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9:54 am
Fri September 28, 2007

City Income Tax Forum Draws Mixed Opinions

Ypsilanti, MI – A group opposed to enacting a city income tax in Ypsilanti has filed a lawsuit, claiming the ballot language for the November issue is biased, misleading, and illegal.
Meanwhile, a forum on the proposed city income tax was held Thursday night on the Eastern Michigan University campus. Click on the audio icon for more on the forum from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:38 am
Thu September 27, 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 head of the non-road program at the EPA's national vehicle and fuel emission laboratory in Ann Arbor, Glenn Passavant.

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WEMU Local
9:32 am
Thu September 27, 2007

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.
(note: Terry Gross's visit to Ann Arbor is Friday night, 9/28/07)

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WEMU Local
9:29 am
Thu September 27, 2007

Council Approves Sale of Former "Y" Site

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved an option agreement for the sale of the former YMCA site. The William Street Station project is now expected to include a tower of affordable housing units, and a second tower with a bus station and hotel. 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
Thu September 27, 2007

Judge Strikes Down Breathalyzer Law

Ypsilanti, MI – A federal judge has struck down a Michigan law that allows law enforcement officers to force young adults to take a breathalyzer test without a court order. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the judge's ruling from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
3:02 am
Thu September 27, 2007

State Shutdown Won't Threaten Ann Arbor Immediately

Ann Arbor, MI – A state government shutdown appears only a day or two away. Ann Arbor officials say it's unclear how the shutdown would affect city services until more specifics of the state shutdown are known. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:47 am
Fri September 21, 2007

Help for Washtenaw County Homeowners Facing Forclosure

Ypsilanti, MI – A record number of mortgage foreclosures in Michigan is underway. For many, the perception is that Washtenaw County manages to stay away from most of the economic troubles that plague other areas.
County Treasurer Catherine McClary says it's time to put that notion aside.
McClary spoke with WEMU's David Fair about help available to county homeowners facing mortgage or tax foreclosures. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

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WEMU Local
8:30 am
Fri September 21, 2007

State Could Reap Benfits From Renewable Energy Plan

Ypsilanti, MI – A new report released by Environment Michigan finds that states with established renewable energy standards are getting both environmental and economic rewards. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the report from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:57 am
Thu September 20, 2007

Education Foundation Begins Fundraising Campaign

Ann Arbor, MI – Fresh off its first "initiatives for excellence" grant, the Ann Arbor Education Foundation will soon kick off its first annual fundraising campaign. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:54 am
Thu September 20, 2007

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
9:13 am
Wed September 19, 2007

Water Rates Going Up Again in Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has given preliminary approval to an increase in water and sewer rates in the city. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the reasons for the increase, and objections to it, from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Wed September 19, 2007

NCAA President at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – The head of the National Collegiate Athletic Association says college sports add academic value to universities.
N-C-A-A President Myles Brand visited Eastern Michigan University on Tuesday, and talked about academic reforms in college athletics. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:03 am
Wed September 19, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – There's been a lot of rain in Washtenaw County in the past month, and the landscape is green, but earlier this summer, there were extended hot and dry periods, and the scenery was decidedly brown.
Weather definitely impacts local agriculture, but was it as bad as it felt this summer? Click on the audio icon to find out on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring MSU Extension Service agriculture and natural resources educator, Ned Birkey.

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WEMU Local
11:22 am
Tue September 18, 2007

State Budget Stalemate Threatens Cities

WEMU Local
11:14 am
Tue September 18, 2007

"Shakey Jake" Dead at 82

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's best-known street icon has passed away.
"Shakey Jake" Woods died in his sleep Sunday night. He was 82.
Jake was a fixture around Ann Arbor since the 1970's. He was known for wearing colorful suits, carrying a guitar he seldom played, and greeting people with the phrase "movin' on."
Funeral services for Jake Woods are still pending as of this morning.

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WEMU Local
8:53 am
Thu September 13, 2007

Education First; EMU Moves Forward

Ypsilanti, MI – For much of the past year, media coverage of Eastern Michigan University has focused on controversy, but that's beginning to change. EMU Executive vice-president Donald Loppnow joined WEMU's David Fair Thursday morning to talk about the university's efforts rebuild a positive image, and refocus on putting education first. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

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WEMU Local
8:46 am
Thu September 13, 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
8:55 am
Wed September 12, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Momentum is building to create more wind farms to help meet Michigan's increasing energy needs, but the giant turbines threaten bats, which are crucial to the ecology. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Eastern Michigan University biology professor, and nationally-recognized bat expert, Allen Kurta.

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WEMU Local
8:50 am
Mon September 10, 2007

State House Pushes for Howell to Ann Arbor Rail Line

Ypsilanti, MI – Legislation approved by the Michigan House urges the federal government to approve a one-million dollar grant to establish a passenger rail line linking Ann Arbor and Howell. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:16 am
Fri September 7, 2007

First Friday Focus on the Environment

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WEMU Local
8:51 am
Thu September 6, 2007

Road Commission Troubles Continue

Ypsilanti, MI – Despite ongoing complaints from Washtenaw County Road Commission employees and retirees, the county Board of Commissioners has declined to expand the road commission. County commissioners voted six to four Wednesday night against the expansion. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:46 am
Thu September 6, 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
8:43 am
Thu September 6, 2007

EMU Launces New Marketing Campaign

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University officials hope a new branding effort will help attract and retain more quality students, faculty, and staff, and keep alumni linked to the school. The tagline "education first" is the centerpiece of the marketing campaign. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:16 am
Wed September 5, 2007

City Reduces Solid Waste Services

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has approved changes in the city's solid waste collection services. The changes were made because it's costing the city more to get rid of trash. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
10:07 am
Wed September 5, 2007

Dog Park on Target for November Opening

Ann Arbor, MI – The proposed dog park at Swift Run park in southeast Ann Arbor remains on target for an early November opening.
City council has approved a 130-thousand dollar construction contract with Margolis Companies for berms, fencing, benches, signs, and parking lot improvements.
Parks and Recreation Services Manager Christen Smith says the park will have separate areas for larger dogs and smaller dogs to play off-leash.

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