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Classroom
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These are the results of the many Board of Education races in and around Washtenaw County.

Washtenaw County
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Here are the results of various candidate races in Washtenaw County.

MLive reports that the Eastern Michigan University Eagles could appear in their first bowl game since 1987 after a nail biting 48 - 41 victory over Ball State. The Eagles haven't been eligible for bowl game since the 1995 season.

Jeff Irwin
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Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States.  Republicans also control the U-S House and Senate. Michigan Republicans remain in control of both chambers of the legislature andhave a Republican governor in place. What does that mean for the environment? In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair gets the opinions of  outgoing Ann Arbor State Representative Jeff Irwin.  

*Note:  This interview was recorded live in-studio  at 6:50am.  At the time of recording, some election results were still pending.


Michigan
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Here are the latest results of other races that occurred in the state of Michigan.

Michigan
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Michigan voters had reservations about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and concerns about the economy during the election Tuesday.  Here's a look at preliminary results from exit polling conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research in Michigan.

Eastern Michigan University

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Three students who protested after racist graffiti was found on buildings at Eastern Michigan University are now facing discipline for continuing a peaceful sit-in at a student center after it closed for the evening.

Democrats will retain all four of Washtenaw County’s District State House seats.

After an on and off seat on the Washtenaw County commission, former 9th district Commissioner Conan Smith is back on the County board.

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One of the most contested and most expensive congressional races in Michigan involved a former local mayor of Saline.


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Ann Arbor City council leadership will remain the same.  Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor was re-elected after running unopposed. 

EMU will be traveling to Indiana to play Ball State University at 7 p.m. While we cover the election tonight on WEMU, the Eagles football will be on W4 Country. They'll be shooting for bowl eligibility with a win tonight!

Voting Booth
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The day is here!  The polls are now open and will remain open until 8 o'clock tonight as voters decide the future of the country and many other local issues. 


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The presidential candidates and their surrogates swung through Michigan on the final day before the polls opened.

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

President Barack Obama made a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton Monday at the University of Michigan's Fisher baseball stadium. 
 


Sabra Briere

There's been an unexpected announcement from an Ann Arbor city council member.  Long time Ann Arbor councilwoman Sabra Briere announced today she is stepping down from her seat in early December.


US-23
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Work begins today on a new type of commuter traffic lane in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties designed to ease traffic congestion.


Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Donald Trump was back in Metro Detroit last night.  The Republican presidential candidate and his surrogates have been barn-storming Michigan in the final days before Tuesday’s election. 


Bill Clinton
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Michigan is getting battleground state attention from the presidential campaigns. Republican nominee Donald Trump pays a visit to Macomb County.  Former President Bill Clinton toured the state to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.


Eastern Michigan University
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Some members of the Eastern Michigan University faculty and staff are being harassed after participating in a rally last week to protest racist graffiti found on campus.


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

To help improve its relationship with the public, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office held its fourth community education series at Washtenaw Community College.
 


The Eastern Michigan University football team's Tuesday, Nov. 8, contest at Ball State University will shift radio affiliates to Cumulus Media Ann Arbor's W4 County (102.9 WWWW-FM). Due to election night coverage, WEMU (89.1 FM) will remain with local and national election results updates.

Rick Pluta / MPRN

As home to one of the nation’s largest populations of Middle Eastern immigrants, the Detroit area is a natural destination for refugees fleeing violence in places like Syria.  But the leader of the largely suburban county that neighbors the city has called for a stop to refugee resettlements and has threatened to go court.  That has become a hot issue in the race for Oakland County executive. 


Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

Voters in Washtenaw and three other counties will decide the Regional Transit Authority proposal  that, if approved, would create a mass transit system in Southeast Michigan.  Their goal is to make the region more connected and accessible. Whether that is of benefit to local businesses is a matter of opinion. 


Cannabis
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The state agency responsible for Michigan’s medical marijuana program says changes are in store.  That’s after an audit found it’s not tracking doctors who approve medical marijuana cards.       

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