Ann Arbor, MI – An organization dedicated to providing mental health and other support services to local homeless and mentally ill people is having success through its soccer program. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – With Michigan already receiving more than 60 percent of its electricity from coal fired plants, and additional coal plants being proposed, a group of men from the Appalachian mountains says most people don't realize the full cost of coal power. The group visited Eastern Michigan University on Monday. Click on the audio icon to learn more about the mountain top removal process, and its damaging effects, from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – A group opposed to enacting a city income tax in Ypsilanti has filed a lawsuit, claiming the ballot language for the November issue is biased, misleading, and illegal. Meanwhile, a forum on the proposed city income tax was held Thursday night on the Eastern Michigan University campus. Click on the audio icon for more on the forum from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the head of the non-road program at the EPA's national vehicle and fuel emission laboratory in Ann Arbor, Glenn Passavant.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved an option agreement for the sale of the former YMCA site. The William Street Station project is now expected to include a tower of affordable housing units, and a second tower with a bus station and hotel. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – A federal judge has struck down a Michigan law that allows law enforcement officers to force young adults to take a breathalyzer test without a court order. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the judge's ruling from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – A state government shutdown appears only a day or two away. Ann Arbor officials say it's unclear how the shutdown would affect city services until more specifics of the state shutdown are known. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – A record number of mortgage foreclosures in Michigan is underway. For many, the perception is that Washtenaw County manages to stay away from most of the economic troubles that plague other areas. County Treasurer Catherine McClary says it's time to put that notion aside. McClary spoke with WEMU's David Fair about help available to county homeowners facing mortgage or tax foreclosures. Click on the audio icon to hear more.
Ypsilanti, MI – A new report released by Environment Michigan finds that states with established renewable energy standards are getting both environmental and economic rewards. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the report from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.