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Now that Ann Arbor is going to be operating a school within Ypsilanti, maybe it’s a good time to broach the subject of our two districts working together, instead of against one another

On August 18, just a few weeks before classes were set to begin at Ann Arbor’s Allen Elementary, a water main broke beneath the school resulting in serious damages that parents were told would take several months to repair. Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Superintendent Jeanice Swift assured Allen families at the time that, in […]

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The U-M architects charged with envisioning Ypsilanti’s much anticipated recreation center share their designs, and discuss why this “new civic anchor” is so important to the future of the city

As I think most of you know, a team of University of Michigan architects and their graduate students were approached some time ago and asked to envision what a new Water Street recreation center might look. Having completed their design concepts, they will be presenting their work to the citizens of Ypsilanti at SPARK East […]

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Behind the scenes of Dreamland Tonight

I spent the morning with the Dreamland Tonight crew, filming a fight scene between professional wrestler Bash Boulder and Puppet Mark in Ypsilanti’s now-flooded Riverside Park. I don’t want to give too much away, but I think the finished product, which involves bloody entrails, is going to be pretty incredible. The idea, as of right […]

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“Calling all John Galts in Georgia”

I don’t want to make light of the tragedy taking place in Georgia right now, but I couldn’t help but chuckle at this Daily Kos post asking for principled teabaggers to stand up for what they believe in and demand that the federal government not intrude into their personal lives by providing emergency aid. I […]

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Global warming can’t be real, because it is written that only God can make the oceans rise and kill us

If you can believe it, that’s Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois addressing the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment a few days ago. It’s an incredible piece of footage. The Congressman actually argues that global warming can’t be real because, the Bible is clear – “The earth will end only when God declares its time […]

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