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The Parent Trap: Kids Teaching Parents

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by Betsy McMillin I wonder if anyone has ever tried to figure out how many hours in our lifetime we, as parents, spend teaching our kids. Of the time we spend each day with our kids, especially the early years, the majority of it has got to be in instruction, through modeling, play or conversation. How […]

July 31st, 2011 | Posted in Featured,The Parent Trap | Read More »

Savaged: Snyder Treasury Appointee Who Implements EM Takeovers Abused City Credit Card, Ignored Auditor Warnings & Plunged Town Into Deep Debt

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By Chris Savage The Peter Principle: In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. In February of this year, Roger Fraser resigned after nine years as Ann Arbor City Administrator to assume the role of Deputy State Treasurer for Local Government Services working under State Treasurer Andy Dillon (though, as […]

July 29th, 2011 | Posted in Best of A2P,City Council,City Services,Econ,Featured,Investigations,Money | Read More »

A2P Foodist: Asian Carp—It’s What For Dinner Tonight?

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by Elaine Hayes For those of us who have grown up here in the Great Lakes state, carp has always been a trash fish. So it was surprising to me when my husband brought home the local newspaper with not one, but two articles about this lowlife fish species. Asian carp is all over the […]

July 27th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,The Foodist | Read More »

Recycle Ann Arbor Has Lost 700K & Michael Garfield Thinks RAA Is Entitled To A Taxpayer Bailout

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To listen to Michael Garfield, head of the Ecology Center tell the story, Recycle Ann Arbor, which is controlled by Garfield and the Ecology Center, has been the victim of “miscalculation made in the 2010 contract” between the City of Ann Arbor and Recycle Ann Arbor. That’s why RAA needs $1.07 million more from Ann […]

July 26th, 2011 | Posted in Enviro,Featured,Recycling | Read More »

The Parent Trap: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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by Betsy McMillin Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners. ~Laurence Sterne It was typical craziness at my house the other day, eleven kids under the age of 12. Although, when I start out with six of my own, eleven isn’t really that many. I was spending a lot of time […]

July 25th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,The Parent Trap | Read More »

Ward 3 & Ward 5 Challengers Get Campaign Funding From Many of the Same Donors

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A2P Notes: All of the information about the donors and amounts comes from the Washtenaw County campaign finance web site. To search the database, and examine the candidate campaign finance disclosures yourself, visit this link: http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/clerk_register/elections/cf_info.html First off, Ingrid Ault’s name is Kristin. At least that’s the name on the campaign finance form filed by […]

July 24th, 2011 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Featured | Read More »

Ward Five Incumbent Mike Anglin Top Fundraiser in 2011 Field of Candidates for Council

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Fifth Ward Council member Mike Anglin’s pre-election campaign finance disclosure runs 29 pages. In the race to represent Ward Five on City Council, Anglin out-raised opponent Neil Elyakin by raising $6,850 to Elyakin’s $5,923. Whereas Elyakin raised almost 40 percent of his money from people who live outside of Washtenaw County, Anglin’s donations are solidly […]

July 24th, 2011 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Featured | Read More »

Dem on Ann Arbor City Council Who Supported Snyder in 2010 Rakes In Donations From Dem Pols Who Look The Other Way

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A2P Notes: All of the information about the donors and amounts comes from the Washtenaw County campaign finance web site. To search the database, and examine the candidate campaign finance disclosures yourself, visit this link:http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/clerk_register/elections/cf_info.html By now, it’s clear that Governor Rick Snyder is no RINO. He’s a Republican ideologue. Not only that, many of […]

July 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Featured | Read More »

John Hieftje Still “Pretty Comfortable” With Deep Cuts to Police After Attacks On Five Women?

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[A2P Notes: This is an open letter to Ann Arbor’s Mayor, John Hieftje. After it was posted, Hieftje spoke to AnnArbor.com: He “said an investigation into five recent attacks on women in the city, including two rapes Monday, is being treated with the highest priority. Police Chief Barnett Jones can have whatever resources he needs in the […]

July 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,Crime,Featured,Police,Safety | Read More »

The Politics of Pandering: Michigan’s U.S. Congressional Delegation Fights Fuel Economy. Again.

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In October of 2009, A2Politico posted a piece titled, “Time Magazine Raps Rep. Dingell Firmly Across the Knuckles.” This is from that piece: In the October 5, 2009 issue of Time magazine, the Special Report is titled “The Tragedy of Detroit.” In a sidebar to the piece titled “How Detroit Lost Its Way,” the magazine editors […]

July 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Michigan politics,U.S. politics | Read More »

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