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Michigan’s monthly job rate has dropped slightly.  But it’s not because more people are working.  

Ken Magee

Ken Magee is running for election as Washtenaw County Sheriff.  This is Ken's submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.  

Gretchen Driskell

Gretchen Driskell is running for election as Michigan's 7th District Representative in the United States Congress.  This is Gretchen's submission to WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.

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How does art make you feel?  Does it soothe you?  Does it challenge you?  Maybe both?  I spoke with photographer Harvey Droulliard about his art style, which is taking photographs of nude people in public places. 

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Washtenaw County has decided that its Solid Waste Management Plan is ready for revision.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Washtenaw County environmental services supervisor Jeff Krcmarik about how the plan will change.

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The University of Michigan Board of Regents will decide on millions of dollars in improvements to the University Health System when it meets later this week.

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It's a summer rite of passage: The Ann Arbor Art Fairs!  The big event kicks off Thursday. Ann Arbor Street Art Fair-The Original executive director Maureen Riley has the inside information on what to expect this year.

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It's still unknown if voters in Ann Arbor will see a Library Lot proposal on the November ballot.


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Plans are getting underway to send less trash to landfills in Michigan and find more ways to reuse it.  A state Department of Environmental Quality task force plans a hearing today in Lansing to gather ideas from the public.  

Satish Ramade

Satish Ramade is running for a seat on Superior Township's Board of Trustees.  This is Satish's submission to WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.  

Beth Bashert

Beth Bashert is running for a seat on Ypsilanti's City Council representing the 2nd Ward.  This is Beth's submission to WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.  

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The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area held a debate for both Democratic candidates running for the city of Ypsilanti's 3rd ward council seat.

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The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area held a debate for both democratic candidates running for the city of Ypsilanti's 2nd Ward council seat.  

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The announced sale of property at a historic Ypsilanti Township facility will help move the community forward in many ways.

Lonnie Scott

Lonnie Scott is a candidate for Ypsilanti Township Trustee.  This is his submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.  

Jason Frenzel

Jason Frenzel is a candidate running to represent Ann Arbor's 1st Ward on City Council.  This is his submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.

WEMU held a Town Hall panel discussion on policing in our community, Thursday evening at the EMU Student Center. Led by 12th District US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, WEMU will moderate a community forum to discuss the important issues facing our residents and first responders. If you did not get the opportunity for you to add your voice to the conversation, ask questions, and raise concerns, and to focus on how we can all work together to stop the violence at / Veterans Radio

President Barack Obama has announced he will award retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles the Medal of Honor.  The award comes nearly 50-years after  the act of "conspicuous gallantry" took place. Kettles will receive the award for service in the U-S Army at the White House on July 18th.  View the live stream here: 

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This is a big week for Ann Arbor--it's Art Fair week!  Before the city gets taken over by thousands of art lovers from around the world, locals get to celebrate with the annual Townie Street Party.

I spoke with Maureen Riley, executive director of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, about this big event.

The city of Ann Arbor could soon get more Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons for pedestrian crossings.  City Council has it as part of its agenda for Monday night's meeting

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A Republican state lawmaker says police officers who are guilty of misconduct should not be allowed to resign and hide their records from future employers. 

Barb Fuller

Barb Fuller is running for the office of State Representative out of Michigan's 52nd District.  This is her submission to WEMU's Soapbox Summer series.  

Jascon Maciejewski

Jason Maciejewski is running for Washtenaw County Commissioner in District 1.  This is his submission for WEMU's Soapbox Summer series.   

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You don't have to be a video game player to have noticed the current craze of people playing "Pokemon Go" on their cell phones.  It's had an impact on local players in the community.

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Governor Rick Snyder has asked the Michigan Supreme Court to tell him whether a part of the new state budget complies with the state constitution.