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8:26 am
Wed February 9, 2011

Council Approves Downtown Design Guidelines

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved downtown design guidelines and a design review program. It's the final piece of Ann Arbor's 'discovering downtown' initiative.

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WEMU Local
8:22 am
Wed February 9, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is the State Associate for Environment Michigan, Nicole Lowen. Environment Michigan recently published the report "Dirty Energy's Assault on our Health: Mercury".

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WEMU Local
9:17 am
Tue February 8, 2011

Council Revives Heritage Row Development

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council may have brought back to life a proposal to renovate seven homes on Fifth Avenue and build three new apartment buildings on the site. Council voted nine to two Monday night to reduce review fees for a revised Heritage Row planned unit development petition. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:13 am
Tue February 8, 2011

Teachers Agree to More Concessions

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board has approved an addendum to the district's contract with its teachers union. The change means union members will now pay higher health care deductibles. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:29 am
Mon February 7, 2011

Ypsilanti Looks to Help from Lansing

Ypsilanti, MI – The city's of Ypsilanti's lobbyist in Lansing sees reason to be optimistic about the future. But he also expects there'll be tough decisions to be made along the way. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:24 am
Fri February 4, 2011

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to February's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU. The co-host of this monthly feature is Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak. Our special guest this month is the former Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Rebecca Humphries. Humphries is now the Executive Director of Ducks Unlimited.

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WEMU Local
8:18 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Governor Snyder Appoints New EMU Regents

Ypsilanti, MI – Governor Rick Snyder has appointed two new members to the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:37 am
Thu February 3, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is the Executive Director of the Great Lakes office of the National Wildlife Federation, Andy Buchsbaum.

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WEMU Local
8:22 am
Thu February 3, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to 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
2:49 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Medical Marijuana Ordinance Clears First Hurdle

Ypsilanti, MI – It's taken several months, but Ypsilanti's city council has approved the first reading of an ordinance to regulate medical marijuana in the city. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:36 am
Tue February 1, 2011

Road Commission Ready for Snowstorm

Washtenaw County, MI – With a big winter storm headed our way, the Washtenaw County Road Commission has been making sure its fleet of plows and other equipment will be up to the task of clearing roads.
Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:27 am
Tue February 1, 2011

Public Safety Tops for State Police as Storm Approaches

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti State Police post will have additional patrols on the roads during the approaching snowstorm to help ensure public safety. The post Commander also has some tips for those who must drive during the storm. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:19 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Two-Year State Budget Cyle Plan Gaining Support

Ypsilanti, MI – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's proposal to have the state move to a two-year budget cycle seems to be garnering bi-partisan support among state lawmakers. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:16 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Deficit Elimination Plan Awaiting State Approval

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school district filed its latest deficit elimination plan with the state last week, but it'll be a while before the district hears if the document has been accepted. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:59 am
Fri January 28, 2011

County Commissioners Hold Budget Retreat

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County commissioners will start budget talks this weekend at a retreat about budget priorities. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:36 am
Thu January 27, 2011

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the just-back-from-the-Sundance Film Festival Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

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WEMU Local
10:21 am
Wed January 26, 2011

UofM Campus to be Smoke Free

Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Michigan has approved plans to start a campus-wide smoking ban this summer. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:12 am
Wed January 26, 2011

New Term Limits Proposal Going Nowhere

Ypsilanti, MI – A proposed constitutional amendment would extend the amount of time state senators and representatives could serve in office, but the proposal appears unpopular, even with those who oppose term limits. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Wed January 26, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – E-waste is the topic on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest is the General Manager of the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of southwest Oakland County, Mike Csapo. Mike is also a board member of the Michigan Recycling Coalition.

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WEMU Local
9:50 am
Mon January 24, 2011

Court Moves Into New Building

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's 15th district court has moved into its new location connected to city hall.
Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:46 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's expanded Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Earle is the National Geographic Explorer in Residence and founder of Mission Blue. She's also the past chief scientist for NOAA, and she's coming to Ann Arbor January 26.

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WEMU Local
9:48 am
Thu January 20, 2011

County Projects Huge Budget Deficits

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County Administrator Verna McDaniel is predicting a nearly 13 million dollar budget shortfall in 2012, and a 21 million dollar deficit in 2013.
McDaniel gave county commissioners her financial state of the county presentation Wednesday night. Here more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:34 am
Wed January 19, 2011

Medical Marijuana Rules Delayed Again

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has again delayed a vote on a medical marijuana business license ordinance. Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to postpone a decision on the issue, and voted to extend a moratorium on new medical marijuana businesses through the end of March. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:09 am
Tue January 18, 2011

MLK and Mutual Destiny

Ypsilanti, MI – The Chair of Brown University's Africana Studies department says an important part of Martin Luther King's message is the fact we are all tied together with a mutual destiny. Tricia Rose gave the keynote address Monday at EMU's MLK day celebration. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:08 am
Fri January 14, 2011

District to Survey Residents for Superintendent Search

Ypsilanti, MI – The Lincoln Consolidated school district is looking for community help as the search for a new superintendent gets underway. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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