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The use of aerial drones has temporarily been suspended at the University of Michigan.

Amanda LeClaire

The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents has named James Michael Smith of Northern State University as its 23rd president in a special meeting today.

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A group of state House Democrats hopes the crisis in Flint will help bring attention to other issues they say threaten clean water in Michigan.  They announced bills on Thursday that would increase regulations on fracking.


Data Center
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The next generation of cyber security professionals could be trained in Ypsilanti, as Eastern Michigan University has received accreditation in data security education. 

 

 


Lisa Barry

Beginning next Fall, Eastern Michigan University will begin offering a four-year program in "fermentation science"  as either a major or minor.


WEMU

Art and Soul is a monthly review of visual arts activities around Washtenaw County with Lisa Barry and Omari Rush from the Ann Arbor Art Center.


Michigan Theater
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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU program director Patrick Campion fills in for David Fair and talks with Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movies opening this Valentine's Day weekend.


Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year pays a lot of attention to Flint’s drinking water crisis and the state’s infrastructure shortcomings.


City of Ann Arbor

The city of Ann Arbor is exploring the possibility of opening another dog park. 


Bill Schuette
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The lawyer in charge of state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s investigation into the Flint water crisis says some people may be charged with serious crimes before it’s all over.


DPS Demonstrators
Rick Pluta / MPRN

Detroit parents, teachers, and school officials were in Lansing on Tuesday to speak out on bills meant to rescue Michigan’s largest district.


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University of Michigan officials say students and staff planning a trip to Mexico, the Caribbean, and South or Central America should take aggressive measures to limit exposure to mosquitos.

 


 

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As part of the Fat Tuesday celebrations, some businesses in Washtenaw County expect to see an increase in sales today. 


Denist Washtenaw
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

It's been nearly a year since the Washtenaw County Dental Clinic for low income and uninsured patients opened for business in Ypsilanti.


Chuck Warpehoski
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Ann Arbor's city council will have a working session tonight.


Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Clinton took a break over the weekend from stumping for support in New Hampshire to bring her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to Flint, where the city faces a public health crisis due to lead in the drinking water.


EMU Regents EAA
Amanda LeClaire / 89.1 WEMU

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
Michigan Public Radio Network

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
Amanda LeClaire / 89.1 WEMU

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.


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