Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Michigan's restrictions on travel to Mexico have been lifted. The travel rules were eased when it became clear the outbreak of swine flu wasn't any more dangerous than a normal flu outbreak. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Senior Center continues to be funded in the 2010 fiscal year budget approved by city council this week. However, council is looking for ways to keep the center's services available in the 2011 fiscal year when the center's funding is scheduled to end. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved a nearly 85-million dollar budget for the 2010 fiscal year. Council approved the new budget Monday night after considering nine amendments. Hear more on the new spending plan in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – More than two dozen people spoke out Monday night on the issue of whether or not Ypsilanti's Depot Town Development Authority should change the name of its roots music festival planned for Labor Day weekend. Hear more on the controversy in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – With cases of whooping cough reported in the Dexter school district, what do local health officials wnat us to know about the dangerous infection? Find out in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ann Arbor Book Festival is this weekend. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary will perform Saturday, and he stopped by WEMU's studios to chat and sing a bit with WEMU's Bob Eccles. Click the audio icon to hear more!
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University President doctor Susan Martin says the state's increasing budget deficit is still a threat, but EMU is finding ways to adjust and grow in the poor economy. Hear more in this interview by WEMU's David Fair.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor public schools officials say the plan to offer world languages in all of the district's elementary schools this fall is progressing even better than expected. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council held the first in a series of meetings on the city's 2009-2010 fiscal year budget Tuesday night. Council got a fairly sobering update on the state revenue sharing picture from the city's Lansing lobbyist. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – The White House Project is in Lansing today. It's a national non-profit organization aimed at advancing women's political leadership. One of the many sponsors of the event is 52nd district State Representative Pam Byrnes. Hear more on the effort in this interview with Byrnes by WEMU's David Fair.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council held a public hearing Thursday night on the location for a Depot Town stop along the Ann Arbor to Detroit light rail line. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – Governor Jennifer Granholm's plan to reduce local revenue sharing to address the state's budget deficit will cost the city of Ypsilanti about 75-thousand dollars in the current fiscal year, which ends June 30th. In Ann Arbor, a much larger loss of revenue sharing funds will be spread over two years. Hear more on the situation in Ann Arbor in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – New releases, local cinema special events, and a little Hollywood buzz. 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 – Ann Arbor officials are hoping they'll get funding to replace the Stadium Street bridges over State Street and the railroad tracks sometime in 2010. They're also hoping the old bridges will remain in operation until then. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.