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8:51 am
Fri August 14, 2009

No Income Tax Proposal on November Ballot

Ann Arbor, MI – There will not be a proposal on the November ballot in Ann Arbor for the city to levy an income tax. At a working session Thursday night, council members told city officials they want more time before taking the issue to voters. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:47 am
Fri August 14, 2009

Byrnes Proposes More Help for Struggling Homeowners

Ypsilanti, MI – The Speaker Pro-Tempore of the Michigan House is unveiling legislation that would help low-income homeowners who are behind on property taxes to keep their homes. Hear more on the plan in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:43 am
Fri August 14, 2009

Fundraising Success at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – Despite the tough economy, Eastern Michigan University's faculty and staff giving program had a great 2008. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
10:21 am
Thu August 13, 2009

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
9:04 am
Thu August 13, 2009

LeForge Road Bridge Repairs Extended

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti officials say more repairs are needed on the LeForge Road bridge over the Huron River. The span may even need to be replaced. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:01 am
Thu August 13, 2009

County Bracing for Tough Flu Season

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County public health officials are preparing for a difficult flu season. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:12 am
Wed August 12, 2009

Businesses to Weigh In on Income Tax Proposal

Ann Arbor, MI – With the possibility of an income tax on the ballot in November for Ann Arbor residents, the city's Chamber of Commerce is trying to guage its members' thoughts on the subject. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Wed August 12, 2009

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the business unit manager for sustainable services at NSF International, Petie Davis.

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WEMU Local
10:16 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Schools Look for Ways to Maximize Resources

Ypsilanti, MI – Leaders from school districts across Washtenaw County are hoping to work together to make sure more resources get to students in the classrooms. The process began Monday with a meeting initiated by the Lincoln Consolidated and Ypsilanti school districts. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:10 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Farmers Market Turns 90

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Farmers Market celebrated its 90th birthday last weekend. Hear more on the market's continuing success in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
4:03 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

First Friday for 8/07/09

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's David Fair and Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wosniak have their monthly talk about the environment. Their First Friday guest this month is Bill Stough, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Research Group in Grand Rapids. This month's subject: the potential environmental impact of vancant automobile assemly and parts plants.

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WEMU Local
2:28 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Recycle Ann Arbor Shredding Private Documents

Ann Arbor, MI – Recycle Ann Arbor is once again this weekend hosting a private document shredding event at the drop-off station on Ellsworth. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.

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WEMU Local
2:26 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Ann Arbor City Councilmember Seeks Recount

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor city councilmember Leigh Greden says he'll officially ask for a recount of the third ward Democratic primary election results on Monday. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.

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WEMU Local
2:18 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Revenue Projections Grim In Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials say revenue projections are grim. Chief Financial Officer Tom Crawford has updated city council on the city's financial outlook. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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WEMU Local
2:16 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Ann Arbor City Council Considers Zoning Issues

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor city council has rejected a proposed moratorium on development in areas that are zoned R-4-C and R-2-A, but also cut off development opportunities for a while in part of the Germantown neighborhood. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.

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WEMU Local
2:10 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Proposed County Cuts Would Hurt Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's City Manager says budget cuts being considered by Washtenaw County would have a negative impact on the city. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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WEMU Local
3:45 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

Ann Arbor Primary Election Results Certified

Ann Arbor, MI – The results of primary elections in Ann Arbor Tuesday have been certified. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.

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WEMU Local
1:41 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

Washtenaw County eyes $12 million in possible budget cuts.

Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County Administrator Bob Guenzel has outlined nearly $12 million in potential budget cuts to help balance the 2010 and 2011 budgets. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has details on options under consideration, which include the elimination of up to 181 full-time equivalent positions.

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WEMU Local
1:36 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

Ypsilanti School District Superintendent Field Narrowed

Ypsilanti, MI – The field of finalists to be the Ypsilanti school district's next Superintendent has been narrowed from three to two. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, school board members are leaning heavily toward one candidate in particular.

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WEMU Local
1:33 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

Cinema Chat for 8/06/09

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU Morning Edition local host David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins have this week's installment of Cinema Chat.

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WEMU Local
1:40 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

One upset in Ann Arbor City Council primary elections.

Ann Arbor, MI – Elections in two Ann Arbor city council Democratic primaries Tuesday produced one upset. Leigh Greden, the incumbent who lost by a slim margin in the third ward, says he owes it to his supporters to ask for a recount. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the unofficial results.

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WEMU Local
9:05 am
Wed August 5, 2009

Issues of the Environment for 8/05/09

Ypsilanti, MI – Issues of the Environment examines the effort to make sure abandoned automotive and supplier plants don't become bigger barriers to environmental health.

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WEMU Local
3:29 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Local State Representative Honored

Ypsilanti, MI – State Representative Kathy Angerer has been honored for her work on health care legislation. WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

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WEMU Local
3:28 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Ann Arbor voters to decide city council primary race.

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor residents in the third and fifth wards will be voting Tuesday in the Democratic primary on city council candidates. In the third ward, incumbent Leigh Greden is challenged by former city council member Stephen Kunselman and Luanne Bullington. Current fifth ward council member Mike Anglin is challenged by Scott Rosencrans. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has this preview of the two races.

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WEMU Local
2:02 pm
Fri July 31, 2009

Ann Arbor Receives Green Energy Honor

Ann Arbor, MI – The city of Ann Arbor ranks among the top twenty municipalities in the country for on-site green energy use. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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