PAT CONLIN HAS pink eye. It couldn’t have come at a more inopportune moment. A candidate running for office naturally wants to shake hands.…

The Case for Abolishing Juvenile Prisons: How Isolating Minors Who Need Connection Endangers Us All

The Case for Abolishing Juvenile  Prisons: How Isolating Minors Who Need Connection Endangers Us All

FROM THEIR VERY founding in America in 1825, juvenile prisons were designed to rip teenagers from their homes and communities and isolate them as punishment. Nearly two…

Restaurant Reviews

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…

Restaurant Review: Teriyaki Time—Asian In Need Of Tiger Mothering

Restaurant Review: Teriyaki Time—Asian In Need Of Tiger Mothering

Teriyaki Time — New Ann Arbor Japanese/Korean Restaurant  314 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am – 9pm, Sun: 12am – 8pm Ph:734-929-2272 I WAS…

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

State’s June Unemployment Rate Fourth Highest in U.S.—Ann Arbor Has Lost 20 Percent of IT Jobs

State’s June Unemployment Rate Fourth Highest in U.S.—Ann Arbor Has Lost 20 Percent of  IT Jobs

MICHIGAN’S seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June was unchanged over the month at 7.5 percent, according to data released on July 16 by the Michigan Department of…

A2POLITICO: Economic Development Groupies Circle The Bentleys to Defend SPARK

A2POLITICO: Economic Development Groupies Circle The Bentleys to Defend SPARK

by P.D. Lesko AT A RECENT mayoral candidate forum, unabashed supporters of “crony capitalism”—what President Obama’s former economic expert Dr. Lawrence Summers called the Michigan Economic Development…

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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