Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sticky Situation

Sometimes dogs just really want a stick.

Super Surplus

City Administrator Steve Powers listens during Monday night's Ann Arbor City Council budget planning session in the jury assembly room on the fourth floor of the city's Justice Center building. Powers will present his budget recommendations for next year to council in April and early indications suggest it could include a sizable surplus. Read the story.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

That's gold, Jerry! GOLD!

Ann Arbor's recently renovated and expanded city hall at 301 E. Huron St. has been awarded Gold LEED status by the U.S. Green Building Council. Read the story.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Four For Four

From left to right, Democrats David Rutledge, Gretchen Driskell, Adam Zemke and Jeff Irwin will represent Washtenaw County in the Michigan House of Representatives for the next two years. For the past two years, Washtenaw County had two Republican and two Democratic representatives in the House but Rick Olson and Mark Ouimet are on their way out. Read my Q&A with Irwin, D-Ann Arbor.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Reign Supreme

Ann Arbor's Bridget McCormack garnered national attention in September when the cast of the West Wing reunited to make a video supporting her campaign for Michigan Supreme Court. The video clocked more than 1 million views on YouTube, and so maybe it's no surprise that Michigan voters remembered McCormack's name on Tuesday when they went to the polls. Read my Q&A with McCormack.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Defeat

The postmortem of the Ann Arbor District Library's campaign for a new downtown library began early Tuesday night, as soon as election results showed the proposal failing in key precincts. Supporters of the Our New Downtown Library committee who gathered at the Real Seafood Co. acknowledged their message obviously didn't resonate with voters. By the end of the night, they had accepted defeat, but they weren't budging on their position that a new downtown library is needed. Read the story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Grand Old Party

Gov. Rick Snyder and fellow Republicans rallied at Mitt Romney's Ann Arbor Victory Center on Washtenaw Avenue on Election Eve Monday night. Some of Romney's family was on hand for the event. Go here for a slideshow with captions.