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Residents Gather At EMU Student Center For Town Hall On Policing And Community Relations

More than 500 people attended Thursday night's town hall forum on policing and community relations at Eastern Michigan University. It was moderated by WEMU. Panelists included a representative from Black Lives Matter, the ACLU of Michigan, and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's office. It also featured the organizers of the event, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton and 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.
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For the first time in it 57-year history, the Ann Arbor Art Fairs will include a Sunday.


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More than 500 people attended Thursday night's town hall forum on policing and community relations at Eastern Michigan University.  It was moderated by WEMU.  Panelists included a representative from Black Lives Matter, the ACLU of Michigan, and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's office. It also featured the organizers of the event, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton and 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. 


School Districts Receive Waivers To Start Early

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Students might need to change their Labor Day weekend plans.  This fall, 50 school districts will have a new, earlier start date.  


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Voters in Michigan will be allowed to use the straight-ticket voting option on the November ballot. 


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The Genesee County prosecutor is asking judges to make sure two dozen felons sentenced as juveniles to life without parole don’t have a chance at freedom.  That’s despite two US Supreme Court decisions that struck down juvenile lifer laws like Michigan’s.

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A plume of 1,4-dioxane has been spreading under Ann Arbor since the 1980s.  During this time, numerous homes on private wells have had dioxane in their drinking water before being hooked up to city water.  Is that the only source of dioxane to consider when weighing body burdens?  In the 15th of our series on 1,4-dioxane, Barbara Lucas looks at other ways people can be exposed to this chemical of emerging concern.


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Anne Brown is running to represent Michigan's 54th State House District.  This is Anne's submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.


Dr. Bob Quinn, professor, author and positive public speaker, joins me once again to talk about "All Things Positive."

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The Ann Arbor Art Fair kicks off today, but there's always time to catch a flick while you're out there!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the Art Fair, the movie business, and all the films coming to the big screen this weekend.


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The National Weather Service has issued A heat advisory to be in effect until 10pm Friday night. Heat indexes today and on Friday will exceed 100-degrees. The temperatures are expected to remain in the 90's Saturday and Sunday, too. If you plan on attending the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair during the next few days, you may want to consider some tips.


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With just one weekend to go before Hillary Clinton is expected to accept her party's nomination for president, WikiLeaks on Friday released almost 20,000 emails sent and received by Democratic National Committee staff members from January 2015 to May 2016 – leaving journalists scouring for information potentially damaging to the party.

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