ANN ARBOR, MI – A business designed for people to consume marijuana legally outside the home is coming to Ann Arbor.
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Ann Arbor is getting its first commercial marijuana consumption lounge and officials say it also will be the first of its kind in Michigan.
Plans are in the works to convert the pink house at 336 S. Ashley St. — next to the Liberty Provisioning Center marijuana dispensary on the west edge of downtown — into a lounge allowing onsite consumption of cannabis products.
Ann Arbor officials concerned about the number of crashes on the M-14 bridge over the Huron River are asking the state to do something about it.
The freeway is frequently closed when it rains not due to any flood-related concerns, but because of public safety and environmental concerns. Spilled fuel and other pollutants from the numerous crashes on the troublesome stretch of road can easily find their way into the river below, officials say.
Architectural and engineering firms have been selected to design and help build the first new Ann Arbor Pubic Schools elementary school in more than 50 years.
Ann Arbor Public Schools’ Board of Education has approved working with Neumann/Smith Architecture of Southfield, along with its partners Fielding International of Ferndale and IMEG Corporation of Novi in constructing a new Mitchell Elementary, which is tentatively slated to be completed in 2024.
Two people killed in a crash on U.S. 23 outside Ann Arbor Tuesday afternoon have been identified.
Stephen Rohacs, 66, of Pinckney, and Leonard Hershey, 54, of Detroit, were killed Tuesday, May 4, when their SUV left the roadway and entered oncoming traffic on north U.S. 23 crashing into a car and semitruck.
Maiz Mexican Cantina was notified Sunday that a line cook tested positive for coronavirus, causing the restaurant to close.
The restaurant, located at 36 E. Cross St in Ypsilanti, will remain closed until May 17.
Post-discharge care for COVID-19 “long-haulers” is now being offered by Michigan Medicine through a mix of virtual and in-person clinics.
Michigan Medicine is establishing clinics to provide post-discharge care to both adult and pediatric patients experiencing long-term post-COVID symptoms and complications.
Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Tim Connors is ordering a new cleanup plan for a toxic chemical plume spreading through the Ann Arbor area’s groundwater.
The judge heard hours of testimony in the Gelman dioxane plume case Monday, May 3. He then told the parties he’s going to issue an order for polluter Gelman Sciences to implement additional cleanup and monitoring activities outlined in a consent judgment proposal last year.
Families gathered for the third time Wednesday, May 5 to call for justice in the deaths of two highway construction workers struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver on I-94 in Ypsilanti Township last fall.
Nicholas Andres Sada and Davyon Desmon-Aereailes Rose, both 23 from Lansing, were killed when a suspected drunk driver entered a construction zone on eastbound I-94 near Harris Road in Ypsilanti Township and hit them at about 1:40 a.m. Nov. 7.
There was a celebratory mood inside Michigan Stadium Saturday afternoon as thousands of 2020 and 2021 graduates from the University of Michigan watched a virtual commencement ceremony with their friends and fellow graduates.
Members of UM’s class of 2021 arrived at the stadium at assigned interval times to watch a virtual commencement ceremony on video boards, which included speeches from various deans of different schools and colleges. Students also listened to speeches from UM President Mark Schlissel, Provost Susan Collins, Board of Regents Chair Denise Illitch and outgoing Central Student Government President Amanda Kaplan.
If someone would have told Eric Fretz that he would be back at the University of Michigan as a faculty member after graduating from UM in 1989, he would have told them they’re out of their mind.
Now, six college degrees later, Fretz teaches classes in UM’s psychology department, School of Education, College of Engineering and a core course for the entrepreneurship minor, where he asks his students to “do epic s***” in the form of business ideas, which have included flasks disguised as scrunchie hair ties, students driving to Ohio to get Waffle House for their peers and a toaster that prints pictures — like UM football coach Jim Harbaugh and Fretz himself — onto bread.
Identifying inequities across Washtenaw County is easier thanks to a tool that tracks disparities in health and socio-economic factors based on where people live in the county.
Washtenaw County and the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions initiative have partnered to create an updated version of its Opportunity Index, which was unveiled April 29 at a virtual event hosted by the county’s community and economic development office.
Ann Arbor’s Healthy Streets initiative may not return in 2021 after failing to get the necessary votes from City Council .
The initiative, which needed eight votes to pass, was defeated 7-4 at the council’s Monday, May 3 meeting. Council members Jeff Hayner, D-1st Ward; Kathy Griswold, D-2nd Ward; Ali Ramlawi, D-5th Ward, and Elizabeth Nelson, D-4th Ward, voted against the resolution.
Covering University of Michigan sports. Designing sports pages for The Ann Arbor News. Writing headlines and designing sections for the Detroit News. Covering higher education in another stint with The Ann Arbor News, and becoming Eastern Michigan University’s executive director of media relations.
Geoff Larcom’s career in media spanned 40 years, but he doesn’t have to think about deadlines anymore. He officially retired from EMU on April 30.
Peter Allen estimates Ann Arbor has a shortage of at least 5,000 to 10,000 housing units.
With supply low and prices high and rising, many people who are priced out of this expensive housing market drive an hour just to get to their jobs in the city, he said.