Ypsilanti, MI – Last week, four candidates to be Michigan's next Governor came to Washtenaw County for a candidates' mixer hosted 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 is reporting on the candidates' stances on some important issues. Today, in part two of his series, we hear from Republican U-S Representative Pete Hoekstra.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti residents will vote in August on a proposal to create a dedicated funding source for public transportation. City council has approved putting the Headlee override question on the ballot. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Last week, four candidates to be Michigan's next Governor came to Washtenaw County as part of a candidate 'mixer' hosted by the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, and the local Builders and Remodelers Association. In part one of a special series, WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the candidacy of Republican Tom George.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved the 2011 fiscal year city budget. Council made several amendments to avoid police department layoffs, to reduce or eliminate fire department layoffs, and to maintain existing levels of human services funding. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – Nationally, the foreclosure crisis is finally showing signs of easing, even as the number of homes being seized continues to climb. Washtenaw County appears to be following the national trend. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – The third time was the charm for Andy Thomas as he's now been chosen to join the Ann Arbor school board. The board voted Wednesday night to appoint Thomas to replace trustee Randy Friedman who resigned last month. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor school district officials say the district's lawyers have told them an elementary school program open only to African-Americans violated district policy and state law. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – The deadline has passed to get your name on republican and democratic primary ballots, and their could be some pretty heavily challenged primary races in Washtenaw County. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw Intermediate School District has been processing fingerprints and background checks for several years. Now, the WISD has been given the go-ahead to expand those services. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – State lawmakers return to Lansing this week to resume negotiations on a plan to encourage veteran teachers to retire, saving school districts millions of dollars at a time of severe budget challenges. WEMU's David Fair spoke with Ann Arbor State Representative Rebekah Warren Monday morning about the plan. Click on the audio icon to hear the interview.
Ann Arbor, MI – A Washtenaw County commissioner hopes legislation to address unfunded mandates can be put on the fast-track in Lansing. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Kristen Judge attended a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the issue.
Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's David Fair welcomes League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wosniak for this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment. Lisa is joined this time by the Executive Director of the University of Michigan's Office of Campus Sustainability,
Ypsilanti, MI – Longtime Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell has died at the age of 92. Local composer, bassist and orchestra leader Paul Keller considers himself fortunate to have called Harwell a close personal friend. WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Keller, who first met Harwell during a visit to Tiger Stadium.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Animals and Society Institute is working to stop the cycle of violence that often finds abuse of animals growing into other types of violence. WEMU's Bob Eccles speaks with ASI Managing Director Bee Friedlander about her organization and its Ani-Care programs.
Ypsilanti, MI – Mother's Day is right around the corner, and you may be looking to do something a little more special than picking up some flowers and making breakfast in bed. How about taking Mom to a movie? WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins cover the options available this weekend as part of Cinema Chat. First, they open with some movie news.