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Ann Arbor News Reports on “The Lucy Ann Lance Show” on 1290 WLBY & www.1290WLBY.com

AnnArbor.com is a digital news publication serving the Ann Arbor, MI. Its stories are generated by reporters known as digital journalists, as well as through the use of community journalists and bloggers. Hyperlocal neighborhood coverage is a key part of their strategy to make AnnArbor.com of, by, and for the community.

 

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301 E. Liberty St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Ann Arbor News Interviews:

Paula GardnerJuly 14, 2014: Paula Gardner, Editor, Ann Arbor News Four candidates are vying for Ann Arbor Mayor on the Democratic ticket this August. Sabra Briere, Sally Hart Petersen, Stephen Kunselman, and Christopher Taylor are all current council members. The Ann Arbor News editorial board says all four are credible candidates, but Taylor will best represent the overall interests of the city.

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Lizzy AlfsApril 15, 2013: Arbor Hills Announces Tenants: Lizzy Alfs, Business Reporter, AnnArbor.com Ann Arbor’s newest shopping destination in development at Washtenaw between Huron Parkway and Platt will include two national retail brands that are new to Ann Arbor.

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October 15, 2012:  What Ann Arbor Officials Need to Consider Following Football Brawl – Paula Gardner, News Director, AnnArbor.com It was a tense match between crosstown rivals last Friday night, but what happened after the Huron/Pioneer Football game could result in sanctions or even firings for the two head coaches.  A massive infield brawl, one student sent to the hospital, and a town wondering how a game could go so horribly wrong.

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October 11, 2012:  12 District Congressional Race:  Candidates Clash -   Paula Gardner, News Director, AnnArbor.com  - At a candidates forum sponsored by the West Washtenaw Business Association, Congressman John Dingell denied he called his challenger, Cynthia Kallgren, ignorant.  Kallgren maintains he did and she eluded to “crooked and crony” ways of Washington.  Co-moderators Paula Gardner and Lucy Ann Lance take a look at what happened.  Click here to read Ryan Stanton’s report on the Dingell/Kallgren flap in AnnArbor.com.

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August 17, 2012:  Plymouth Road Retail Comeback After Pfizer:  Lizzy Alfs, Business Reporter, Ann Arbor.comWhen one of Ann Arbor’s biggest employers left town a few years ago, many businesses on the northside followed suit.  Pfizer was a major contributor to our economy.  Now it looks like the Plymouth Road corridor is on a comeback.

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August 1, 2012:  AnnArbor.com Updates Website Look:  Paula Gardner, AnnArbor.com News Director - Changes have been made to the organization of news content, font sizes of articles, and overall page appearance of AnnArbor.com.  Paula Gardner talks about what was behind the changes and how they are expected to improve the online experience for readers.

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July 17, 2012:  AnnArbor.com Leadership Changes:  Laurel Champion, Executive Vice President; Paula Gardner, Community News Director As the old model of newspapers continues to evolve in the new digital world, AnnArbor.com is leading the way. It now had a stronger partnership with MLive.com, which is also owned by parent company Advanced Communications through the Newhouse Family news dynasty, and it recently elevated several staff members.  We learn more about the next phase of digital news and where AnnArbor.com is heading. Click & Listen:

