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In The Public Interest: All The Information You Need To Vote In The Upcoming Election At Vote411.Org

On this week's "In The Public Interest," 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area 's Nancy Schewe about VOTE411.org , the online voter guide, and the paper copy that is available in newspapers and at libraries. They discuss VOTE411 history and how to use it effectively for August 7th primary, which is only a few weeks away.

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A ballot measure aimed at improving access to voting was turned over to the Secretary of State Monday.  Monday was the last day for citizen-initiated proposals to amend the state constitution to turn in their signatures for review by the Bureau of Elections.


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Traffic safety was the focus of a communtiy meeting held last night by the New West Willow Neighborhood Association in Ypsilanti Township.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan attended the meeting and has the story. 

Today is your last day to register to vote in the August 7th Primary Election.  There is plenty of election -related activity going on this week and som other items of community interest and engagement, too.  Get all the details in this week's 'Civic Matters' with WEMU's David Fair and Mary Morgan, the executive director of the CivCity Initiative. 


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Atop a small hill at the corner of Observatory and East Ann Streets in Ann Arbor sits a facility operated by the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library.  It’s been at that same location for over a century now.  Still, as 89-1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan reports, the Detroit Observatory has remained largely “Hidden in Plain Sight.”  


Tom Brennan is seeking the office of Washtenaw County Commissioner in District 2.  This is the candidate's submission for Soapbox Summer.


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Anne Maxine Fortunato is running for the office of Pittsfield Township Park Commissioner in our upcoming primary election.  


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If you want to vote in the August primary, today is your last day to register.


For a gift of just $400 you and a friend can take the limo bus to Comerica Park, suite tickets, and buffet. Plus, you'll receive a free TRUEMU souveniour, get your photo taken in the outfield - and see a great game as the Detroit Tigers take on the the Boston Red Sox on July 21. 

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No one was hurt by a fire that damaged an electrical bicycle manufacturing facility Friday in Ann Arbor.

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Environmentalists are exceedingly unhappy about Enbridge Energy's safety measure proposals for oil pipelines running through the Straits of Mackinac.  WEMU's David Fair talks with two such leaders about those concerns.  Lisa Wozniak is executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters and Liz Kirkwood serves as executive director of FLOW, an acronym for "For Love Of Water." 


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British police examining CCTV footage have reportedly identified multiple Russian suspects believed to have carried out the March nerve-agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

The Skripals were found slumped on a bench at a shopping center in Salisbury, in southern England, on March 4. Subsequent investigation indicated they were poisoned by a nerve agent of the type Novichok, a group of deadly chemicals developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 80s.

Rachael McRae, a fifth-grade teacher in central Illinois, was sitting on the couch the other day with her four-month-old when she saw the email.

"He was having a fussy day," she says, "so I was bouncing him in one arm, and started going through my emails on my phone, just to feel like I was getting something done." In her spam folder, she found an email from an organization called My Pay, My Say, urging her to drop her union membership.

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