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EMU Regents EAA
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Regents at Eastern Michigan University voted to end a partnership with the Education Achievement Authority today.

 

Morris Hood III
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Legislative hearings are underway on a plan to keep Detroit Public Schools (DPS) from going broke.  


Free Water Flint Protest
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The Michigan Senate has adopted a $30 million emergency spending measure to help Flint residents with their water bills.  


Flint Water
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The response to the water crisis in Flint is growing on a daily basis. In this month's 1st Friday Focus on the Environment, Lisa Wozniak talks with a scientist who is working at short and long term solutions from the center of the crisis.  Marty Kauffman is a Professor at the University of Michigan-Flint, specializing in water resources, urban groundwater contamination and sustainable systems. 


Michigan Theater
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Another Sundance Film Festival has wrapped up.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins discusses Sundance's big winners, plus other movies opening this weekend with WEMU's David Fair.


Tires
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Ypsilanti Township is encouraging residents to properly dispose of their old tires to not harm the environment. 


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A controversial men’s rights group planned to meet in downtown Ann Arbor tomorrow night until a sudden cancelation by the group’s founder.

EMU EAA
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A day after Eastern Michigan University faculty passed a no confidence resolution in the Board of Regents (BOR), Republican state lawmakers say the EAA will soon be dissolved.

 

 

 


Jeff Irwin
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State lawmakers are responding to complaints about a new elections law.  A state House panel approved a bill Wednesday meant to clarify the law.


I Voted Sticker
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If you want to vote in the Michigan primary presidential election in March, you have until February 8th to register.

Amanda Leclaire / 89.1 WEMU

Eastern Michigan University faculty have passed a unanimous vote of no confidence in the Board of Regents.

 


 

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

Ypsilanti has a rich history when it comes to the Underground Railroad.  A history you can learn more about during Black History Month.  Here is a quick glimpse of it. 


Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight, and mental health care will be a main topic.


David Rutledge
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A state legislator from Washtenaw County is advocating a revisit of the emergency manager law after Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley’s resignation announcement Tuesday morning.


Classroom
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Legislation meant to stop teacher “sickout” protests is one step closer to becoming law. 


Children's Rights
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An overhaul of Michigan’s child foster care system is showing results, and the state is moving closer to ending a federal judge’s oversight.   

Speed Limit 75 Sign
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A state House panel has approved raising speed limits on some Michigan roadways. 

Water Faucet
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The ongoing Flint water crisis is causing many people to take a closer look at where their water comes from.  

EMU EAA
Amanda LeClaire / 89.1 WEMU

The issue for faculty is the school’s continuing partnership with the Education Achievement Authority. In December 2014, EMU Regents said they would withdraw from the EAA if a faculty review found the district had failed to improve.


Speed Limit 75 Sign
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It looks like state lawmakers have reached a compromise to increase speed limits on many Michigan roadways.  A state House panel plans to vote on the plan today. 


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The Washtenaw County Department of Elections is encouraging residents to sign-up to be an election inspector. 


The Stream From NPR: Iowa Caucuses Edition

Feb 1, 2016
IOWA CAUCUS
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The Stream will bring you live news, photos and analysis from NPR's political team on the ground in Iowa and in Washington, D.C. It will open at 4 p.m. ET and be updated all night.

Iowa Caucus
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The Iowa Caucus is taking place today, so WEMU spoke to political expert Edward Sidlow from Eastern Michigan University about how it could impact Michigan.


No Smoking
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The smoking ban in Ann Arbor is expanding to include more parks.

Sexual Assault Protester
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Today begins "Sexual Assault Prevention Week" on the Eastern Michigan University campus.


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