Michigan News
2:26 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Campaign To Repeal Tax On Business Equipment Working To Win Over Voters

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Jake Neher reports on business tax repeal effort

Local government and business groups have begun a campaign to convince voters to adopt a complicated question on the August ballot.

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Community
12:28 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Senior Groups Supporting Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Millage

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With the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Millage vote now less than a month away a wide variety of groups have endorsed the effort, including several agencies that work with seniors.  As Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Ypsilanti Township consider a point-seven mill tax to pay for expanded Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority service, senior groups have consistently come out in support. 

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the Ypsilanti Senior Center supporting the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Millage.

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Community
12:07 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Ann Arbor City Council To Consider Resolution Urging State Drop Appeals To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

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Ann Arbor City Council is set to ask state officials to drop appeals to the court ruling that briefly allowed same-sex marriages to take place.  Council tonight will consider a resolution urging Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette to suspend efforts to contest Judge Bernard Friedman’s ruling.  

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WEMU News
2:33 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

April Is National Safe Digging Month

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April is National Safe Digging Month, and as 89.1 WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, anyone who plans to do any digging associated with spring projects should find out about buried utility lines first.

For more information:  http://www.call811.com/

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WEMU News
2:32 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

Washtenaw County Holds Skywarn Training

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Nearly 100 people participated in Skywarn training Saturday in Chelsea, learning how to properly identify and report dangerous weather conditions.

89-1 WEMU's Bob Eccles took part in the training.

Edward Vielmetti has a nice resource for following Skywarn networks via amateur radio:  http://vielmetti.typepad.com/vacuum/2014/04/tune-in-to-skywarn-nets-in-50-states-when-severe-weather-threatens.html

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Michigan News
7:22 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Attorney General Seeks Rapid Ruling On Same-Sex Marriages

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Schuette asks for fast action marriage case

State Attorney General Bill Schuette has asked a federal appeals court to put the legal challenge to Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage on a fast track. Schuette is defending Michigan’s ban.

Schuette’s filed a motion with the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to skip a hearing before a three judge panel and go directly to the entire 15-judge court. That could shave months, maybe as much as a year, off the appeals process. Schuette says the question needs to settled regardless of who wins in the end. 

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Community
12:53 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Soccer Powers Manchester United And Real Madrid To Play At Michigan Stadium

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Two of the biggest teams in soccer will meet this summer at Michigan Stadium.  Manchester United will take on Real Madrid in Ann Arbor on August 2nd, as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup.  

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Environment
8:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

First Friday Focus On The Environment: Standing Opposed To A Gravel And Mining Pit Near Chelsea

Map of Waterloo Recreation Area
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MLCV Executive Director Lisa Wozniak explores the potential repercussions of a proposed gravel and mining pit near the Waterloo-Pinckney Recreation Area.

Lyndon Township officials will soon be tasked with deciding upon a special land-use permit which would allow for  a new gravel and mining pit. 

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Movies
4:26 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Expansion, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Captain America and More

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Cinetopia International Film Festival scheduled for June 4-8 in Detroit, Ann Arbor - More days, venues, screenings, and programs on tap for 2014

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Community
12:57 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Making A Foolish Weekend For Ann Arbor, FoolMoon And Festifools

FestiFools Studio
Andrew Cluley 89.1 WEMU

University of Michigan students have been hard at work the last six weeks in a studio at the back of the university’s public safety building preparing for Ann Arbor’s foolish weekend.  Most of the large puppets that are the heart of Sunday’s Festifools come from students most of who aren’t art students.

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the making of FestiFools and FoolMoon.

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