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Saying, “This type of unlawful behavior will not be tolerated,” Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton announces response to Ypsilanti gang violence

The office of Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, who will be joining me on the radio next weekend, just sent out the following press release concerning actions being taken to address the increasingly violent teen activity we’ve been seeing in Ypsilanti over the past two weeks. Washtenaw County Sheriff, Jerry L. Clayton along with Eastern […]

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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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“Do they not have dive bars and strip clubs in Waco?”

I know that it’s terrible that nine people lost their lives yesterday, and there are probably any number of serious topics that we could discuss related to the prevalence gang violence and the like, but, looking at the photos coming in from Waco last night, all I could think about was how odd that it […]

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Julia Collins, the owner of Ypsi Studio, on growing up in Ypsi, taking risks, and being successful when people thought you’d fail

Almost ten years ago now, local entrepreneur Julia Collins decided to disregard the advice of many and open a small fitness studio in Downtown Ypsilanti, right next door to our local strip club. Well, it turns out that she was right. Her business, Ypsi Studio, has continued to grow since its initial launch, and, right […]

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Graffiti at the Ladies Literary Club

Walking by Ypsi’s historic Ladies Literary Club building this afternoon, I noticed that someone had tagged the front. As I hadn’t noticed it an hour or so earlier, when I’d first passed, I knocked on the door to see if everything was alright. I noticed a person peaking at me through the window, and I […]

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