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Senior Citizens At Ypsilanti Apartment Complex Say They're Being Forced Out

Senior citizens who live at the Cross Street Village apartments in Ypsilanti, the former site of Ypsilanti High School, are concerned they may have to leave their homes. A regulatory rent control agreement that has provided affordable housing for them is expected to expire on August 31st. 89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has been following this story and brings us this special feature.

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Undergraduate tuition and fees at EMU will increase 3.9 percent or 474 dollars per student taking 30 credits per year. The increase is just under the state tuition restraint cap and will allow Eastern to continue receiving state performance funding for not exceeding the state guidelines.

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The new state medical marijuana licensing board met for the first time Monday. 


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A doctor from Saginaw Township is the first candidate for governor to file petition signatures to appear on the ballot next year. 


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The board overseeing the state’s new medical marijuana program meets for the first time today. 


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Senior citizens who live at the Cross Street Village apartments in Ypsilanti, the former site of Ypsilanti High School, are concerned they may have to leave their homes.  A regulatory rent control agreement that has provided affordable housing for them is expected to expire on August 31st.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has been following this story and brings us this special feature.  


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It's been less than a week since Ann Arbor resident Heather Kendrick was crowned Miss Michigan, but the former Miss Washtenaw County is already hard at work. 


Ann Arbor In Concert

This week's Art and Soul focuses on the Performing Arts in our area.

89.1 FM WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by local arts writer and blogger Jenn McKee and the Musical Director for the Ann Arbor in Concert show Eric Lofstrom.


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The University of Michigan will launch a driverless shuttle service this fall on campus after testing it for six months at its Mcity research facility.
 


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Senate Republicans unveiled their long-awaited health care overhaul proposal on Thursday. The Senate bill, called the "Better Care Reconciliation Act," would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The broad outlines of it look a lot like the House bill, the American Health Care Act, which was passed in May.

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A grand jury has indicted three Chicago police officers on felony charges, accusing them of conspiring to cover up the facts of a fatal police shooting in October 2014 of a black teenager in order to shield their fellow officer.

Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is white, shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, according to prosecutors.

What would it cost to protect the nation's voting systems from attack? About $400 million would go a long way, say cybersecurity experts. It's not a lot of money when it comes to national defense — the Pentagon spent more than that last year on military bands alone — but getting funds for election systems is always a struggle.

Since Senate Republicans released the draft of their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last week, many people have been wondering how the proposed changes will affect their own coverage, and their family's: Will my pre-existing condition be covered? Will my premiums go up or down?

The bill is still a work in progress, but we've taken a sampling of questions from All Things Considered listeners and answered them, based on what we know now.

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