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Candidate Forum: Soapbox Summer

No reporter questions, no interruptions or interference. Your candidates unfiltered.

Conan Smith would like your vote as a Washtenaw County Commissioner in the 9th District.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Jason Maciejewski is running for Washtenaw County Commissioner in District 1.  This is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.

  

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It's a special week in Ann Arbor.  It's Art Fair week which kicks off tonight with a special gathering for residents with the "Townie Street Party."


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The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments this week about whether a redistricting measure can go on the November ballot.  This is the last stop for the contentious proposal.


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The University of Michigan Lecturers' Employee Organization voted to approve a new contract agreement.  The new agreement was reached in late June following eight months of negotiations.  

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Bargaining will resume Monday on a new contract for some 6,000 nurses working at the University of Michigan hospital.  A special rally and informational picket is planned for Saturday to show support for the nurses' union.


Alice Liberson is running for Ann Arbor City Council in the 3rd Ward.  Here is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Jeff Irwin would like your vote in the 18th District State Senate race.  Here is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.  


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This week, Art and Soul is about the visual arts in our community.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by the executive director of CultureSource and chair of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affiars Omari Rush, and another guest, the executive producer of the Ann Arbor Blues Festival James Partridge.

The three talk about a special photo exhibit of past festivals which will be on display at the Ann Arbor Art Fair later this month.

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Like many municipalities in Washtenaw County, Ypsilanti Township is looking for ways to improve traffic safety.  Residents and community leaders in the township are concerned over the increases in neighborhood traffic caused by changes made to accommodate the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan takes a closer look. 


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