Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has approved the sale of a gateway area eyesore from the federal government to the city's housing commission. Renovations will get underway soon. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's adjunct lecturers have voted to create a new bargaining unit. They'll be affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district has signed on with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District's transportation consolidation plan, though the contract has yet to be signed. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Lisa Wozniak, and this month's special guest, the Director of the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor, Mike Garfield.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor school district officials say they hope by the end of this week to have a good idea of how many employees will be retiring thanks to state retirement incentives. This could make a big change for the district, which may have to cut up to 90 teaching positions, and which has already given out nearly 200 layoff notices. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University officials say enrollment numbers are picking up and are on pace to exceed their target for the upcoming school year. EMU President Susan Martin and Chief Financial Officer John Lumm held the first of several budget forums Thursday. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's school board got no surprises, and no public comment Wednesday night during its first official briefing and public hearing on the 2010-2011 budget. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is out with its latest scorecard on how state legislators voted on important environmental and conservation issues. WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke to Michigan LCV Deputy Director Kerry Duggan about the scorecard. Click to hear the interview.
Ypsilanti, MI – State senators held the first of a series of public hearings Monday at Eastern Michigan University's Autism Collaborative Center on legislation that would require health insurance companies to cover autism treatments. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board heard a presentation Monday night from the Washtenaw Intermediate school district on its transportation consolidation plan. The school board decided to wait a while before voting on whether or not to join the plan. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – About 200 people rallied for education funding Monday at Ann Arbor's Skyline high school. It was one of more than 40 rallies held across the state, sponsored by the Michigan Education Association. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's natural areas preservation program has protected more than 18-hundred acres of land, and has created 17 new nature preserves. County officials have now tweaked the program's guidelines as the millage that funds the effort expires later this year. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Recently, four candidates hoping to be Michigan's next Governor came to Washtenaw County as part of a candidate mixer sponsored by the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, and the local Builders and Remodelers Association. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has been reporting on the candidates' stances on important issues. In the last part of this special series, we hear from Lansing's Mayor, Democrat Virg Bernero.