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Oddly enough, this has absolutely nothing to do with the recent shootings in the neighborhood. I just think that maybe it’s time to pack up the family like Dr. John Robinson and head off into some quiet corner of the universe, away from people. I know William Shatner says “It’s lonely out in space,” but, […]

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“Let’s do this in a peaceful way,” Ypsilanti pastor urges law enforcement agencies participating in gang crack down

I decided to take my lunch hour today and attend the press conference called by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department on the subject of gang violence in Ypsilanti. What follow are my rough notes. If, after reading through them, you find yourself wanting more, I’d suggest watching the video at the end of the post, […]

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Is this a gang war? And, if so, what are we going to do about it, Ypsilanti?

Last night, on my radio show, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Benjamin Edmondson, Ypsilanti’s new superintendent of schools. Before getting into the specifics of his plan to reinvent the district, we discussed how his day had begun. Prior to joining me, Edmonson had attended a “Stop the Violence” march. And, just before that, […]

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Donald Trump, who unquestionably would have been a war hero if a bone spur in his foot hadn’t kept him from serving in Vietnam, questions the heroism of former prisoner-of-war John McCain

Appearing on stage in Ames, Iowa today at something called the Family Leadership Summit, presidential candidate Donald Trump had the above to say about Republican Senator John McCain, with whom he’s recently been at war on the subject of immigration. [Trump, it would seem, has an issue with McCain for not believing, as he does, […]

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A simple question about the proposed closing of the Ypsi Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

I’ve got a question for this Saturday morning… If the Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (YACVB) were to be shut down, and all of their funds were to be handed over to the folks at the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AAACVB), like many in Ann Arbor are conspiring to make happen, […]

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