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1:39 am
Tue November 27, 2007

New Mascot for Ypsilanti High

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti High School has a new mascot. The school board has approved the mascot selection committee's final recommendation: the Phoenix. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:32 am
Mon November 26, 2007

City To Ask Court to Raze Old Motel

Ann Arbor, MI – This Wednesday, Ann Arbor city officials will ask a judge to order a long-vacant motel to be torn down. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:07 am
Wed November 21, 2007

Waste Knot Wins EPA Award

Ypsilanti, MI – A local program tht helps divert waste from landfills has been singled out as among the best in the country by the U-S Environmental Protection Agency. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:01 am
Wed November 21, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Food Gatherers has been feeding the poor in Washtenaw County for years.
Along the way, much has been learned about
how to improve the food industry's relationship to the environment. Click on the audio icon to learn more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
8:55 am
Wed November 21, 2007

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – The Thanksgiving weekend always brings a flood of new movies. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
8:35 am
Tue November 20, 2007

Old "Y" to be Torn Down

Ann Arbor, MI – Two weeks after a deal to redevelop the site of Ann Arbor's old YMCA building fell apart, city council has voted to raze the building. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:51 am
Fri November 16, 2007

New Security Measures at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University is continuing to work to improve public safety on campus nearly a year after a student was raped and murdered. University officials say progress has been made on all 16 points of a public safety improvement plan. The university hosted a pair of public forums on campus safety this week. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:57 am
Thu November 15, 2007

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:07 am
Wed November 14, 2007

State Budget Process Bungled

Ypsilanti, MI – Washtenaw County's four state lawmakers held a town hall forum on the state budget Tuesday night. They discussed the budget process, and how it will affect the county. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:02 am
Wed November 14, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the man some call the 'father of nanotechnology', Stanford Ovshinsky.

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WEMU Local
8:48 am
Mon November 12, 2007

County Studies Fuel Alternatives

Washtenaw County, MI – Could wood chips heat the Washtenaw County jail? THis week, county commissioners are expected to approve a contract with Chevron Energy Solutions to study that question. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
11:59 am
Thu November 8, 2007

Economic Development Help for Eastern Washtenaw County

Ypsilanti, MI – Washtenaw County plans to invest 300-thousand dollars in each of the next two years for economic development in the eastern half of the county. The county board of commissioners ways and means committee included the funding when it approved budgets for 2008 and 2009 Wednesday night. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:28 am
Thu November 8, 2007

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Plenty of new movies and special showings, and a football rivalry hits the small screen. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
11:02 am
Wed November 7, 2007

Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Income Tax

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti voters have soundly defeated a city income tax proposal. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
10:59 am
Wed November 7, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Washtenaw County Commissioner Conan Smith.

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WEMU Local
10:55 am
Wed November 7, 2007

More Art for Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials have taken a step to increase the amount of art seen throughout the city. City council has approved an ordinance that will assure that one percent of all capital improvement projects is devoted to art.
Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:34 am
Tue November 6, 2007

Council Stops "Y" Redevelopment

Ann Arbor, MI – The plan to redevelop the site of Ann Arbor's old Y-M-C-A building has fallen apart. On a six to five vote Monday night, city council refused to grant another extension to the developer. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley

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WEMU Local
9:28 am
Mon November 5, 2007

Voters Should Have Photo ID on Tuesday

Ypsilanti, MI – Voters should have identification with them when they go to the polls Tuesday.
For the first time, a state law that is more than a decade old requiring an I-D to vote will be in effect. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:23 am
Mon November 5, 2007

Testing Emergency Preparedness with Flu Shots

Ypsilanti, MI – The Washtenaw County Public Health department will test a key element of its emergency preparedness plan this week. The department will see how many flu shots it can give over a two-day period. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:53 am
Fri November 2, 2007

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment, featuring Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack, and special guest, doctor Grenetta Thommasey, Director of the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, and coodinator of the Great Lakes, Great Michigan Campaign.

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WEMU Local
11:36 am
Thu November 1, 2007

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
4:45 am
Thu November 1, 2007

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Ypsilanti Citiy Income Tax

Ypsilanti, MI – On November 6, Ypsilanti voters will be asked to decide the fate of a city income tax proposal. WEMU's Bob Eccles talked with those who are leading campaigns both for and against the issue. Click on the audio icon to hear the complete interviews.

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WEMU Local
9:13 am
Wed October 31, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Washtenaw County Public Health Department health educator, Lily Guzman.

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WEMU Local
8:45 am
Tue October 30, 2007

Tree City is Solar City

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials hope the sun will help the city meet its goal of operating on 30 percent renewable energy by 2010.
On Monday, the city held a kickoff celebration as one of 13 solar America cities.
The program includes a 200-thousand dollar grant from the U-S Department of Energy. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley on Ann Arbor's efforts to generate power and a buzz about solar energy.

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WEMU Local
8:41 am
Tue October 30, 2007

Mascot Hearing Draws Little Interest

Ypsilanti, MI – About 30 people attended a special Ypsilanti school board meeting Monday night on the high school's new logo and mascot. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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