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.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district will likely earn more money from football fans parking at Pioneer high school for University of Michigan games in the fall. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council is getting more information on options and consequences of cutting a variety of community services. Possible changes to the housing commission, planning and development, community development, and parks a recreation were discussed at a council work session Monday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.