Ann Arbor, MI – An Ann Arbor school board member elected in an unusual manner is resigning after serving the district for less than a year. Adam Hollier announced Wednesday night that he's stepping down from the board on February 12th. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's next administrator is currently the deputy county administrator. The county board of commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday night to appoint Verna McDaniel as county administrator, effective May 15th. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilant's city council has approved a list of budget priorities designed to guide city staff in crunching the numbers later this year as they work toward setting the city's spending plan. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – Officials with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments say plans for an east-west commuter rail line between Detroit and Ann Arbor are still on track, and operations could begin this fall. Ann Arbor's city council was updated on the plan Monday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council is calling on the Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy and the Arts Alliance to work together to try to turn a city-owned piece of property into a greenway park and arts center. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University is currently leading a competition between colleges in Michigan trying to get people to sign up on the Michigan organ donor registry. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Violent crime in Washtenaw County increased 59 percent in 2008, the last year for which statistics are available. Included in that figure are 65 rapes and attempted rapes. That's 10 more than in 2007. A group of women at Eastern Michigan University is taking steps to be prepared should they find themselves under attack. Hear more from WEMU's Danny Hopkins.