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8:41 am
Fri June 23, 2006

EMU Addresses Budget Challenges

Ypsilanti, MI – Each month, Eastern Michigan University President John Fallon talks with WEMU's David Fair about the major issues facing the university. This time around, the new fiscal year budget takes center stage.
Click on the audio icon to hear the complete interview.

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WEMU Local
8:28 am
Thu June 22, 2006

Board Approves New Budget

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Schools Board of Education has approved a 179-million dollar budget for the new fiscal year. Click on the audio icon for details from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:22 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Amy Grettum is director of the "conscientious cruiser", a commercial-size bus that now serves as a community classroom. Click on the audio icon to learn more about this unique program on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:16 am
Wed June 21, 2006

City Approves New Budget

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has approved a new budget for the coming fiscal year. Click on the audio icon to hear details on the city's continued belt-tightening from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:13 am
Wed June 21, 2006

EMU Regents Approve Continuation Budget

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Wed June 21, 2006

District Reaches Contract with Support Staff

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school district has reached tentative contract agreement with its support staff union. Click on the audio icon to hear details from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
10:05 am
Fri June 16, 2006

Ann Arbor Mobility

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials hope the community can become the model for the rest of the state when it comes to mass transportation.
On Thursday, the city unveiled a vision of commuter railroads combined with connecting busses or streetcars to ease traffic congestion, reduce energy use, and reduce the need for the construction of expensive roads and parking structures.
Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:57 am
Thu June 15, 2006

Board Approves Boundary Plan for New High School

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WEMU Local
9:49 am
Thu June 15, 2006

Ann Arbor Schools Cut Budget by $7-million

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WEMU Local
9:42 am
Thu June 15, 2006

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, trying his best to hum an ominous movie theme.

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Wed June 14, 2006

New Wellness Program for Ypsilanti Schools

WEMU Local
8:56 am
Wed June 14, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – THe Huron River Watershed Council received a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to coordinate a watershed-wide stream buffer education and policy initiative. The aim is to find more effective ways of protecting the Huron River.
Click on the audio icon to learn more on the project on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Huron River Watershed Council Program Manager Elizabeth Riggs.

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WEMU Local
9:43 am
Tue June 13, 2006

District Will Not Privatize Transportation

WEMU Local
9:31 am
Tue June 13, 2006

Ann Arbor Job Market Slows

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WEMU Local
9:05 am
Fri June 9, 2006

Levin Says Zarqawi's Death Will Change Little

Ypsilanti, MI – Michigan U-S Senator Carl Levin is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee. He tells WEMU's David Fair that while he's glad Abu Zarqawi was killed, it won't change much in the Iraq war. Click on the audio icon to hear Friday's interview with Senator Levin.

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WEMU Local
9:15 am
Thu June 8, 2006

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Russ says he's in Los Angeles conducting serious movie business, but we know he just wanted to see Weird Al Yankovic get his star on the walk of fame.
Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:12 am
Thu June 8, 2006

County Sets Deadline for Police Services Contracts

Washtenaw County, MI – The battle over lthe cost for police units between Washtenaw County officials and Augusta, Salem, and Ypsilanti townships will come to a head in August, if not sooner.
The county commissioners ways and means committee voted seven to four Wednesday to set August 18th as the deadline for the three townships to sign contracts or lose police protection beyond state minimum guidelines.
Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:05 am
Thu June 8, 2006

County to Stop Sending Inmates to other Jails

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WEMU Local
8:58 am
Thu June 8, 2006

No Chickens Here

WEMU Local
9:11 am
Wed June 7, 2006

Council Rejects Rezoning

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has turned down a request to re-zone two parcels of land across Huron Street from the former Exemplar plant for use as a self-storage facility. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
9:07 am
Wed June 7, 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 Education Director and Raptor Curator at the Leslie Science Center, Francie Krawcke.

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WEMU Local
9:11 am
Tue June 6, 2006

Washington Terrace Project Approved

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved an 11-story mixed use development for the northeast corner of Division and Washington.
The Washington Terrace project will have about 90 one and two bedroom condominiums, and retail space on the ground floor.
An old home currently on the site will be moved to Miller and First street to make way for the new development. Another building on the site will be demolished.

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WEMU Local
8:29 am
Tue June 6, 2006

Police Chief Search Process Spelled Out

Ypsilanti, MI – The firm hired by the city of Ypsilanti to find candidates for the police chief's job met with the public and city officials Monday night to explain the search process. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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WEMU Local
10:37 am
Fri June 2, 2006

Economic Impact of the Arts in Washtenaw County

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10:40 am
Wed May 31, 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 executive director of the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study, Terri Blackmore.

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