BY BETHANY BIRON
Justin Arens, one of the defendants charged with setting fire to an abandoned building on South University Avenue in October plead no contest yesterday at his pretrial conference at Washtenaw County Circuit Court.
BY DYLAN CINTI
Todd Roberts, superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools, told more than 100 people at a meeting last night that the district faces up to $21 million in cuts over the next two years, largely resulting from state funding reductions.
2010 Governor's Race
BY JOSEPH LICHTERMAN
Andy Dillon, the speaker of Michigan’s House of Representatives, announced yesterday he was forming an exploratory committee for a potential gubernatorial run. The announcement came two days after Democratic front-runner, Lt. Gov. John Cherry announced he wouldn’t be running for governor because of fundraising problems.
BY BETHANY BIRON
Christine Green, an Ann Arbor attorney, announced yesterday that she will be running to represent Ann Arbor and other parts of Washtenaw county in the Michigan House of Representatives.
BY MICHELE NAROV
Though the number of rental units that remained vacant in Ann Arbor last year was higher than in recent years due to the tough economy, experts and Ann Arbor landlords say they expect the number of vacancies to return to normal in the next year.
BY BETHANY BIRON
FemDems, the Women’s Issues Committee of the University’s chapter of College Democrats, is working to implement legislation in Ann Arbor that would require pregnancy centers that don’t offer or make referrals for abortions or birth control services to post disclaimer signs.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Longtime fundraiser Faylene Owen says Lt. Gov. John Cherry has decided against running to succeed Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
BY DEVON THORSBY
Justin Arens, one of the defendants charged with setting fire to an abandoned building on South University Avenue less than two months ago waived his right to a preliminary examination Wednesday afternoon.
BY STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
The suspect charged with attempting to destroy a Detroit bound flight on Christmas Day is no longer being held at the University of Michigan Health System, according to a statement released by hospital officials Sunday afternoon.
BY NICOLE ABER
Governor Jennifer Granholm signed a bill that prohibits smoking in public areas statewide into law today, making Michigan the 38th state to enact such legislation.
BY REBECCA GODWIN
Choices play an important part in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s upcoming production of “Crazy for You,” directed by Associate Professor of Musical Theatre Linda Goodrich and opening on Thursday.
BY SHAMIK GANGULY
On Thursday, Bobby McFerrin comes to Hill Auditorium to present his latest project, “spirityouall.” This new endeavor of McFerrin’s seeks to pay homage to African American spirituals and to his father, an operatic baritone who was himself a dedicated performer of these traditional songs.
BY TYLER BAILEY
The website, created by Engineering junior Nick Ruff and University alumni Omeid Seirafi-pour, Calvin Schemanski and John Gulbronson, utilizes an exclusive restaurant ranking system instead of the typical star rating system used by other similar sites.
BY STEVEN TWEEDIE
As to what the offline version of their show will contain Friday, expect the usual hilarious content of any CollegeHumor production, with a few surprises.
BY JOEY STEINBERGER
The texts for the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology are chosen annually by two groups of high school students, one from Valencia California and the other from Ann Arbor.