Tuesday is Veterans Day, a day to reflect on the sacrifices members of our armed forces have made to maintain our freedoms.  It's also a day to remember members of the military from Michigan who've died in the Iraq and Afghan wars.

Veterans for Peace Chapter 93 Tuesday holds is annual Arlington Michigan display and Veterans Day Peace Ceremony. 

Chapter vice-director Bill Shea says 226 white crosses will be erected at Veterans Park in Ann Arbor to honor those who've fallen.

Eastern Michigan University Honors Veterans

Nov 10, 2014

Tuesday is Veterans Day, and Eastern Michigan University is honoring those who served with an open house at the school's new Military and Veterans Resource Center.

The center will offer guidance, counseling and veterans services to those who qualify, as well as a lounge area, a meeting room and several computers.

Mike Wise is EMU's Assistant Director of Veterans Services. He says the school has a significant number of students affiliated with the military.

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DNR adds 7 invasive species to banned list

With the addition of seven new plants and animals, Michigan now bans 40 non-native species. That means they cannot be possessed or transported in Michigan or the rest of the Great Lakes region.

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Chief justice: Michigan has more vets courts than other states

The Michigan Supreme Court hosted a training day for judges and others assigned to work in specialty veterans courts. Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young says veterans accused and convicted of crimes have unique issues that must be addressed if they're going to be rehabilitated.  


Search for state Superintendent moving forward now that election is over

The state Board of Education has taken a big step toward hiring a new state superintendent. On Monday, it selected a search firm to find possible candidates.

The board still needs to iron out contract details with Iowa-based Ray & Associates. Assuming that goes smoothly, it expects to hire a replacement for retiring state Superintendent Mike Flannagan before May.

Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the 87th Academy Award nominations through January 2015, when the nominations are announced.

While no film has emerged as a full-on frontrunner, two films have been steadily hanging in the wings to potentially emerge as just that: Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" and Richard Linklater's "Boyhood." Both have the critics on their side, have proved commercially successful (at least thus far, in the case of the two weeks out "Birdman") and have sustained -- or even continued to build -- Oscar buzz since they made their debuts. At the absolute very least, they are both getting nominations. But there's simply too many films we haven't seen to lock in much else, though it's hard to imagine "The Imitation Game" not getting in as well (though it's also hard to imagine it winning).

  Lisa Wozniak, the Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, speaks with Rich Robinson of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network about money that poured into our state during the latest election cycle.

WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 11-08-2014 & 11-09-2014

Nov 10, 2014


Schuette, DeBoer and Rowse to cooperate in getting same-sex marriage case before SCOTUS

Attorney General Bill Schuette and the couple trying to overturn Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage are on opposite sides of the case. But they’ve agreed they will cooperate in trying to get the case on the US Supreme Court docket during the current session.