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

Washtenaw County Sees Steady Increase in Suicides

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

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Platt Road Proposals available for review

Use links below to review each proposal.

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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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UPDATED: Washtenaw County Winter Warming Centers

Daytime & overnight winter warming centers for Nov. 14, 2016-March 31, 2017.

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Washtenaw County Winter Warming Centers

Daytime & overnight winter warming centers for Nov. 14, 2016-March 31, 2017.

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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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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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WCSO Drug Take Back Event - October 22, 2016

WCSO Drug Take Back Event - October 22, 2016

WCSO is taking back unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Service Center at 2201 Hogback Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m..

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Welcome to the Waste Knot program, HighScope!

Welcome to the Waste Knot program, HighScope!

HighScope Educational Research Foundation of Ypsilanti has been admitted as the newest member of the County's Waste Knot Program! At HighScope, staff goes above and beyond to practice the "3-Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" for as many materials as possible, from the office areas all the way to the kitchen, creating a waste-conscious culture. Keep up the great work, and we look forward to working with you! Learn more at www.ewashtenaw.org/e2p2

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Public Feedback for County Administrator Vacancy

We want your feedback! The public will have an opportunity to submit feedback regarding the County Administrator Vacancy throughout the entire hiring process.

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