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May 25, 2012:  Retail Vitality in Ann Arbor: Paula Gardner, News Director, AnnArbor.com – Paula is spotting positive signs for Ann Arbor’s retail stores. Also, she tells us what’s next for the downtown Borders’ location, which AnnArbor.com reports is about to undergo redevelopment.
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May 11, 2012:   Lizzy Alfs, Business News Reporter, AnnArbor.com - Maynard Battery Building Sold: The building that housed a longtime downtown Ann Arbor business has been sold, and it appears the business is closing. Maynard Battery was well known for its work fixing lawn mowers and snow blowers.
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April 4, 2012: Costco Announces Ann Arbor Opening Date: Lizzy Alfs, Business Reporter, AnnArbor.com - The first Costco in Washtenaw County is nearing completion at the the corner of Ellsworth and State in Pittsfield Township. Lizzy gives us the opening date for this summer and explains what went into the project.
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March 23, 2012:  Nathan Bomey, Business News Director, AnnArbor.comDTE’s Smart Meters: As DTE continues to convert meters over to a wireless system that collects information about your energy consumption, there are still questions about the safety of the technology and whether it will lead to jumps in pricing.
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March 16, 2012: Paula Gardner, News Director, AnnArbor.com – Coverage of the Dexter Tornado: When the Dexter tornado hit, Paula and her team of reporters from AnnArbor.com were among the first on the scene bringing us coverage of the nitemare unfolding. Their photos, tweets, and online posts connected all of us to what was happening to the residents and their homes, as we collectively held our breath and prayed that everyone would come out alive.
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February 29, 2012:  Paula Gardner, News Director, AnnArbor.com – Home Invasions & Update on Georgetown Mall Property:  The Ann Arbor community remains on alert following more than 80 home invasions.  We talk with Paula about the status of the investigation.  In addition, there have been new developments concerning the old Georgetown Mall property on Packard near Stone School.  The big question is whether the developer will ever actually be able to start a project on the site.
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February 22, 2012: Kyle Feldscher, Crime/Courts Reporter, AnnArbor.com: Camp Take Notice: Supporters of the homeless encampment known as Camp Take Notice are negotiating with the Michigan Department of Transportation to keep the site in Scio Township. Kyle Feldscher reports on what life is like when you live outdoors in a tent in winter. Click & Listen:

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February 21, 2012:   re:NEW Michigan: Paula Gardner, News Director, AnnArbor.com – Ann Arbor City Council Considers Fund to Fight Blight – Should City of Ann Arbor staff “aggressively abate dangerous buildings”? That’s the question that will be posed for City Council’s consideration. State law does allow communities to condemn buildings, rather than go through the courts to force owners to maintain their properties. Click & Listen:

