There are still more than 5,000 residents and businesses in Washtenaw County without power this morning. Residents are cleaning up after a series of severe thunderstorms Sunday that knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses.
Roland Sizemore's announcement that he would not seek re-election to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners in District 5 prompted four Democrats to file to replace him.
Keith Jason, Wilma Gold-Jones, Ruth Ann Jamnick and Victor Dobrin each would like to represent Ypsilanti and Augusta Townships on the board. Listen to thee candidates' thoughts on crime and public safety in the audio above.
Ann Arbor's Democratic Mayoral Primary is now just over a week away. The 4 city council members running for the post continue to walk neighborhoods looking for votes. One of the key's to the election may turn out to be what residents want from the city in these neighborhoods.
The Lunar Glee Club rocked Ann Arbor’s musical world in the 1980s and early ‘90s with their jazz, Afrobeat, funk, calypso and Latin fusion. Sunday July 27th, all 9 original members of the band will present a 30th Reunion Concert at Kerrytown Concert House.
When it comes to local government what's happening in your neighborhood often plays the biggest role in who gets your vote. With Ann Arbor's Democratic Mayoral primary less than two weeks away, here's what some residents want.
$10.10/hour minimum wage petition shot down by state elections board
A state elections board has rejected a petition to raise Michigan's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
A bipartisan majority of the Board of State Canvassers threw out dozens of signatures after a last-minute challenge from opponents. They say the signatures were from people who signed the petition more than once, which is illegal under Michigan election law.
Cinema Chat for 7/24/2014 with David Fair and Russ Collins
In “A Most Wanted Man” a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, forcing both German and US security agencies to take close interest.
As the August 5th primary election draws near, Debbie Dingell, one of two Democrats seeking to fill her husband John's 12th Congressional district seat, stops by the WEMU studios to talk about the campaign.
Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge David Swartz has ruled against Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards request for a temporary injunction to prevent the drilling of an exploratory well in Scio township. It's a victory for West Bay Exploration and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
Candidates running for office in Washtenaw County show a good understanding of the important role that arts and culture play in setting a sense of place and improving the local economy.
That's according to Arts Alliance Director Deb Polich, whose organization hosted a candidates forum Wednesday morning.
"I think the challenge that comes up often is that they don't know the opportunities that exist in other cities and other states that actually make it possible to invest dollars and make public policy that can change the current circumstances," Police says.
Ray Mullins thinks America needs some people in congress who "give a damn about the poor and middle class." The Ypsilanti Attorney faces Debbie Dingell in the Democratic primary for the 12th U-S House district.
Blood is not like drinking water - you can't stockpile large supplies for use in emergencies. It has to be fairly fresh. And so the American Red Cross finds itself in its usual summertime bind of critically needing donations.
Red Cross Communications Manager Angie Bermudez says it's tough when 20 percent of blood drives take place on college campuses and at high schools.
She says with summer vacations, this is the time of greatest need.
"We're missing a large percentage of our regular donations," Bermudez says.
Organizers of this year's Ypsilanti Heritage Festival want the festival parade to spotlight the fun, creative side of the community.
"We really want to foster a little bit of that New Orleans spirit," festival director Andrew Clock says, "where neighborhoods come out and put together floats and acts just to say 'look how cool our neighborhood is'. We've got a lot of that spirit in Ypsilanti, so we want to make the Heritage Festival parade the opportunity to do that."