High crime might be Ypsilanti’s most talked about problem, but its debt crisis stays under the radar. The Water Street purchase, which was supposed to be Ypsilanti’s beacon of hope and prosperity, may have been its undoing.
The two year presidential campaign season takes attention away from Congress while requiring candidates to raise millions.
The assassination of Soleimani was not only an act of war and shockingly shortsighted but it raises deeper questions about the power of the US executive branch. Unfortunately, as long as both parties fully support this executive authority when someone from their side sits in the White House, nothing will change in the foreseeable future.
Democrats all over the nation are torn between environmental protectionism and supporting union jobs in the fossil fuel industry. In Michigan, this centers around Enbridge Line 5.
The Ann Arbor City Council finally made progress on affordable housing by approving two affordable housing developments in downtown Ann Arbor Nov. 18, two weeks after amending zoning laws to incentivize affordable housing downtown. These moves are possible signs that elected officials are actually beginning to address Ann Arbor’s affordable housing shortage.
Former President Obama, whose populist campaigns won twice, is now telling Democrats to do the opposite.
Ann Arbor’s shortage of affordable housing causes real world consequences among citizens, including a lower life expectancy and higher crime rates.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg faces major controversy due to previous handling of police brutality. Buttigieg’s track record with the South Bend Police Department has left his constituents divided.
Making Washtenaw County more equitable will depend on Ann Arbor’s commitment to affordable housing.
Ballot proposals give people a specific policy to vote on, not just a candidate or party.