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9:53 am
Fri December 26, 2008

County Puts Certificate Sale on Hold

Washtenaw County, MI – A plan to sell certificates of participation to fully fund future retiree medical benefits for Washtenaw County employees is on hold until the markets improve. The county had hoped to sell the certificates this fall but is now waiting until next year. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:28 am
Wed December 24, 2008

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, and that 'other guy', Dave Fair.

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WEMU Local
9:33 am
Fri December 19, 2008

UofM Buys Former Pfizer Campus

Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Michigan is buying the two-million square foot former Pfizer Inc. campus in Ann Arbor. Hear more on the purchase in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:31 am
Fri December 19, 2008

Winter Storm Closes EMU; Most Schools

Ypsilanti, MI – Due to today's winter storm, Eastern Michigan University is closed today, Friday, December 19. All public schools and most private schools in Washtenaw County are also closed today. Hazardous driving conditions reported throughout the county.

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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Fri December 19, 2008

State Cuts Snow Plowing on Trunklines in County

Washtenaw County, MI – Motorists in Washtenaw County and throughout the state may notice some roads are not getting plowed as completely this year as in the past. The Michigan Department of Transportation is reducing overtime expenses for clearing state trunklines. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:20 am
Thu December 18, 2008

County Breaks Ground for New Jail and Court

Ann Arbor, MI – Expansion of the Washtenaw County jail and construction of a new district court facility has begun. County officials held ground breaking ceremonies for the project on Wednesday. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:16 am
Thu December 18, 2008

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Check out the latest roundup of cinematic fare in 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
9:11 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Ann Arbor architect and designer John Barrie.

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WEMU Local
8:29 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Clear the Snow or Pay Up

Ypsilanti, MI – With snow falling outside Tuesday night, Ypsilanti's city council amended the city's snow removal ordinance to insure that sidewalks will be cleared. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:31 am
Tue December 16, 2008

Historic District Study Committee Rejected

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has rejected a request to create a committee to study if a neighborhood near downtown should be an historic district. Council voted eight to three Monday night against the proposed Germantown historic district study committee.
Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:26 am
Tue December 16, 2008

City Approves Bond Sale for Development

Ann Arbor, MI – A proposed mixed use development in Ann Arbor at the corner of First and Washington has taken another step forward. City council has approved a notice of intent to sell up to nine-million dollars in bonds, and authorized the sale of the bonds following a 45-day waiting period.
Earlier this month, council approved the site plan and development agreement for what's called the Ann Arbor City Apartments. The project includes a 156 unit apartment building and four level parking garage.

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WEMU Local
9:29 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Fighting Campus Crime

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University officials say there's been a big decline in the number of burlaries on campus this year, and they're working to continue improving public safety on and near campus. EMU President Susan Martin, EMU's Public Safety Director, and other top administrators have been meeting with students and staff over the past two weeks to discuss public safety. Hear more about their efforts in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:00 am
Fri December 12, 2008

Enrollment Up; Budget Stable at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon above to hear this month's Eastern Michigan University update with EMU President Dr. Susan Martin, and WEMU's David Fair.

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WEMU Local
9:06 am
Thu December 11, 2008

Rebuilding Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's downtown businesses now have a new place to turn for help in becoming more energy efficient. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:03 am
Thu December 11, 2008

Ann Arbor Superintendent Honored

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor public schools' superintendent Todd Roberts has been named the top superintendent in the area, and is now one of ten candidates for Michigan's superintendent of the year. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:59 am
Thu December 11, 2008

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
8:59 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring 54th district state representative, Alma Wheeler-Smith.

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WEMU Local
9:17 am
Tue December 9, 2008

Fewer Road Repairs in Washtenaw County Next Year

Ypsilanti, MI – Washtenaw County motorists will see fewer road repair projects next year due to Road Commission funding cuts. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:20 am
Mon December 8, 2008

Plans Being Finalized for New City Hall

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor city officials expect to have a guarenteed maximum construction price for the renovation and expansion of city hall next month. Final drawings for the project should be complete by then as well. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:21 am
Fri December 5, 2008

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU, featuring Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack. Our special guest this month is Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm who discusses the auto industry bailout and Michigan's energy future, and pays tribute to Lana Pollack's 12 years at the helm of the MEC.

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WEMU Local
10:45 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Washtenaw County Hotel Tax May Increase

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's board of commissioners will vote this week on a plan to raise the hotel tax from two percent to five percent. The additional revenue the increase would generate would be used to promote tourism and convention business. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
11:13 am
Fri November 28, 2008

Campus Safety Efforts Working

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University officials are seeing positive results from efforts to improve campus safety. Through the first ten months of this year, nearly all types of crime have decreased. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:45 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Controlling Stormwater Runoff into Allen Creek

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials hope three projects designed to control stormwater entering Allen Creek will help reduce the amount of phosphorus in the creek, and ultimately the Huron River. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:40 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring an update on mass transit projects in southeast Michigan from the Director of Transportation Riders United (TRU), Megan Owens.

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WEMU Local
10:36 am
Wed November 26, 2008

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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