Category Archives: Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor votes for an unfunded downtown park over density and affordable housing

Heading into the last election, I didn’t pay a lot of attention to local races. I, of course, did my research on the local candidates and ballot initiatives that I’d be voting on, but, for the most part, I focused on national races, trying, as best I could, to help the Democrats take back the […]

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Hey, wait, that’s not fair…. Republicans in the State Senate get almost twice the resources of their Democratic colleagues to serve their constituents

I learned something interesting today from Jeff Irwin, the man that we just elected to represent our district in the Michigan Senate. According to Irwin, who was in Lansing today for orientation, along with all of the other newly-elected State Senators, because he’s in the minority party, he only has $129,700 with which to hire […]

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Sometimes WCBN gets things very right, and sometimes they get things very, very wrong

I’ve just received word that The Ballad of Christian Wolfcock, the most recent release by my one-day-a-year band, the Monkey Power Trio, is currently the second most played record on WCBN. I know that I should be happy about this incredible achievement, but I’m finding it difficult to look beyond the fact that I don’t […]

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Yet another “Iggy Pop was from Ypsilanti” post

Since this website launched, we’ve debated several times whether or not, as Ypsilantians, we can legitimately claim Iggy Pop as one of our own. I’ve argued for years that we can, as I seem to recall having heard him describe himself years ago as having been from Ypsilanti, but I’ll admit that the connection is […]

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According to a source, MLive will be restructuring yet again tomorrow morning, laying-off up to a dozen more reporters

A little over two years ago, I posted something here about lay-offs at MLive. Well, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, it looks as though the beleaguered online news entity might be cutting even more jobs tomorrow morning, when John Hiner, the Vice President of Content for MLive Media Group, is going […]

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