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Washtenaw County Receives Top 10 Health Ranking For 2016

Mar 17, 2016
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Washtenaw County is the seventh healthiest  in Michigan, according to a national survey by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

I Voted
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You may have noticed the polls were more crowded than usual yesterday.  Turnout in Washtenaw County was much higher than expected.

Jamie VanEffen
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From a statewide perspective, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were the winners in Michigan’s presidential primary elections.  The results were a little different in Washtenaw County. 

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Public safety technology in Washtenaw County is going to improve, according to Washtenaw County's Director of Emergency Services.


268,000 people are registered to vote in Washtenaw County.  Just how many of them are expected to vote in the Michigan primary presidential election?

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Voters in Washtenaw County are deciding a millage renewal today. 

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If you're planning on voting absentee for next Tuesday's Michigan presidential primary election, you should keep some deadlines in mind.

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Washtenaw County is one of the state's most expensive counties in which to live. 

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A group of local Republicans plan to attend tonight’s GOP debate in Detroit.



Voters in Michigan will hit the polls next Tuesday for the presidential primary election

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The Bernie Sanders campaign is getting ready for next Tuesday's Michigan presidential primary election

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Scammers are targeting more residents in Washtenaw County in a phone call scam. 

Washtenaw County Health Department

Drug overdose deaths in Washtenaw County declined last year, according to county health department officials. The survey also uncovered a disturbing trend--the drug fentanyl is being found in more overdose cases than in previous years.

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The Washtenaw Coordinated Funders has donated $50,000 to help create an organization that will provide community services to Latinos in the area.

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Frigid temperatures during the last week caused more homeless people to use shelters in Washtenaw County.

Warmer Temps Expected Across Washtenaw County By Friday

Feb 15, 2016
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Washtenaw County could have a brief taste of spring weather later this week.


As part of the Fat Tuesday celebrations, some businesses in Washtenaw County expect to see an increase in sales today. 

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If you want to vote in the Michigan primary presidential election in March, you have until February 8th to register.

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  A new pipeline will be constructed through several Washtenaw County townships this year. In fact, initial work is to begin in a few weeks time. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," we talk with the President of Marketing Resource Group, Tom Shields, who serves as spokesperson for Wolverine Pipeline Company.  


The Washtenaw County Department of Elections is encouraging residents to sign-up to be an election inspector. 

University Research Corridor
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The University Research Corridor alliance, which includes the University of Michigan, had a big economic impact in our state in 2014.

Health Insurance Marketplace
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If you don't have medical coverage and need it, this Sunday, January 31st, is the deadline to sign up through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Michael Finney
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The former president and CEO of Ann Arbor Spark has a new position now-- finding jobs for the mostly unemployable.

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The Ann Arbor City Council and Mayor Christopher Taylor will receive a modest raise in pay this year.


Washtenaw County Seal
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Washtenaw County officials are narrowing down their search for a new county administrator.