Revitalizing the long abandoned and crumbling Thompson Block building in Depot Town will be great for Ypsilanti’s economy, but will also have some clear and long term negatives.
Failed 2018 Senate candidate John James announced that he will be running for the Senate again in 2020. The Republican is a self-proclaimed “conservative outsider,” but his 2018 campaign, policy positions and strong support from President Trump suggest the opposite.
Ypsilanti City Council voted to remove the Peninsular Park Dam. The financial and environmental problems it has created made this an easy decision, but ambitious future plans should be taken with a grain of salt.
At a CNN presidential town hall on Monday, April 22, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders argued that American citizens behind bars should be able to cast a ballot. Many in the mainstream media pounced on this statement by the presidential candidate, claiming it to be radical and far-left. But the reality, something the U.S. legacy media is not always in accordance with, is far different.
In December 2017, Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents approved a 35-year contract with LAZ Parking, officially privatizing campus parking. The decision, which resulted in a one-time $55 million payment to the university, led to a major increase in parking citations. Continued privatization is a dangerous path for the university to take.
On March 28, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order nullifying approved construction of a tunnel encased oil pipeline underneath the Straits of Mackinac. Once completed in seven to ten years, Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline would have been decommissioned.