Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti and Lincoln Consolidated school boards are moving toward a new era of cooperation. The Ypsilanti school board approved a resolution Monday night pledging to work with the Lincoln school board on identifying areas in which the districts might be able to work together to save money. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – It was 28 years ago that the first recognized cases of AIDS were discovered in Los Angeles. Today, the HIV/AIDS Resource Center in Ypsilanti continues its efforts to help those afflicted with HIV/AIDS. Hear more in this interview by WEMU's David Fair with the Executive Director of the HIV/AIDS Resource Center, Jimena Loveluck.
Ypsilanti, MI – Washtenaw County officials have asked the Michigan Department of Transportation to improve safety on a stretch of I-94 in the western part of the county. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County non-profits that receive funds allowing the county to offer human services will see their funds slashed by 20 percent as part of the county's effort to balance its budget. However, the non-profits may also benefit from a plan to combine the county's funds with money that the city of Ann Arbor and the U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development dedicate to similar efforts. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Ways and Means Committee has approved the first phase of budget solutions for the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years. County Administrator Bob Guenzel formally presented a plan to address about 14 million dollars of a projected 26 million dollar deficit. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – The U-S Secretary of Labor visited Eastern Michigan University Tuesday as part of her southeast Michigan tour. The stop at EMU was intended to focus on worker retraining, but shifted largely to concerns over the closing of the Willow Run Powertrain plant. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has voted to give the Depot Town Community Development Corporation 45 days notice of the city's intent to cancel the C-D-C's contract to operate Riverside and Frog Island parks. The ultimatum stems from the C-D-C's refusal to change the name of its September music festival. Hear more on the controversy in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.