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City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti City Council members will vote later today on the city’s budget for the next fiscal year.


The proposal agreement with Chartwells Higher Education to provide residential, retail and catering food services will be presented to the EMU Board of Regents Tuesday (June 21) at its regular meeting. The agreement could take effect as soon as July 1, 2016.

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti City Council members will meet tomorrow to vote on the city’s budget for next fiscal year.


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Ann Arbor's city council will meet tonight, and solar power will be on the agenda.

 


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On June 14th a resolution was passed by the Scio Township Board of Trustees aimed at addressing the 1, 4 dioxane plume that has spread from the old Gelman Sciences facility on Wagner Road. It seeks Superfund designation from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners and City of Ann Arbor are considering similar resolutions.  A meeting is being arranged between all government entities involved, at the local, state and federal levels. Until that meeting takes place, there are many unknowns and much speculation.  In this week’s 'The Green Room' segment, we look at one perspective.


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The campaign trying to legalize marijuana in Michigan has filed a lawsuit challenging the state's six-month time limit to gather petition signatures.


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The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved a general fund budget of $1.94 billion for next school year.


Alzheimer's Association

June is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month.  It's a disease that affects more than 5.3 million individuals in the United States, and Washtenaw County is not the exception.

 


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The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a First Amendment case filed against the Allegan Police Department by a group that tried to stage an anti-Islamic event at a high school. 


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The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education has ratified a tentative agreement with teachers, office professionals, and para-educator employees. 


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For 40 years Bob Quinn has been interested in change - Positive change.

He's a professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, the author of 18 books and one of the co-founders of the University of Michigan's Center for Positive Organizations.

The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club is the focus of a documentary called "Love, Life, & Loss" airing tonight on Detroit Public Television.

The film focuses on the club's efforts to get people talking about race relations and social justice by pairing orchestral music with the reported last words of 7 unarmed black men that were shot to death.

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The Cinetopia Film Festival has wrapped and was a massive success!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater program director Ruth Lednicer about Cinetopia and all the movies coming to the big screen this weekend.


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A five-mile loop of a new mountain biking trail opens in Chelsea with a ribbon cutting and naming ceremony today. 


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An Ypsilanti Kroger store re-opened on June 15th, and its improvements are expected to help the local economy. 

 


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Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario are negotiating a strategy to boost trade opportunities in the region. 


Unemployment
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Michigan’s monthly unemployment rate has dropped to 4.7%.  That’s the lowest it’s been in 15 years.   

Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
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Ann Arbor's South University Area is getting some improvements.   

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The mass shooting in Orlando has once again brought the issue of gun control to the fore.   


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The Ford Motor Company is trying to help match local veterans with meaningful jobs.  

Kiwanis & CKI Bike for Babies: Eliminate MNT

An Eastern Michigan University professor is taking part in a 600 mile bicycle ride to help raise awareness for maternal/neonatal tetanus.

Ian Wojcik-Andrews started the ride last week in Indianapolis and made a stop at his home turf in Ypsilanti.

I took the opportunity to speak with him about his plan to ride from Indianapolis all the way to Toronto by June 23rd.

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The Ypsilanti Board of Education has asked the district to review more than a dozen teacher layoffs planned for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

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Food safety became a huge concern when a man introduced hazardous chemicals to grocery stores in Washtenaw County in May.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Washtenaw County Environmental Health Director Kristen Schweighoefer about what to do if contaminated food becomes a serious problem.


City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti City Council is set to approve a new budget next week.  

 

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A press conference was held at Eastern Michigan University over concerns of job cuts and food quality if the administration decides to privatize its dining services.

 


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