Ann Arbor, MI – Starting in fiscal year 2012, the city of Ann Arbor will no longer pay for maintenance of the Argo and Geddes dams through the city's drinking water fund. Council approved that measure Monday night, but also approved a plan for Argo dam headrace improvements that would be paid for, in part, by the drinking water fund. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Medical marijuana, funding for recreational facilities, composting, and artwork are all on tonight's Ann Arbor city council agenda. Council members and the Mayor will also be sworn in for new terms. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – If you're planning on taking in a movie this weekend, listen first to this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.
Ann Arbor, MI – The question of whether or not to accept the Park Commission's proposal to repair Argo Dam is likely to be taken up by Ann Arbor's city council on Monday. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – It's going to cost the Ypsilanti school district up to 180 thousand dollars to correct a problem that has left some students late getting to school in the morning, or home in the afternoon. As a result, the Ypsilanti school board has approved contracting with Trinity Transportation to provide three additional school busses and drivers. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – A faster than expected increase in recyclables being processed at Ann Arbor's materials recovery facility has lead to an expansion project taking place earlier than planned. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – The head of the Arts Alliance is stepping down. On Monday, Arts Alliance President Tamara Real announced her resignation, saying she needed to attend to family matters. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County Public Health has determined that norovirus was responsible for causing two-thirds of the members of a University of Michigan sorority to become ill last month. However, the source of the virus remains unknown. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – Officials with Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority have outlined their thoughts on how they can help facilitate the development of city-owned properties. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to November's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU. This month, the focus is on the potential effect the November 2nd elections will have on Michigan's environmental laws and policies.
Washtenaw County, MI – An effort to coordinate funding for Washtenaw County organizations providing assistance for the well-being of children and human services has taken another step forward. Washtenaw County commissioners have approved a plan to collaborate with the agencies on a coordinated funding model. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor has picked up another pair of grants to help pay for the reconstruction of the Stadium bridges over State Street and the adjacent railroad tracks. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest this week is one of the nation's preeminent experts on bats, Eastern Michigan University biology professor Dr. Alan Kurta.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ann Arbor's Harvest Kitchen is the recipient of a U-S Department of Agriculture grant that will allow it to move into a new building and serve more families. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – October was domestic violence awareness month, and one local organization believes its month-long effort to make more people aware of the problem was successful. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Since the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners switched to an 11 member board in 2003, no more than three new members have been elected in any election. On Tuesday, at least three new commissioners will be elected, and 9 of the 11 commissioner districts have a contested election, which could result in a dramatically different county board. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Next week, Ann Arbor voters will be choosing between incumbent Mayor John Hieftje and independent candidate Steve Bean. The two have similar views on many issues. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.