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Women's History Month: Establishing Libraries In Ypsilanti And Washtenaw County

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we take a close look the role women played in establishing some of the public libraries in Washtenaw County. This history is extra special for one district library in particular this year.

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You might soon be able to register to vote from the comfort of your home.  Lawmakers in the state Senate passed a bill Thursday for online voter registration.

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Ann Arbor Public Schools students hosted a town hall Thursday evening to continue the discussion on the need for better gun control laws in the country.  Over 50 people attended the peaceful town hall.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.

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Thriving at work is crucial to many people's sense of well-being.  People are spending more and more time in the workplace and Dr. Gretchen Spritzer, faculty director for the Center For Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, says it is ever more important to who we are as individuals to feel fulfilled at work.  She says we spend so much time on the job now, it's about more than just earning a paycheck for many people.

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Eastern Michigan University’s professor’s union held a rally on campus Thursday to protest budget cuts and the school’s plan to privatize its parking services.

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The state Senate passed legislation sponsors say will increase the rights of victims of sexual assault.

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State schools superintendent Brian Whiston is stepping down to concentrate on his battle with cancer.

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University of Michigan Natural History Museum curators are hoping for a “Wow” experience for visitors when the new museum opens next year.

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Washtenaw County students took part in a school walkout this morning that was held across the country.  Students are demanding better gun control laws after 17 people were killed in Florida last month during a school shooting.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there when students walked out and has the story.

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Bills to address campus sexual misconduct have stalled in the state Senate.

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An effective food system in the state’s prisons should go beyond just feeding prisoners.  That’s the message of some lawmakers in the state Senate.


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WEMU Receives 2017 Public Radio Station Of The Year Award

For two out of the last three years, 89.1 WEMU has been recognized as the 2017 Public Radio Station of the Year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for Public Radio Group 1, as well as several merit and best in category awards.

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