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

New Evidence of Lyme Disease in Washtenaw County

New Evidence of Lyme Disease in Washtenaw County

For the first time, Washtenaw County Public Health has evidence that a Washtenaw resident was likely infected with Lyme disease without leaving the county. Cases of Lyme disease occur annually among Washtenaw residents; until now, local cases have been related to travel to west Michigan or other states where infested tick populations are present.

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Cybersecurity of Business...Made Simple comes to Wasthenaw County

Cybersecurity of Business...Made Simple comes to Wasthenaw County

A national effort to educate businesses on the simple steps to improve online safety is coming to Washtenaw County.

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Sheriff Jerry Clayton & Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Invite the Community to a Unity Town Hall Event

Sheriff Jerry Clayton & Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Invite the Community to a Unity Town Hall Event

On Thursday, July 21, 2016 the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell are planning to bring our community together to hold a community Unity Town Hall to talk with one another, to begin discussing how we can come together, and how we as a community can address the anger, frustration, fear, lack of communication, and issues around race, poverty and policing.

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WCSO Public Safety Announcement – Everything you need to know about Personal Floatation Devices!

WCSO Public Safety Announcement – Everything you need to know about Personal Floatation Devices!

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable summer. With summer in full swing, the lakes and rivers are a great place for recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, kayaks and canoes.

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Sheriff Clayton's letter to staff after recent tragic events

Sheriff Clayton's letter to staff after recent tragic events

Let me begin by sharing my thoughts and prayers with all those that have been directly and indirectly affected by the recent events in Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas.

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"Find Us" Web Map Upgrade

"Find Us" Web Map Upgrade

Check out the new Find Us map for locating Washtenaw County departments.

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Evan Pratt's Interview in Pipeline Magazine

Evan Pratt's Interview in Pipeline Magazine

Pipeline, a publication of the Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioner, Vol 25, No 2, Summer 2016, includes an interview with Evan Pratt and his thoughts and roles on the Governor's 21st Century Infrastructure Commission

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WCSO Community Engagement Director Derrick Jackson participates in a TEDx Event

WCSO Community Engagement Director Derrick Jackson participates in a TEDx Event

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. Below is the write up and YouTube video of Director Jackson… check it out!

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1,4-Dioxane and Washtenaw County Groundwater

1,4-Dioxane and Washtenaw County Groundwater

There is an area in Washtenaw County where the chemical 1,4-dioxane is underground. The area includes parts of Scio Township and western Ann Arbor. This contamination is a concern because wells near the area draw groundwater for use in homes and businesses. Washtenaw County Public Health is providing information to help residents understand the current situation and potential health impacts.

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Radio Shows on WEMU 89.1FM

Radio Shows on WEMU 89.1FM

Washtenaw County's Office of the Water Resources Commissioner and Public Health's Environmental Health Division help produce two radio shows in collaboration with WEMU News. Tune in to hear about environmental issues impacting Washtenaw County!

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WCSO Warns about IRS Imposters and Scams

WCSO Warns about IRS Imposters and Scams

During tax time many IRS imposters attempt to take advantage of people at tax deadline time. Criminals are looking for ways to steal your money or your identity. Don’t fall victim to an IRS scam.

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Zika Virus Information

Zika Virus Information

Washtenaw County Public Health is providing information and coordinating testing.

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New Law for Unlicensed Dogs: License Your Pup or You’ll Pay Up!

New Law for Unlicensed Dogs: License Your Pup or You’ll Pay Up!

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners approved a Civil Infraction Ordinance that requires all dogs be licensed or a citation may be issued with fines of $50 to $500. So, make your dog a “Legal Beagle”! Get an updated rabies vaccination and apply for your dog license today.

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Homestead Property Tax Credit Update

The State has made major changes modifying eligibility requirements for the Homestead Property Tax Credit.

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The Basics of Home Maintenance Workshop

The Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP) offers a free home maintenace workshop.

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Local Vendor Preference

The policy adopted by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners shall govern the procurement of goods, services, and food from local vendors located in Washtenaw County and the State of Michigan, effective July 1, 2015.

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Register of Deeds Temporary Office Closure and Move to Lower Level of 200 N. Main St.

The Register of Deeds Division will be closed to the public on February 27 at Noon and will re-open on Monday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. in the lower level of 200 N. Main St. in downtown Ann Arbor.

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John Sting 6-19-14

John Sting 6-19-14

On 6/19/2014, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office conducted a prostitution sting as part of the E.A.S.Y. project.

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Up to $10,000 Reward

Up to $10,000 Reward

ARMED ROBBERY OF A U.S. POSTAL SERVICE LETTER CARRIER. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the two suspects who robbed a Letter Carrier on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at approximately 7:15 p.m. The letter carrier was robbed at gunpoint while delivering mail in the 1100 block of Georgina, Ypsilanti, MI. One of the suspects is described as a black male, approximately in his 20’s, 6’0”, 180 pounds, wearing a blue and gold jacket, dark colored “skull” cap, and boots. The suspects fled on foot.

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