Aviation
2:17 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Bomber Hanger Deadline, World Record Attempt Approaching

The portion of the former Willow Run bomber plant that the Yankee Air Museum is trying to save for its new home.
Credit Bob Eccles

The deadline  for the Yankee Air Museum to raise the amount of money needed to save part of the Willow Run Bomber Plant from demolition is about a month away now.

Dennis Norton is the the President of the Michigan Aerospace Foundation and the Founder of the Yankee Air Museum. He said it's more important now than ever for people to step up and help save the plant.

"The demolition of the plant is going on right now," Norton said. "We have only until May 1st to save our piece of it."

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Cinema Chat
9:01 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Cinema Chat: The 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival, Grand Budapest Hotel, Noah and More

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  The 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival is underway and will run through Sunday. In this week's edition of Cinema Chat, most of the discussion centers on all you can see and experience at this years festival. 

    

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Michigan News
8:53 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Dog alerts residents of fire in Brighton Township

A German Shepard, like the one pictured, alerted residents that a fire had started
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   BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP - A German shepherd is credited with saving the lives of four people who suffered minor injuries in a house fire in Brighton Township.

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Politics
4:43 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Ypsilanti Attorney Seeks Democratic Nomination in 12th Congressional District

Former Ypsilanti-Willow run NAACP Branch President Raymond Mullins seeking Democratic Nomination for 12th District Congressional seat.
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A prominent Ypsilanti Attorney will seek to fill the vacancy being created by the retirement of U-S Representative John Dingell. Democrat Raymond Mullins has announced his candidacy for the 12th District Congressional seat that’s been held by the 87-year old Dingell for nearly 60-years.  

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Michigan News
4:05 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Home Demolitions Turn Detroit Into Blank Canvas

Home Demoition
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As part of its plan to climb out of bankruptcy, Detroit plans to tear down as many as 450 empty houses each week across a rotting urban landscape nearly the size of Manhattan. 

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Michigan News
8:27 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

State Lawmakers Push for Balanced Budget Amendment

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Michigan lawmakers urge Congress to require a balanced federal budget
By Jake Neher

Michigan is joining at least 17 other states in calling for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

On Wednesday, the state Senate gave final approval to a resolution formally asking Congress to call a constitutional convention to consider the amendment. It would take 34 total states to compel Congress to call a constitutional convention.

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Environment
8:07 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

U-M Hosting Two-Day Environmental Conference, Examines Changing Great Lakes Water Levels

Scientists and policy makers are descended on Ann Arbor Wednesday to focus the numerous challenges facing the Great Lakes.

The two-day conference is being hosted by the University of Michigan Biological Station and will focus on declining water levels and the effect of climate change on the Great Lakes.

Howard Lerner is the Executive Director of the  Environmental Law & Policy Center of Chicago, the group responsible for organizing the event.

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WEMU News
7:55 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

WCC Launching Honors Program

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Starting this fall Washtenaw Community College will have an honors program.

Bill Abernathy is the Interim Vice President of Instruction at Washtenaw Community College.  He believes the program will prepare students well for rigorous upper level university courses.

"The courses themselves are going to be more intensive," Abernathy said. "They're writing-intensive, they have critical thinking components built in, more so than most classes."

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Health
7:46 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

U-M Health System Helping with Health Care Enrollment

The University of Michigan Health System is helping cut through confusion surrounding the upcoming Affordable Care Act deadline.

Americans have until March 31 to enroll in a private health insurance plan or pay a penalty and be forced to wait until the next open enrollment period. That wont come until November. UMHS spokesperson Kara Gavin says enrollment in Michigan's own expanded Medicaid program does not begin until April 1.

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