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Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council is calling on the Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy and the Arts Alliance to work together to try to turn a city-owned piece of property into a greenway park and arts center. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University is currently leading a competition between colleges in Michigan trying to get people to sign up on the Michigan organ donor registry. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials are looking for a new way to honor people who volunteer to serve on the city's commissions, boards, and committees. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ypsilanti, MI – Violent crime in Washtenaw County increased 59 percent in 2008, the last year for which statistics are available. Included in that figure are 65 rapes and attempted rapes. That's 10 more than in 2007.
A group of women at Eastern Michigan University is taking steps to be prepared should they find themselves under attack. Hear more from WEMU's Danny Hopkins.

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district will likely earn more money from football fans parking at Pioneer high school for University of Michigan games in the fall. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

Ypsilanti, Mi – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest this week is the project manager of the Ypsilanti-based Clean Energy Coalition, Deb Heed.

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council is getting more information on options and consequences of cutting a variety of community services. Possible changes to the housing commission, planning and development, community development, and parks a recreation were discussed at a council work session Monday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor, MI – There's a new park and ride lot on Ann Arbor's northeast side. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti, MI – About 50 people turned out for the Ypsilanti public schools budget workshop Thursday night as the district detailed plans to resolve a huge deficit. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ann Arbor, MI – A local lawmaker expects to soon introduce legislation to increase Michigan's gasoline tax to help pay for improvements of the state's roads and bridges. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor, MI – A recent survey shows a majority of Washtenaw County residents polled think public transportation is important, and just over half would be likely to support a county-wide transportation millage. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles

Washtenaw County, MI – Deputy Washtenaw County Administrator Verna McDaniel is expected to be chosen to move into the county's top post. The county board voted last night to interview only McDaniel at a work session tonight. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ypsilanti, MI – The Parent Advisory Board at Ypsilanti's Chapelle elementary school held an emergency meeting Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's Mayor and several city council members have written checks to give back three percent of their salaries. That action came Tuesday night when council also approved a contract that includes salary reductions for city firefighters to avoid layoffs. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor, MI – A pair of task forces looking at ways to reduce the amount of money needed from Ann Arbor's general fund budget to keep the city's senior center and Mack pool open are showing signs of progress, but need to find more savings. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is the Clean Vehicles and Fuels Director at the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center, Charles Griffith.

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor school district officials continue to hear support for much of the proposed 16-point-two million dollars in budget reductions, but some other ideas are consistently mentioned by concerned community members. The district held its third of four public forums on the budget Thursday night. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ypsilanti, MI – Professor Knute Nadelhoffer is the Director of the University of Michigan's biological station near Pellston near the tip of Michigan's lower peninsula. He's also chief editor of the book "The Changing Environment of Northern Michigan".
Professor Nadelhoffer talked about the book and the research it compiles with WEMU's Bob Eccles. Click on the audio icon to hear the interview.

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

Ann Arbor, MI – Nearly all Ann Arbor city employees met Tuesday with City Administrator Roger Fraser at the Michigan Theater to hear details of the city's financial position. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has approved an agreement to lease a downtown parking lot from Eastern Michigan University. Hear more on the agreement in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. This week's guest is the recycling coordinator for the city of Ann Arbor, Tom McMurtrie.

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's housing commission needs to redevelop its properties, find more funding sources, and provide more support services to residents.
Those were among the recommendations outlined in a preliminary assessment presented to Ann Arbor's city council Monday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti City Manager Ed Koryzno has presented city council with his list of proposed budget cuts designed to trim almost one-point-five million dollars in city spending. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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