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Ypsilanti, MI – A big cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for the killing of a family pet found alongside a road in Superior Township last week. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti, MI – This week's Cinema Chat is devoted to the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Click on the audio icon to hear more from the festival's director.

Ypsilanti, MI – A big crowd turned out for Tuesday night's Ypsilanti City Council meeting. Most were there to speak out against plans to reduce bus service in the city. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti, MI – The Emerald Ash Borer has destroyed millions of Ash trees in Michigan; thousands in the city of Ann Arbor. Click on the audio icon to hear how the city's effort to remove dead and dying Ash trees is progressing, on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has voted against an ordinance that would have banned schools, clubs, lodges, banquet halls, and meeting halls from the city's downtown business district. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti, MI – The Washtenaw County Prosecutor's office is reviewing evidence in a series of sexual assaults and robberies that took place last year on and near the Eastern Michigan University campus.
Ypsilanti Police and the EMU Department of Public Safety jointly investigated the incidents.
A suspect was arrested on unrelated charges shortly after the first of the year and remains in custody. His identity won't be revealed until new charges are filed against him.

Ypsilanti, MI – Every Monday afternoon during All Things Considered, WEMU's Bob Eccles is joined by Jeff Crause of Edward Jones to talk money matters. They've been discussing guidelines for investments. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has taken action to ease the pressure on University of Michigan students to find housing in the fall. Council unanimously approved an ordinance that delays lease-signing requirements. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ypsilanti, MI – State representative Alma Wheeler-Smith spoke out against the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative Monday on the Eastern Michigan University campus. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University history students are working to preserve the experiences of area military veterans. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the effort from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's Dave Fair has now gone 43 days without tobacco. Please check out Dave's quit-smoking diary on our website, wemu.org, to see how being nicotine free is affecting his every day life.
Each Monday, Dave's on-air interviews address the many aspects of nicotine addiction and kicking the habit. Today, Dave talks with somone very near and dear to all of us at WEMU, General Manager Art Timko, who quit smoking over a year ago. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

Ypsilanti, MI – The 44th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival begins next week. Find out more by clicking on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Ypsilanti, MI – As the Ypsilanti school board looks for ways to keep the budget balanced, one idea being considered is the privatization of bus transportation, or consolidating bus service with the nearby Lincoln and Willow Run school districts. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board is mulling over the idea of privatizing bus transportation or consolidating those services with the Willow Run and Lincoln districts. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti, MI – Every Monday afternoon during All Things Considered, WEMU's Bob Eccles is joined by Jeff Crause from the Ann Arbor office of Edward Jones to discuss investments and other money matters. This time, the discussion centers on what to consider when deciding whether to hold or sell stocks. Click on the audio icon for more.

Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ann Arbor is speeding up efforts to supply the city's energy needs from "green" power sources. Click on the audio icon to hear more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Ypsilanti, MI – For a day-by-day account of 'kicking the habit', check out wemu.org/quit.
Today is the 36th day WEMU's Dave Fair has been tobacco free, and today, he talks with Eastern Michigan University professor Mary Ann Watson about the long history of tobacco marketing via electronic media in this country. Click on the audio icon to hear more.

Ypsilanti, MI – More than four-thousand people are expected to attend this weekend's Great Lakes Regional robotics competition at Eastern Michigan University's convocation center.
This is the ninth year in a row the competition has been held at EMU. It's sponsored by FIRST -- For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology -- a national organization founded by accomplished inventor Dean Camen to encourage students to excel in math and science.

Ann Arbor, MI – If Ann Arbor elementary schools have room in the fall, children of district employees may be able to attend even if they don't live within the school district.
The school board approved the policy change after several employees asked to have their kids attend Ann Arbor schools.
Superintendent George Fornero says the policy covers only elementary age students, but could expand to higher grades in the future if space becomes available.
Fornero estimates that about 30 openings will be available this fall.

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