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Washtenaw County Takes Legal Action on 1,4-Dioxane

Washtenaw County Takes Legal Action on 1,4-Dioxane

Washtenaw County, Washtenaw County Public Health and the Washtenaw County Health Officer file motion in Circuit Court to intervene in the litigation between the State of Michigan and Gelman Sciences, Inc.

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It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

Sporadic cases of influenza have already been reported locally. Get your flu shot as soon as possible so you can stay healthy for the holidays.

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Volunteer - Stonefly Search 1/21/17

Volunteer - Stonefly Search 1/21/17

Sign up for the annual Stonefly Search, Saturday, January 21, 2017 with the Huron River Watershed Council and help monitor our rivers and streams.

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Andrea Plevek Named New OCED Director

The Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED) is pleased to announce Andrea Plevek as its new Director.

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Cancellation Notice: Recipient Rights Training for Direct Care Staff

The training scheduled for December 6, 2016 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm has been CANCELLED. December 13th is pending.

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Wildflower Association of Michigan Grant Opportunity

Wildflower Association of Michigan Grant Opportunity

If you are interested in expanding or creating a native garden, you could receive funding through a Wildflower Association of Michigan grant.

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Winter Fun Fest!

Winter Fun Fest!

We're going to blow your thermal socks off with tons of activities and events for the whole family! We'll be celebrating the cold weather season at various destinations throughout Washtenaw County. Whether you like warming up by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa or tromping through the freshly fallen snow, we've got something for everyone to enjoy.

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Local World AIDS Day Event Provides Support, Fights Stigma

Local World AIDS Day Event Provides Support, Fights Stigma

Washtenaw County Public Health, UNIFIED – HIV Health and Beyond and other community partners held an interfaith service to mark World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. The organizations are also consistently working to provide free, confidential HIV testing, and to reduce the spread of HIV in our communities.

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Washtenaw County Making Progress To End Chronic & Veteran Homelessness

Washtenaw County is extending its participation in “Built for Zero,” a national campaign to end chronic and veteran homelessness. As part of the campaign, Washtenaw County has housed 269 veterans and 230 chronically homeless individuals.

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EEOP Report 2016

EEOP Report 2016

The 2016 EEOP Report is now available

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Needs Assessment Public Hearing for Washtenaw Urban County 2017-2018 Action Plan

Join us Wed., Dec. 7 , 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor in the Superior Room.

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Sheriff’s Police Service Dogs “Re-Certify” with High Scores

Sheriff’s Police Service Dogs “Re-Certify” with High Scores

On Sunday, November 6th, 2016, Sheriff’s Office Police Service Dogs “re-certified” as patrol dogs under the auspices of the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA), Region 19. The USPCA is the largest, oldest and most recognized police dog certifying authority in North America. Typically the dogs certify annually under the USPCA as patrol, tracking and detection dogs, and every two (2) years under the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers for the same disciplines. The dogs also compete for civilian obedience and other titles.

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Washtenaw County Environmental Health Director Appointed to Governor’s Advisory Commission

Washtenaw County Environmental Health Director Appointed to Governor’s Advisory Commission

Washtenaw County Public Health's Kristen Schweighoefer will serve on Gov. Snyder's Public Health Advisory Commission. In this role, Schweighoefer will work to ensure the health and safety of all Michigan residents.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bady has been Awarded a Bullet & Stab Resistant Vest

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bady has been Awarded a Bullet & Stab Resistant Vest

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bady has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a non-profit organization. K9 Bady’s vest is sponsored by Theodore Sippel of Manchester, MI and embroidered with the sentiment “Good Luck from Ted”.

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Used Cooking Oil Disposal

Used Cooking Oil Disposal

Frying a turkey for Thanksgiving? Making sufganiyot for Hanukkah? Bring your used cooking oil to the Washtenaw County Home Toxics Collection Center for disposal!

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WCSO Community Education Series Session 5 – Registration Open!

WCSO Community Education Series Session 5 – Registration Open!

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton and the WCSO with the support of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, BOC Chair Felicia Brabec, and County Administrator Greg Dill, would like to announce the fifth installment of our WCSO community education series.

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2016 WCSO Jail Pumpkin Decorating and Carving Competition

2016 WCSO Jail Pumpkin Decorating and Carving Competition

As an incentive and reward for good behavior (and to have some fun) the WCSO jail held its first annual Pumpkin Decorating and Carving Contest this year.

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Learn about Universal Waste

Learn about Universal Waste

November 16, 2016 from 10-11am EST The DEQ will host this webinar on Michigan's universal waste regulations. Learn about what this means and how to best manage universal wastes!

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