Monroe, MI – Congressman John Dingell and U-S Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson were among the dignitaries on hand to mark the opening of a plant in Monroe that'll build enormous towers for wind turbines. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigration Rights is thanking Ann Arbor's Police Chief and his department for their sensitivity in handling immigration issues. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Voters in Ann Arbor will have a pair of millages on the ballot in November. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, one millage is for streets and bridges while the other is for sidewalk repair.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Huron River is the focus of the "Riverup!" initiative. WEMU's David Fair and Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wosniak talk about the program in this installment of WEMU's First Friday Focus on the Environment.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor city council has approved a contract change to pay Recycle Ann Arbor more for curbside recycling collection. But as WEMU's Andrew Cluley reportes, council postponed a decision on whether to terminate a contract for the Recycle Bank program that offers families rewards for recycling.
Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County is merging three departments into one new office of Community and Economic Development. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the county commissioners approved the plan at their meeting Wednesday night.
Ypsilanti, MI – Michigan is known for many things, such as the Big Three, the Red Wings and beautiful lakes. Another thing you can add to that list is beer. It's Made in Michigan Week, and as WEMU's Jason Leineke reports, Michigan ranks fifth in the nation in breweries.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor SPARK will be able to do a lot to help start-up and early-stage businesses with ten-point-eight million dollars from Michigan's 21st Century Jobs Fund. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.