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Eastern Michigan University football play-by-play voice Matt Shepard has been named Michigan Sportscaster of the Year for the first time in his career, as announced by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Monday, Jan. 11.

Ramone Williams
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Eastern Michigan University senior Ramone Williams will no longer be homeless soon after a successful crowd funding campaign for him raised more than $25,000. Williams says schools need to do more to help other students like him.   


Honda Civic
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The press preview for the North American International Auto Show kicked-off today in Detroit. 


Detroit Public Schools Logo
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State lawmakers could consider legislation meant to stop teacher “sickout” protests, like the ones that closed about 60 Detroit schools Monday. 


Ypsilanti Police
City of Ypsilanti / cityofypsilanti.com

The Ypsilanti Police Department and the Black Lives Matter Joint Task Force meets tonight and officials want the public to attend.


Scott Bauer / USDA

The city of Ann Arbor continues to move forward with a deer cull despite being served with a lawsuit to try to stop it. 


NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert Returns

Jan 8, 2016
NPR Music

True to its spirit of music discovery, NPR Music is kicking off 2016 with an invite to unsigned artists of all genres: Show us why you should perform in NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series. The winner will secure a spot at the iconic performance space and a U.S. tour with NPR Music.

Bands and musicians can submit original video entries to the NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 2016 at npr.org/tinydeskcontest (see rules for entry).

Derek Delacourt
City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

The city of Ann Arbor has chosen its new community services area administrator.

Marijuana Supporters
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It’s looking less likely that there will be a ballot question in November to overhaul Michigan’s medical marijuana system.  


Flint
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Governor Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver huddled in his office to discuss the city’s water crisis, and the state’s role in solving a problem it helped create.


Ypsilanti Police
City of Ypsilanti / cityofypsilanti.com

  Ypsilanti residents can now weigh in on how the city's police department can improve by taking an online survey.

Construction Barrels
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There will be an informational meeting next week on a major construction project planned for the M-14 freeway affecting the Ann Arbor area commute.  
 


Public Doman

 Even with health insurance, about twenty percent of Americans have trouble paying for medical treatment, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation and New York Times survey. Washtenaw County health officials say that number doesn't surprise them.

 

Kim Schatzel
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Eastern Michigan University's interim president Kim Schatzel's last day at work is Thursday.  She has accepted the job as president of Towson University in Maryland. 


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 Eastern Michigan University is now recognized as a doctoral institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education rankings system. 

Flint
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Governor Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver are set to meet on Thursday to discuss the city’s water emergency.


Voting Booths
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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a controversial elections bill, but he has called for a fix to clear up some confusion in the new law. 


Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners tonight will hold its first meeting of the year.  The board will discuss possible changes to how future commission meetings will be conducted.  


Straight-Ticket Voting Form
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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law that eliminates the choice of voting a straight-party ballot with a single mark on Election Day, despite the fact that the option has been upheld twice by voters. 


Flint Water
Michigan Public Radio Network

Governor Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency in Genesee County related to lead contamination of the city of Flint’s water supply. 


Huron Valley Humane Society

Protesters in Ann Arbor are not giving up as the city moves forward with a deer cull this winter.


Electricity Meter
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A federal judge says energy customers across the Midwest should get refunds and a break on their future bills.  


Ann Arbor Public Schools

Ann Arbor Public Schools continues to meet its target class size goals as student enrollment increases to over 17,000.


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Washtenaw County health officials are encouraging residents who haven’t gotten a flu vaccine to do so before the year is over.

 


Glenn Tucker Determination
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89.1 WEMU and Sesi Motors present the 5:01 First Friday Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman. Join us for a 5:01 celebration of music featuring the Glenn Tucker Trio + 1 at Rush Street in Ann Arbor on January 8th.

 

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