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February 16, 2012:  Paula Gardner, News Director, AnnArbor.com Ann Arbor Apartment Complex Sold for $7M:  Signs are pointing to a stronger multi-family housing market in Washtenaw County.  Paula Gardner examines the indicators following the sale of Ridgewood Apartments in Pittsfield Township, where competitive bidding resulted in a higher than list price sale.
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February 2, 2012:  Kyle Feldscher, Courts/Crime Reporter, Ann Arbor.com:  UM Resident Doctor Charged with Possessing Child Sexually Abusive Material -An AnnArbor.com investigation reveals there was a six-month lapse in reporting of suspected child porn allegedly owned by a UM Resident Doctor.  Kyle Feldscher, who along with AnnArbor.com’s Lee Higgins has reported on a series of related articles, takes us inside their investigation.  Read the latest report (with links to previous reports) here, and listen to our conversation below.  In addition, Kyle updates us on a shoplifting operation, whose Ypsilanti ring leader was recently convicted.
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December 17, 2011:   Jen Eyer, Director of Audience Engagement, AnnArbor.com- Strobe Lights for Ann Arbor’s Pedestrian Crosswalks?A City of Ann Arbor report to City Council is calling for the addition of pedestrian-activated LED lights called Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, which are similar to strobe lights.  It’s hoped that these will help avoid the rear-end crashes that have been happening at some of these crosswalks, following the new Ann Arbor ordinance requiring motorists to stop if someone is even just approaching it.  Read the story from AnnArbor.com’s Ryan Stanton here.
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December 10, 2011:   Jen Eyer, Director of Audience Engagement, AnnArbor.com- Before you pile the family into the car to go searching for the best home light displays, check out AnnArbor.com’s map generated by readers.  Thanks to Jen’s sweet girl, Belle, for helping her mom out this week.
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November 26, 2011:  Jen Eyer, Director of Audience Engagement Ann Arbor.com:  Occupy Ann ArborIt appears that some of the people who have aligned with the Occupy Ann Arbor movement are calling for the establishment of a 24-hour warming center in the city.  But that’s been done before, and not with much success.  We talk Jen about what AnnArbor.com readers think of the idea.  Read AnnArbor.com reporter Ryan Stanton’s story here.
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November 12, 2011:  Jen Eyer, Director of Audience Engagement Ann Arbor.com:  Ann Arbor Public Schools Needs to Cut $14 MAs the Ann Arbor Public Schools struggles with a budget deficit, administrators are reaching out to the community to help them decide where to make those cuts.  Read Paula Gardner’s article here, as well as Danny Shaw’s coverage of the community meeting designed to elicit ideas here.  Click the audio link to her our conversation with Jen Eyer, as she shares reader comments with us.
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November 5, 2011:  Jen Eyer, Director of Audience Engagement Ann Arbor.com:
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October 29, 2011:  Jen Eyer, Director of Audience Engagement Ann Arbor.com:
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October 22, 2011:  Jen Eyer, Director of Audience Engagement Ann Arbor.com:  Officials Want Jenny’s Farm Stand Shut Down  -  Following an accident at this Webster Township business, authorities claim a number of violations should result in the closure of Jenny’s Farm Stand.  The community is weighing in with comments on reporter Lisa Allmendinger’s story on AnnArbor.com.  Read it  here, and listen to our conversation with Jen Eyer below.
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October 15, 2011:  Jen Eyer, Director of Audience Engagement Ann Arbor.com
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October 3, 2011:  Jen Eyer, Director of Audience Engagement Ann Arbor.com:  Are You in Love with Your Smartphone?  - When Jen forgot her cell phone on a date night with her husband, panic ensued.  What resulted is a hilarious column about how we are so linked to our gadgets.  Read the column here, and listen to our conversation below.
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September 3, 2011:  Jen Eyer, Director of Audience Engagement Ann Arbor.com:  Ann Arbor Parking Rates - Parking meter rates could go up to $1.80/hour in Ann Arbor and enforcement hours may increase as well.  Jen Eyer says AnnArbor.com readers have plenty to comment about on that.  Read AnnArbor.com Political Reporter Ryan Stanton’s report here, and Jen’s column containing a collection of the comments here.
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August 27, 2011:  Jen Eyer, Director of Audience Engagement; & Juliana Keeping, Healthy & Environment Reporter, Ann Arbor.com:  Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Raided 
- A new court ruling says dispensaries cannot deal in dope, and several were raided this week in Ann Arbor.  Read the latest AnnArbor.com report  here.  Also, here are links to additional storieshere and here.
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August 20, 2011:  Ann Arbor May Ban Auto Idling - Ann Arbor’s hot topic this week is whether City Council will follow the Environmental Commission’s recommendation and ban idling of automobiles.  Jen talks about the tremendous response from AnnArbor.com readers, who also weighed in via an online poll where 77% are against the ban.   Read Kyle Feldscher’s article here, and Ryan Stanton’s follow-up here.  Cast your vote in the poll here.  In addition, Jen tells us that the social media version of the Dexter Bear has been revealed!  Read Lisa Allmendinger’s story here.   Hear our conversation with Jen below.
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August 13, 2011:  Gallinipper Invasion!Watch out, they’re coming for you.  The Ann Arbor area’s wet spring/summer has provided the perfect hatching environment for some of the largest mosquitoes we’ve ever seen.  Read the AnnArbor.com reports here and here.
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August 6, 2011:  Ann Arbor Officials Defend Police Staffing Levels in Wake of Sexual Assaults - Is Ann Arbor a safe place to live?  National reports concerning a series of sexual assaults would have you think otherwise, however crime statistics prove differently.  Jen Eyer, AnnArbor.com’s Director of Audience Engagement, explains the frustration city officials are having with the perception of our town, and what community members are saying.  Read the article by AnnArbor.com’s Ryan Stanton here. Listen to our interview with Jen below.
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