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11:25 am
Wed July 4, 2007

Voters Will Decide City Income Tax

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has approved the second and final reading of an ordinance to place a city income tax proposal on the November ballot. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
11:22 am
Wed July 4, 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 Director of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute at the University of Michigan, Dr. Gary Was.

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WEMU Local
11:18 am
Wed July 4, 2007

Water and Sewer Rates Going Up

Ann Arbor, MI – Water and sewer rates in Ann Arbor are increasing, but city council has reduced the proposed water rate increase. The average residential water bill will increase by about four percent under the plan unanimously approved by council Monday night. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:50 am
Thu June 28, 2007

Students Unveil Plan for Closing Achievement Gap

Ann Arbor, MI – A group of young people has given the Ann Arbor school board ten guiding principles and 22 action plans to help close the achivement gap. Click on the audio icon t hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley on the plan crafted by the Youth Senate and the Youth Empowerment Project.

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WEMU Local
9:45 am
Thu June 28, 2007

Ann Arbor Schools Due State Refund

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WEMU Local
9:38 am
Thu June 28, 2007

Bar Fights Efforts to Ban Smoking

Monroe County, MI – As the state legislature debates banning smoking in bars and restaurants, one bar in Monroe County continues to fight to allow customers to light up. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:34 am
Thu June 28, 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
10:22 am
Wed June 27, 2007

Ypsi Schools Budget in Black

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school district finished the 2006-2007 budget year in the black by over 700-thousand dollars.
District chief financial officer Alan Dowdy says next year looks even better, with a predicted one-point-three million dollar operating surplus.
Dowdy says an anticipated per-pupil spending cut from the state did not materialize, and retirement costs actually went down this past year. The district also made four million dollars in budget cuts earlier in the year.

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WEMU Local
10:17 am
Wed June 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 Washtenaw County environmental analyst Mike Gebhard.

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WEMU Local
9:12 am
Tue June 26, 2007

"Braves" Comeback Attempt Falls Short

Ypsilanti, MI – An effort to bring back the "Braves" nickname at Ypsilanti high school failed at Monday night's school board meeting. 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 June 22, 2007

Fallon Responds to Critics

Ypsilanti, MI – Each month, Eastern Michigan University President Dr. John Fallon discusses issues facing the university community with WEMU's David Fair. This time, the focus is solely on the continuing controversy over the way information was handled in the death of student Laura Dickinson last December. Click on the audio icon to hear the interview.

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WEMU Local
9:06 am
Thu June 21, 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
9:46 am
Wed June 20, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Analog television signals will end in two years, and millions of today's television sets are going to be rendered useless.
You don't want to store them, and they're definitely not wanted in landfills. What to do? Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the founder and CEO of Classic Computer Recovery, Linda McFarland.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Wed June 20, 2007

City Income Tax Inches Closer to Ballot

Ypsilanti, MI – It was close, but Ypsilanti's city council has approved the first reading of an ordinance to place an income tax before voters in November. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:23 am
Thu June 14, 2007

Skyline Could Be 9th Graders Only

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WEMU Local
9:15 am
Thu June 14, 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
3:11 am
Thu June 14, 2007

District Will Try to Maintain Same-Sex Partner Benefits

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor school district officials say they'll try to find a way to continue offering benefits to same-sex partners of employees who weren't under contract this past month.
Supporters of the benefits asked the school board Wednesday night to act quickly after employees were recently notified that the district would not to continue to offer the benefits.
Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:59 am
Tue June 12, 2007

More Budget Cuts for Ypsi Schools

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board has signed off on budget cuts recommended by the district's superintendent to help balance the books. A number of teachers and staff are facing layoffs. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
8:55 am
Tue June 12, 2007

Group Urges Greater Use of Tap Water

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council and a group of local activists are promoting drinking tap water over bottled water. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:11 am
Thu June 7, 2007

Transplant Programs Continue Following Tragic Crash

Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Michigan Survival Flight and transplantation programs continue with their work, even with heavy hearts after Monday's plane crash that left six team members dead. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley

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WEMU Local
9:06 am
Thu June 7, 2007

Drama Students Near Fundraising Goal

Ypsilanti, MI – It's getting down to crunch time for a group of Ypsilanti High School drama students who'll be in Scotland for two weeks this summer for the American High School Theater Fesitval. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:02 am
Thu June 7, 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
9:19 am
Wed June 6, 2007

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring University of Michigan Executive Director for Parking and Transportation Services, David Miller.

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Wed June 6, 2007

City Expands Search for Water Street Developer

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's Water Street project is stalled, with no developer on board, and bond payments for land purchases coming due in a few years. Tuesday night, Ypsilanti's city council approved a new action plan for the project. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:58 am
Tue June 5, 2007

Council Changes Land Sale Policy

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved the sale of a small parcel of land for the development of an office center along Eisenhower Parkway. Included in the council's resolution Monday night was a provision to revoke a policy set in the late 1990's that dedicated money from city land sales to the affordable housing trust fund. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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