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Education
5:15 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Ann Arbor-Whitmore Lake School Boards Expected To Vote On Annexation Plan Tonight

Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

If annexation is approved, a combined Ann Arbor and Whitmore Lake School district would become the 4th largest in the state.  Just over a month ago, the Ann Arbor and Whitmore Lake School Boards held a joint meeting to start talks about possible annexation.  We'll likely know after a meeting Wednesday night at Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School if a plan will be put before voters this fall to move forward with combining the districts.

89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley previews the joint Ann Arbor-Whitmore Lake School Board meeting that is expected to include a decision on annexation plans.

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Community
5:13 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Nancy Kaplan And Kirk Westphal Seek Ann Arbor Second Ward Council Seat

Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor's 2nd Ward Voters To Elect New City Council Member

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WEMU News
4:59 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Ann Arbor Lawmakers Proposes Ban On Gay 'Conversion Therapy' For Minors

State Representative Adam Zemke.
Credit 055.housedems.com

Michigan could soon ban gay "conversion therapy" for minors.

State Representative Adam Zemke from Ann Arbor introduced a bill last week that would prohibit health professionals from attempting to change the sexual orientation of anyone under the age of 18.

Sandi Smith is the president of the Jim Toy Center, a resource for Washtenaw County's LGBT community.

She says they are glad lawmakers are moving this issue forward.

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WEMU News
4:58 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Washtenaw Community College Enrollment Bucks Trend

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Years of effort to bring more students to Washtenaw Community College are starting to pay off.

WCC is reporting an increase of 2 percent in the number of students attending class fall.

It is one of only five community colleges in Michigan to report increasing enrollment for the upcoming semester.

Linda Blakey is WCC's Vice President of Student and Academic Services. She says multiple demographics are seeing a rise in enrollment.

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WEMU News
2:50 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Family Dollar Construction Begins On Water Street

Work has begun at the site of the Water Street Family Dollar store.
Credit Bob Eccles

Construction has begun on the site of a Family Dollar store on the Water Street re-development area.

An official groundbreaking will he held after the August 5th primary election, but construction machinery was busy at work on the site Tuesday, maneuvering around wooden stakes topped with pieces of fluttering fluorescent tape. 

The sidewalk along Michigan Avenue is also marked with fluorescent spray paint. 

The Family Dollar project is the first on Water Street to see construction begin since 1999. 

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-Michigan News
10:31 am
Tue July 29, 2014

University of Michigan Wins 5th Solar Car Title

U of M Solar car "Quantum"
Credit Courtesy Image / http://solarcar.engin.umich.edu/

Michigan Team Overcomes Early Adversity To Win Another Solar Car Challenge 

The University of Michigan has won its fifth national title in a row at the American Solar Challenge competition. 

The Ann Arbor News reports the university's car named Quantum won the eight-day solar vehicle competition.   The 1,700-mile event started July 20 in Austin, Texas. The three-wheeled car was the first to cross the finish line in Minneapolis on Monday afternoon.

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-Michigan News
9:26 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Jury Acquits Man In Eastern Michigan Player Death

Credit Eastern Michigan University

2nd Suspect in Demarius Reed Murder Not Guilty on All Charges  A jury acquitted a man Monday evening in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.

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Community
5:44 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Sumi Kailasapathy And Don Adams Jr. Square Off In Ann Arbor's First Ward Council Race

 Ann Arbor voters will chose a new mayor this year but the changes won’t necessarily stop there.  Three of Ann Arbor’s 5 wards have contested Democratic Primaries for council seats.  The first ward race pits incumbent Sumi Kailasapathy against challenger Don Adams Junior.

89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the race between incumbent Sumi Kailasapathy and challenger Don Adams Jr. for Ann Arbor's first ward City Council seat.

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Music
11:01 am
Mon July 28, 2014

WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 7-26-14 & 7-27-14

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