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These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.

Free Tax Prep For Low-Income Taxpayers

United Way of Washtenaw County VITA Program offers free tax return service. VITA Program part of initiative to increase financial stability of low-income working individuals & families

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Afia, Inc. Donates $10K To Assist Low-Income Households With Emergency Needs

Charitable donation directed to Barrier Busters Program providing eviction prevention, utility shut-off and other emergency assistance to Washtenaw County residents in need.

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Shop with a Cop 2016 is a Wrap!

Shop with a Cop 2016 is a Wrap!

The WCSO takes particular pride in this program as it is an entirely staff generated initiative designed to provide children in need with an opportunity to shop for gifts for themselves and those whom they love. Selected by school social workers on the basis of demonstrated need, these are children who might not otherwise have had much of a holiday.

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New Interactive Washtenaw County Health Data Website Launched

New Interactive Washtenaw County Health Data Website Launched

Searchable results of local health surveys are now online in English and Spanish.

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MHFA Dates for 2017

Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults and for Youth is available to Any and All community members with interest. No professional background is required to potentially save a life!

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Washtenaw County Public Health Celebrates 75 Years

Washtenaw County Public Health Celebrates 75 Years

View a timeline of Washtenaw County Public Health's accomplishments since its founding in 1941.

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Washtenaw County Sees Steady Increase in Suicides

Suicide Death Review Team issues recommendations to raise community awareness, reverse local trends

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Washtenaw County's Motion to Take Legal Action on 1,4-Dioxane Granted

Washtenaw County's Motion to Take Legal Action on 1,4-Dioxane Granted

Washtenaw County, Washtenaw County Public Health and the Washtenaw County Health Officer will now be a part of negotiations to clean up 1,4-dioxane contamination

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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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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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Park Grand Opening

Park Grand Opening

The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), officially dedicated the Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve as Michigan’s 103rd state park at a ribbon-cutting event on Wednesday, October 26th.

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WCSO Partners with West Willow Community for a Very Successful 2016 Fall Festival

WCSO Partners with West Willow Community for a Very Successful 2016 Fall Festival

On Saturday October 29th, from 11 am to 5 pm the WCSO, the New West Willow Neighborhood Association, and West Willow Community members partnered to hold the 2016 Community Fall Festival.

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WCSO Community Education Series Session 4 - Registration Open!

WCSO Community Education Series Session 4 - Registration Open!

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office would like to announce the fourth installment of our commuity education series. This session will be presented in partnership with Friends of Restorative Justice and Community Mental Health. It will focus on the Seattle LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program and the TJC (The Jail to Community) reentry program in Maryland and their potential application here in Washtenaw County.

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