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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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WEMU Local
2:27 am
Thu October 25, 2007

AATA's New Hybrid Electric Buses In Service

Ann Arbor, MI – Motorists driving around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti may notice fewer buses belching clouds of smoke as they drive away from bus stops. The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has put 15 new hybrid electric buses into service. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
12:16 am
Wed October 24, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring aquatic biologist Gary Crawford.

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WEMU Local
10:48 am
Tue October 23, 2007

Council Approves Design Contract

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has taken another step toward building a courts and police facility next to city hall. City council voted seven to four Monday night in favor of the nearly four-million dollar contract with Quinn Evans Architects. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:44 am
Tue October 23, 2007

Choices Narrowed for Ypsi Schools Team Nickname and Logo

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school district is moving closer to choosing a new logo and mascot for its high school. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Thu October 11, 2007

Hands On Museum Turns 25

Ann Arbor, MI – In the late 1970's, Ann Arbor officials weren't sure what to do with the city's old fire station. A group of volunteers eventually convinced the city to let them turn it into an interactive museum focused on science and technology.
The Ann Arbor Hands On Museum opened in 1982 with only 25 exhibits. Over the last 25 years, the museum has grown to over 44-thousand square feet of fun and educational opportunities. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluely.

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WEMU Local
8:57 am
Thu October 11, 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
9:05 am
Wed October 10, 2007

Clean Water Act Turns 35

Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Congressman John Dingell, Huron River Watershed Council leaders, Ann Arbor officials, and others celebrated the 35th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act at Ann Arbor's Gallup Park on Tuesday. Click on the audio icon for more on the event, and efforts to restore the act to its original intent, from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:01 am
Wed October 10, 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 Executive Director of Michigan Interfaith Power and Light, the Reverend Charles Morris.

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WEMU Local
10:14 am
Fri October 5, 2007

Infant Mortality Rates Drop in County

Ypsilanti, MI – Earlier this week, WEMU News reported on the significant drop in infant mortality rates in Washtenaw County. WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke at length with the Director of Nursing for the Washtenaw County Health Department, Susan Lee, about the decrease and plans to make even more progress in fighting infant mortality.
Click on the audio icon to hear the entire interview.

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WEMU Local
11:44 am
Thu October 4, 2007

Bike Trails for Bandemer Park

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor residents looking for dirt trails to ride their bicycles will soon be heading to Bandemer Park.
City council has unanimously approved a 135-thousand dollar contract for renovations at the park that include a dirt bike jump course.
Most of the work is expected to be done next spring.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Thu October 4, 2007

Second Student at Burns Park Elementary May Have Measles

Ann Arbor, MI – A second student at Burns Park Elementary school in Ann Arbor has been identified as harboring a probable case of measles.
Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Thu October 4, 2007

Infant Mortality Rate Drops in Washtenaw County

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WEMU Local
8:57 am
Thu October 4, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Find out why it's important to reconnect today's children with the outdoor evironment and old-fashioned play.

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WEMU Local
8:52 am
Thu October 4, 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
8:49 am
Thu October 4, 2007

Income Tax Town Hall Meetings Underway

Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ypsilanti has held the first of three town hall forums to discuss the city income tax issue which will appear on the ballot next month. Click on the audio icon to hear more on Wednesday night's forum from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:45 am
Thu October 4, 2007

Soccer Helping Local Homeless

Ann Arbor, MI – An organization dedicated to providing mental health and other support services to local homeless and mentally ill people is having success through its soccer program. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:38 am
Thu October 4, 2007

The Real Cost of Coal Power

Ypsilanti, MI – With Michigan already receiving more than 60 percent of its electricity from coal fired plants, and additional coal plants being proposed, a group of men from the Appalachian mountains says most people don't realize the full cost of coal power.
The group visited Eastern Michigan University on Monday. Click on the audio icon to learn more about the mountain top removal process, and its damaging effects, from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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