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8:35 am
Thu May 25, 2006

New High School Redistricting

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WEMU Local
8:28 am
Thu May 25, 2006

Board Approves Teachers' Contract

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor School District teachers won't have to worry about starting school without a contract.
Wednesday night, the Ann Arbor School Board unanimously approved a contract agreement reached with the Ann Arbor Education Association.
Despite the three-year agreement, the district still plans to eliminate 64 teaching positions to trim the district's budget.
The new contract provides wage increases of two-point-two-five percent this year, two percent next year, and one-point-seven-five percent in the third year.

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WEMU Local
8:21 am
Thu May 25, 2006

Cinema Chat

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

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WEMU Local
8:55 am
Wed May 24, 2006

Issues of the Environment

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

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WEMU Local
8:58 am
Thu May 18, 2006

Cinema Chat

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

**please note, the ticket giveaway mentioned during Cinema Chat is no longer valid**

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WEMU Local
2:53 am
Thu May 18, 2006

Police Services Dispute Continues

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WEMU Local
9:14 am
Wed May 17, 2006

Freighthouse to Undergo Condition Assessment

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has awarded a contract to perform a condition assessment on the city's freighthouse, one of the steps necessary to re-open the historic structure. However, not everyone was pleased with the choice of firms to do the work. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:09 am
Wed May 17, 2006

Lessons from the Land

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WEMU Local
9:02 am
Wed May 17, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – The Washtenaw County Department of Planning and Environment has released the "Green Info Guide: A toolbox for Environmental Best Practices in Washtenaw County." Find out more about this free guide by clicking on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

**Please note: the cd-rom giveaway from WEMU mentioned during this interview is no longer valid.**

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WEMU Local
8:44 am
Tue May 16, 2006

Council Approves Budget

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WEMU Local
8:38 am
Tue May 16, 2006

Redistricting Committee Looking At Three Proposals

Ann Arbor, MI – A citizens' advisory committee on redistricting for Ann Arbor's new high school will likely vote on three proposals next week. Click on the audio icon for more on the proposals from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
8:33 am
Tue May 16, 2006

Lower Town Plan Delayed Again

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WEMU Local
9:21 am
Mon May 15, 2006

Superintendent Field Narrowed to Four

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WEMU Local
10:41 am
Thu May 11, 2006

New High School Delayed and Over Budget

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district has officially pushed back the opening of its new high school until the fall of 2008, and has raised the total cost of the project by eight million dollars. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Wed May 10, 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 the many ways you can 'curb your car'.

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WEMU Local
8:49 am
Tue May 9, 2006

Ypsilanti Schools Drop 'Braves' Logo

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has voted to stop using the logo depicting the head of a Native American warrior in the district's high school. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
8:45 am
Tue May 9, 2006

Board Approves Teacher Contract

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has approved a new contract with the district's teachers.
Last night's unanimous vote puts a contract in place from August 30th of this year through August 31st of 2007.
Ypsilanti Education Association President Kelly Powers says teachers have already given their overwhelming approval to the new contract, and she says morale is high, as it's the first time in a long time that teachers will be able to go into summer break knowing they have a contract in place.

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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Thu May 4, 2006

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, with a special guest for a special film festival.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Wed May 3, 2006

Washtenaw County Election Results

Washtenaw County, MI – Here are the unofficial results in the contested races in Tuesday's Washtenaw County elections:

PROPOSAL A (radio millage). County voters approved the millage by a 62 to 38 percent margin.

SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP MILLAGE (growth plan defense fund). Township voters approved the millage by a 64 to 36 percent margin.

ANN ARBOR DISTRICT LIBRARY BOARD: Winners are Jan Barney-Newman, Connie Green, and Barbara Murphy.

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WEMU Local
9:06 am
Wed May 3, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – As farmland and other open space continues to give way to development, small communities like Dexter in Washtenaw County find they're running out of wastewater treatment capacity to accommodate the growth. What are some solutions? Click on the audio icon for some answers on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
11:45 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Vote Today

Washtenaw County, MI – It's election day in Washtenaw County.
There are school board elections in all nine school districts in the county, plus a county-wide millage for a new radio communications system for emergency responders.
Voters in Superior Township will also decide a separate millage to raise money to defend the township's master growth plan.
Polls are open until 8 o'clock tonight.
Remember to vote today!

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WEMU Local
11:41 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Farmer Will Not Seek Re-election

Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ypsilanti will have a new Mayor after the November general elections.
Cheryl Farmer has decided against seeking a fourth tem in office. She says the business demands of her medical practice have grown, and she can no longer ask her partners to accommodate her Mayoral schedule.
Farmer says it's been an honor to serve Ypsilanti and its residents over the last eleven-plus years.

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WEMU Local
11:37 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Council Sets Renewable Energy Goals

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WEMU Local
11:31 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Council Calls for War's End

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved a resolution calling for end to the war in Iraq.
Council voted 10 to 1 Monday night to approve the resolution, which says the city's share of the costs of the war is nearing 83-million dollars.
The resolution also calls for the funds currently being spent on the war to be transferred to efforts to meet the needs of America's most vulnerable people.

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WEMU Local
9:25 am
Mon May 1, 2006

Millage Elections on Tuesday

Washtenaw County, MI – Voters across Washtenaw County head to the polls Tuesday to vote on a plan to collect a two-tenths of a mil tax to upgrade the radio communications system for emergency responders. In addition to the county-wide millage election, voters in Superior Township will be voting on a tax to create a legal defense fund to battle unwanted development. Click on the audio icon for details on both millage issues from WEMU's Andrew Cluley and Brian Nemerovski.

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