Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's sheriff says a big step was taken Wednesday night in bringing a resolution to a plan to change the contract the county has with local goverments to provide law enforcement. Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Andrew Cluley's report on the action taken by the county board's ways and means committee:
Ann Arbor, MI – Not much in the way of new releases at the theaters this weekend, but plenty of outstanding cinema to see just the same. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University President Doctor John Fallon the Third talks with WEMU's David Fair about new tuition increases and capital improvement projects at EMU, and the continuing struggle to fund higher education as state support continues to decrease. Click on the audio icon for the complete interview.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti residents will not be asked to vote on a proposed city income tax in November, but the issue could be on the ballot next year. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on last night's decision to delay the vote, but move ahead with a scheduled public hearing on the issue:
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor voters in two city council wards have decided who will advance to the November general election. Click on the audio icon for Bob Eccles' report on the outcome of Tuesday's primary election:
Ypsilanti, MI – The latest plan to expand the Washtenaw County jail has taken a step forward. The county board's ways and means committee has approved selling up to 32-point-five million dollars in bonds to pay for an additional 96 beds in the jail plus court improvements. County Administrator Bob Guenzel says the bonds will be paid for through increases in the costs paid by townships for road patrols by the Sheriff's department. The county board has scheduled a formal vote on the plan for August.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents has adopted policies to rotate leadership positions on the board every two years. The Regents also selected Karen Valvo as the new board chair. Click on the audio icon for more on this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley: