Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials hope the sun will help the city meet its goal of operating on 30 percent renewable energy by 2010. On Monday, the city held a kickoff celebration as one of 13 solar America cities. The program includes a 200-thousand dollar grant from the U-S Department of Energy. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley on Ann Arbor's efforts to generate power and a buzz about solar energy.
Ypsilanti, MI – About 30 people attended a special Ypsilanti school board meeting Monday night on the high school's new logo and mascot. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – Motorists driving around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti may notice fewer buses belching clouds of smoke as they drive away from bus stops. The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has put 15 new hybrid electric buses into service. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has taken another step toward building a courts and police facility next to city hall. City council voted seven to four Monday night in favor of the nearly four-million dollar contract with Quinn Evans Architects. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – In the late 1970's, Ann Arbor officials weren't sure what to do with the city's old fire station. A group of volunteers eventually convinced the city to let them turn it into an interactive museum focused on science and technology. The Ann Arbor Hands On Museum opened in 1982 with only 25 exhibits. Over the last 25 years, the museum has grown to over 44-thousand square feet of fun and educational opportunities. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluely.
Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Congressman John Dingell, Huron River Watershed Council leaders, Ann Arbor officials, and others celebrated the 35th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act at Ann Arbor's Gallup Park on Tuesday. Click on the audio icon for more on the event, and efforts to restore the act to its original intent, from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.