Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's David Fair and Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wosniak have their monthly talk about the environment. Their First Friday guest this month is Bill Stough, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Research Group in Grand Rapids. This month's subject: the potential environmental impact of vancant automobile assemly and parts plants.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor city council has rejected a proposed moratorium on development in areas that are zoned R-4-C and R-2-A, but also cut off development opportunities for a while in part of the Germantown neighborhood. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.
Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County Administrator Bob Guenzel has outlined nearly $12 million in potential budget cuts to help balance the 2010 and 2011 budgets. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has details on options under consideration, which include the elimination of up to 181 full-time equivalent positions.
Ypsilanti, MI – The field of finalists to be the Ypsilanti school district's next Superintendent has been narrowed from three to two. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, school board members are leaning heavily toward one candidate in particular.
Ann Arbor, MI – Elections in two Ann Arbor city council Democratic primaries Tuesday produced one upset. Leigh Greden, the incumbent who lost by a slim margin in the third ward, says he owes it to his supporters to ask for a recount. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the unofficial results.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor residents in the third and fifth wards will be voting Tuesday in the Democratic primary on city council candidates. In the third ward, incumbent Leigh Greden is challenged by former city council member Stephen Kunselman and Luanne Bullington. Current fifth ward council member Mike Anglin is challenged by Scott Rosencrans. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has this preview of the two races.
Ann Arbor, MI – The new CEO of the Ann Arbor Transporation Authority is laying out his philosophy for the job, including a riders' evaluation of the service. Hear more from the AATA's new CEO, Michael Ford, in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ann Arbor News published its last paper on Thursday. Its new incarnation, Ann Arbor dot com launched Friday, while other local online news sources have been operating in the area for several months. Hear more on the changing face of print news in the Ypsilanti - Ann Arbor area in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – People attending Ann Arbor's art fairs have options beyond buying and looking at art. There are art demonstrations available as well. Learn more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.