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9:40 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Ann Arbor and DDA Working on New Parking Contract

Ann Arbor, MI – With time running out on negotiations between the city of Ann Arbor and the Downtown Development Authority on a new contract over parking, the DDA board says it wants to see more movement from the city. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluely

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WEMU Local
9:25 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Bridging the Digital Divide in Washtenaw County

Ypsilanti, MI – An effort to help bridge the digital divide in Washtenaw County has led to a program that not only provides computers, but also jobs and skill training for young people in the county. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:16 am
Wed April 6, 2011

HIgher Renewable Energy Goals for city of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje plans to introduce a resolution at the next city council meeting to set new goals for renewable energy use and greenhouse gas reductions in the city. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:12 am
Wed April 6, 2011

Deadline Looms for Removing Scaffolding from Depot Town's Thompson Block

Ypsilanti, MI – With an April 25th deadline approaching to have support scaffolding removed from the Cross Street right-of-way, there's evidence the owner of the Thompson building in Ypsilanti's Depot Town will get to work soon to shore up the fragile structure. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Wed April 6, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is Will O'Neil from the Bird Center of Washtenaw County.

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WEMU Local
9:49 am
Tue April 5, 2011

City Rejects Hotel/Conference Center Plan

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has rejected a proposed letter of intent with developer Valiant Partners to build a hotel and conference center above an underground parking structure. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley

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WEMU Local
9:46 am
Tue April 5, 2011

City to Offer Space for DDA

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's Mayor is hoping the Downtown Development Authority will move into a city-owned facility. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:55 am
Mon April 4, 2011

Ann Arbor School District Expands Schools of Choice

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school board has approved a plan to slightly expand the district's schools of choice program. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:03 am
Fri April 1, 2011

Public Transportation Key to Keeping Young People in Michigan

Washtenaw County, MI – Efforts to keep Michigan's younger population in the state may start with transit oriented developments underway in Washtenaw County and along Woodward Avenue in Detroit.
That was the focus of dicussion Thursday night at a 'Concentrate' speaker series event.
Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:58 am
Fri April 1, 2011

Investigation Widens into ID Theft at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – It appears information stolen from Eastern Michigan University offices may have been used to file false tax returns. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:53 am
Fri April 1, 2011

First Friday Focus on the Environment

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WEMU Local
2:30 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Check out this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

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WEMU Local
9:11 am
Thu March 31, 2011

City to Start Taking Medical Marijuana License Applications Friday

Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ypsilanti has a plan for handling the prospective medical marijuana licensees who've been lining up outside city hall since Sunday night. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:06 am
Thu March 31, 2011

Two Candidates Remain for WISD Superintendent

Ann Arbor, MI – The Washtenaw Intermediate School District board has trimmed the field of candidates to be the district's next superintendent to two. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:02 am
Thu March 31, 2011

School Board Opposes Snyder's School Funding Plan

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school board has passed a resolution opposing plans to transfer money in the state's school aid fund to community colleges. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:47 am
Wed March 30, 2011

City Seeks Grant Funding for Pool and Foot Bridge

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has approved grant applications for the replacement of the Rutherford pool and construction of a pedestrian bridge linking Riverside and Water Works parks, but the pool project was tagged as the city's top priority. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:43 am
Wed March 30, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is the co-chair of Scio Residents for Safe Water, Roger Rales.

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WEMU Local
8:41 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Board Amends Deficit Reduction Plan

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board has approved an amended deficit elimination plan. The document is required by the state Department of Education because the district is operating in the red. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:39 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Schools of Choice may Expand in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district is considering a slight expansion of its schools of choice program. THe school board is expected to vote on the plan next week. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
1:49 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Committee to Aid Search for New A2 Administrator

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has formed a committee to develop a plan to find the next city administrator. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:44 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Mayor Skeptical of Governor's Revenue Sharing Plan

Ypsilanti, MI – Local government leaders are skeptical of Governor Rick Snyder's plan to change the way state revenue sharing with local governments is handled. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:39 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Tentative Approval for Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Ann Arbor, MI – After months of discussions and revisions, Ann Arbor's city council has approved the first reading of a medical marijuana licensing ordinance. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:32 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Education Cuts a Disinvestment in Michigan

Ypsilanti, MI – A Michigan State University economics professor says the state continues to follow a budget policy to systematically disinvest in education, at a time when education is crucial. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:32 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Transit Master Plan Approved

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority board of directors has approved a 30-year master transit plan that would require 465-million dollars in capital costs. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:14 am
Thu March 17, 2011

School Officials say GOP Targeting Schools

Ann Arbor, MI – After cutting about 18 million dollars in expenses last year, Ann Arbor public schools officials say they will face at least a 15 million dollar shortfall for the next school year under current state budget proposals. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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