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Ann Arbor District Library
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The city of Ann Arbor will host its last Sustainable Forum of the season this evening, and they will discuss what our county may look like in the year 2040.  


Michigan Supreme Court
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The Michigan Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that could set some parameters on state-appointed emergency managers’ authority to change public employee contracts. 


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Have an opinion about the recent deer cull in Ann Arbor?  City officials want to hear feedback from residents.

Washtenaw County Michigan Works

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, Michigan Works, and the Regional Chamber of Commerce have partnered to bring employment to young people in the area. 


Michigan Daily Opinion Columnist, Aarica Marsh chronicles her recent venture outside of Ann Arbor.

Air Pollution
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The air you breathe may actually being making you sick.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks with Kindra Weid, Health Fellow for MI Air, MI Health, to discuss air quality and health in Michigan. 


Start By Believing
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Washtenaw County will soon become the first in the state to pledge to end victim-blaming in sexual assault cases. 

 

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A new study from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health reveals that immigration raids affect community health.  


Straits of Mackinac
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The state has extended the deadline for companies to bid on work studying of Enbridge Line 5.  That’s the oil and gas pipeline that runs under the Mackinac straits. 

  

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Roundabouts are becoming a common sight along Washtenaw County's roads, but many people still struggle to use them.

Zingtrain.

As part of a series of thought provoking books for personal empowerment and improved work outcomes, the CEO and co-founder of Zingerman's, Ari Weinzweig, is about to release a new book, "The Power of Beliefs at Work."  He will also be speaking early Wednesday morning April 6th as part of the Zing Train speaker series about the ideas he learned after years of research.

Weinzweig spoke with me about the "beliefs of which one approaches a situation."


Rick Snyder
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The Washtenaw County Democratic Party approved a resolution that supports the recall of Governor Rick Snyder.  


Ypsilanti City Hall
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Ypsilanti is moving closer to having a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone in the city.

Abandoned Building
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The state plans to use most of a big federal grant to tear down abandoned buildings in Detroit and Flint.  

  

Creative Many

The creative sector in Washtenaw County employs more than 6,000 people and more than 25,000 statewide.

 

 

 

Do you ever read an email and miss the message because you're so busy noticing all the grammar mistakes?  A new study by University of Michigan linguistics experts found this behavior is partly the result of personality traits that include how people react to written errors.

I interviewed the chair of U of M's Department of Linguistics and co-author of the study Professor Robin Queen.

Vote Here
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If you plan to vote in the May 3rd election in Washtenaw County, you have until today to register. 


Parking Meter
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Ann Arbor's City Council and the Downtown Development Authority will discuss possible modifications to their parking agreement tonight.  


Lake Michigan
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State Attorney General Bill Schuette has sent a letter to Great Lakes governors challenging a proposal to allow the Wisconsin city of Waukesha to withdraw water from Lake Michigan. 


The Interfaith Council For Peace and Justice

The Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice and the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County have responded to an anti-Islam message written at the University of Michigan's Diag.


WEMU

Wolverines fans descended upon Michigan Stadium Friday for the first game of the year.

 


Yousef Rabhi
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There is a long road ahead to adequately address an expanding 1,4 dioxane plume in the Ann Arbor area. The plume has contaminated wells in Scio township and Ann Arbor and is slowly moving towards the city's municipal water supply at Barton Pond. In this month's '1st Friday Focus on the Environment',  Liza Wozniak talks with Washtenaw County Commissioner Yousef Rabhi about the next steps in the journey.  


Jeff Irwin
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The annual Hash Bash event will take place this Saturday in Ann Arbor, and it continues to help shape the political landscape on marijuana.


Jim Harbaugh
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It's going to be very busy in Ann Arbor this evening and a big night for U of M football fans.


Paper Mache
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The outdoor festival season in Ann Arbor kicks off tonight with the tenth annual FestiFools celebration.


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