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Ben Connor Barrie
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Enclosing the Great Lakes Commons: Michigan's Statehood-era Indian Landscape
A recent project looking at how Michigan’s land was divided and commodified after the defeat of armed Native resistance in the area was defeated led me to the General Land Office township plat maps (available through Seeking Michigan ). These maps were draw...

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YPT presents Beauty and the Beast this weekend at the Power Center
Gentle readers, do you want to see an amazing theater performance? If you do, check out Young People's Theater's performance of Beauty and the Beast. It will be an incredible show. First, it has a cast of over 120. When will you ever be able to see a show w...

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Open Studio art show this Weekend
Helen Gotlib and Dylan Strzynski are at it again. If you enjoyed their winter show, Niceland , you wont want to miss Open Studio , this Saturday and Sunday. The show is at their Dexter studio, located at 7281 Toma Rd. Helen and Dylan are throwing open the d...

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Ann Arbor StoriesThe man who would be dictator
Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos, and his wife, Imelda, wave goodbye to a crowd at Willow Run Airport as the couple boards President Johnson's private plane, September 1966. Ann Arbor News photo via AADL Rich Retyi is back with another edition of Ann Arb...

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Celebrate First Friday in Ypsi
It's First Friday again. That means it's time again for Ypsilanti's monthly art walk. If you've never been, you should totally check it out. 24 downtown businesses will be open late and hosting musical events or art exhibits. You wont want to miss it.

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What do you want to see at 2270 Platt Road?
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is having a working session this evening to discuss development proposals for the 13 acre 2270 Platt Road site. The meeting is at 6:30 pm in the Washtenaw County Administration Building, 220 N. Main Street . 2270 ...

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National passion does not translate to local action
Here are the results from yesterday's election : Ypsilanti Schools Operating Millage YES: 2,673 | 71.80 percent NO: 1,050 | 28.20 percent Voter turnout: 8.18 percent Ann Arbor Public Schools Sinking Fund YES: 9,566 | 70.47 percent NO: 4,008 | 29.53 percent ...

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EDITORIAL: Vote to support your schools
Citizens in the Ypsilanti Community Schools district as well as those who in the Ann Arbor Public Schools have the opportunity to vote to support their respective school districts today. Broadly speaking, schools in our state are not doing well. For example...

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May 1st Ann Arbor City Council Meeting Preview
The best way to watch a City Council Meeting at home. Tomorrow night's Ann Arbor City Council meeting is unlikely to be as exciting as the April 17th meeting, when the Library Lot contract was approved . Still, there are 7 public hearings so it could be an ...

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Totally Awesome Fest XIII starts today
Totally Awesome Fest XIII, the region's premier music festival, kicks off today. This festival this year festival has shows this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with an additional show August 12th. There will be over 50 bands as well as an inter-species baske...
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