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People broke out in protest on Wednesday, May 27, after videos circulated on social media on Tuesday, May 26, of a white Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputy appearing to repeatedly punch a black woman, Sha'Teina Grady El in the head.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office provided their media release to the public on May 26 following the Facebook Live video of a deputy repeatedly punching a woman in the head.
Videos circulated on social media on Tuesday of a white Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputy appearing to repeatedly punch a black woman in the head. The incident took place during an arrest on Tuesday, May 26 at about 1:30 a.m.
The Chairman of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday May 20, asking the President to cancel his planned visit to a Ford plant in Ypsilanti Township on Thursday.
Both pro-Trump and anti-Trump protestors gathered at the intersection of Textile and Bridge Rd. in Ypsilanti on Thursday afternoon. The groups stood along the sidewalk outside of Round Haus Pizza and Party Shoppe.
The Amtrak train station, which was scheduled to be built in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town, was recently not approved for funding. This information came in March when COVID-19 first began disrupting daily life in Michigan.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services partnered with Kroger Health in order to provide a free drive-through COVID-19 testing site. Testing started Monday, May 18, and will continue through the end of May.
The Ypsilanti Housing Commission (YHC) is a public housing community in Ypsilanti that, according to their website, “is committed to providing affordable, safe, and high quality housing opportunities where residents have access to services and resources that allow them to reach their full potential.”
President Donald Trump is expected to tour and speak at Ypsilanti's Ford Rawsonville Components Plant Thursday, May 21. The visit is part of the president's national tour to thank businesses who aided in the effort to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical equipment in the effort against the COVID-19 pandemic.
On today’s episode, EMU President James Smith announces a plan to reopen the university in the fall, and EMU partners with U of M and other state universities to provide resources for local governments. I ‘m your host, Liz Hornyak, and this is the Eastern Echo Podcast.
Since a number of outdoor recreational activities have been allowed to open during Michigan’s shelter-in-place order, cycling has suddenly become popular throughout the nation as healthy exercise and social distancing can be practiced while doing it.
Governments at every level are being faced with difficult decisions as the fiscal implications of the COVID-19 crisis are becoming more clear. Local governments will be some of the hardest hit, as the main sources of revenue for most cities are shriveling up due to the shuttered economy.
Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Happy’s Pizza on Washtenaw Ave. in Ypsilanti Township. The robbery took place Tuesday, May 12, in the afternoon around 1 p.m. Police were notified shortly after.
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital has relocated its curbside testing site to near the north entrance of the main hospital tower at 5360 McAuley Drive.
In an effort to help the community during these trying times due to COVID-19, Eastern Michigan University and Ypsilanti Community Schools have teamed up on YPSI LIVE, a project that strives to increase internet access to upwards of 400 students and families in the Ypsilanti school district.
EMU president James Smith released a report on Thursday, May 7, announcing the university's plans to begin preparing for the 2020 fall semester. In the statement it was announced that EMU will begin to turn its attention to planning for the fall semester being in-person "in what can best be described as a 'new normal.'" According to Smith, the main priority for reopening is the "health, safety and well being of" of both students and staff.
Imagine waiting to present your hard work put into your undergraduate senior thesis, with only a month until your presentation. That was Kaitlyn Eby position, who was one of the many EMU students who planned to present in the EMU Undergraduate Winter Symposium. Her plans, however were cut short by the COVID-19 global pandemic, and EMU’s decision to suspended in-person classes. Her presentation, along with all of her peers, were cancelled along with the whole of the 40th EMU Undergraduate Symposium.
Kennedy Dixon, a junior and public health major at EMU, was chosen to participate in the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services COVID-19 contact tracing. The goal is to slow the community spread of infectious pathogens, specifically COVID-19.
The Kapamilya Club, EMU’s Filipino cultural association, has been raising funds through an online campaign for underprivileged communities in the Philippines.
The Washtenaw County Health Department announced plans to expand COVID-19 testing in the 48197 and 48198 areas of Ypsilanti.