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11:00 am
Wed August 6, 2008

A New Sheriff is coming to town!

Washtenaw County –

A third term was not in the cards for Washtenaw County Sheriff Dan Minzey. The incumbent Democrat lost his primary race to retired Sheriff's Deputy, Jerry Clayton. Clayton now faces Republican Dwayne Taylor in the November general election.


In other local races of interest:
2nd ward Ypsilanti City Councilman John Gawlas was upset in his primary race. Mike Bodary won the Democratic Primary and will be unchallenged in November, effectively winning the seat with Tuesday's win.

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WEMU Local
9:37 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Tax issues fare well in Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County –

Four Washtenaw County Townships had millage issues on the ballot Tuesday. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, most were well received by voters.

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WEMU Local
9:33 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Ann Arbor Primary Elections turn out well for the Mayor

Ann Arbor –

Ann Arbor's Democratic Primary Tuesday night turned out well for Incumbent Mayor John Hieftje, and the council candidates he endorsed. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the details.

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WEMU Local
9:26 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Issues of the Environment 8/6/08

Washtenaw County –

In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment, David Fair talks with the Executive Director of the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study.

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WEMU Local
10:45 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Focus on Mass Transit and Energy

Ypsilanti –

On the fisrt Friday of each month, WEMU's David Fair sits down with Lana Pollack to discuss pertinent environmental issues. This discussion focuses on public transportation into, and out of, Washtenaw County

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WEMU Local
10:38 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Democratic Primary for Washtenaw County Sheriff

Ypsilanti, MI –

There are three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Washtenaw County Sheriff, including 51-year old Incumbent Dan Minzey. 43-year old Jerry Clayton retired from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department after 20-years. Clayton says he offers a complete change in management style. Iva Jo Beilec is 76-years old and has no law enforcement experience. WEMU's David Fair has a look at the people, and issues, driving this race.

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WEMU Local
10:05 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Ann Arbor Primary Elections Preview

Ann Arbor –

The Democratic primary in Ann Arbor will go a long way in determining the new look of City Council. It's been a long while since a Republican has been on council, so if that trend continues, the winner's in Tuesday's races will make it to the council table. There will be at least three-new faces on council, as Ron Suarez, Joan Lowenstein and Christ Easthope did not seek re-election. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

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WEMU Local
9:57 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Ypsilanti Primary Elections Preview

Ypsilanti –

There are contested races in three Ypsilanti City Council Wards on Tuesday. WEMU's Bob Eccles introduces us to the candidates, and the issues central to their campaigns.

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WEMU Local
10:14 am
Thu July 31, 2008

Modest Increase in Tuition and Fees at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents has approved tuition, room and board rates, and a new budget for fiscal year 2008-2009. Click on the audio icon to hear the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:11 am
Thu July 31, 2008

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear 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
8:27 am
Wed July 30, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Huron River Watershed Council, Laura Rubin.

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WEMU Local
8:22 am
Thu July 24, 2008

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear 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
8:58 am
Wed July 23, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Douglas Pullman of Aquest Corporation.

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WEMU Local
8:30 am
Thu July 17, 2008

New Billboard for Ypsilanti Gateway

Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ypsilanti has taken another step toward approving a two-sided electronic billboard to replace the current Visitor's and Convention Bureau sign on the north side of I-94 at Huron.
Click on the audio icon to hear more on the project from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:27 am
Thu July 17, 2008

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear 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
Wed July 16, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring watershed ecologist Kriss Olson of the Huron River Watershed Council.

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WEMU Local
8:23 am
Wed July 16, 2008

Parkridge Park to become Educational and Cultural Center

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has approved the idea of renovating Parkridge Park and Community Center into an educational and cultural hotspot. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the plan from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:50 am
Thu July 10, 2008

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear 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
9:09 am
Wed July 9, 2008

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Ramsey Zimmerman, who works with Shepherd Advisors to assist businesses in reducing their carbon footprints.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Wed July 9, 2008

City and County Work to Share Services

Washtenaw County, MI – The city of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County officials are trying to work together on three formal projects to share some services and save money. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the effort from WEMU's Andrew Cluely.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Wed July 9, 2008

Council Recommends Development District Liquor Licenses

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials have made their first recommendations for two new downtown development district liquor licenses. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Wed July 9, 2008

Ann Arbor Buys Land Next to City Hall

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has agreed to purchase the land immediately to the east of city hall. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:50 am
Thu June 26, 2008

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear 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
9:28 am
Wed June 25, 2008

More Land Preserved by Greenbelt Program

Superior Township, MI – Another portion of Superior Township near already-preserved land is being protected by the Greenbelt program. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:26 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Mac Beats PC at Ypsi Schools

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school district has chosen Apple computers for a district-wide technology upgrade. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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