Facing a $10.3 million shortfall for the Community Mental Health budget that commissioners say is due to underfunding from the state, Washtenaw County will avoid cutting services by cutting $2.63 million from the general fund through decreasing employee compensation and employer medical benefit costs. A hiring freeze is already in place. Additional funding will be cut from within the administration, including modifying the County’s downtown Ann Arbor office lease. The funding shortfall will be offset by utilizing $2 million from the 2017 mental health millage tax. These and other budget recommendations were passed unanimously in a meeting on August 22. Although personnel will be affected, the plan is that services offered to citizens will not suffer with a final 2020 Washtenaw County budget approval date scheduled for October 1.
One of the things Michigan is most known for is our breweries. And nothing beats the delicious taste of a cool beer from one of our favorite breweries. With the addition of growlers, we can enjoy our favorite beers from our favorite local breweries from the comfort of our own home. We live in a
Project 206 masterfully melds freak-out jazz sensibilities with progressive rock tendencies on their instrumental, four-track sophomore EP, Volatile.
All live music venues are vital. That’s our starting point for this series. The stories we’re sharing here demonstrate that local establishments hosting performances by local musicians should never be taken for granted— particularly in a post-pandemic world. When it comes to the Ark, you could argue that there’s been a dedicated constituency that has
The Truth About Human Trafficking: Local expert Bridgette Carr dispels common myths and offers real solutionsMay 21, 2020
The phrase “human trafficking” can conjure up terrifying images of teenage girls being snatched up at the local mall— a problematic misconception about the realities of human trafficking. Bridgette Carr, director of the University of Michigan Law Human Trafficking Clinic, explains that “buying into this type of narrative is harming those who are actual victims