Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com
Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Ann Arbor Saturday to protest the use of genetically modified foods. The protest, dubbed the March Against Monsanto began on the University of Michigan Diag at 1 p.m. and ended at Hanover Square Park on Packard Road.
Monsanto is a $ billion St. Louis, Mo.-based agriculture technology company that sells, among other things, genetically modified seeds for farming. It says its products pose no risk to humans.
People of all ages, including children, were among the protesters, many of whom carried signs with messages like "My family's food is not your experiment," and "Do you know what you are eating?" One little girl wore a sign around her neck stating, "I am not a science experiment."
Daniel Brenner | AnnArbor.com
- Update:Michigan softball team advances to College World Series with 2-1 win over Louisiana Lafayette
The winner advances to the Women's College World Series, the loser's season is over.
The Michigan softball team will play a winner-take-all third game on Saturday (3 p.m., ESPN) in its NCAA Super Regional against Louisiana Lafayette after falling 5-0 to the Ragin' Cajuns in game two of the series.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 2:50 p.m. with information from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office about at 4:30 p.m. with information from Amtrak.
An Amtrak passenger train struck a semitrailer carrying kayaks on the tracks near North Maple Road and Huron River Drive in Ann Arbor Township Saturday afternoon.
At its May 16 YDDA Board meeting, the board overwhelmingly agreed to support the programs and services provided to Ypsilanti by the AATA.
Ypsilanti police arrested a man on suspicion of felonious assault early Friday morning.
An outdoor concert at Liberty Plaza in downtown Ann Arbor Saturday night will feature the talents of local musicians and benefit a program that helps patients at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
The proceeds from the concert, organized by Skyline High School senior Nikki Kamouneh, will go to the hospital's Bedside Music Program and that's it's being organized by a high school student.
A fire damaged a mobile home in Pittsfield Township early Saturday morning, but no one was injured.
I’ve been looking forward to hearing new studio material by Stauffer ever since then, and her brand new album "No Contradictions" lived up to my expectations and went way beyond them. The material on her second album is certainly grounded in the world of heartfelt indie-folk, but the added elements of electronic dance music and rap also came as a welcome surprise.
Abigail Stauffer will celebrate the release of her diverse and adventurous new album with a CD release party this Thursday at the Ark, followed by a performance at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s Grove Stage at Top of the Park on Saturday, July 6.
I recently had the chance to catch up to the talented 24-year-old musician and ask about the making of "No Contradictions."
University of Michigan recently received a $110 million donation from a California billionaire, which is the largest donation in college history and was received just before the official launch of the school's next capital campaign.
The exact goals of the school's campaign haven't yet been made public, but officials say they'll be seeking donations centered more toward scholarships and less toward buildings, which is a shift from the school's last Michigan Difference campaign. That effort raised $3.2 billion for the college, well above its $2.5 billion goal.
All gifts to the university since July 2011 will count toward the school's fundraising goal when it launches its formal campaign in the fall.
Here's a look at the school's 10 largest gifts:
Specialized unit for older hospital patients opens under University of Michigan, St. Joseph Mercy partnership
The Acute Care for Elders (ACE) unit marks a full-scale collaboration between the two hospital systems and introduces southeast Michigan to an integrative model of care that is making inroads nationwide and appears to improve patient outcomes. There are about 25 such units across the country.
Ypsilanti firefighters tentatively scheduled to make controversial presentation against hybrid model
Courtney Sacco I AnnArbor.com
Ypsilanti firefighters and state union fire officials are now tentatively scheduled to give a presentation before city council against the creation of a hybrid public safety department, after Council Member Susan Moeller finally secured a second in favor of it. However, one city official not in favor of the presentation said it's not exactly a done deal yet.
"This is not a case of trying to muzzle or trying to censor the fire department," said Mayor Paul Schreiber.
Melanie Maxwell I AnnArbor.com
The Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea location in Ypsilanti will add an outdoor cafe in June.
Owner Lisa Bee said the cafe will be similar to the ones at her other locations and will be located on the right side of the building, across from an adjacent parking lot.
Tom Perkins | For AnnArbor.com
A $1.25 million upgrade of Ypsilanti Township’s Lakeside Park and area around Ford Lake could be completed late this summer.
Among the improvements are a boathouse that will house the Eastern Michigan University and Saline High School rowing teams; an extension of the trail network that will connect it to regional trails; a new pavilion; fishing docks and lookouts over Ford Lake.
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I have been engaged for a few months and my parents disapprove of my fiance.
An extended family member is very sick and will probably not live much longer. When I was talking to my parents, my mother explicitly told me that my fiance was not welcome at the funeral, stating it should be "family only." It is worth noting that the visitation and funeral will be published in the local paper and open to anybody.
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