Washtenaw County, MI – A debate over per diems and other reimbursements for Washtenaw County commissioners that started over a commissioner running for state office continues. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti Township, MI – Owners of Pit Bulls in Ypsilanti Township will need to get their dogs spayed or neutered. The township's board of trustees approved the mandatory spay and neuter ordinance on a five to one vote Tuesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University will again increase financial aid for the next school year, and the university hopes the state will reward the school for restraining tuition increases. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – An Eastern Michigan University alumnus and former Regent hopes the school will become a national leader in the study and research of equality and human rights. Timothy Dyer has announced a planned gift of $1.5 million dollars for an interdisciplinary chair in forensics, debate, and human rights. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's David Fair talks with the Executive Director of Safehouse Center in Washtenaw County, Barbara Neiss-May about domestic violence and how its victims can get away from abusive relationships and get help.
Ann Arbor, MI – Several hundred University of Michigan students, former Peace Corps volunteers, and others celebrated the creation of the Peace Corps at 2am Thursday at the Michigan Union. The celebration marked the 50th anniversary of then presidential candidate John F. Kennedy's speech that lead to the Peace Corps. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Saline, MI – There will be no changes in the wording of the Saline Area Schools' non-discrimination policy. The school board voted against changes that would have added sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the policy. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board is the latest to hear the Washtenaw Intermediate School District's proposal to create a county-wide international high school. The plan was presented to the board Monday night. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – Today (Friday) marks the last day on the job for Ann Arbor school district superintendent Todd Roberts. The district held a farewell reception for Roberts on Thursday at Skyline high school. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – The director of the state senate fiscal agency says the state can expect a 15 percent reduction in the general fund budget for fiscal year 2011-2012. On Thursday, Gary Olson gave the Eastern Michigan University community an update on the state budget. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – This month, residents form throughout Washtenaw County will get to help shape the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority's vision for transit services for the next 30 years. About 45 people attended one of 20 planned public outreach meetings Wednesday night at the main Ann Arbor library. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to October's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU, featuring our special guest, the Oil Spill Response Coordinator and Program Assistant for the National Wildlife Federation, Beth Wallace.
Ypsilanti, MI – The contentious issue of mayoral appointments to city boards and commissions was addressed Tuesday night at Ypsilanti's city council meeting. A resolution clarifying the process was adopted, but it may or may not solve the problems it was drafted to address. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is Monica Patel, a Policy Associate at The Ecology Center in Ann Arbor. Sunday is a 'global work day' to fight climate change, sponsored by 350 dot org.
Ypsilanti, MI – October is breast cancer awareness month. WEMU's David Fair talks with Vicki Rackowski, the Chief Operating Officer of the American Cancer Society's Great Lakes Division about the disease and advances in treating it. Click to hear the interview.