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Mexicotte would like to begin to transition leadership to other board members.

Review is in response to nationwide concerns about police actions.

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Michigan Economic Development Corporation to provide matching funds, if goal is met on time.

One final push is being made to raise the funds necessary to re-open Ypsilanti's Freighthouse, this year. The Friends of the Ypsilanti Freighthouse hope to raise$50k by the end of February, through a crowdfunding campaign. 

Ann Arbor Public Schools
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Ann Arbor Public Schools looking to join Dexter High School and Washtenaw International High School as International Baccalaureate option.

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Ruling takes effect in 21 days, unless a higher court overturns the decision.

The Razzie Awards, Oscar talk, an Ann Arbor announcement from the Sundance Film Festival! David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins bring you 'Cinema Chat'  with those stories and a list of movie previews.  

Some 10-acres of property at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport may soon be home to a massive solar array. In this weeks edition of 'Issues of the Environment'  our guest is City of Ann Arbor Environmental Coordinator Matt Naud. Listen below to the conversation on the genesis of the project, what it will mean to the Ann Arbor area and what other projects it may inspire. 


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Council to discuss the legality of plants taller than turf grass.

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Members of Washtenaw County's LGBT community disheartened by court's decision.

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Residents on the southern edge of downtown Ann Arbor will no longer face 180-foot buildings.

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Update to the story that ran Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Washtenaw County
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Report highlights stark contrast in the housing market, from east to west in the county.

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Online shoppers in Michigan could see a sales tax added to their purchases starting next October.

The legislation is now in front of Gov. Rick Snyder.

Supporters say it would end an unfair advantage for retailers such as Amazon.com over stores located in Michigan.

“What really pushed it over the line is the amount of companies that are doing business online,” said Sen. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake. “And you have all the brick-and-mortar people that are dying.”

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Proposal to eliminate neighbor approval requirement divides City Council.


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A volunteer program to keep sidewalks clear in one Ann Arbor neighborhood has passed it's first tests with this week's snow. 


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Health care officials in Washtenaw County are hopeful flu season has already peaked.


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A local farmer and musician has taken over an organization designed to promote Washtenaw County businesses and institutions. 


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A major Ann Arbor announcement from the Sundance Film Festival, Hollywood news and movie previews. It's all a part of  this week's edition of 'Cinema Chat!'    


Michigan high school juniors will take the SAT instead of the ACT starting in spring 2016. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced the switch on Wednesday.

The state has provided a free college entrance exam for eleventh graders on the state’s standardized test for several years.

The College Board – the company that administers the SAT – won a three-year, $17.1 million contract.

MDE spokesperson Martin Ackley says the SAT will be a better test that will save the state money.

Commission's goal is to get more properties in the area certified.

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County Election Commission approved recall language this week.

Creating a sustainable home can save money in the long-run.

City of Ann Arbor
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City Council member requests tweaking Ann Arbor's crosswalk ordinance.

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An Ann Arbor summer tradition is moving one block south, this year.

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