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Humane Society of Huron Valley

The local Humane Society is looking for cat and kitten adopters after nearly 50 cats were rescued from an animal hoarder in Plymouth.


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This week's Art and Soul is about the culinary arts in our area.  Lisa Barry is joined by local food expert and writer Jessica Webster, Sunday afternoon on 89.1 WEMU as host of "The In Crowd."

Ann Arbor restaurant owner Sava Farah is this week's special guest as she announces plans for a new restaurant and celebrates ten years in the hospitality business in Ann Arbor.


Michigan Theater
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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about all of the films you can check out at your local theater this weekend.  Plus, Russ shares his first drive-in theater experience in many years.


Apple
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A controversial portion of the state’s budget will be in court today.


Battle Of Public Schools Vs. The State Continues

Jul 6, 2017
Classroom
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Public schools and the state were in court over concerns with a portion of the state budget


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The Rover and Nexus pipeline projects will run right through Washtenaw County, and that is raising concerns among many residents.  The 'Line 5' pipeline that runs through the Straits of Mackinac is causing concern throughout Michigan.  In this week's edition of 'Issues of the Environment,' WEMU's David Fair discusses legislation aimed at pipeline safety and accountability with state representative Yousef Rabhi


City of Ann Arbor

The Gallup Park pathway portion of the Border-to-Border trail in Ann Arbor from the Geddes Dam to the parking lot, east of Huron Parkway, temporarily closed today. 
 


Voting Booth
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The Michigan Secretary of State is willing to turn over some voter information to a federal commission.


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

As we informed you in a brief story late last month, Ann Arbor resident and former Miss Washtenaw County Heather Kendrick was named Miss Michigan.  In this longer version, we explore more in-depth her platform of supporting the arts, including right here in Washtenaw County, as well as how the arts changed her life forever. 


License Plate
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Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed a bill to create a “choose life” license plate.  The plate would have raised money for an anti-abortion group.


Rick Snyder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder has a pile of bills waiting for him after the holiday. 


Great Lakes
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A report released Thursday outlines alternatives to running an energy pipeline beneath the Great Lakes.  But it also says Enbridge’s Line 5 is safe to operate for the foreseeable future. 


Barbara Lucas / 89.1 WEMU

More and more people are opting to cycle rather than drive for at least some of their transportation, whether for personal health, or for the health of the planet.  But safety is an issue, and emotions run high.  Conflicts occur over who has a right to the roadway. Should we encourage bicycles in the street, or should we try to separate bikes from cars?  In this installment of WEMU’s Green Room series, Barbara Lucas explores varying perspectives.


UMS President Ken Fischer retires on Friday after serving as President of UMS for 30 years.  Ken reflects on a storied career with WEMU's David Fair, and then they are joined by incoming UMS President Matthew VanBesien to explore the future of the organization.  But, it all starts with a tribute piece from WEMU's Lisa Barry. 

Michigan Theater
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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins are back together to talk about the movie business and all of the new movies opening in theaters this Independence Day weekend.


Flint Water
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The state of Michigan is in federal court trying to force the city of Flint to accept a deal to get safe drinking water.  


Fill the Boot
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A ruling that outraged charities in Michigan could be overturned.  The state Senate has passed a bill to bring back roadside donation collections. 


For a gift of just $300 you and a friend can take the bus to Comerica Park, enjoy a picnic party in the stadium, receive a free TRUEMU souveniour, get your photo taken in the outfield - and see a great game as the Detroit Tigers take on the the Kansas City Royals on July 25.

Huron River Watershed Council / hrwc.org

The Peninsular Paper Dam in Ypsilanti once provided hydro-electric power to the area.  Those days are long gone, and some believe it’s time remove the structure from the Huron River. This week, we explore the potential benefits of dam removal with the executive director of the Huron River Watershed Council, Laura Rubin.


Amazon
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The online giant Amazon is getting millions of dollars from Michigan to build a new performance center. 


Michigan Supreme Court
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The Michigan Supreme Court says religious schools cannot claim a blanket exemption from being sued for violating anti-discrimination laws.


Taylor Pinson / 89.1 WEMU

Eastern Michigan University has chosen Scott Wetherbee to be its next athletic director.

Lisa Barry

Undergraduate tuition and fees at EMU will increase 3.9 percent or $474 per student taking 30 credits per year.  The increase is just under the state tuition restraint cap and will allow Eastern to continue receiving state performance funding for not exceeding the state guidelines.


Marijuana
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The new state medical marijuana licensing board met for the first time Monday. 


Rick Pluta / MPRN

A doctor from Saginaw Township is the first candidate for governor to file petition signatures to appear on the ballot next year. 


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