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9:23 am
Wed December 6, 2006

Ypsilanti Township Signs Police Services Contract

Ypsilanti, MI – The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department will continue to provide police protection to Augusta, Salem, and Ypsilanti townships through 2009. The Ypsilanti Township Board became the last of the three Tuesday night to sign the deal which also allows legal challenges to continue. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Wed December 6, 2006

Jail Expansion Needs Detailed to City Council

Ypsilanti, MI – Washtenaw County Administrator Bob Guenzel updated Ypsilanti's City Council Tuesday night on the county jail's overcrowding situation. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:15 am
Wed December 6, 2006

EMU President Responds to Regent Resignations

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WEMU Local
9:03 am
Wed December 6, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Time to think about what's in all those trucks speeding along with you on the freeways, and driving through your town and your neighborhood. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the director of Washtenaw County's HAZMAT team, Victor Chevrette.

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WEMU Local
9:15 am
Fri December 1, 2006

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – On the first Friday of each month, WEMU's David Fair is joined by Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack to discuss major environmental issues facing Michigan. This time, the topic is air quality, and our special guest is the Chief of the Air Quality Division of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Vince Helwig. Click on the audio icon to hear this First Friday Focus on the Environment.

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WEMU Local
9:21 am
Thu November 30, 2006

New High School Names

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district's new comprehensive high school will be named either 'Northcrest' or 'Skyline'. Those are the two recommendations made to the board of education by the district's naming committee. Sam Keller is a sixth-grader at Forsythe Middle School and a member of the committee. He says either name would work well for the new high school.
The school board will make its choice in the near future.

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WEMU Local
9:20 am
Thu November 30, 2006

Ann Arbor Schools Budget Increases

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Thu November 30, 2006

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, with the latest on all the new releases, and a bit of Hollywood gossip.

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WEMU Local
8:59 am
Wed November 29, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Wed November 22, 2006

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Plenty of new cinematic fare this weekend to help weary shoppers escape the frenzy, and free holiday film offerings as well. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Wed November 22, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, focusing on making Washtenaw County communities more walkable.

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WEMU Local
9:31 am
Thu November 16, 2006

County and Townships Reach Agreement on Road Patrols

Ypsilanti, MI – Just hours before a deadline that would have lead to layoffs in the Washtenaw County Sheriff's department, and the end of sheriff's road patrols in three townships, the county and the townships reached a tentative agreement to maintain police services.
The sides agreed in principle to a plan to have four-year contracts comparable to those that other townships have already signed, but to also allow lawsuits filed in the dispute to continue. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:27 am
Thu November 16, 2006

Jail Expansion Plan Moves Forward

Ypsilanti, MI – Plans to expand the Washtenaw County jail moved ahead Wednesday night when county commissioners approved the space plan for the project. The plan would add 96 beds to the jail and upgrade the facility's infrastructure.
The plan also calls for the creation of a health services campus on Towner street in Ypsilanti, and moving employment training and community services to an expanded location on nearby Harriet street.

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WEMU Local
9:21 am
Thu November 16, 2006

Cinema Football Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema (football) Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:29 am
Wed November 15, 2006

ArtTrain USA gets Top Honors

Ypsilanti, MI – The federal government is awarding Ann Arbor-based ArtTrain USA its highest honor for community service for museums and libraries. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:25 am
Wed November 15, 2006

Great American Smokeout

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's local Morning Edition host David Fair quit smoking back in early February, and has been smoke-free now for 283 days.
Today is the American Cancer Society's annual 'Great American Smoke Out', and Dave talked with ACS Great Lakes Division Vice-President Vicki Rakowski to hopefully inspire other smokers to give quitting a try. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

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WEMU Local
9:18 am
Wed November 15, 2006

EMU's Fortunes Improving

Ypsilanti, MI – Each month, Eastern Michigan University President Dr. John Fallon stops by WEMU to bring us up to date on a number of issues impacting the university community.
Click on the audio icon to hear the latest from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:11 am
Wed November 15, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the manager of Ann Arbor's wastewater treatment plant, Earl Kenzie.

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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Thu November 9, 2006

Board Delays Attendance Plan for New High School

Ann Arbor, MI – Results of middle school student and parent surveys about who should attend the Ann Arbor School district's new high school when it opens in 2008 have caused district officials to push back a decision on grade configurations.
Wednesday night, Superintendent Todd Roberts recommended tht the school board not take action on the issue next month.
Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:14 am
Thu November 9, 2006

Parents Want More Security at Huron High

Ann Arbor, MI – A couple of large fights at Ann Arbor's Huron High School this fall have some parents concerned about perceptions of violence at the school.
Huron High School PTO President Brad Chick told the school board Wednesday night that he wants them to support plans to add security cameras and improve communcations with parents.
Board President Karen Cross acknowleged she's experienced communications breakdowns herself, but says that overall, Huron remains a great and safe school despite the incidents this fall.

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WEMU Local
9:09 am
Thu November 9, 2006

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's post-election Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:09 am
Tue November 7, 2006

Grand Opening for New EMU Student Center

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University students have a new home away from home. The university officially opened the new, 40-point-five million dollar student center on Monday. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
10:29 am
Mon November 6, 2006

GOP Hopes to Reclaim 52nd State House District

Ypsilanti, MI – When voters hit the polls Tuesday, a state house district that includes western Washtenaw County, part of Ann Arbor, and the city of Saline, could play a big role in Republican efforts to maintain control of the state house. Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Andrew Cluley's report on the battle between incumbent Democrat Pam Byrnes and Republican challenger Shannon Brown in the 52nd state house district.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Community of Gentlemen

Ypsilanti, MI – They're doing something a little different at Ypsilanti's Adams Academy of Math, Science, and Technology this year. Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Bob Eccles' report on a group of third and fourth grade boys participating in this pilot program.

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WEMU Local
9:02 am
Fri November 3, 2006

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU, featuring Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack, and our special guest, former state lawmaker Lynn Johndahl.

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